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Alfred North, Correspondence and Other Documents
MSS 0138  
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Description
Papers of Alfred North (1807-1869), Presbyterian missionary, minister, and printer. North served abroad for the American Board in Singapore (1836-1843) and in Madura, India (1843-1847). He subsequently worked as a minister in New York, Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin until his death in 1869. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE; 2) JOURNAL, 1835-1836; and 3) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS. The bulk of the materials comprise letters (1857-1869) to A.P. Marvin, a longtime friend and fellow minister, regarding religious issues. North's journal describes his ocean voyage to Singapore by way of the Cape of Good Hope, the Dutch settlement of Cape Town, and the settlement of Singapore. Also included are research materials created by Mary North Shimkin for her family history entitled Descendants of John North of Farmington, Connecticut (1987).
Background
Alfred North was born in Exeter, New Hampshire on March 10, 1807. In 1832, he went to Utica, New York, where he attended a denominational school, studied religion, and trained to be a printer.
Extent
0.40 linear feet (1 archives box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Researchers may not use the original journal; instead they are to use the microfilm version contained in the collection.