Robert Parmelee Wilder Papers, 1840-1940

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Robert Parmelee Wilder Papers, 1840-1940

Material documents the development of the Christianmissionary movement among students in the United States and Europe, 1886-1938.Family correspondence documents the missionary work of Wilder's parents inIndia, 1846-1875, as well as his work in India, 1893-1902. Robert ParmeleeWilder was born in India of missionary parents in 1863. He earned the A.B. andA.M. degrees from Princeton University (1886, 1888) and the B.D. degree fromUnionTheological Seminary (1891). He was a founder of the Student VolunteerMovement (1886), missionary in India (1893-1902), traveling secretary forStudent Christian Movements in Europe (1903-1916), secretary of Religious WorkDepartment, YMCA (1916-1919), General Secretary of the Student VolunteerMovement (1919-1927) and Executive Secretary of the Near East Christian Council(1927-1933). He died on March 27, 1938.

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