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At a Glance
This collection is organized in one series arranged by format.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains manuscript diaries written while Condict was living in Richmond, Virginia, and while traveling in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, and India, with contents chiefly related to mission work. This collection also contains provenance and bibliographic notes, and some correspondence.
Burke Library record group:
Missionary Research Library Archives: MRL7, Japan
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, MRL7: Cornelia A. Condict papers, 1883-1944, box #, folder #, 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 purchased from a storage warehouse by Margery Quigley, librarian at the Free Public Library in Montclair, New Jersey, and donated to the MRL in September 1944. They 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
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 Gregory Adam Scott in 2009, reviewed and updated by Sarah Davis in 2014 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.
2020-07-14 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Cornelia A. Condict was born Cornelia Eames (or Emes) on April 11, 1835, and married Rev. Walter C. Condict (or Condit) in 1873, who had graduated from Princeton Seminary in 1867 and who was preaching in Newark, New Jersey in the early 1870s. In 1883 Cornelia addressed the Women's Missionary Society on the subject of India, and the next year she worked as Sabbath-school missionary and superintendent of the primary department of Central Presbyterian Church in Newark. In 1886 she traveled to India. In 1888 Walter passed away, and the next year Cornelia traveled to Singapore, and again to India in 1890. In 1901 she served as the Corresponding Secretary for the Woman's Synodical Society for Foreign Missions in New Jersey. She died on December 19, 1926 and is buried in the cemetery of First Presbyterian Church in Morristown, NJ.