Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
 

Martha Letitia Edwards papers, circa 1920

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains a typescript report compiled by Dr. Martha Letitia Edwards detailing material located in the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin relating to the study of Indian Missions from 1700-1840. Denominations include Baptist; Catholic; Congregational; Friends; Methodist; Moravian; Presbyterian; Protestant Episcopal; and Interdenominational Societies including but not limited to the Algic Society and the Indian Mission Association.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492643 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Edwards, Martha Letitia
Title Martha Letitia Edwards papers, circa 1920
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (0.5 linear feet; 1 box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series in original order.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a 159 page typescript report compiled by Edwards detailing material located in the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin relating to the study of Indian Missions from 1700-1840. Denominations include Baptist; Catholic; Congregational; Friends; Methodist; Moravian; Presbyterian; Protestant Episcopal; and Interdenominational Societies including but not limited to the Algic Society and the Indian Mission Association. Edwards kept three things in mind when compiling the research. The first was to collect material for the study of Indian missions which may shed light on the story of westward expansion. Secondly, Edwards tried to arrange the material in the hopes of indicating the development of missionary organizations. Finally, Edwards attempted to show the connection between the religious organizations and the political authority.

  • Martha Letitia Edwards papers, circa 1920

    This series contains a 159 page typescript report compiled by Edwards detailing material located in the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin relating to the study of Indian Missions from 1700-1840. Denominations include Baptist; Catholic; Congregational; Friends; Methodist; Moravian; Presbyterian; Protestant Episcopal; and Interdenominational Societies including but not limited to the Algic Society and the Indian Mission Association. Edwards kept three things in mind when compiling the research. The first was to collect material for the study of Indian missions which may shed light on the story of westward expansion. Secondly, Edwards tried to arrange the material in the hopes of indicating the development of missionary organizations. Finally, Edwards attempted to show the connection between the religious organizations and the political authority.

Burke Library record group:

Missionary Research Library Archives: MRL10, North America

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

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.

Preferred Citation

Item description, MRL10: Martha Letitia Edwards papers, 1920, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Materials

The Wisconsin Historical Society Archives in Madison, Wisconsin holds further Edwards papers, including typewritten copies of her thesis and dissertation and seven card file boxes of notes. The University of Wisconsin-Madison holds Edwards' Ph.D. and M.A. theses.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Material was cataloged Lynn A. Grove on 1988-08-02. 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. 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 2020.

Revision Description

2020-07-17 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Indians of North America -- Missions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- 1783-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Martha Letitia Edwards attended the University of Wisconsin, where in 1913 she submitted a thesis for the degree of Master of Arts titled, "The growth of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States from 1820 to 1840." In 1916, Edwards submitted a thesis at the University of Wisconsin for a Doctor of Philosophy degree titled, "Government patronage of Indian missions, 1789-1832." Edwards later became a professor in the extension division of the University of Wisconsin. Edwards died in Madison, Wisconsin in 1926.