Seminary Militant: An Account of the Missionary Movement at Mount Holyoke Seminary and College

Seminary Militant: An Account of the Missionary Movement at Mount Holyoke Seminary and College

Seminary Militant: An Account of the Missionary Movement at Mount Holyoke Seminary and College

Seminary Militant: An Account of the Missionary Movement at Mount Holyoke Seminary and College

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The history of missionary endeavor and the history of Mount Holyoke Seminary are subjects for profound and authoritative writing; but the area where they overlap offers material for a more limited, informal study. I have tried to make such a study trustworthy without overloading it with detail or venturing far from the immediate subject. My purpose is to describe Mount Holyoke's expression of the nineteenth‐ century evangelistic impulse.

Most of the facts and quotations used were found in the Mount Holyoke College archives. This collection of manuscript material includes letters of early students, teachers, and principals; student diaries, notebooks, and albums; and letters, diaries, and other records of alumnae. The Journal Letters, an intimate account of seminary affairs kept for Fidelia Fiske and a long succession of later missionaries, comprise a most valuable source. In addition I have referred to the archives of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and to published works on the history of missions and of Mount Holyoke Seminary.

An index of names at the end of the volume will assist the reader who is interested in the particular Mount Holyoke alumnae mentioned.

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