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Small Collection 70 - Ephemera of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

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Small Collection 70 [May 30, 2001]

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; 1810-

Ephemera; 1848-1917

1 Folder


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Historical Background

First American foreign missions society; founded in 1810; planted churches among Native Americans, in Hawaii and overseas in China, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Turkey, Syria, southern Africa, several European countries and Micronesia; Bible translation, schools and hospitals were its major emphases.

Scope and Content

Engraved certificates for contributions, biography of missionary of Harriet Newell, historical sketch of mission work in Micronesia, Sunday school exercise on Africa (1917), letter from John and Margaret Miller (missionaries in India), Congregational Home Missionary Society 75th anniversary program booklet, and letter regarding 1848 ABCFM meeting in Boston.


The materials for this collection were received by the Center in July 1980 from Wiley R. Anderson, September 1981 from the Book and Tackle Shop, and other unknown dates.

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Last Revised: 5/30/01
Expiration: indefinite

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