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Jotham Meeker to Rev. Lucius Bolles

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Creator: Meeker, Jotham, 1804-1855

Date: November 29, 1833

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Jotham Meeker Papers Coll. #439, Box 1, 1833-34 Correspondence Folder

Unit ID: 210069

Summary: In this letter Jotham Meeker, a Baptist missionary to the Shawnee in Indian Territory, discussed the Ottawa Indians who were residing on Shawnee lands. Meeker spoke to several Ottawa chiefs about spreading the Christian gospel, and he hoped that he could work among them as a missionary. Also, Meeker discussed how the Ottawa may be forced to move once other tribes take possession of land in Indian Territory. He also mentioned the Methodist mission established among the Potawatomi. Reverend Lucius Bolles, the recipient of this letter, was Meeker?s contact at the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions.

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Title (Main title): Jotham Meeker to Rev. Lucius Bolles


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