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Scope and Contents 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...
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of four journals and letters from Fisk to fellow missionaries, describing his journey to the Middle East, encouraging them to join him, and telling them what to expect and how to prepare, and what languages to study. The two Pliny Fisk journals dated 1821-1823 and 1823-1824, plus the journal excerpts from 1820-1821, represent Fisk's experiences as a pioneering American missionary in the Middle East. The two diaries dated 1814-1816 and 1816-1820 provide an...