Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Edward Abbott papers, 1899

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0002
Bib ID 4078349 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Abbott, Edward, 1841-1908
Title Edward Abbott papers, 1899
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

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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

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward Abbott papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Diary and related materials Processed BRC 1977.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Brochures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calling cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indexes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Menus Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Passports -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Abbott, Edward, 1841-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China -- Description and travel -- Maps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clergy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
East Asia -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Japan -- Description and travel -- Maps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missions -- Asia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philippines -- Description and travel -- Maps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.