American Bible Society papers  1819-1855 (bulk 1828-1855)
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History

The American Bible Society was founded in 1816 from an amalgamation of local societies with a mission to produce, distribute, and promote the Scriptures in all languages everywhere. The main recipients of the correspondence comprising this collection are: Joseph Hyde, General Agent and Assistant Treasurer of the American Bible Society from at least 1842 through at least 1855; Reverend John C. Brigham, Corresponding Secretary of the American Bible Society during at least the late 1830's and 1840's; and Edmond S. Jones, Financial Secretary during at least the 1840's. James Field, an Agent of the American Bible Society in Wisconsin, is the writer of a significant body of correspondence documenting evangelical activity on the frontier among both whites and Oneida Indians.