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Title Letter [manuscript]: Shawonee Mission, Ind. Ter., to Rev. Francis Barker, South Hanson, Mass., 1852 June 17
Author Barker, Elizabeth (fl.1809-1881)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: June 17, 1852, letter from Elizabeth F. Barker at the Baptist Shawnee Mission in Indian Territory (now Kansas) to her husband, Rev. Francis Barker, a missionary to the Shawnee Indians then visiting family in South Hanson, Mass. Included are discussions of serious illness, religious services, the threat of an onslaught of white settlers from the East, and a visit by a Mr. "Southerland," who was obtaining statistics for an account of missionary schools in the Indian Territory. There are also reminders to discuss the poor condition of mission housing and grounds with the "Committee," and remarks about and to her children at home (Sophronia, b. 1846) and in Massachusetts (Mary Francis, b. 1840, and William Bowen, b. 1842).
Names Barker, Sophronia (b.1846); Barker, Mary Francis (b.1840); Barker, William Bowen (b.1842)
Places Kansas, United States
Keywords missionary, religion, Christianity, health, white settlers, school, education, Indian Territory, frontier, family life
Theme Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3012
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue