Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831

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American missionary, reformer and activist for the rights of Native Americans and a leading opponent of the Indian removal policy; treasurer and corresponding secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

From the description of Jeremiah Evarts letter to to David Root [manuscript], 1828 March 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 781300996

Jeremiah Evarts (February 3, 1781-May 10, 183 1) was a New England lawyer and philanthropist who abandoned his law career to become publisher of the Congregationalist paper Panoplist. Evarts was one of the founders of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and was the editor to the board's paper, Missionary Herald. In 1798, he graduated from Yale College and he received his Masters degree from Yale in 1805. In 1810, he assumed editorship of the Panoplist and devoted himself entirely to missionary work. He was a manager of the American Bible Society and vice-president of the American Education Society. On several occasions he visited the south and investigated the condition of the Indian tribes east of the Mississippi. He was strongly opposed to the removal of Cherokees to western reservations and wrote numerous essays condemning state and federal governments for their treatment of the Indians. The National Intelligence published his Essays on the Present Crisis in the Condition of the American Indians in 1929. The Jeremiah Evarts diary reflects on his continuing health problems and foreshadows his death from consumption in Charleston, South Carolina, while on his way home from a stay in Cuba where he had gone on a quest to restore his health.

From the description of Jeremiah Evarts diary, 1822 (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 46914004

The Dwight mission was named after Timothy Dwight who was president of Yale College. Cephas Washburn was from Vermont and he traveled to Arkansas in 1820 with Alfred Finney. Finney married Washburn's sister, Susanna.

From the description of Letters to Jeremiah Evarts concerning the Dwight mission for Cherokees in Arkansas 1824,1828. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 67615713

Lawyer and philanthropist.

From the description of Papers, 1830. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 30803793

Lawyer, editor, and philanthropist.

From the description of Jeremiah Evarts collection, 1784-1851. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 162502356

Jeremiah Evarts (1781-1831) was a lawyer and philanthropist of Charlestown, Mass.

From the description of Jeremiah Evarts account books, 1826-1830. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122570879

From the guide to the Jeremiah Evarts account books, 1826-1830, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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referencedIn Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944 (bulk 1807-1872). Library of Congress
referencedIn Moore, Morton and Company (Quincy, Ill.). Records, 1818-1878. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826. Jedidiah Morse papers, 1779-1850. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Samuel Finley Breese Morse Papers, 1793-1944, (bulk 1807-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions archives, 1810-1961. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Evarts family. Evarts family papers, 1753-1960 (inclusive), 1798-1901 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Jeremiah Evarts account books, 1826-1830 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831. Letters to Jeremiah Evarts concerning the Dwight mission for Cherokees in Arkansas 1824,1828. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Armstrong, Samuel T., 1784-1850. Papers, 1812-1850. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Adams, Moses N. (Moses Newton), 1822-1902. [Transcripts of letters from missionaries among the Indians of Minnesota, Dakota, and Oregon, 1830-1878, [between 1928 and 1932?]. Newberry Library
referencedIn George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection, 1598-1945. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Chauncey, Charles, 1777-1849. Papers, 1800-1849. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831. Jeremiah Evarts diary, 1822 Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Evarts, Jeremiah. Wit and metaphor in the seventeenth century. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Woods, Leonard, 1774-1854. [Sermons / Leonard Woods]. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
creatorOf Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831. Jeremiah Evarts account books, 1826-1830. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Morse Family Papers, 1779-1868 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831. Jeremiah Evarts collection, 1784-1851. Library of Congress
referencedIn Jedidiah Morse papers, 1779-1850 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Evarts family papers, 1753-1960, 1798-1901 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, E, 1564-1961. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Field, David Dudley, 1781-1867. Letter, 1835 April 10, Stockbridge, Mass., to E.C. Tracy. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831. Papers, 1830. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Chauncey, Charles. Papers, 1787-1807. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831. Jeremiah Evarts letter to to David Root [manuscript], 1828 March 29. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Percival, John, 1779-1862. Papers, 1826-1841. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Morse family. Morse family papers, 1779-1868 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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associatedWith American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. corporateBody
correspondedWith Anderson, Rufus, 1796-1880 person
associatedWith Armstrong, Samuel T., 1784-1850. person
associatedWith Chauncey, Charles. person
associatedWith Chauncey, Charles, 1777-1849. person
correspondedWith Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817 person
associatedWith Evarts family family
associatedWith Evarts family. family
associatedWith Field, David Dudley, 1781-1867. person
associatedWith Finney, Alfred. person
associatedWith Finney, Susanna Washburn. person
correspondedWith Frelinghuysen, Theodore, 1787-1862 person
associatedWith Hitchcock, Asa. person
associatedWith Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904 person
associatedWith Huntington Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
correspondedWith Jay, John, 1745-1829 person
associatedWith Lord, Eleazer, 1788-1871. person
associatedWith Moore, Morton and Company (Quincy, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Morse family. family
associatedWith Morse Family family
associatedWith Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826. person
correspondedWith Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. person
associatedWith Percival, John, 1779-1862. person
associatedWith Root, David, 1791-1873, person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Takatoka. person
associatedWith Union Mission (Arkansas Territory) corporateBody
associatedWith Vaill, William F., fl. 1820-1831. person
associatedWith Washburn, Cephas, 1793-1860. person
correspondedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 person
associatedWith Woods, Leonard, 1774-1854. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Arkansas River
Georgia
Southern States
Arkansas
Subject
Indians, treatment of
Indians of North America--Government relations
Cherokee Indians--Missions
Cherokee Indians--Social life and customs
Indians of North America--Relocation
Cherokee Indians
Missions
Trail of Tears, 1838-1839
Dwight mission
Missons
Indians of North America
Slavery
Missions, American
Missionaries
Cherokee Indians--Government relations
Occupation
Editors
Lawyers
Philanthropists
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Birth 1781-02-03

Death 1831-05-10

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