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Letters in English


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Collection of 10 letters written to Rev. Isaac Bird and/or his wife Ann P. Bird when they were missionaries in Beirut. Many of the letters mention the diseases affecting the area and one letter has slashes in it from when it was fumigated. The letters also give news of the conditions other missionaries in the Middle East were working in, such as a fire destroying a school and the absence of gingham with which to make dresses. One of the Arabic letters concerns repayment of a debt owned to Rev. Bird. Two separate translations of the 4 letters in Arabic is included.


  • Creation: 1822-1835

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Folder 1 consists of letters in Arabic

Conditions Governing Access



From the Collection: 0.08 Linear Feet (2 folders containing 14 letters)

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

50 College Street
8 Dwight Hall
South Hadley MA 01075-6425 USA