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ITEM Identifier: ABC 1-91, 16.10.1

Constantinople., 1829-1960 Digital


  • 1829-1960

Physical Description

13 vols. (vols. 7, 8, 9 are boxes; vols. 10, 11 are oversize folders; vol. 12 is an envelope; vol. 13 is an accordion file).

Conditions Governing Access

Parts of this collection to which access is restricted are: (1) manuscripts, correspondence and other materials of the last forty years; and (2) some materials specifically marked "Restricted". Since the ABCFM came to an end as a separate body in 1961, it is broadly the case (since June 2001) that the forty-year rule no longer affects the present collection. However, there are some items that contain material after this date and to which the rule applies. Where only parts (e.g. single folders) within an item are affected, it is only these parts that are restricted. Items specifically "Restricted" include the minutes of the Prudential Committee (ABC 80.1). Restricted items may be examined only with the written permission of the Executive Minister of Wider Church Ministries.

For parts of the collection that are on microfilm (for which see below), permission of the Curator of Manuscripts is required to consult the original documents.

Certain parts of this collection, noted in this finding aid as at Harvard Depository , are housed offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff about retrieval policies and times.


1261 linear feet

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, b

General note

[*99M-11 except vols. 1, 4]

  1. v. 1 Station minutes,1836-1845. 1 vol. [*99M-66]
  2. v. 2-3 H. G. O. Dwight letter books, 1837-1843. Letter-press copies of outgoing letters. 2 vols.
  3. v. 4 Records of the Constantinople Branch of the Church of the American Mission in the Mediterranean,1829-1960. 1 vol. [*99M-66]
  4. v. 5-6 Papers on religious freedom and the Armenian situation 1856-1899.
  5. 2 vols. v. 7 Letters to W.W. Peet,1913-1914. 1 box. Includes reports of Stephen van R. Trowbridge from Adana and Kessab,1909. 1 box.
  6. v. 8 Correspondence of W. W. Peet on the Armenian situation, 1914-1916. Also includes: papers concerning the Urfa station, including property records and accounts of the death of F. H. Leslie,1905-1915 (1 folder); and notes on Armenian matters at the Geneva conference,1920 (1 folder). 1 box.
  7. v. 9 records of Armenian orphans. 158 slips, alphabetically filed, ca. 1918. 1 box.
  8. v. 10 Firmans for mission institutions, 1911 and ?. 3 items. Oversize.
  9. v. 11 Armenian passport of Hovhanes Hairabedian,1921. Oversize.
  10. v. 12 Reports from mission stations on the Armenian situation, 1896-1897. All but one are typescript transcriptions made at Constantinople. 1 envelope. [*2003M-5]
  11. v. 13 Constantinople station commemorative pamphlets,1906,1925,1931. 1 accordion file. [*2003M-18]

Repository Details

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