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Missionaries -- 19th Century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Asa Hemenway 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

Jesse Caswell (Class of 1832) manuscript missionary diary, 1839 December - 1840 February

Identifier: A9.III.1832
Scope and Contents

Manuscript diary kept by Jesse Caswell, Class of 1832, while acting as a missionary in Singapore and Siam (present-day Thailand) in 1839 and 1840. Some entries are illustrated with drawings and maps by Caswell.

Dates: 1839 December - 1840 February

Jesse Caswell (Class of 1832) Siam missionary journal, 1848

Identifier: A9_1832_Caswell_Hemenway_Siam_Missionary_Journal
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of Abstract Missionary Journal of Rev. Jesse Caswell: Missionary in Siam 1839-1848 Under the ABCFM and the AMA, edited by Reverend George Haws Feltus.

Dates: 1848

Martin Missionary 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