Record Details

CollectionSociety for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK)
NGOSociety for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK)
RepositoryCambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
DescriptionRecords of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge are held at Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The online catalogue describes the collection as consisting of "Minute books of the main meeting from 1698, and of subsidiary and ad hoc committees; printed annual reports (containing much statistical information not retained in manuscript form); account books; correspondence (mostly 18th-century: later correspondence was not retained); miscellaneous papers; records of district committees handed in at headquarters; publishing records (mostly 20th-century); records of missions to the Scilly Isles and Pitcairn Island, records of Stepney Training College; and modern administrative records."
Access RightsA catalogue is in course of preparation. (Source: online catalogue)
Coverage1699-
Size of Collectionc.40 metres, bound volumes and boxes.
Finding Aids/Cataloguesonline catalogue.
Reference of CatalogueNRA 12965 (see HMC SPCK file)
Additional informationCollections exist for a number of branches of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, including:

Aberystwyth district (dates 1838-76), held at National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services -see NRA record.

Barnstaple district (NRA 30095 Devon schools; dates 1861-70), held at North Devon Record Office -see NRA record.

Colchester sub-committee (ref. D/Z 90; NRA 31598 Colchester misc; dates 1810-88), held at Essex Record Office -see NRA record.

Isle of Man (re MS 06083; NRA 41368 Manx; dates 1763-1772), held at Manx National Heritage Library -see NRA record.

Kendal and Lonsdale deaneries' district (dates 1844-1903), held at Cumbria Record Office, Kendal -see NRA record.

Llanidloes (ref NLW MS 9974; dates 1888-99), held at National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services -see NRA record.

London, Coward College association (ref NRA 13042 London New Coll; dates 1834-43), held at Dr Williams Library -see NRA record.

Louth district committee (ref 705:389; NRA 6690 Falkners; dates 1814-1915), held at Lincolnshire Archives -NRA record.

Newcastle Emlyn branch (dates 1866-1912), held at National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services -see online catalogue.

Publciations by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge are among the collection 'United Society For Christian Literature (Religious Tract Society)' (Ref: USCL 377-399, USCL Add 40, 63) held at London University: School of Oriental and African Studies Library -online catalogue.
Source of InformationNRA; Mundus
Last Edited at23/10/2007 12:09:20

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