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Edward Warren Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 270

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 36 pages from Warren's journal and 94 pages of correspondence. The last several letters were written by fellow missionaries after Warren's death.

Dates

  • 1813-1819

Language of Materials

English

Access

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

Biographical Information

Edward Warren was born August 14, 1786, in Marlborough, Massachusetts. A graduate of Middlebury College in 1808 and Andover Theological Seminary in 1812, he became a missionary to Ceylon with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from 1815 until his death in Capetown, South Africa, August 11, 1818. He was a founder of the American Mission in Ceylon in 1816.

Warren kept a journal for the first several months of his journey from October to December, 1815. Letters to his family before this come from the northeastern United States, particularly Philadelphia, Newburyport, Andover, and Salem. In Ceylon, he writes from Colombo, giving detailed description of the culture and customs of the people there as well as difficulties faced by Warren and his fellow missionaries.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Provenance

The collection was acquired by Special Collections in 2005.
Title
Edward Warren Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Staff
Date
2015
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Princeton Theological Seminary
Library
PO Box 821
Princeton NJ 08542 USA