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Guide to the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of East Durham minute book and circular letters, 1894-1904 and undated

Abstract

The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of East Durham was a Quaker women's group based in Durham (Androscoggin Co.), Me.

Collection comprises the East Durham unit's minute book that also features a membership list, along with four items sent as part of "circular letters" mailed from the national organization to each auxiliary.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of East Durham (Durham, Me.)
Title
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of East Durham minute book and circular letters 1894-1904 and undated
Language of Materials
English
Extent
0.2 linear feet
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection comprises the East Durham unit's minute book (1894-1904; 108 pgs., plus blanks) that also features a membership list (1895), along with four items sent as part of "circular letters" mailed from the national organization to each auxiliary. Minutes outline monthly meeting and fund raising activities and provide brief reports on the work of missionaries, with topics such as famine in India or war in China. The secretaries occasionally note group responses to such reports, including, "[this] made us all feel thankful that we live in America." The East Durham organization supported the work a missionary in Ramallah, as well as two others working with native tribes in the western United States. Circulars (1904 and undated) describe the work of the national organization and outline activities to be undertaken by the local auxiliaries.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of East Durham was a Quaker women's group based in Durham (Androscoggin Co.), Me. Auxiliary of the Woman's Foreign Mission Society of Friends, an organization formed to gather aid for domestic and foreign missionaries.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of East Durham minute book and circular Letters, 1894-1904 and undated, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2003

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, November 2010

Encoded by: Alice Poffinberger, July 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2003-0234

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.