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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in four series: Series 1: Diaries; Series 2: Correspondence; Series 3: Manuscripts; and Series 4: Surrogates.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains diaries written by Pease and by members of his family including his mother Persis Chapin Pease, his daughter Sarah Ann Pease Wadsworth, and his wife Lucinda Leonard Pease; letters from Pease and his family during his time as a missionary as well as from after his death; sermons, essays, notebooks, and research by Pease; as well as surrogate photocopies of some collection material.
Burke Library record group:
Missionary Research Library Archives: MRL2, Near/Middle East
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.
Item description, MRL 2: Lorenzo Warriner Pease papers, 1811-1896, series #, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
AUB1: Auburn Theological Seminary Records, 1818-2001, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Formerly part of the independent Missionary Research Library (MRL), these records were accessioned by the Burke Library at the time of the MRL's closure in 1976.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Materials were cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-18. Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. Acidic items were separated from one another by interleaving with acid-free paper as needed. One box which housed items 68 through 79 noted missing prior to January 2004 included linguistic manuals and studies, a book of poetry, and Pease's passport from 1837. Original folder numbering from the Missionary Research Library has been retained in the brackets at the end of each line. An item-level listing is available to researchers upon request. The finding aid was created by Brigette C. Kamsler in 2011 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2022.
2022-03-16 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Lorenzo Warriner Pease was born May 20, 1809 in Hinsdale, Massachusetts to parents Erastus and Persis (Chapin) Pease. Lorenzo attended Hamilton College and graduated in 1828. He also attended Auburn Theological Seminary from 1830 to 1833 and Andover Theological Seminary in 1834. In 1834, Pease was ordained a missionary in Auburn at the First Presbyterian Church; appointed by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM); and married Lucinda Leonard of Auburn. Less than a month after their wedding, the couple set sail for Cyprus, arriving on the island in November 1834. Lorenzo stayed in Cyprus for the rest of his life, traveling extensively throughout the area. In the final entry in the last diary, Lorenzo wrote, "Today I have been attacked with a slight fever, which I am endeavoring to subdue by fasting." Lorenzo died five days later of typhoid fever on August 28, 1839 in Larnaca, Cyprus and was buried in Scala with two previously deceased children. He was survived by his wife and two daughters, Sarah Ann and Harriet Maria, who all returned to America in 1840.