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Armenians -- Turkey -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Chambers, W. Nesbitt and Cornelia P. Williams: Miscellaneous incoming correspondence, 1909-1922

 File — Box 1, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents Three items: Rogers, Paul Nathanael, a nephew, verses in honor of his visit to the Chambers family in Adana (1909 March 21). Davies, Mary Howard Nutting re an invitation to Kate's wedding. Includes remarks about an Armenian woman from Harpoot and "the horrible wickedness the Xtian peoples are allowing to be done to her race!" (1915 November). Dennison, George E. to...
Dates: 1909-1922

Merrill, J.E. [John E.], 1921 December

 File — Box 3, Folder: 74
Scope and Contents

William N. Chambers to J. E. Merrill of the American Board regarding situation in Turkey -- whether the family should stay or go in light of a warning from the British government to all British subjects (as Chambers is) "advising them that they their own risks." Chambers is inclined to stay based on his own view of the situation and from conversations with Franklin Bouillon, Mouaddin Pasha (General Commandant) and Hamid Bey (Civil Administrator).

Dates: 1921 December

Sub-series F: Typescript of Kate Seelye's taped reminiscences, circa 1970

 Sub-Series — Box 11A, Folder: 1-6

Kate Seelye's taped reminiscences (probably based on interviews with her daughter Dorothea S. Franck) divided into six files of transcripts. Transcripts have been made into PDFs. The material documents Kate's childhood in Erzerum and Adana, including people she knew and historical events that happened there.

Dates: circa 1970

The Williams-Chambers-Seelye-Franck Papers ("The Franck Papers")

Identifier: MA.00313
Abstract The Williams-Chambers-Seelye Family Papers (the Franck Papers) include correspondence, photographs, juvenilia, memorabilia, manuscripts, teaching materials, and publications relating to several generations of missionaries, educators, public servants, and artists. In addition to describing the lives of multiple members of the family, subjects include missionary work in Turkey in the late 19th century into the 20th century; World War I and Armenian history in the period as reported by...
Dates: circa 1850-1980

W. Nesbitt Chambers to Robert Chambers, 1897-1919

 File — Box 3, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents William N. Chambers to Robert Chambers, sharing information regarding their missionary work as well as details of their personal lives. Letter (incomplete) of July 23, 1900 re conference of "the mission and native union" in [Marash], mentioning Dr. Fuller of Aintab, Dr. Lee (also of Aintab?), Dr. [Merrill?] of Aintab, and WNC. Troubles along the way: Neelie and the children have colds, Neelie falls ill with malaria, plague has broken out in quarantined "Beyrouth," son Talcott sails home...
Dates: 1897-1919

William Nesbitt Chambers to brother Jack Chambers re situation in Turkey, 1915 November 5-27

 File — Box 1, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents Outgoing correspondence to Chambers family in Canada, including: “All the Armenians were being deported en masse towards the Syrian desert. Scores of thousands of them from the west Cple [Constantinople], Bardezag, Konia, Angora, Caesarea, Marsovan [etc.] were driven across the Adana plain. Their properties were being confiscated [and] there was little or no hope of relief. Few of them at this rate will remain by spring. It was [and] is most horrible. Germany might do something to relieve...
Dates: 1915 November 5-27

Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Family Papers ("The Blaisdell Papers")

Identifier: MA.00270
Abstract The Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Papers ("the Blaisdell Papers") contain correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and documents from the family of missionaries William Nesbitt Chambers and Cornelia Pond Williams Chambers and their children, especially their daughter Dorothea Nesbitt Chambers (later Blaisdell). The papers include material (primarily correspondence) from other family members such as Nesbitt and Cornelia's siblings and relatives. The bulk of the material dates from about...
Dates: circa 1845-2010

Williams-Chambers-Seelye Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00321
Abstract The Williams-Chambers-Seelye Family Papers consist primarily of the correspondence of three generations of the family of William Frederic and Sarah Pond Williams with relatives and friends during the family’s residence in the Ottoman Empire between 1848 and 1933, when they were missionaries working for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and (later) educators at various institutions. The collection also contains documentation relating to the personal and professional...
Dates: circa 1832-1985

Williams, Talcott, 1919 March

 File — Box 3, Folder: 73