American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MC 62
Overview Anne Bassett Kelley, also known as Nan, Beloit College class of 1907, became a missionary teacher in China. The Archives holds an extensive collection of Kelley's correspondence from China during 1919-1923 as well as letters from her adopted daughter in China to Kelley and other family members, dating from the 1940s-1990s, altogether amounting to hundreds of letters. Along with the correspondence, there are numerous photographs and memorabilia from Kelley's stay in China. Kelley's letters,...
Identifier: MC 101
Overview Arthur Henderson Smith, Beloit College class of 1867, was a Civil War veteran and prominent missionary to China, along with his wife Emma, best friend and classmate Henry Porter, and Porter's wife, Elizabeth Chapin Porter, and sister, Mary Porter. Smith wrote many volumes on China for Western audiences, including Chinese Characteristics, Village Life in China, and The Uplift of China. He was in Shandong during the Boxer Rebellion and was instrumental in the United States returning China's...
Dates: 1852-1932, 1964, 1989-1992
Identifier: AC 75
Overview This collection gathers documents about missionaries from Beloit College, including lectures, articles, and other writings. There are some records from the Beloit College Missionary Society, and statistics from the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM). Of particular note are documents regarding the missions of Thomas D. Christie (class of 1867) to Turkey, Caleb Frank Gates (class of 1877), and Paul E. Nilson (class of 1911).
Identifier: MC 40
Overview Jerome D. Davis graduated from Beloit College in 1866, and became a missionary for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Japan, where he lived for almost 40 years. This collection contains Alumni Office files, correspondence by and about Jerome Davis, biographical information, publications in English and Japanese, and a few photographs.
Identifier: MC 77
Overview Paul Nilson, class of 1911, went on to graduate from the Hartford Theological Seminary and Chicago University, after which he became a missionary in Turkey and president of St. Paul's Collegiate Institute. This collection contains mostly correspondence with and about Paul Nilson, as well as some biographical data and news clippings from the Beloit College Alumni Office.