Skip to main content


Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Louise E. Blackmar Letters

Identifier: SC 01566
Scope and Contents 22 letters addressed to family members of Leavenworth, Kansas from a Methodist mission in India. Most of the area in India where Blackmar was located was in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, including Moradabad and Lucknow. Blackmar was serving as a missionary during the great famine of India from 1876-1878 and comments on the conditions of the region in great detail in her letters. In one letter she states, "All the Spring crops have failed, and unless there be rain within a few days,...
Dates: 1873-1882

Hilliard Family Letters

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 00072
Content Description About 80 letters and a small diary of the family of Pastor Edward Hilliard, missionaries to the Tonga in the South Pacific, Melbourne, Australia, Tazmania, and Bangalore, India. The Hilliards were the first Seventh Day Adventist missionaries to the island of Tongo in 1895. Edward and his wife built a home and established a school while there. They also brought two Tongan boys into their home to train them to become future missionaries. The letters focus on the teaching the family does as...
Dates: 1882 - 1937

Mary C. Latta Letter

Identifier: SC 01568
Scope and Contents Four page letter addressed to her brother from Evangasimba on the island of Corisco off the coast of Africa. She describes her journey and extended length to sail from Boston to Africa because of the lack of winds and favorable conditions for the vessel. Despite that and a quick, but destructive tornado, the journey across the Atlantic, according to Latta, was a very pleasant one. Upon her arrival in Corisco Latta presented with a few welts or sores on the back of her hand. She thought...
Dates: 1860 November 29