Charles TelfordErickson Papers, 1908-1973

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Charles Telford Erickson Papers, 1908-1973

Charles TelfordErickson Papers, 1908-1973

The collection consists of correspondence, writings,and printed material dating from 1908 to 1973, relating to Erickson's personallife and a number of aspects of Albanian history during this period. Lettersdocument the Ericksons' journey to and life in Albania, and interactions withstatesmen, presidents, senators and others regarding Albania's politicalsituation. Charles Telford Erickson was born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1867. Heserved as a Congregational minister before and after his missionary service inAlbania, which began in 1908. Erickson served for 12 years under the AmericanBoard of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and 14 years independently. From1920 to 1921, he was Special Commissioner for Albania to the U.S. and from 1922to 1923, he assisted American Legation staff in Albania. Following retirement,Erickson traveled widely, promoting the World Council of Churches and theInternational Missionary Council, and as a spokesman for Albania.

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