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Manuscript/Mixed Material Copy of a letter addressed by the Editor, to the Secretaries of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions ... February 9th, 1863 First line of text: I have some facts in my possession, relating to a large and interesting portion of Africa, which I think your Society will deem worthy of their attention

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Title

  • Copy of a letter addressed by the Editor, to the Secretaries of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions ... February 9th, 1863

Other Title

  • First line of text: I have some facts in my possession, relating to a large and interesting portion of Africa, which I think your Society will deem worthy of their attention

Summary

  • Unsigned clipping of newspaper galley proof from unidentified source of letter to the editor by Theodore Dwight addessed from No. 62 Harrison St., Brooklyn, N.Y., February 9th, 1863. Printed at end: Theodore Dwight with added printed note "(A copy of Dr. Bird's letter of January 9th, 1863, was inclosed)". Includes narrative by Theodore Dwight of initially being given a manuscript in Arabic in 1835 from an elderly slave that had been educated and a teacher in Africa. Dwight pursued the acquisition of additional Arabic manuscripts from former Liberian President Joseph J. Roberts and then current Liberian President Stephen Allen Benson that were translated by Isaac Bird and Alexander Cotheal. Dwight expresses the wish that the American Board of Commissioners could be able to provide Arabic translations of their publications to Presidents Benson and Roberts in Liberia for distribution with requests for additional Arabic texts and answers to questions.

Names

  • Dwight, Theodore, 1796-1866, author
  • Benson, Stephen Allen, 1816-1865, associated name
  • Bird, Isaac, 1793-1876, associated name
  • Cotheal, Alexander Isaac, 1804-1894, associated name
  • Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins), 1809-1876, associated name
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, associated name
  • Omar ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • New York : 1863 February 9.

Headings

  • -  Liberia--Foreign relations--United States
  • -  United States--Foreign relations--Liberia
  • -  Africa--Foreign relations--United States
  • -  United States--Foreign relations--Africa
  • -  Evangelistic work--Africa--History--19th century

Genre

  • Newspaper clippings--1860-1870

Notes

  • -  Caption title.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LC copy has annotations in ink "5" and correction "of" crossed through and annotated "for" in caption. The clipping is in two parts, pasted together.
  • -  Cataloged from scan he11 2018-10-31

Medium

  • 1 sheet ; 37 x 15 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E445.N8 O43, no. 13

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018662624

Online Format

  • image

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Rights & Access

The contents of the Library of Congress Omar Ibn Said Collection are in the public domain and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Omar Ibn Said Collection.

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Chicago citation style:

Dwight, Theodore, Author, Stephen Allen Benson, Isaac Bird, Alexander Isaac Cotheal, Joseph J Roberts, Associated Name American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions, and Omar Ibn Said Collection. Copy of a letter addressed by the Editor, to the Secretaries of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions ... February 9th. New York: February 9, 1860. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018662624/.

APA citation style:

Dwight, T., Benson, S. A., Bird, I., Cotheal, A. I., Roberts, J. J., American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions, A. N. & Omar Ibn Said Collection. (1860) Copy of a letter addressed by the Editor, to the Secretaries of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions ... February 9th. New York: February 9. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018662624/.

MLA citation style:

Dwight, Theodore, Author, et al. Copy of a letter addressed by the Editor, to the Secretaries of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions ... February 9th. New York: February 9, 1860. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018662624/>.