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BOX I:1-3 Part I: Topical File, 1871-2004
Correspondence, hymns, photographs, photograph albums, scrapbooks, account book, wartime passes, lace sample book, lists, printed matter, and other papers gathered for a 2005 Library of Congress exhibit on the history of the American Colony.
Arranged according to the order and thematic topics used in the exhibit.
BOX I:1 Family Tragedy
Spafford family and friends photograph album, circa 1870s
Spafford cottage, Lake View, Chicago, Ill., stereograph; and photograph of church in Stavanger, Norway, undated
Spafford home, Chicago, Ill., photograph, undated
Spafford, McDaid & Wilson, attorneys at law, business card, circa 1870s
“The Sinking of the Steamship Ville du Havre,” photoprint of Currier and Ives lithograph, 1873
Telegram from Anna T. Spafford to Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888), 1873
Telegram from Dwight Lyman Moody to Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888), 1874
Portrait of Anna T. Spafford, circa 1873
Portraits of Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888), circa 1873, circa 1882-1886
(2 folders)
“It Is Well with My Soul,” draft of hymn by Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888), circa early 1870s
On to Jerusalem
Hymns by Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888)
“How Long Oh Lord,” 1879
“Next Year at Jerusalem,” circa 1879
“Perilous Times,” circa 1879 See Oversize
Waiting for the Morning and Other Poems, 1878
Diary of Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888), 1882
BOX I:2 Letter from Anna T. Spafford, 1902
Moody, Dwight Lyman, miscellany, 1874, 1938
In the Holy Land
Bible belonging to Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888), circa 1870s
Letter from Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888) to Charles Piazza Smith, 1887
“The Great Pyramid of Egypt–The Mightiest Wonder on Earth,” from Our Rest and Signs of the Times, no. 11, 1882
Map of Jerusalem, undated See Oversize
Correspondence between A. Loivy and Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888), 1885
Letter from Anna T. Spafford to Mrs. Morse, 1909
Letter to Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) from the American Colony, 1906
“Our American Colony in Jerusalem” by Alexander Hume Ford, Appleton's Magazine, 1906
Letter to Alexander Hume Ford from the American Colony, 1906
“Americans Lead in Jerusalem Progress” by William T. Ellis, 1913
The American Colony at Work
“In Memoriam” keepsake with pressed flowers, undated
List of antiquities sent to University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia, Pa., 1913
Postcards of the Holy Land, 1921, undated
Scrapbook of American Colony clippings, 1871-1942
Bound vol. See Oversize
Loose items removed from scrapbook See Oversize
Business card, John D. Whiting, United States deputy consul, Jerusalem, undated
“The Chief Industries of the American Colony, Jerusalem, at the Present Time,” 1907
Letter from David Fairchild to John D. Whiting, 1916
Letter from Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor to John D. Whiting, 1915
The Locust Plague
Locust album, 1915 See Oversize
Photograph of Bertha Spafford Vester, John Vester, Louise Vester, and Jemal Pasha, circa 1915
World War I
Photograph album, 1914-1917 See Oversize
Scrapbook of Fannie L. Koster regarding American Colony, circa 1908-1924 See Oversize
Wartime pass issued by Ottoman Turkish forces, 1916-1917
Turkish lira note
Movement order, Kantara Military Railway, for John D. Whiting, British intelligence, 1918
American Colony nursing corps
Names of nurses, 1917
Night pass for nurses, circa 1915-1917
Photograph, circa 1915-1917
Hospital record, 1916 See Oversize
Manifesto and other printed announcements, 1882, 1896, 1905, 1914 See Oversize
Miscellaneous passes and permits, 1914-1917
Note from A. F. Bernard Shaw to American Hospital, Jerusalem, 1917
BOX I:3 Wartime Aid
School of Handicrafts and Dressmaking
Brochures and photographs, circa 1920s
Lace sample book, undated
Report of the Syrian and Palestine Relief Fund sewing rooms and Christian Herald Relief Fund lace industry, circa 1918
Account book of money received by Mr. Trowbridge, 1918
Balance sheet for distribution of Charitable Funds, Feb- Apr. 1918
Loud, Edward F.
Account of and distribution of Loud Fund, 1916-1917
Letter from John D. Whiting to Edward F. Loud, 1918(?)
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1916-1918
“Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Loud at their island home in Michigan,” undated
Continuing Relief Work
Christian Herald Orphanage
Photograph album, 1918-1927
(2 folders)
Register of children, 1921-1923
Appeals to Bertha Spafford Vester for aid, 1918-1921
Spafford Children's Center
Pamphlet, undated
Photographs, 2004, undated
Documents regarding relief and charitable work
Miscellaneous activities, 1915-1922, undated
Nonsectarian nature of work, 1920, undated
BOX I:OV 1- OV 7 Part I: Oversize, 1871-1942
Draft of hymn, map, scrapbooks, photograph album, hospital record, and printed matter.
Arranged and described according to the series, containers, and folders from which the items were removed.
BOX I:OV 1 Topical file
On to Jerusalem
“Perilous Times,” circa 1879 (Container I:1)
In the Holy Land
Map of Jerusalem, undated (Container I:2)
BOX I:OV 2* The American Colony at Work
*Administratively restricted
Scrapbook of American Colony clippings, 1871-1942
Bound vol. (Container I:2)
BOX I:OV 3 Loose items removed from scrapbook (Container I:2)
BOX I:OV 4* The Locust Plague
*Administratively restricted
Locust Album, 1915 (Container I:2)
BOX I:OV 5* World War I
*Administratively restricted
Photograph album, 1914-1917 (Container (I:2)
BOX I:OV 6* Scrapbook of Fannie L. Koster regarding American Colony, circa 1908-1924 (Container I:2)
*Administratively restricted
BOX I:OV 7 Hospital record, 1916 (Container I:2)
Manifesto and other printed announcements, 1882, 1896, 1905, 1914 (Container I:2)
BOX II:1-9 Part II: Our Jerusalem, circa 1786-1942
Correspondence, notes, writings, lectures, printed matter, and other papers compiled by Bertha Spafford Vester as resource files for her book, Our Jerusalem.
Most files are arranged chronologically by year. Others are grouped by type of material and therein chronologically.
BOX II:1 Biographies, 1873, 1941, undated
Chapter on Moslem girls school, draft, undated
Chronological file
(12 folders)
BOX II:2 1874-1892
(20 folders)
BOX II:3 1893-1902 See also Oversize
(14 folders)
BOX II:4 1903-1919
(17 folders)
BOX II:5 1920-1924 See also Container II: 8, 1922
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