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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 177

Cate, Isaac Wallace. Papers, 1899-1915.


Papers of missionary Isaac Wallace Cate that consist of correspondence, much of which is related to his missionary work in Japan. The papers span 1899-1915.


  • 1899-1915.


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This collection consists of correspondence, most of it related to Cate's missionary work in Japan. His correspondents include Luther Weston Attwood, as well as Japanese students and friends.

Biographical / Historical

Isaac Wallace Cate (1862-1908) graduated from Goddard Seminary in 1885 and Tufts College in 1888. He served several parishes in New England, but he is most well known as a missionary to Japan. Through his missionary experience, he became an expert on the social life, traditions, and philosophy of Japanese civilization.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Phillip H. Cate, 1977.

Related Materials

For related collections, please see the papers of Luther Weston Attwood in bMS 602.
Cate, Isaac Wallace. Papers, 1899-1915: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

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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