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Alward, Jonathan Pennington, 1838-1839
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of works, correspondence, and journals of Alward. Included are sermons, school essays, letters to his parents, brother, and sisters while a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) and the Princeton Theological Seminary, and as a missionary. Alward's journals (1839-1840) describe his lengthy ocean voyage to Africa on board the Saluda, visits to various places in Liberia, West Africa, where he and others were seeking to establish a mission in the interests of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, and their return to the United States after deciding on Cettra Kroo, Liberia, as a suitable place for the mission. Also present are a letter (circa 1840) by Alward to Walter Lowrie presenting an account of his travels and letters by his younger brother, Joseph (Class of 1853), and other family members.
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Collection is open for research use.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Alward, Jonathan Pennington; Selected Papers of Jonathan Pennington Alward, C0379, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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