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Edward Comfort Starr papers

Call Number: MS 1166
Scope and Contents

Over four hundred letters and cards addressed to Edward Comfort Starr make up this collection. A few of the letters are from relatives, including one from his sister-in-law Lizzie DeForest written during a visit to China in 1907 and describing, among other things, victims of famine in Nanking; there are also several letters to members of the Lay family (the family of Starr's mother) who were involved with mission work. The majority of the letters, however, are from fellow ministers and missionaries of the Congregational Church, most of them in Connecticut, although there are also a few letters from missionaries in Asia. The letters deal with church business and other professional matters, such as the activities of various missionary societies, the setting up of Sunday schools and other aspects of religious education. The letters are arranged in alphabetical order.

The provenance of these letters is unknown.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Majority of material found within 1868 - 1916
0.5 Linear Feet
Related Names
Starr, Edward C. (Edward Comfort), 1844-1941
Language of Materials