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Letters to Parsons family & others and related documents, 1817-1823

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 30-33
Identifier: II

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection of letters written to family and friends details the travels and observations of Levi Parsons as a missionary in the Middle East as well as general correspondence from his student days at Middlebury College. Folder #4 without address or salutation, is a sort of prayer or anthem detailing Parsons’ religious epiphany while a student. A letter to his brother details the massing of 300 men in Shoreham on the eve of the Battle of Plattsburgh and its aftermath, (Folder #12). Levi writes often to his sister, Lucretia who became the wife of Rev. Daniel O. Morton, a pastor in Shoreham, VT. Morton wrote Memoir of Rev. Levi Parsons, Late Missionary to Palestine, published in 1824.


  • 1817-1823


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.


5 Folder

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States