Scope and arrangement
The George Freeman Bragg Manuscripts consist of six typescripts, none of which are dated, and two lists. The first list provides names of famous African American women and the second, is a list of people to be confirmed, presumably at St. James Episcopal Church.
The typescripts range in length from six to fourteen pages. The majority are biographical essays of such prominent figures as Daniel A. Payne, Blanche Kelso Bruce and John Mercer Langston. Other typescripts pertain to the history of African Americans in the Episcopal Church (“A Review”) and an explanation of the union of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church (“Ephesians”). A few of the typescripts contain handwritten corrections and notations.