American Baptist Missionary Union membership certificate, 1871

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1871-03-31

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 291-300

GUSN

GUSN-250597

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Description

Certificate to Roger W. Swaim granting honorary membership in the American Baptist Missionary Society on March 31, 1871.

The top half of the certificate is a black and white engraving of a person with a Bible missionizing to two tropical islanders. You can see other native people in the far corner worshiping an idol. The scene shows an idyllic tropical scene, with palms and waterfalls. It says below "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death upon them hath the light shined," Isaiah.

Details

Descriptive Terms

missionaries
members
societies
religious (people)
certificates
prints (visual works)
engravings (prints)

Physical Description

1 certificate

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1942-09-26

Reference Code

GC002.02.291

Acquisition Type

Estate

Image Dimensions

18 x 14 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Miss Elizabeth Swaim, 1942

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Jones, Alfred, 1819-1900 (Engraver)

Material Type

certificates
prints (visual works)
engravings (prints)

Other People

Swaim, Roger W.

Other Organizations

American Baptist Missionary Union

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 291-300

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