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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 596

Scudder Family, North Arcot Mission, Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of America, Papers, 1847-1889.

The bulk of the collection consists of the correspondence and sermons of Reverend William W. Scudder. Some letters and personal writings of the Scudder family are also included, and they include observations about the city of Arcot, the work of the mission; Hinduism, Indian politics, Wesleyanism, and Tamil ceremonies.

Dates

  • 1847-1889.

Access

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Extent

1 boxes

The bulk of the collection consists of the correspondence and sermons of Reverend William W. Scudder. Some letters and personal writings of the Scudder family are also included, and they include observations about the city of Arcot, the work of the mission; Hinduism, Indian politics, Wesleyanism, and Tamil ceremonies.

Biographical / Historical

The Scudders were an American family who devoted more than 1,100 combined years to Christian medical mission service in South India. This involved forty-two members of four generations of the family. William Scudder was born c. 1826, gave twenty-two years of service to India, and was then a congregational pastor for eleven years in America. When he was sixty years old he went back to India for nine years of labor, and died in 1895.
Title
Scudder Family, North Arcot Mission, Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of America, Papers, 1847-1889: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00596

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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