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Samuel Worcester letters to Reverend William Jenks

Samuel Worcester letters to Reverend William Jenks

Descriptive Summary

Title: Samuel Worcester letters to Reverend William Jenks
Creator: Worcester, Samuel, 1770-1821
Inclusive Dates: circa 1815
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 4 items
Collection Number: ms697
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of three letters from Samuel Worcester, Salem, to Reverend William Jenks, Bath, Maine, in 1815. Letters regard missionaries in India, plans for a mission in Ceylon, ordination of missionaries, language and methods to use for converting Native American Indians to Christianity, Worcester's plan for Native American Indian missions, and possible missionaries to send on an exploratory trip. Also included is a signed engraving of Worcester (undated).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Worcester letters to Reverend William Jenks, ms697, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

Letters dated September 25, 1815 and November 15, 1815 are also available online as part of the Southeastern Native American Documents database.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Indians of North America -- Missions.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1815 September 25 Access Online
11Letter, 1815 November 15 Access Online
11Letter & engraving, 1815 March 21, undated