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American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions letter received

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions letter received

Dates: 1833

Materials include a five page unsigned handwritten letter dated October 2, 1833, to Reverend D. Green, secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, from the chairman of a committee in Jacksonville, Illinois, requesting the Board's aid in outfitting a missionary group to the "Indians West of the Rocky Mountains." This letter is accompanied by a two page manuscript copy of a petition titled "Incipient measures in relation to the establishment of a mission," with resolutions passed at a public meeting in Jacksonville on September 2, 1833, and seeks to implement suggestions in the letter. Dated 1833.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)
  • Creator: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2197
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
  • Images: http://cdm15999.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15999coll20/id/10358
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions letter received must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 2197; American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions letter received; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2197, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased through Michael Ginsberg in 1984.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Michael Ginsberg; 1984.
Subject Terms
Missions--West (U.S.)--History--Sources; Indians of North America--West (U.S.)--History; Material Types; Correspondence; American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Genre / Form
Letters; Petitions
Processing Information
Processed; Benjamin Sipes; 2010.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy, v. 1, November 2013).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC2197
Finding Aid Title
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions letters received
Finding Aid Author
Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-15 10:45:04 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (1810-1961) was the first American Christian missionary organization.

The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) was created in 1810 by recent graduates of Williams College. The objective of the ABCFM was to spread Christianity worldwide. While it originated as a Congregationalist organization, the ABCFM also accepted missionaries from Presbyterian (1812–1870), Dutch-Reformed (1819–1857) and other denominations. They were a voice against Indian removal, and served many missions in North America among the Indians that had been displaced. As early as 1829, the Board had sent representatives to China. In 1961, the ABCFM or the American Board, as it was often called, merged with other societies to form the United Church Board for World Ministries, an agency of the United Church of Christ.



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