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At a Glance
Cataloged with some items arranged at end of collection.
Scope and Content
The diary is a detailed account of Abbott's trip from Sydney, Australia to the Philippines, Hong Kong, Macao, China and Japan. There are numerous pen-and-ink sketches of landscape, architecture, historical sites, and inhabitants, and maps, some in water color. Pasted in the volume are memorabilia such as menus, hotel brochures, postcards, photographs, clippings, calling cards, etc. Of special interest are his accounts of the various native Christian communities he visited. Following the text there is a name index. In addition to the volume there are some related letters, documents, memorabilia and published maps.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward Abbott papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Diary and related materials: Source of acquisition--Unknown.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Diary and related materials Processed BRC 1977.
2009-06-26 File created.
2011-11-14 EAD created by PTL
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
The Reverend Edward Abbott began his ministry as a congregational pastor in Cambridge, Mass. and was later ordained by the Episcopal Church. He was rector of St. James Church in Cambridge from 1879 to 1906. In addition to his pastoral duties, he was editor of "The Congregationalist" (1869-1878) and "The Literary World" (1877-1888; 1895-1903). In 1899 the Episcopal Church elected him Missionary Bishop of Japan, a position he declined.