Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Bureau of Missions records, 1898 -- 1914

Bureau of Missions records, 1898 -- 1914

This series is open for research.

1.25 linear feet; 1.25 linear feet; 3 boxes

This series contains correspondence and organizational records related to the Bureau of Missions. Correspondence primarily includes letters of Edwin Bliss and his successor Dr. Henry Otis Dwight, as they write to missionaries and missionary organizations around the world to garner interest in the newly formed organization, sell Bureau-produced materials, and acquire information and documents for the museum and library. There are also a few letters from Bureau President Alexander Maitland. Organizational records include extensive bylaws, meeting minutes, publications, newspaper articles, and charters.

This series is arranged by format.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Correspondence: Regarding the founding of the Bureau of Missions, 1898 -- 1901

Box 1 Folder 2-5 Correspondence: Dr. Edwin Bliss on behalf of the Bureau of Missions, 1902 -- 1903

Box 2 Folder 1-6 Correspondence: Dr. Henry Otis Dwight on behalf of the Bureau of Missions, 1904 -- 1907

Box 3 Folder 1 Book of Bureau of Mission Bylaws and Meeting Minutes, 1900-1914

Box 3 Folder 2 Charter and Revocation of Charter, 1900, 1914

Box 3 Folder 3 General, circa 1906

Box 3 Folder 4 Memorandum to Relationship with AMNH, 1907

Box 3 Folder 5 Newspaper Articles, 1902

Box 3 Folder 6 "Objection to Missions" Pamphlet, circa 1900 -- 1909

Box 3 Folder 7 Objectives and Mission of Bureau of Mission, circa 1900 -- 1909

Box 3 Folder 8 Proposed Constitution, 1900

Box 3 Folder 9 Publications and Pamphlets, circa 1901 -- 1906

Box 3 Folder 10 Statement of Purpose to the 9th Conference of Foreign Missions, 1902

Box 3 Folder 11 Trustees List , circa 1900 -- 1909