Eddy, Sherwood, 1871-1963

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YMCA secretary for Asia, evangelist and author.

From the description of Letter of Sherwood Eddy, 1932. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 31743372

George Sherwood Eddy was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on January 19, 1871. He prepared at Phillips-Andover Academy in Massachusetts from 1887-1888 and earned a Ph.B. degree from Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University in 1891. He attended Union Theological Seminary and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1891-1896. Eddy worked for the YMCA, Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, and American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. He was appointed YMCA secretary for Asia in 1911. He taught at Illinois College and MacMurray College in 1949. Eddy wrote and published numerous books and pamphlets from 1895-1955. He died in Jacksonville, Illinois on November 4, 1963.

From the description of George Sherwood Eddy papers, 1851-1981 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702165167

  • 1871, January 19: Born Leavenworth, Kansas, son of George Alfred and Margaret Louise Norton Eddy
  • 1887: 1888: Preparatory School at Phillips-Andover Academy, Massachusetts
  • 1891: Ph.B. Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University
  • 1891 - 1896 : Worked for Y.M.C.A. and Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions in New York City; Attended Union Theological Seminary; Graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary
  • 1896 - 1911 : Worked in India under auspices of the International Committee of the Y.M.C.A. and the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; Traveling Secretary for the S.V.M. in India and Ceylon; While visiting in India, Eddy's mother organized the Kodaikanal School
  • 1898, November 10: Married Alice Maud Harriet Arden (1873-1945) - Children: Margaret M. (d. 1932); Arden (d. 1917)
  • 1907: Attended Tokyo Conference of the World Student Christian Federation
  • 1911: Appointed Y.M.C.A. Secretary for Asia; Worked with students of Japan, Karea, China, India, the Near East and Russia--an honorary worker without salary; Addressed Chinese provincial parliaments and boards of government institutions.
  • 1912: 1913: Held evangelistic meetings with John R. Mott throughout Asia
  • 1915 - 1917 : Y.M.C.A. Secretary working with British and American armies in France during World War I
  • 1916: M.A. (Honorary) LL.D. College of Wooster; M.A. (Honorary) Yale
  • 1921 - 1957 : Led traveling seminars to England and the continent; more than 1500 American leaders participated
  • 1931: Retired from the Y.M.C.A.
  • 1936: Aided in organization of the interracial Delta Cooperative Farms in Mississippi
  • 1946: Married Catherine Louise Gates
  • 1949: Moved to Jacksonville, Illinois; Taught at Illinois College and MacMurray College
  • 1895 - 1955 : Wrote and published numerous books and pamphlets including God in History (1947), You Will Survive After Death (1950), and his autobiography, Eighty Adventurous Years (1955).
  • 1963, November 4: Died Jacksonville, Illinois

Biographical information taken from: Who Was Who in America, Volume IV 1961-1968, Sherwood Eddy, Eighty Adventurous Years, and Biographical Documentation, Series IV

From the guide to the George Sherwood Eddy Papers, 1851-1981, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

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referencedIn Reinhold Niebuhr Papers, 1907-1997, (bulk 1930-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Sherwood Eddy diary, 1916-1917 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Guide to the Arnold Johnson Papers, 1926-1989 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Beaver, Gilbert A., d. 1952. Gilbert Beaver papers, 1887-1952. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Harold S. Gray Papers, 1896-1972 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Jacob Xenab Cohen, papers, undated, 1913-1978 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions archives, 1810-1961. Houghton Library
referencedIn Charles P. Taft Papers, 1816-1983, (bulk 1937-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn World's Student Christian Federation. World Student Christian Federation records, 1875-1945 (inclusive). Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn YMCA of the USA. Archives of the YMCA - Student Division, 1886-1967 (inclusive). Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn World's Student Christian Federation. Archives of the World Student Christian Federation, 1895-1925 [microform]. Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Robert Parmelee Wilder Papers, 1840-1940 Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Roscoe Pound papers, 1888-1964 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Amberson, William Ruthrauff, b. 1894. William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Charles David Williams papers, 1878-1923 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Blaine, Anita McCormick. Correspondence and papers, 1828-1958. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Eddy, Sherwood, 1871-1963. Typed note signed Mary V. MacDougall for Sherwood Eddy to: "My Dear Mr. Fullerton" August 21, 1925. Wellesley College
referencedIn YMCA of the USA. YMCA - Student Division records, 1886-1967 (inclusive). Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Correspondence, 1870-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Eddy, Sherwood, 1871-1963. George Sherwood Eddy papers, 1851-1981 (inclusive). Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn McCormick, Nettie Fowler, 1835-1923. Nettie Fowler McCormick correspondence, 1775-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Guide to the Arnold Johnson Papers, 1926-1989 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Henry Burt Wright Papers, 1728-1928 Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn John R. Mott Papers, 1813-1982 Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf George Sherwood Eddy Papers, 1851-1981 Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Archives of the YMCA--Student Division, 1886-1967 Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn G. Bromley Oxman Papers, 1823-1923, (bulk 1912-1960) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Charles P. Taft Papers, 1816-1983, (bulk 1937-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Charles P. Taft Papers, 1816-1983, (bulk 1937-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Gilbert Beaver papers., 1887-1952 University of Minnesota Libraries. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. [ymca]
creatorOf Eddy, Sherwood, 1871-1963. Sherwood Eddy diary, 1916-1917. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Providence Plantation (Miss.). Delta and Providence cooperative farms papers, 1925-1963. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Eddy, Sherwood, 1871-1963. Letter of Sherwood Eddy, 1932. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Wright, Henry B. (Henry Burt), 1877-1923. Henry Burt Wright papers, 1880-1928. Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971. Papers of Reinhold Niebuhr, 1907-1994 (bulk 1930-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Archives of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, 1886-1964 Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Alumni Association (University of Michigan), Individual Photographs, ca. 1880-ca. 1960s Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf McCasland, S. Vernon (Selby Vernon), 1896-1970. Papers of S. Vernon McCasland, 1938-1970. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Eddy, Sherwood, 1871-1963. [Photocards, leaflet and seating plan relating to Sherwood Eddy speaking in Shanghai]. Union Theological Seminary, Burke Library
creatorOf Williams, Howard Yolen, 1889-1973. Howard Y. Williams and family papers, [ca. 1908]-1973. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Guide to the Arnold Johnson Papers, 1926-1989 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Chamberlain, Bernard Peyton, 1896-. Programs and papers relating to events held at Madison Hall [manuscript], 1921-1942. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Houghton Library
referencedIn Wilder, Robert Parmelee, 1863-1938. Robert Parmelee Wilder papers, 1840-1940 (inclusive). Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Williams, Charles David, 1860-1923. Charles David Williams papers, 1878-1923. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Gray, Harold Studley, 1894-1972. Harold Studley Gray papers, 1896-1972. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886-1960. Papers, 1894-1960 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions. Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions records, 1886-1964 (inclusive). Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Mott, John Raleigh, 1865-1955. John R. Mott papers, 1813-1978 (inclusive), 1880-1955 (bulk). Yake University Divinity School Library
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associatedWith American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. corporateBody
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associatedWith Blaine, Anita McCormick. person
associatedWith Chinese Young Men's Christian Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Delta Cooperative Farms. corporateBody
associatedWith Ford, Arthur A. person
associatedWith Fullerton, Hugh S. (Hugh Stuart), 1873-1945. person
associatedWith Gray, Harold Studley, 1894-1972. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886- person
associatedWith Jacob Xenab Cohen, 1889-1955 person
associatedWith Johnson, Arnold 1904-1989. Arnold Samuel. person
associatedWith Johnson, Arnold (Arnold Samuel), 1904-1989 person
associatedWith Johnson, Arnold Samuel, 1904-1989. person
associatedWith McCasland, S. Vernon (Selby Vernon), 1896-1970. person
associatedWith McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. person
associatedWith McCormick, Nettie Fowler, 1835-1923. person
associatedWith Mott, John Raleigh, 1865-1955. person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971. person
correspondedWith Oxnam, G. Bromley (Garfield Bromley), 1891-1963 person
associatedWith Page, Kirby, 1890-1957. person
associatedWith Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964 person
associatedWith Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Roman, Frederick W. person
associatedWith Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions. corporateBody
associatedWith Taft, Charles P. (Charles Phelps), 1897-1983. person
associatedWith University of Michigan. Alumni Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Dusen, Henry P. (Henry Pitney), 1897-1975. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Wilder, Robert Parmelee, 1863-1938. person
associatedWith Williams, Charles David, 1860-1923. person
associatedWith Williams, Howard Yolen, 1889-1973. person
associatedWith World's Student Christian Federation. corporateBody
associatedWith Wright, Henry B. (Henry Burt), 1877-1923. person
associatedWith Wu, Yaozong. person
associatedWith Wu, Yaozong. person
associatedWith YMCA of the USA. corporateBody
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China
India
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Missions
Clergy--Diaries
Young Men's Christian associations
Spiritualism
Missions--China
Missions--India
Chinese--Missions
Occupation
Authors
Clergy
Evangelist
Missionaries
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Birth 1871

Death 1963

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