Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Robert Hamill Nassau papers, 1856 -- 1976

Correspondence, 1856 -- 1906

This series is open for research.

1.25 linear feet; 2.75 linear feet; 3 boxes

This series contains letters sent to and received by Robert Hamill Nassau, and letters received by his second wife Mary Brunette Foster (died 1884). The majority of the letters were written by his family, including his parents, Reverend Charles William Nassau and Hannah Hamill Nassau; and an older sister, Isabella Ann Nassau (also a missionary in Africa). Additional letters are from other sisters, Matilda Nassau Lowrie and Emma Nassau Swan; colleagues, and pastors. The letters are inscribed with locations and dates, and many include the original envelopes. The letters discuss in detail the life and work of a medical missionary in Africa, and illustrate the relationship between Nassau and his family, and his colleagues and members of the Mission Board.

This series is arranged chronologically by correspondents.

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Box 1 Letters sent by Nassau to his sisters and parents: items 1-256 , 1868 -- 1898

Box 2 Letters sent by Nassau to his sisters and parents: items 257-381, 1898 -- 1906

Box 3 Folder 1-9 Letters received by Nassau or his wife Mary Brunette Foster Nassau from family and friends: items 382-536, 1874 -- 1906

Box 3 Folder 10 General letters, 1856 -- 1902