Collection MS 738 - Papers

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AU PMB MS 738

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Papers

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  • 1852 - 1929 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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The papers comprise reports, correspondence, statistics, minutes, estimates, cables, financial statements, abstracts, newspaper clippings and biographical sketches of missions, and missionaries in the field, in Micronesia, predominently the Gilbert, Marshall and Caroline Islands. Also included are the logs of various missionary vessels, including the Morning Star, Hiram Bingham, Robert Logan and the Carrie and Annie. The letters, reports, etc. are contained in 19 volumes, the logs and other documents being contained in other volumes. Each volume contains an index to the contents. A detailed entry is given for each of the 30 reels of film in the series PMB 738 to 767.

Volume 1: Letters and reports, 1852-59, from mission stations at Ponape and Kusaie, Caroline Islands; also material from Ebon, Marshall Islands, and Abaiang, Gilbert Islands. The correspondence is mainly from Hiram Bingham, Edward Doane and Luther Gulick. Also a report of a visit to the Marquesas Islands of the Morning Star.
Volume 2: Documents, 1852-59, relating largely to the Morning Star and the voyages it made from Honolulu to the Micronesian mission stations and also the Marquesas. (Continued on PMB 739).

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Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MASS 02138

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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ms738

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