|Title:||Associates of Dr. Bray document|
|Dates:||1729 January 15|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 oversized folder C)|
The Bray Associates later became the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia.
Thomas Bray was an Anglican clergyman, promoter of the Church of England in the American Colonies, who was known as a religious progressive and reformer. He recruited missionaries for Maryland and other colonies and established colonial libraries. Originally designed to be used by Anglican clergy, these libraries expanded in scope and patronage, and by 1699 there were 30 in the colonies. To support the libraries, Bray organized the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (1698/1699). He also helped to establish the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (1701), the Trustees of Parochial Libraries (1710), and the still-active Associates of Dr. Bray (1723-), dedicated to converting blacks and Indians to the Christian faith. Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Thomas Bray http://www.eb.com (Retrieved October 20, 2009)
The collection consists of a photostat of a 1729 document. The document is a manuscript dealing with the enlargement of the Associates of Dr. Thomas Bray. The original manuscript is in the archives of the Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in London.
Related collections held by the Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in London.
Associates of Dr. Bray document, 1729 January 15. MS 2065. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Bray Associates minutes, 1730-1731.