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Missionaries -- 19th Century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Asa Hemenway collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-100
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a hardbound, handwritten journal kept by Asa Hemenway from 1850 until 1891, and a handwritten, hardbound volume containing "Notes of Siamese Customs Presented to Middlebury College by Rev. A. Hemenway, Dec. 1860," written in Old Thai. Collection also contains two hand-drawn maps.

Dates: 1850-1891

G.P. Claflin letter, February 6, 1862

 File — Box 2, Folder: 17
Identifier: C-Misc 75
Scope and Contents

Includes one holograph letter written by G.P. Claflin from Boom Falls Station, Mendi Mission in Papua New Guinea. Claflin writes seeking assistance and describes the geographic location of his mission (probably Sierra Leone, which is where the Mende language is primarily spoken). He also comments on the progress of the mission work, and the attitude of the local population towards the missionaries.

Dates: February 6, 1862

Martin Missionary collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-127
Scope and Contents This collection includes writings, photographs, personal artifacts and handiwork of a young Methodist missionary family in Foo Chow (Fuzhou), China, 1859-1865. There are three holograph journals - two written by Rev. Carlos Roscoe Martin (CRM) from 1859-1864, and one written by his wife Mary Elizabeth [Allen] Martin (MEM), 1864-1865, with full typewritten transcriptions available for all three journals. Carlos Roscoe Martin’s journal begins when he and Mary leave New York harbor,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1859 - 1865