H. Frances Parmelee papers, 1867-1927 Rauner Manuscript MS-1343

Full Finding Aid

Title:

H. Frances Parmelee papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-1343

Collection Dates:

1867-1927

Size of Collection:

.8 Linear Feet, 2 boxes

Abstract:

H. Frances Parmelee, Congregational missionary in Japan. Born May 13, 1852. Documents her lifelong missionary work, interest in the work of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and in the political maneuverings within the Mission. Died circa 1933.

Access to Collection:

unrestricted

Use & Access

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Conditions Governing Access

unrestricted

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, a notebook, index cards with quotations, poetry, notes on religion, booklets, recipes, home remedies, news clippings, ephemera, and reports on cures for tuberculosis. The papers document Parmelee’s lifelong missionary work in Japan, her interest in the work of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and in the political maneuverings within the Mission. Of note is correspondence from Rikizo Nakajima, a Japanese philosopher and scholar. Also includes letters from Sidney L. Gulick, author, educator, missionary and Dartmouth College class of 1883.

Biography

Harriet Frances Parmelee was born on May 13, 1852 in Twinsburg, Ohio to Joel R. Parmelee and Harriet Abby Holt. She attended Lake Eerie Female Seminary (now Lake Eerie College) in Painesville, Ohio, graduating with her seminary degree in either 1875 or 1876. In 1877 she left Ohio for Japan where she dedicated her life to missionary work. As part of the American Board Mission in Japan she was stationed in Kyoto, Tsu, Maebashi and Matsuyama. She was a member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and was appointed as a missionary for life by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in 1924. She died circa 1933. 
 

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Series, Box & Folder List

Series: Papers, 1867-1927

Box: 1, 1871-1896

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: General , 1871-1879
  • Folder: 2 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: General, 1880-1887
  • Folder: 3 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: General, 1890-1891
  • Folder: 4 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: General , 1892-1893
  • Folder: 5 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: General , 1894-1895
  • Folder: 6 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: General, 1896-1897
  • Folder: 7 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: General , 1898-1899
  • Folder: 8 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: Rikizo Nakajima , 1879-1880
  • Folder: 9 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: Rikizo Nakajima, 1881-1883
  • Folder: 10 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: Rikizo Nakajima , 1884-1887
  • Folder: 11 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: Rikizo Nakajima , 1891-1896
  • Folder: 12 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: Rikizo Nakajima , undated

Box: 2, 1867-1927

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: General , 1900-1910
  • Folder: 2 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: Sidney L. Gulick, 1901-1908
  • Folder: 3 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: General , 1914-1919
  • Folder: 4 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee, 1924-1927
  • Folder: 5 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee, undated
  • Folder: 6 , Correspondence: H. Frances Parmelee: General; fragments , undated
  • Folder: 7 , Essays: H. Frances Parmelee: A-H, 1872-1876
  • Folder: 8 , Essays: H. Frances Parmelee; I-H, 1867-1875
  • Folder: 9 , Essays: H. Frances Parmelee: D-S, undated
  • Folder: 10 , Notebook: Lessons, essays, thoughts on religious topics (Japanese and English) , undated
  • Folder: 11 , School work: Lake Eerie Female Seminary, circa 1873-1874
  • Folder: 12 , Missionary work; leaflets, newsletters, circa 1882-1923
  • Folder: 13 , "Letters Home" and Japanese proverbs; booklets, undated
  • Folder: 14 , Notes on Religion, circa 1892-1898
  • Folder: 15 , Cures for Tuberculosis; English and Japanese , undated
  • Folder: 16 , Recipes and Home remedies, undated
  • Folder: 17 , Poetry and songs; handwritten and clippings, circa 1890-1909
  • Folder: 18 , Quotations; Index cards, undated
  • Folder: 19 , "List of Goods left in change of 'Kyoto Home'", undated
  • Folder: 20 , Financial Papers, 1891-1894
  • Folder: 21 , Letter and list of recommended reading for travel to Edinburgh, UK, 1900-05-31
  • Folder: 22 , Clippings, undated
  • Folder: 23 , Ephemera, undated

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