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Papers of Missionary Society of Connecticut- Collection 144

[Note: The BGC Archives does not have the original documents of this collection. What it does have is a microfilm edition of the papers, which it purchased from a publisher, as did many other archives and libraries.]



[Note: What follows is a description of the documents in this collection which are available for use at BGC Archives in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. The actual documents are not, in most cases, available online, only this description of them. Nor are they available for sale or rent.]

Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Historical Background of Missionary Society of Connecticut

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)


List of Microfilm in This Collection (Location Records)



Brief Description.
Microfilm edition of missionary correspondence, superintendents' correspondence, administrative records, and printed matter generated by the Society. Mission ares included those with a heavy concentration of New England settlers: Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, New Connecticut (Ohio). There was also an effort toward American Indians. For more information, please see guide. Vol: 20 Reels of Microfilm CN # 144


Collection 144
[November 21, 2000]
Missionary Society of Connecticut; 1798-
Papers; 1759 (1793-1899) 1948

20 Reels of Microfilm

Restrictions

Copyright on the microfilm is held by the Microfilming Corporation of America. The papers are in the physical custody of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ; some printed matter originals are owned by the Connecticut Historical Society and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Literary rights are held by many individuals; authors are expected to secure permission to quote from the proper source.



Historical Background

The Missionary Society of Connecitcut was a congregational mission agency established in 1798. It sent missionaryies to work among settlers in Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Connecticut (Ohio) until 1830. In 1830 it evolved into a foundation to administer funds to be used by the newly established Missionary Society of Connecticut Auxiliary to the American Home Missionary Society, which sent missionaries to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Louisiana.

For a more detailed historical background, see pp. 1-21 of the published guide accompanying the microfilm.



Scope and Content

The microfilm contains missionary correspondence, superintendents' correspondence, administrative records, and printed matter generated by the Society. Mission areas included those with a heavy concentration of New England settlers: Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Connecticut (Ohio). There was also an effort toward American Indians.

For a more detailed record of the microfilm contents, see pp. 23-49 of the published guide.


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Provenance

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LOCATION RECORD
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Type of Material: Microfilm

The following items are located in the CENTER LIBRARY MICROFILM ROOM:

All reels are 35mm, positive copy.

Reel Description
Missionary Correspondence
1 A - Ben
2 Bet - Car
3 Cat - Cowles, G
4 Cowles, H - Han
5 Har - Je
6 Ji - Leo
7 Les - Parker, J
8 Parker, L - Rob
9 Rog - Sta
10 Ste - Waldo, D
11 Waldo, N - Woodruff, J
12 Woodruff, S - Y
Superintendents' Correspondence
12 A - Me
13 Mo - W
Administrative Records
13 Letters from Missionary Societies Incoming correspondence; 1793-1812
14 Incoming correspondence; 1813-1889, n.d.
Outgoing correspondence; 1798-1861, n.d.
Board of Trustees minutes and agendas; 1798-1880
15 Board of Trustees annual reports; 1799-1825, 1845-1879
Committee of Missions minutes and correspondence; 1793-1859
Connecticut Evangelical Magazine
Minutes; 1800-1807
Financial accounts; 1801-1813
General Association of Connecticut minutes; 1759-1803
Missionary Society of Connecticut
Annual reports to the General Assembly; 1799-1871
Petitions to the General Assembly; 1798-1823
Addresses; 1826, 1890, n.d.
Book Committee reports; 1800-1803
Miscellaneous financial papers and treasurers' reports; 1820-1855
Lists of missionaries, with birth and death dates
Manuscript and research notes for, "Home Missions, Michigan and Self Support;" ca1884
Printed Matter
16 Annual statement of funds; 1794-1830
Connecticut Evangelical Magazine
Jul 1800 - Jun 1804
17 Jul 1804 - Dec 1810
18 Jan 1811 - Dec 1812
19 Jan 1813 - Dec 1815
Miscellaneous
Financial Records of the Missionary Society of Connecticut; 1798-1880
Records of the Committee of Missions; 1802-1839
Missionary Society of Connecticut
Letterbooks
1806-1817
20 1817-1880
Ledgers; 1798-1990
List of missionaries and salaries; 1865-1877




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