Perkins, Justin, 1805-1869

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1805
Death 1869

Biographical notes:

Congregational clergyman and missionary.

From the description of Papers, 1829-1844. (Andover Newton Theological School). WorldCat record id: 47907374

Epithet: American missionary in Persia

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000149.0x0001b4

Perkins was head of the "Nestorian Mission" of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

From the description of Miscellaneous letter book : No. 1 1835-1838. 1835-1838. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612796834

Perkins was born in 1805 near Holyoke, Mass. He spent his childhood on his father's farm. He graduated from Amherst College in 1829. After graduation he taught at Amherst Academy, attended Andover Theological Seminary and tutored for a year at Amherst College. In 1833 he married Charlotte Base and was commissioned by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to work in Persia among the Nestorians. He established a mission in Oroomiah, Persia. During his time in Iran he translated the Bible and other books into modern Syriac. On Dec. 31, 1869 he died in Chicopee, Mass.

From the description of Perkins papers, ca. 1830-1869. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51957728

Justin Perkins (AC 1829), missionary, was born in 1805 near Holyoke, Massachusetts. He spent his childhood on his father's farm and at the age of eighteen responded to a revival that influenced him to enter the ministry. He attended Amherst College and upon graduating, taught for a year at Amherst Academy. He then spent two years at Andover Theological Seminary, tutored for a year at Amherst College, and then returned to Andover to finish his theological course.

In 1833, Perkins was married and the American Board of Missions commissioned him to work in Persia among the Nestorians. He traveled to Oroomiah, Persia and set up a mission there. He stayed with this mission for more than thirty years, with intermittent visits home, until he died in 1869.

From the guide to the Justin Perkins (AC 1829) Papers, ca. 1830-1869, (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Missions
  • Nestorians--Missions
  • Nestorians
  • Congregational churches--Sermons
  • Sermons, English
  • Missions--Iran
  • Missions--Sources
  • Congregational churches--Clergy--Archives

Occupations:

  • Missionaries--19th century.--Iran

Places:

  • Brazil, South America (as recorded)
  • Morocco, North Africa (as recorded)
  • Italy, Europe (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Suez Canal, Egypt (as recorded)
  • Brussels, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Poland, Europe (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Serbia, Europe (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Cochin-China, Asia (as recorded)
  • Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (as recorded)
  • Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (as recorded)
  • Guatemala, Central America (as recorded)
  • Iran (as recorded)
  • Suez Canal, Egypt (as recorded)
  • Ionian Islands, Greece (as recorded)
  • Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (as recorded)
  • China, Asia (as recorded)
  • Persia, Asia Minor (as recorded)
  • Borneo, Indonsesia (as recorded)
  • Iran (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Corfu, the Ionian Islands (as recorded)
  • Ionian Islands, Greece (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Kanagawa, Japan (as recorded)
  • Mexico, Central America (as recorded)
  • Ionian Islands, Greece (as recorded)