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Mission History Resources

We will be posting links to key missionary books over the next several months. Check back on our progress. Click on the underlined book name or item to see. You can resize the window when the link opens.

A manual of missions: or, Sketches of the foreign missions of the Presbyterian church:/ with maps, showing the stations, and statistics of Protestant missions among unevangelized nations. By John C. Lowrie. New York: A. D. F. Randolph, 1854. Courtesy of Making of America Books, Univ. of Mich. Library

Life and Light for Woman. Women's Board for Missions, Vol. 18, 1888. Courtesy of Google Digital Books

Report of the provisional committee on foreign missions, presented to the General assembly of the Presbyterian church in the Confederate states of America, in Augusta, Ga., December, 1861. Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Committee on foreign missions. Columbia, S.C.: Southern guardian steam-power press, 1862. Courtesy of Making of America Books, Univ. of Mich. Library


Jubilee Papers of the Central China Presbyterian Mission, 1844-1894 [Ningpo Station; Shanghai; Hangchow; Soochow.] Joshua Crowell Garritt. Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1895, 116 pp. Courtesy of Google Digital Books.



The Tennesseean in Persia and Koordistan. Being scenes and incidents in the life of Samuel Audley Rhea. By Rev. Dwight W. Marsh, for ten years missionary in Mosul.
Marsh, Dwight Whitney (1823 - 1896). Philadelphia: Presbyterian publication committee, 1869. Courtesy of Making of America Books, Univ. of Mich. Library

The Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat is willing to review the following for possible inclusion in its permanent archival collection:

  • Photographs
  • Artifacts
  • Manuscripts, letters, documents not required to be deposited with the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia or at a Presbyterian Seminary, such as Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.
  • Reference & research books
  • Maps
  • Montreat brochures and other paper ephemera.

We are specializing in the history of Montreat and Presbyterianism both in the U.S. and through American missionaries around the world.

A more detailed Collection Guideline is available.

If you have a question or have something you wish to consider donating or leanding to the Presbyterian heritage Center at Montreat, please contact us (click to email) before sending anything. Thank you.


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