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The Belle Sparr Luckett Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 099

Scope and Content

This collection includes 22 lengthy letters written in 1913 by Letitia Belle Sparr Luckett. These describe her first year in Korea as a missionary and school teacher at the Pyongyang Foreign School. Each letter is written on a special Asian paper, several yards in length. Because of the difficulty involved in reading such letters, a photocopy of each has been filed with the originals in the collection. The collection also contains several photographs, a set of Bible-verse illustration cards in Korean, a dinner invitation to the Japanese Governor's home, farewell letters to Mrs. Luckett from 1916, and several other significant items.


  • 1913 - 1916

Language of Materials

English, Korean


There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the regular rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Belle Sparr Luckett Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Processing Information:

This collection was given to the Seminary Libraries in July of 1992 by the Rev. Charles F. Luckett, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of East Rochester, at the encouragement of Professor Emeritus Samuel H. Moffett. Rev. Luckett is the paternal grandson of Belle Sparr Luckett. The collection was organized and the original finding aid was written in July of 1996 by Raymond D. Cannata under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. Additional materials were found in archival storage and added to in August of 2008.

The Belle Sparr Luckett Manuscript Collection
Raymond D. Cannata
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Repository Details

Part of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections Repository

Princeton Theological Seminary
Wright Library
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Princeton NJ 08540 USA