Title

Marcus and Narcissa Whitman Collection

Description

The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, trail reports, notes and journals, genealogical information, images, artifacts and Whitman family and Whitman Mission Bibles. Materials describing the establishment of the Whitman Monument and the celebration of the Whitman Centennial are also included. These items are a selection from the overall collection.

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1839-1850
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A record book of the Columbia Maternal Association including the bylaws and constitution, membership lists, and reports. The Columbia Maternal Association was founded as a women's club in 1838 by Narcissa Whitman, Mary Walker, Myra Eells, and Elizabeth Spalding.

Date
February 17, 1835
Description

A certificate from the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions declaring that Marcus Whitman is a missionary. The certificate reads: "This is to certify that Doct. Marcus Whitman is an assistant missionary to Indian tribes West of the State of Missouri under the direction of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions." Signed R. Anderson and David Greene, Secretaries.