American Baptist Missionary Union membership certificate, 1873

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1873-05-14

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 301-310

GUSN

GUSN-250717

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Description

Certificate to Elizabeth D. Swaim granting honorary membership in the American Baptist Missionary Society on May 14, 1873.

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

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

Physical Description

1 certificate

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Reference Code

GC002.02.308

Image Dimensions

17 x 14 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Jones, Alfred, 1819-1900 (Engraver)

Material Type

certificates
engravings (prints)

Other People

Swaim, Elizabeth D., Miss

Other Organizations

American Baptist Missionary Union

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 301-310