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Amherst College

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1824

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

 

Peter Parker collection

 Collection
Call Number: Ms Coll 6
Overview: Peter Parker graduated from Yale College in 1831 and from the Medical Institution of Yale College in 1834. Ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1834, he sailed that year to China as the first Protestant medical missionary to that country. The papers relate to Parker's medical practice at the Canton Hospital and elsewhere, his missionary activities including his sermons, and his work for the U.S. Government as a diplomat to China. Most of the papers have been photographed at...
Dates: 1825-1947, bulk 1825-1884

Roe family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 774
Overview: The papers contain family correspondence, missionary correspondence, family papers, diaries, sermons, printed works, photoprints, and other materials documenting the lives and careers of Alfred Cox Roe, Emma Wickham Roe, Mary Abigail Roe, Walter Clark Roe, Mary Wickham Roe, Joseph Wickham Roe, Henry Roe Cloud, and several other Roe relatives. The Roe family papers have extensive material on family life, specifically concerning such subjects as relations between brothers and sisters and parents...
Dates: 1802-1977

John Curtis and Mary Snell Smith Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 207
Overview: John Curtis Smith and Mary Snell Steele Smith were Congregational missionaries from New England who served in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), which was then part of the India Mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. This collection provides intensive documentation for the lives of missionary families especially "missionary children" and their extended families in the 1850s through the early 1870s. Of particular value in this collection is the large number of letters written...
Dates: 1837-1873, bulk 1853-1869

Strong Family Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1198
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial papers, diaries, writings, autographs, and other papers documenting the lives and activities of several generations of Strong family members and related Fowler, Pond, and Huntington families of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The bulk of the collection concerns the extended family of Phinehas Strong of Northampton, Massachusetts, and relates to the teaching and agriculture pursuits of family members in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and...
Dates: 1667-1925

Todd-Bingham picture collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 496E
Overview: Photographs, albums and scrapbooks, glass negatives, lantern slides, daguerreotypes, tintypes, prints, sketches, and paintings, 1837-1966, relating to the personal and professional lives of members of the Todd-Bingham family. These materials document the lives and careers of Mabel Loomis Todd, David Peck Todd, and Millicent Todd Bingham, in particular. Personal photographs and albums of Mabel Loomis Todd include views of family, friends, and places where she lived and travelled. Amherst,...
Dates: 1837-1966

David Peck Todd papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 496B
Overview: Correspondence, writings, records of astronomical expeditions, diaries, notebooks and scrapbooks of David Peck Todd, astronomer and teacher at Amherst College from 1881 to 1917. Between 1882 and 1914 Todd conducted nine expeditions to various parts of the world to study solar eclipses. The notes, photographs, drawings and memorabilia of these expeditions make up a significant portion of the papers. He was also a fertile inventor, and plans and drawings for many devices, some related to solving...
Dates: 1862-1939

Mabel Loomis Todd papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 496C
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, notebooks, diaries, lectures, financial records, scrapbooks, subject files, and memorabilia documenting the personal life and professional career of Mabel Loomis Todd. Correspondence and diaries detail Todd's personal attitudes and feelings toward her family, her relationship with William Austin Dickinson, her travels with her husband, David Peck Todd, and other matters. Legal and financial papers document court battles over her status as editor of Emily...
Dates: 1863-1948