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Guide to The Records of the American and Foreign Christian Union 1851-1884
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Title: Records of the American and Foreign Christian Union
Dates: 1851-1884
Abstract: The American and Foreign Christian Union (AFCU) was founded in 1849 as an interdenominational organization with the purpose of converting Roman Catholics to evangelical Protestantism. Headquartered in New York City, the AFCU was founded by the union of the American Protestant Society (1844-1849), the Christian Alliance (1842-1849), and the Foreign Evangelical Society (1839-1849). The AFCU employed domestic missionaries; supported individual missionary efforts and kindred societies in Europe, Canada, and South America; published a monthly journal, The Christian World (1850-1884). In 1884 the AFCU discontinued its active missionary work but continued to support the American Church in Paris.
Quantity: 7.5 linear feet
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Call Phrase: MC 20

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History of the American and Foreign Christian Union

The American and Foreign Christian Union (AFCU) was founded in New York City in May 1849 with the objective of promoting American evangelical culture, both within the United States and abroad, by converting Roman Catholics to Protestantism
. Several members of the faculty and administration of New York University were affiliated with the AFCU, including professors Henry Martyn Baird, Samuel F. B. Morse, and Henry P. Tappan. University presidents Theodore Frelinghuysen, Isaac Ferris, and Howard Crosby also served as members of the governing board.

Union members considered the conversion of Catholics to be an essential step toward their larger goal of converting the world to the American Protestant and democratic way of life. Individual Christians
of various denominational affiliations, including those of the Presbyterian, Congregational, Baptist,
Lutheran
, Dutch Reformed
, and the Methodist Episcopal
churches, composed the constituency of the Union. Most AFCU officers were leading clergymen who were also active in other interdenominational benevolent societies. As an interdenominational organization, the AFCU relied upon voluntary contributions from members of the various sympathetic evangelical Protestant denominations and received its strongest support, throughout the 35 years of its active missionary work, from those of the Presbyterian and Congregational churches.

The AFCU was founded through the union of three complementary societies, all of whom were founded during the early 1840s, a period of particularly heavy Irish Catholic immigration to the United States. The American Protestant Society (1844-1849) directed its efforts toward the conversion of American, though foreign-born, Catholics. The Christian Alliance (1842-1849) was founded to work for the conversion of Italian Catholics, both in Italy and elsewhere. The Foreign Evangelical Society (1839-1849) promoted Protestantism abroad by providing financial assistance to evangelical groups and individuals in Catholic and non-Catholic countries.

Both the American Protestant Society and the Christian Alliance directly employed missionaries, colporteurs, Bible-readers, and teachers who were required to submit monthly reports. The Foreign Evangelical Society preferred to work indirectly by raising funds and forwarding them to evangelical and kindred societies native to the country in which the Society was interested. These included groups such as the French Canadian Missionary Society, the Societe Evangelique de France, the Societe Evangelique de Belge, the Comite Protestant de Lyon, among many others. In countries such as Poland, Sweden, and Germany, where there were no similar organizations, the Society initiated its own missions and assisted individuals in South America, Haiti, Mexico, and Texas.

The directors of the three societies recognized their similar objectives and the value of making just one appeal to the Christian public. The three societies were united as the American and Foreign Christian Union in 1849. The initial officers of the AFCU included the President, Vice-Presidents (who numbered over 50), a 40-member Board of Directors, a nine-member Executive Committee, two Corresponding Secretaries, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and General Agent. However, during the next 35 years, most of these offices varied slightly in number, title, and form.

The new society inherited the interests, responsibilities, and methods of each organization. Therefore, the Union employed domestic agents directly and granted regular appropriations to foreign evangelical societies. In foreign countries where Protestant or evangelical organizations did not exist, the Union sponsored individual missions. However, this was almost always done in cooperation with another similar American agency, such as the American Seaman's Friend Society. The Union also worked with the American Bible Society and the American Tract Society. In 1850 the Union began to publish a monthly journal, the American and Foreign Christian Union, later titled:  The Christian World.

During its first decade, the Union increased many of the operations of its antecedent societies. By 1860, the domestic operations of the Union had grown to include 73 employees in 23 American states whose efforts were supervised by seven District Secretaries. Abroad, the AFCU granted subsidies designed to pay part of the support of 212 foreign employees and raised the funds to build the American Chapel in Paris to both serve Americans abroad and as a base for evangelical work in France. The minister of the Chapel was selected by the Union.

In 1861 the AFCU was incorporated. By this time two major Protestant churches (Presbyterian and Methodist Episcopal) had begun independent missions to convert American Catholics to their respective denominations. This action represented a substantial loss of financial support for the domestic activities of the AFCU. Perhaps in response to these actions, the Union reorganized its efforts to extend them further abroad. Domestic employees were reduced in number to 25, and several small foreign mission stations were closed including those in Sweden, Haiti, Ireland, and Brazil. Support to the French Canadian Missionary Society was also discontinued.

The funds withdrawn from these enterprises were applied to the evangelization of Italy. This operation soon became the largest of AFCU enterprises. By 1864 the Union was supporting over 50 employees, the American Chapel in Florence, and a female seminary. By 1866 the Union had established a Theological Seminary in Milan. These efforts led to the founding of the Free Italian Church of Italy in 1871. The Evangelical Committee of the Free Italian Church then assumed responsibility for AFCU operations in that country and relieved the Union from further direct participation in the evangelization of Italy.

By 1873 several denominational missionary societies had opened foreign mission stations to convert Roman Catholics to their respective denominations. Donations to the Union were drastically reduced in favor of the denominational enterprises. In response the AFCU withdrew from the foreign field, appropriated its foreign operations to various denominational missionary agencies, and re-entered the domestic field. The Union supported seven to ten missionaries in western cities of the United States until 1884.

In 1877 the AFCU again began actively to promote and support evangelization efforts in France. The effort was largely unsuccessful until 1881 when the Union agreed to sponsor a group of French evangelicals on a fundraising tour of the United States, conducted under the auspices of the Commission for the American Fund for the Evangelization of France. The success of this enterprise led the Union to reorganize yet again in April of 1884. All domestic missions were closed to allow the Union to assume the evangelization of France as its sole and principal object. The Board of Directors was reduced from 40 members to 16, and George B. Safford was hired to act as corresponding secretary and assistant treasurer and to promote the cause among Protestant churches' ecclesiastical bodies. Public interest and support of the cause was not, however, sustained, and the Union was forced to discontinue its active missionary work in November 1884.

The AFCU remained incorporated, and for the next 27 years, L. T. Chamberlain voluntarily acted as secretary and treasurer to forward funds to Paris from friends of the American Chapel. In 1914 the Union became affiliated with the American Church in Berlin when it assumed responsibility for an endowment fund for the parish house. Headquartered in New York City, the organization today continues to assist the American Church in Paris by managing its endowment, raising funds, and supporting the pastor.

Sources:

  1. (Reports, pamphlets, Serials, and Addresses): American and Foreign Christian Union.
  2. An Address to the Christian public from the Board of Directors of the American and Foreign Christian Union. New York, 1849.
  3. The American and Foreign Christian Union
  4. Annual Reports of the American and Foreign Christian Union. Nos. 1-35 (1850-1884).
  5. Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Minutes, Reports and Selected Correspondence of the American and Foreign Christian Union, 1849-1971 (Record Group 118).
  6. Questions Answered in Regard to the American and Foreign Christian Union. New York, n.d.
  7. The Record. Vol. 3-32 (1871-1892). David Trumbull, ed., Valparaiso, Chile.
  8. American Protestant Magazine. Vol. 1-5 (1845-1849).
  9. Annual Reports of the American Protestant Society, No. 1, 3-6 (1844, 1846-1849).
  10. Constitution and Address of the Christian Alliance. New York, 1843.
  11. Annual Reports of the Foreign Evangelical Society. Nos. 1-4, 6-7, 10 (1840-1943, 1845-1846, 1849).
  12. Proceedings at the First Annual Meeting of the Foreign Evangelical Society. New York, 1840.
  13. Baird, Henry Martyn. The Life of the Rev. Robert Baird, D. D. New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1866.
  14. Cochran, Joseph Wilson. Friendly Adventurers. Paris: Brentano's, 1931.
  15. Daniels, Margarette. Makers of South America. New York: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada, 1916
  16. Dixon, Ruth. A Church on the Seine. New York: American and Foreign Christian Union, 1981.
  17. Miller, Charles J. "British and American Influences on the Religious Revival in French Europe, 1816-1848." Ph.D. dissertation, Northwestern University, 1947
  18. Rakow, Mary Martina. "Melinda Rankin and Magdalen Hayden: Evangelical and Catholic Forms of Nineteenth Century Christian Spirituality." Ph.D. dissertation, Boston College, 1982.
  19. Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. Boston: Damrell and Moore, 1850.
  20. Rankin, Melinda. Twenty Years Among the Mexicans. Cincinnati: Central Book Concern, 1881.
  21. Smylie, John Edwin. "Protestant Clergymen and America's World Role, 1865-1900: A Study of Christianity, Nationality, and International Relations." Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1959.
  22. Swanson, Michael Richard H. "Robert Baird and the Evangelical Crusade in America, 1820-1860." Ph.D. dissertation, Case Western Reserve University, 1971.

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Scope and Contents

The records of the American and Foreign Christian Union, 1851-1884, consist of correspondence, missionary reports, financial reports, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings. They primarily represent the central office of Corresponding Secretary and Assistant Treasurer and reflect both the domestic and foreign enterprises of the Union from 1862-1884. Within these dates, the office was held by: A. E. Campbell (1858-1867), Joseph Scudder (1865-1870), J. Glentworth Butler (1868-1871), Samuel W. Crittenden (1871-1873), Henry M. Baird (1873-1884), and George B. Safford (1884). The records most completely reflect the Union's domestic missions in Cincinnati and Louisville; the foreign missions in Italy, Mexico, and Chile, as well as the many and varied evangelical efforts in France; the assumption of the Union's foreign missions by denominational agencies in 1873; the reorganization of the Union in 1884; and the relationship of the AFCU with individual denominations and with other contemporary interdenominational benevolent societies.

The papers were bound without order and have been arranged into six series: I. Preamble, Constitution, and By-Laws, II. General Correspondence and Missionary Reports, III. Financial Records, IV. The Christian World, V. Commission for the American Fund for the Evangelization of France, and VI. The Reorganization of 1884.

Series Description

Series I: Preamble, Constitution, and By-Laws, 1851, 1882, 1884 (Box 1)

Series II: General Correspondence and Missionary Reports, 1862-1884 (Boxes 1-12)

Series III: Financial Records, 1857-1884 (Boxes 13-14)

Series IV: The Christian Wor1d, 1877-1884 (Boxes 15-17)

Series V: Commission for the American Fund for the Evangelization of France, 1880-1881 (Box 18)

Series VI: Reorganization of 1884, April 1884-November 1884 (Box 18)

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Bacon, Leonard W., 1802-1881
  • Beard, Augustus Field, 1833-1934
  • Berry, J. Romeyn
  • Booth, William A.
  • Budington, Joel
  • Butler, J. Glentworth, (James Glentworth), 1821-1916
  • Butler, William, 1818-1899
  • Chamberlain, L. T., (Leander Trowbridge), 1837-1913
  • Clark, William
  • Eldridge, Azariah, 1820-1888
  • Emerson, Joseph
  • Hall, E. Edwin
  • Hitchcock, Edward W.
  • Kirk, Edward N., b. 1782
  • Montsalvatge, Ramon
  • Moorehead, William G.
  • Park, A. J.
  • Purlier, Lavinia
  • Rankin, Melinda, 1811-1888
  • Riley, H. Chauncey
  • Robinson, Charles S.
  • Sadd, J.M.
  • Schiller, Anna
  • Scudder, Joseph
  • Smith, T. Ralston., (Thomas Ralston), 1830-1903
  • Trumbull, David
  • Vermilye, Jacob D.

Document Type

  • Articles.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence.
  • Memorandums.

Subject Organizations

  • American and Foreign Christian Union.
  • Commission for the American Fund for the Evangelization of France.
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Foreign Missions.

Subject Topics

  • American Bible Society.
  • American Chapel in Paris.
  • American Protestant Society.
  • American Tract Society.
  • Anti-Catholicism -- United States.
  • Anti-Catholicism.
  • Catholic Church -- Doctrinal and controversial works -- Protestant authors.
  • Christian Alliance.
  • Christian world.
  • Evangelical Committee of the Free Italian Church.
  • Evangelicalism.
  • Foreign Evangelical Society.
  • French Canadian Missionary Society.
  • Home missions.
  • Interdenominational cooperation.
  • Missions and Christian union.
  • Missions.
  • Protestantism.
  • Societe Evangelique de France.
  • Societe Evangelique de Geneve.
  • Waldenses.

Subject Places

  • New York (State) |z New York.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

In January of 1885, the Executive Committee of the American and Foreign Christian Union offered its library of 743 volumes to New York University, with the stipulation that the University also provide storage for some books, pamphlets, and boxes of records which the Union wished to retain. It was agreed that if the Union did not call for the Library within ten years, the materials would then become the property of the University. The books and records were never reclaimed. The records were presumably transferred to the University Archives, although there is no written record of the transaction.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Phone: (212) 998-2641
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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Records of the American and Foreign Christian Union; MC 20; box number; folder number; New York University Archives, New York University Libraries.

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Container List

Series I: Preamble, Constitution, and By-Laws

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Preamble and Constitution,
1851
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Proposed Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws
1882, 1884

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Series II: General Correspondence and Mission Reports

Scope and Contents note

This series of letters and missionary reports has been arranged alphabetically by author. Attention should be given to the following points. The dates of the folders are inclusive and do not indicate gaps in the papers. The relationship of individuals employed or otherwise affiliated with the AFCU is indicated in parenthesis after their names. The contents of Miscellaneous folders should not be overlooked; they frequently contain correspondence from members of the Board of Directors and officiating members of other organizations. If a correspondent has written in behalf of another organization, the papers are found under that corporate name. If the correspondent, who may perhaps be an agent of another agency, handwritten on his own behalf, the papers will be found under his name. In some cases both personal and corporate names should be consulted; for example, both Edward W. Hitchcock and Charles S. Robinson served as minister of the American Chapel in Paris and their letters should be considered with those in the American Chapel in Paris folder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 A - Miscellaneous,
1867-1883
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Achenbach, John G. (Missionary: Milwaukee),
1874-1875
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Acker, H. J. (District Secretary),
1867-1868
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Alonzo, Nicholas (Missionary: Spain),
1868-1869, 1879
Box: 1 Folder : 7 American Baptist Home Missionary Society,
1870
Box: 1 Folder : 8 American Bible Society
1871-1880
Box: 1 Folder : 9 American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions,
1872-1883
Box: 1 Folder : 10 American Chapel in Paris: Correspondence,
1868-1878, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 American Chapel in Paris: Financial Statements,
1872-1880
Box: 1 Folder : 12 American Chapel in Paris: Newspaper Clippings,
1868-1870, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 American Chapel in Paris: Reports,
1870, 1974, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 American Church Missionary Society,
1868
Box: 1 Folder : 15 American Home Missionary Society,
1868
Box: 1 Folder : 16 American Missionary Association,
1868-1883
Box: 1 Folder : 17 American Tract Society,
1868-1881
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Atterbury, Mrs. . P.,
1872
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Atwood, A. Watson,
1868
Box: 1 Folder : 20 B - Miscellaneous,
1866-1883
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Bacon, Leonard W. (Board of Directors),
1867-1881, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Ballard, William: Property in Palestine,
1862-1863
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Bates, Mary E. (Missionary: Columbus, Ohio),
1868-1869
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Beard, Augustus F. (Secretary Resident in Paris),
1882-1883
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Belleville Mission (Paris),
1882
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Berry, J. Romeyn (Board of Directors),
1867-1883
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Beveridge, John (Missionary: Mexico),
1867-1873
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Birge, L. M. (Agent),
1867-1869
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church,
1871-1872
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church,
1872, 1876-1877
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Booth, William A. (President),
1866-1871
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Boudreau, P. (Missionary: Chicago),
1868-1869
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Brown, David,
1868, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Buckley, C. H. A.,
1871
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Budington, William Joel (Board of Directors),
1867-1872
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Bull. D. S.,
1870-1873
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Butler, James Glenworth (Corresponding Secretary),
1868-1872
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Butler, William (Corresponding Secretary),
1869-1873, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 C - Miscellaneous,
1866-1883
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Campbell1 A. E. (Corresponding Secretary),
1868-1869
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Campfield, R. B. (Agent),
1867-1869
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Cappillery, E.
1880
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Chamberlain, George W.,
1868
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Chamberlain, L. T. (Board of Directdrs),
1882-1883
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Chambers, Talbot W. (Board of Directors),
1868-1873
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Chiniguy, A.,
1868
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Christen, S. J. (Missionary: Chile),
1869-1872
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Circular of Information,
1869
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Clark, William (Missionary: Italy),
1866-1868
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Clark, William,
1869
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Clark,~William,
1871-1872
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Colton, Francis (U. S. Consul in Venice),
1868
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Comite Protestant de Lyon,
1876-1883
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Constantine, George (Missionary: Greece),
1866-1872
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Cooper, William H.,
1872-1873
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Crosby, Howard (Vice President),
1866-1880
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Curran, Francis,
1873
Box: 3 Folder : 10 D - Miscellaneous,
1865-1879
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Davis, O'Brien, Wilson,
1875-1880
Box: 3 Folder : 12 De Graca, John I.,
1867-1868
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Dewar, J. Stark,
1872
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Dodge, William E., Jr. (Vice President)and D. Stuart Dodge,
1871, 1873, 1881
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Duranquet, Father,
1872
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Duryea, Joseph T. (Board of Directors),
1868-1883
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Dwight, M. (Missionary: Boston),
1873-1882
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Dyer, Estate of Thomas D.,
1873, 1880, 1883
Box: 3 Folder : 19 E - Miscellaneous,
1868-1882
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Eddy, A. D. (Agent),
1866-1871
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Eldridge, Azariah (Minister, American Chapel in in Paris),
1866-1869
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Emerson, Joseph (District Secretary),
1865-1871
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Evangelical Alliance,
1866, 1868
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Evangelical Committee of the Free Italian Church,
1879-1880
Box: 4 Folder : 4 F - Miscellaneous,
1866-1880
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Fairall, H. H. (District Secretary)
1871-1873
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Fairall, H. H. (Western Secretary and Superintendent of Home Missions),
1873-1876
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Fairall, H.H.:
1877-1878
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Fairall, H.H.:
1879-1882
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Fairall, H.H.:Reports for The Christian World,
1873
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Fairall, H.H.:Reports for The Christian World,
1874
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Fairall, H.H.:Reports for The Christian World,
1875
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Fairall, H.H.:Reports for The Christian World,
1876
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Fairall, H.H.:Reports for The Christian World,
1877
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Fairall, H.H.:Reports for The Christian World,
1878
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Fairall, H.H.:Reports for The Christian World,
1879
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Fairchild, E. R. (Corresponding Secretary),
1866-1868
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Fowler, P. H.,
1868-1869
Box: 5 Folder : 3 French Canadian Missionary Society,
1867-1869
Box: 5 Folder : 4 G - Miscellaneous,
1865-1878
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Gallagher, Mason (District Secretary),
1865-1873, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Gilbert, N. P. (Missionary: Chile),
1865-1871
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Gilbert, N. P.,
1872-1873
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Goodfellow, W.
1868-1869
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Gordon, W. R.,
1868-1869
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Graham, J. M.,
1869-1872
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Greenrock [Scotland] Young Men's Protestant Association,
1868-1872
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Griggs, Leverett,
1874-1875
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Guild, William,
1867-1872
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Gulick, William H.,
1867-1873
Box: 5 Folder : 15 H - Miscellaneous,
1866-1884
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Halbert, Sanford,
1867-1868
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Hall, E. Edwin (Minister, American Chapel in Florence and Superintendent of Missions in Italy),
1867-1872
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Hall, Henry C.,
1868-1871
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Hall, John,
1870-1882, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Harris, John H. (District Secretary),
1866-1869
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Hawaii, Protestant Churches of,
1872-1873
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Hawkins, Dexter A.,
1872-1873
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Hill, Henry,
1871-1879
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Hirsch, M.,
1882
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Hitchcock, Edward W. (Minister, American Chapel in Paris),
1872-1883
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Hocart, J.,
1882
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Holden, F. F. (Bible Reader, St. Louis),
1866-1869
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Hotckin, B. B.,
1868-1871
Box: 6 Folder :
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Hovey, G. L. (District Secretary),
1866-1869
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Hovey, G. L.,
1871-1877
Box: 6 Folder :
Box: 6 Folder : 7 I - Miscellaneous,
1872-1884
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Ibanez-Guzman, J. M. (Missionary: Chile),
1871-1873
Box: 6 Folder : 9 J - Miscellaneous,
1866-1873
Box: 6 Folder : 10 James, Horace (District Secretary),
1871
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Johnson, J. Gibson,
1969, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Jones, C. P.,
1868-1869
Box: 6 Folder : 13 K - Miscellaneous,
1865-1883
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Kalopothakes, M. D. (Missionary: Greece),
1866-1873, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Kendall, H.,
1868, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Kirk, Edward N. (Vice President),
1868, 1873
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Koenig, R. (Agent: Hungary),
1867-1873
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Kramer, Henry,
1877-1878
Box: 7 Folder : 3 L - Miscellaneous,
1866-1883
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Ladd, Henry M.,
1883
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Lyman, J. H.,
1866, 1868, 1872
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Mc - Miscellaneous,
1865-1879
Box: 7 Folder : 7 M~aren, William H. (District Secretary),
1868-1873
Box: 7 Folder : 8 MCCorkle, William A.,
1869
Box: 7 Folder : 9 McDougal, John R.,
1872-1883
Box: 7 Folder : 10 McKim, A. J. (Missionary: Peru),
1866-1868
Box: 7 Folder : 11 McNamara, Arthur (Missionary: New York City),
1878-1879
Box: 7 Folder : 12 M - Miscellaneous,
1866-1882
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Maas, A. (Missionary: Indianapolis),
1874-1875
Box: 7 Folder : 14 MaCall Mission (Paris),
1882-1883
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Massarde, Philippe,
1867
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Mattison, A.,
1868
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Merwin, A. M. (Missionary: Chile),
1867-1873
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Miller, August (Missionary: Chicago),
1874-1884
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Mission Evangelique de Marseille et de Nice,
1882-1883
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Mission Inteneure Evangelique,
1882-1883, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Missionaries of the AFCU, List of,
1866
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Montsalvatge, Ramon (Missionary: Columbia),
1866-1868
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Moorehead, William G. (Missionary: Italy),
1866-1879
Box: 8 Folder : 4 N - Miscellaneous,
1866-1880
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Neuchatel Committee,
1868-1884
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Newell, Jr., WilliamW. (Board of Directors),
1879-1883
Box: 8 Folder : 7 0 - Miscellaneous,
1868-1879
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Oeurve Evangelique de Toulon,
1882
Box: 8 Folder : 9 P - Miscellaneous,
1866-1883
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Page, Henry F.,
1872-1879
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Palmer, Levin T. and Charles J.,
1873, 1880
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Park, A. Jackson(Missionary: Mexico),
1867-1872
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Pethrick, John,
1870-1873
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Phillips, S. P.,
1868
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Poole, H. Ward,
1871
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Prevost, J. M. (Missionary: Mexico),
1871-1872
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Prime, Samuel Irenaus (Board of Directors),
1868-1880
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Property on 87th Street: Map and Description,
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Protestant Journals and Periodicals,
1861-1871,1880
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Purlier, Lavinia (Missionary: Cincinnati),
1866-1873
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Purlier, Lavinia,
1874-1877
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Purlier, Lavinia,
1878-1884
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Q - Miscellaneous,
1877
Box: 9 Folder : 3 R - Miscellaneous,
1866-1883
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Rankin, Melinda (Missionary: Mexico),
1866-1873
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Rankin, Melinda,
1870
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Rankin, Melinda,
1871
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Reformed Dutch Church,
1867-1868, 1883
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Report of the Meeting held at the Tabernacle Church,
1882
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Richards, George S.,
1866-1867
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Riley, H. Chauncey (Missionary: Mexico),
1866-1870
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Riley, H. Chauncey,
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Riley, T. W.,
1871-1873
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Robinson, Charles S. (Minister, American Chapel in Parisand Board of Directors),
1871-1872
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Romero Report,
1868-1872
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Rossiter, W. D. (District Secretary),
1871
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Ruliffson, A. G.,
1865-1878
Box: 10 Folder : 1 S - Miscellaneous,
1871
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Sadd, J. M. (Missionary: Louisville),Sadd', J. M. (Missionary: Louisville),
1866-1883
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Sadd, Mrs. J. M. (Missionary: Louisville),
1866-1872
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Sadd, Mrs. J. M.,
1872-1875
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Sakellarios, Demetrios L. (Missionary: Greece),
1876-1882
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Sayre, S. (Missionary: Mexico),
1865-1870
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Schenck, A. V. E.,
1868-1873
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Schiller, Anna (Missionary: Cincinnati),
1871-1872
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Schiller, Anna,
1866-1876
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Scottish Reformation Society,
1877-1884
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Scovel, S. F.,
1869
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Scudder, Joseph (Corresponding Secretary) and Anna Scudder,
1871-1872
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Smith, D. W.,
1868-1877
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Smith, T. Ralston (Board of Directors),
1878-1880
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Societe Central Protestante D'Evangelisation,
1866-1870, 1875
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Societe Evangelique de Belge,
1880, 1882-1883
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Societe Evangelique de France,
1863-1882
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Societe Evangelique de Geneve,
1878-1883
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Southern Presbyterian Church,
1880, 1883
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Spanish Mission,
1868-1869, 1883
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Stebbins, James H.,
1871-1872
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Stevenson, F. P.,
1870, 1873, 1877
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Stewart, William B.,
1866-1876, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 15 T - Miscellaneous,
1866-1883
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Taylor, R. (District Secretary),
1866-1875
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Thompson, John B.,
1865, 1868, 1872
Box: 11 Folder : 18 Thompson, J~ T.,
1867-1868
Box: 11 Folder : 19 Thouronot, E.,
1882
Box: 11 Folder : 20 Trumbull, David (Missionary: Chile),
1867-1880
Box: 11 Folder : 21 Tugwell, L. S.,
1870
Box: 11 Folder : 22 Turner, Robert,
1871
Box: 11 Folder : 23 U - Miscellaneous,
1868
Box: 11 Folder : 24 Unidentified Authors,
1863, 1868
Box: 11 Folder : 25 United States Christian Commission,
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 26 United States Supreme Court: AFCU v. Matilda Yount,
1877
Box: 12 Folder : 1 V - Miscellaneous,
1866-1882
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Van Nest, A. R., Jr. (Missionary: Italy),
1865-1873
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Vermilye, Jacob D. (President),
1872-1880
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Verrue, E. (Missionary: San Francisco),
1882-1883
Box: 12 Folder : 5 W - Miscellaneous,
1863-1882
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Walch, Patrick,
1872, 1877
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Waldenses: Chiesa Evangelica Valdese,
1876-1883
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Waldenses: French,
1882
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Waldenses: Report of the Waldensian Normal School,
1879
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Waldensian Table,
1878-1880
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Waldensian Theological College,
1868
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Welch, Michel (District Secretary),
1865-1870
Box: 12 Folder : 13 West, E. Spencer (Board of Directors),
1867-1870
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Westrup, Alfred B.,
1868
Box: 12 Folder : 15 White, J. G.,
1870-1875, undated
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Wier, A. W. (Missionary: Davenport),
1874-1875
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Willard, S. and Jane,
1872, 1:875, 1880
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Wolcott, Frederick H. (Board of Directors),
1870, 1875-1883
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Wood, F. W.,
1878
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Wood, John,
1870, 1873
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Woods, Henry,
1868
Box: 12 Folder : 22 Woodcuff, A.,
1866-1871, undated
Box: 12 Folder : 23 Wright, Julia McNair,
1871-1872
Box: 12 Folder : 24 Y - Miscellaneous,
1878, undated
Box: 12 Folder : 25 Yaunch, J. (Missionary: Cleveland),
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 26 Young, T. S. (Treasurer),
1865-1882
Box: 12 Folder : 27 Young Men's Christian Association,
1866, 1868
Box: 12 Folder : 28 z - Miscellaneous,
1866

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Series III: Financial Records

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Treasurer's Reports (1871-1883), Checks (1882-1884), Letters of Receipt (1882-1884), and miscellaneous records (1856-1871). Each type of record is arranged in chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Daniel Fanshaw, Printer and Publisher, Account,
1856-1857
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Vernon Brothers Bills,
1857-1858
Box: 13 Folder : 3 The Stuyvesant Bank Book,
1868-1869
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Report of the Special Committee on the Financial Condition of the AFCU,
1871
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Treasurer's Reports,
1871-1872
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Treasurer's Reports,
1873-1874
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Treasurer's Reports,
1874-1875
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Treasurer's Reports,
1875-1876
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Treasurer's Reports,
1876-1877
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Treasurer's Reports,
1877-1878
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Treasurer's Reports,
1880-1881
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Treasurer's Reports,
1881-1882
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Treasurer's Reports,
1882-1883
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Checks (Pacific Bank),
1882-1883
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Checks (Pacific Bank),
1883-1884
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Letters of Receipt,
1882
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Letters of Receipt,
1883
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Letters of Receipt,
1883
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Letters of Receipt,
1883
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Letters of Receipt,
1833
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Letters of Receipt,
1884

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Series IV: The Christian World

Scope and Contents note

This series is composed of letters of subscription to The Christian World, arranged chronologically. The letters often contain additional comment and information.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Letters of Subscription,
1877
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Letters of Subscription,
1878
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Letters of Subscription,
1878
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Letters of Subscription,
1878
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Letters of Subscription,
1878
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Letters of Subscription,
1879
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Letters of Subscription,
1879
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Letters of Subscription,
1879
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Letters of Subscription,
1879
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Letters of Subscription,
1880
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Letters of Subscription,
1880
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Letters of Subscription,
1880
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Letters of Subscription,
1881
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Letters of Subscription,
1881
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Letters of Subscription,
1882
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Letters of Subscription,
1882
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Letters of Subscription,
1883
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Letters of Subscription,
1883
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Letters of Subscription,
1884

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Series V: Commission of the American Fund for the Evangelicalization of France

Scope and Contents note

This series contains correspondence documenting the initiation, work, and effect of the Commission which sponsored a deputation of French evangelicals on a fund-raising tour of the United States. The papers are arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Correspondence,
1880
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Correspondence,
1880
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Correspondence,
1880
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Correspondence,
1881

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Series VI: Reorganization

Scope and Contents note

This series is composed of all AFCU records from April of 1884, when the Union was reorganized to solely promote and pursue efforts toward the evangelization of France, until the Union ceased its active work altogether in November of 1884. During this period, George B. Safford acted as corresponding secretary and treasurer and was also responsible for the promotion of the Union among the various ecclesiastical bodies. The papers in this series have been grouped as Correspondence and Financial Records and are arranged chronologically. Some correspondence addresses the impact of the reorganization upon the success of the Union's work.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Correspondence,
1884
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Correspondence,
1884
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Correspondence,
1884
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Financial Records: Letters of Receipt,
1884
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Financial Records:Checks,
1884

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