Perkins, Justin, 1805-1869

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Congregational clergyman and missionary.

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

Epithet: American missionary in Persia

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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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creatorOf Perkins, Justin, 1805-1869. Perkins papers, ca. 1830-1869. Amherst College. Library
referencedIn Mills, Caleb, 1806-1879. Papers, 1834-1880. Wabash College Lilly Library, Lilly Library
creatorOf Assyrian Church of the East. Ḥudra : manuscript, [16--?]. Houghton Library
creatorOf Smith, Eli, 1801-1857. Eli Smith papers, 1819-1869. Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. CLXXX (ff. 309). May, June, 1864,includes:ff. 1, 223, 266 William Perry, Consul-General Venice; Knight 1872: Letters to Sir A. H. Layard: 1861-1866. f. 3 George John Robert Gordon, Minister at Stuttgart: Correspondence with Sir A. H. Layard: 18... British Library
referencedIn Chase, Thomas Noyes, 1838-1912. Papers. 1855-1864. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn , 1819-1869. Houghton Library
creatorOf Justin Perkins (AC 1829) Papers, ca. 1830-1869 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Edward and Orra White Hitchcock papers, series 1-8 and 15, 1809-1864. Amherst College. Library
referencedIn Vol. CLXXVII (ff. 409). Aug.-Nov. 1863.Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley: Correspondence with Sir A. H. Layard: 1846-1881.includes:ff. 1, 46, 48, 100, 141-150, 310, 357, 359, 387 Sir Robert Burnett David Morier, GCB; diplomatist: Lett... British Library
referencedIn American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions archives, 1810-1961. Houghton Library
creatorOf Perkins, Justin, 1805-1869. Miscellaneous letter book : No. 1 1835-1838. 1835-1838. Houghton Library
referencedIn Mary Lyon Collection MS 0500., ca. 1778- Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Vol. CLXXIX (ff. 331). Mar., Apr. 1864.includes:f. 1 Rear-Admiral Sherard Osborn, CB: Letters to Sir A. H. Layard: 1862-1864. ff. 3, 182 Charles Augustus Ellis, 6th Baron Howard de Walden: Letters to Sir A. H. Layard: 1862-1866. ff. 5, 78, 105, 268... British Library
creatorOf Perkins, Justin, 1805-1869. Papers, 1829-1844. Andover Newton Theological School, Franklin Trask Library
referencedIn Vol. CLXXV (ff. 367). Feb.-Apr. 1863.Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley: Correspondence with Sir A. H. Layard: 1846-1881.includes:ff. 1, 155, 197 William Perry, Consul-General Venice; Knight 1872: Letters to Sir A. H. Layard: 1861-1866... British Library
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associatedWith Amherst College corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1829. Perkins. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1829. Riggs. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1830. Schneider. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1830. Tyler. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1837. Bliss. corporateBody
associatedWith Assyrian Church of the East. corporateBody
associatedWith Bliss, Edwin Elisha. person
associatedWith Chase, Thomas Noyes, 1838-1912. person
associatedWith Dwight, H. G. O. (Harrison Gray Otis), 1803-1862 person
associatedWith Fiske, Fidelia, 1816-1864 person
associatedWith Goodell, William, 1792-1867 person
associatedWith Hamlin, Cyrus, 1811-1900 person
associatedWith Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. person
associatedWith Lyon, Mary, 1797-1849 person
correspondedWith Mills, Caleb, 1806-1879. person
associatedWith Nestorian Mission. corporateBody
associatedWith Riggs, Elias, 1810-1901 person
associatedWith Schauffler, William G. (William Gottlieb), 1798-1883 person
associatedWith Schneider, Benjamin, 1807-1877 person
associatedWith Smith, Eli, 1801-1857. person
associatedWith Southgate, Horatio, 1812-1894 person
associatedWith Tyler, W. S. (William Seymour), 1810-1897 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Brazil, South America
Morocco, North Africa
Italy, Europe
Malta, Europe
Suez Canal, Egypt
Brussels, Belgium
Poland, Europe
United States of America
Serbia, Europe
United States of America
Cochin-China, Asia
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Guatemala, Central America
Iran
Suez Canal, Egypt
Ionian Islands, Greece
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
China, Asia
Persia, Asia Minor
Borneo, Indonsesia
Iran
United States of America
Corfu, the Ionian Islands
Ionian Islands, Greece
United States of America
Kanagawa, Japan
Mexico, Central America
Ionian Islands, Greece
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Missions
Nestorians--Missions
Nestorians
Congregational churches--Sermons
Sermons, English
Missions--Iran
Missions--Sources
Congregational churches--Clergy--Archives
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Missionaries--19th century.--Iran
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Birth 1805

Death 1869

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