Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Martha Letitia Edwards papers, circa 1920

Martha Letitia Edwards papers, circa 1920

This series is open for research.

0.5 linear feet; 0.5 linear feet; 1 box

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.

This series is arranged in original order.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Table of contents; bibliography

Box 1 Folder 2 Religious material: printed records and reports of religious organizations

Box 1 Folder 3 Religious periodicals

Box 1 Folder 4 Church and mission histories

Box 1 Folder 5 Biographies, memoirs, and correspondence; encyclopedias; political material