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Hezekiah Waterman Ripley papers on the American Home Missionary Society, 1860 -- 1869

Hezekiah Waterman Ripley papers on the American Home Missionary Society , 1860 -- 1869

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains one volume (211 pages) handwritten by Hezekiah Waterman Ripley and titled "Sketch of the History of the American Home Missionary Society." Pages 1-132 contain newspaper clippings pasted over the handwriting. The newspaper clippings pertain to the New School Presbyterian Church and Assembly, the Old School General Assembly, and other Presbyterian Church information. The Assemblies contain detailed material on sessions and meetings in 1869. Some pages have been removed. Page 133 begins the section titled, "Documents in regard to the origin of the Home Missionary Society," which include handwritten copies of correspondence, letters to the editor, and chapters from books. Many of these refer to Rev. Nathaniel Bouton; another name of note is Hiram Chamberlain, graduate of Princeton and Andover Theological Seminary, and one of four missionaries who intended to go west under auspices of the United Domestic Missionary Society of New York. This section continues unbroken to page 211. Ripley added notes throughout this section and signed certain sections with "Compiler. Although the clippings date to 1869 and the history section date to the 1860s, it is unknown when the book was officially assembled.

This series is arranged in original order.

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Box 1 Sketch of the History of the American Home Missionary Society, 1860 -- 1869