Letter from Henrietta Matson to “My Dear Friends." 10 October, 1887.

Title

Letter from Henrietta Matson to “My Dear Friends." 10 October, 1887.

Subject

Henrietta Matson--Correspondence--Spence Family--India--Asia--Fisk--Missionaries

Description

A letter from Henrietta Matson to unknown recipients ("My Dear Friends"). Written just prior to her departure for India, this letter reveals Matson's plans to relocate to the subcontinent, spread the gospel, and teach in the Akola Girls' School. Of particular note are Matson's claims of retaining ties to Fisk University and of understanding her work in South Asia as similar to that of being a professor at Fisk. Matson states "I shall consider myself still a member of your missionary society – an active member having only transferred my field of labor from Fisk University to distant India. In some respects, my work will be not unlike the work there. For many years I have sought to do my part in training teachers who go out from Fisk to reach the mass of colored people who have not such high privileges. In India, I hope God will let me establish a school for girls who shall be prepared to go forth among the native heathen with the gospel of Jesus Christ. "

Creator

Henrietta Matson

Source

John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library, Special Collections, Fisk University. Spence Family Collection. Box 21, Folder 21-22.

Date

10 October, 1887.

Contributor

Dr. Patrick D. Rasico, metadata input

Rights

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Type

Document

Identifier

(Henrietta Matson) John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library, Special Collections, Fisk University. Spence Family Collection. Box 21, Folder 21-22.

Files

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Citation

Henrietta Matson, “Letter from Henrietta Matson to “My Dear Friends." 10 October, 1887.,” JOHN HOPE AND AURELIA E. FRANKLIN LIBRARY: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES, accessed September 26, 2022, https://fiskmusicmusiceverywhere.omeka.net/items/show/192.

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