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John Bates Clark (AC 1872) and Alden Hyde Clark (AC 1900) Family Papers, 1847-2003 (Bulk: 1900-1940)
6 archives boxes (3 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Primarily personal correspondence documenting the lives of members of the Clark family across three generations: in particular, economist John Bates Clark, his son Alden Hyde Clark (AC 1900), and Alden's three children, Mary Lawrence Clark, John Alden Clark (AC 1929), and William Whitcomb Clark (AC 1933). Includes correspondence between Alden Hyde Clark and his fellow missionaries in India (the American Marathi Mission) and general documentation on 20th century missionary activity in that country.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Clark Family Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Permission to publish from the writings of Clark family members requires the written agreement of the Clark family's literary executor, Alden Samuel Clark (samclark@sover.net), who holds the publication rights. Letters or other writings by individuals other than Clark family members are not subject to this restriction, but requests for permission to publish such material should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Biographical Note

The John Bates Clark (AC 1872) and Alden Hyde Clark (AC 1900) Family Papers document the personal and professional lives of three generations of Clark family members. Personal correspondence among family members comprises the greater part of the papers, supplemented in particular by correspondence between Alden Hyde Clark and his fellow missionaries.

It should be noted that Vassar College graduate Myra Almeda Smith Clark (1873) and Smith College graduates Mary Sheafer Whitcomb Clark (1900) and Mary Lawrence Clark Cannon (1927) are also well represented in this collection through correspondence to and from them. Mary Sheafer Whitcomb Clark's materials are especially extensive and thoroughly document her commitment to and full partnership in both her family and the work of the American Marathi Mission.

There are four main figures in the collection:

John Bates Clark (1847-1938), son of John Hezekiah and Charlotte Huntington Clark, was born in Providence, Rhode Island. Bates Clark, as he was known, attended Brown University for two years (1865-1867) and then enrolled in Amherst College, from which he graduated in 1872 (his studies were interrupted due to his father's ill health). After graduate work in Germany and Switzerland, Clark returned to the United States and taught political economy and history at several institutions, including Amherst College, Smith College, Carleton College, John Hopkins University, and Columbia University. He also served on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Clark was the author of numerous books and articles in his field. His biographical file contains several obituaries that describe his life and work in detail.

Clark's work in economics is recognized by the John Bates Clark Medal, given annually by the American Economic Association to the "American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge."

Myra Almeda Smith Clark (1853-1940) was the daughter of Jotham Graves and Almira Philma Converse Smith, both originally from Connecticut. Jotham Smith went west in 1855, settling first in Monticello, Minnesota, where his wife, son H. Alden, and daughter Myra joined him. The family moved to Minneapolis in 1863. Smith worked in the milling business and was a founding partner in the firm of Smith, Parker & Co., where he remained until his retirement in 1876. Myra Smith was a graduate of Vassar College in 1873. She met Bates Clark in Minneapolis, where his family had moved in 1868. Myra and Bates married in 1875 and spent their first years together in Minnesota. She died at her son John Maurice Clark's Connecticut home in 1940.

The children of Bates and Myra Clark were Frederick Huntington (1877-1956); Alden Hyde (1878-1960); John Maurice (1884-1963); and Helen Converse (m. Lancaster) (1882-1968).

Alden Hyde Clark (1878-1960) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota while his father was a professor at nearby Carleton College. The family moved to Amherst when John Bates Clark took a faculty position at Smith College (1882-1893); he subsequently joined the faculty at Amherst College (1892-1895). Alden Clark graduated from Amherst High School and followed his father's path to Amherst College, graduating in 1900. He received his M.A. from Columbia and then a B.D. from Union Theological Seminary. Clark met Mary Whitcomb while they were undergraduates (Whitcomb at Smith College). The couple realized their mutual calling to missionary work just as Whitcomb was graduating from Smith, when their letters describing their ambitions crossed in the mail. Alden and Mary (often called May) Clark were married in May, 1904 and sailed to India two months later to work as missionaries with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM). They served in India for fourteen years, and returned to the United States for the years 1919 through early 1923. Reverend Clark then worked in India again from the spring of 1923 into 1929, while Mary Clark remained in the United States to see the children through school. In 1929 Clark returned to work for the American Board at its headquarters in Boston, where he remained until his retirement in 1947. He died in 1960; see his biographical file for several obituaries.

Mary Sheafer Whitcomb Clark (1875-1970) was the daughter of William Wirt and his second wife Mary Lawrence (Hazeltine) Whitcomb. Mary ("May") Whitcomb was born in Malden, Massachusetts, where her father was a businessman. Whitcomb spent much of her youth in Marblehead, which she remembered much later in a letter to her family (Box 4, Folder 10). Her attraction to missionary work may have developed from the religious activities of her parents: her father had worked for the growth of the Congregational Church in New England and was a longtime member of the Massachusetts Temperance Society and the Congregational Club of Boston, while her mother was the daughter of Rev. Robert F. Lawrence and a member herself of the Old South Church.

Alden and Mary Clark had three children, Mary Lawrence (m. Cannon) (1906-2003); John Alden Clark (1907-1974); and William Whitcomb (1911-1988). The early years of the children are well represented in the collection (see especially Mary Lawrence Cannon's vivid memoir, "Namasté - Memories of Growing Up in India" [Box 6, Folder 35]), with limited documentation of their adulthoods.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The John Bates Clark (AC 1872) and Alden Hyde Clark (AC 1900) Family Papers consist of three linear feet of material (letters, documents, and photographs) documenting three generations of the Clark family. In particular, the papers present information on 20th century missionary activity in India (the American Marathi Mission). There is some limited material from or about earlier and later members of the family, as well as a file of genealogical material, much of it photocopies of recent online research. The bulk of the material is from 1900 to 1940.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Clark Family Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Permission to publish from the writings of Clark family members requires the written agreement of the Clark family's literary executor, Alden Samuel Clark (samclark@sover.net), who holds the publication rights. Letters or other writings by individuals other than Clark family members are not subject to this restriction, but requests for permission to publish such material should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in the John Bates Clark (AC 1872) and Alden Hyde Clark (AC 1900) Family Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

The papers were kept and passed down through three lines of the family of Alden Hyde and Mary Sheafer Whitcomb Clark, namely those of sons John Alden and William Whitcomb Clark, and daughter Mary Lawrence Cannon. The papers were reunited in 2010 through a combined gift to the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections.

Processing Information

Arranged and described in 2010 and 2012 by Margaret R. Dakin, Archives & Special Collections Specialist; Isadora Mota, Archives & Special Collections Specialist; Geoffrey Millener (AC 2011), Student Assistant; and Mariah Sakrejda-Leavitt, Archives & Special Collections Specialist.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
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Language
English

Contents List
Series 1: CLARK FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE



Scope and content:

Series 1, CLARK FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE, contains the correspondence of John Bates Clark (JBC), Myra Smith Clark (MSC), Alden Hyde Clark (AHC), and Mary Whitcomb Clark (MWC).

Sub-series A and B document the family life of economist John Bates and Myra Smith Clark. The personal correspondence to and from them complement Clark's professional papers at Columbia. The correspondence at Amherst dates from 1887 to 1940.

Sub-series C, D, E, and F provide documentation of Alden and Mary Clark's personal and professional lives. Their correspondence begins with their courtship in 1900 and follows them through their married life until their deaths in 1960 and 1970 respectively. Much of the correspondence is from the family's time in India, providing important documentation about the experience of a missionary family living abroad for an extended period, as well as about how they managed when they were separated from each other.

The correspondence in sub-series C and D is between Alden and Mary Clark; sub-series E and F contain correspondence to and from their three children, Mary, John, and William Clark, as well as correspondence from Alden Clark's siblings, John Maurice and Helen Converse Clark.

Sub-series E and F also contain correspondence to and from Alden and Mary Clark's colleagues in the American Marathi Mission and the larger missionary community. This correspondence illustrates the sense of family that developed among the missionaries, and through it one can trace both the history of the American Marathi Mission in the period as well as the personal relationships among the people who worked together there.

Arrangement:
Sub-series A: Incoming Correspondence to John Bates and/or Myra Smith Clark,
1887-1927


[Clark, Anne Elizabeth Huntington] to nephew John Bates Clark (JBC)
1896 Nov, Dec

Box 1: folder 1
Clark, Alden Hyde (son)
1921-1935

Box 1: folder 1
See: Clark Family Papers, Series 1, Subseries F: Outgoing Correspondence from Alden Hyde Clark and Mary Whitcomb Clark, Box 4)


Box 1: folder 1
Clark, Mary Lawrence (granddaughter)
1927 Nov, Dec

Box 1: folder 2
Jenkins, Annie [Annie Elizabeth Clark; JBC's cousin], to JBC
1917 Nov

Box 1: folder 3
[Jenkins,] Annie to MASC
ca. 1923 Jun

Box 1: folder 4
Mendenhall, Thomas Corwin (President of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute), to JBC
1896 Nov

Box 1: folder 5
Morse, Margaret D., to JBC regarding Anson D. Morse's "Civilization and the World War"
1917 Nov

Box 1: folder 6
Wilson, Woodrow, to JBC, with an introduction by Winnifred M. Clark (photocopy)
1887 Aug

Box 1: folder 7
Sub-series B: Outgoing Correspondence from John Bates and/or Myra Smith Clark,
1867-1940


Clark, Alden Hyde
1905 Aug

Box 1: folder 8
Clark, Alden Hyde
1907 Oct

Box 1: folder 9
Clark, Alden Hyde
1908 Feb, Dec

Box 1: folder 10
Clark, Alden Hyde
1909 Jan

Box 1: folder 11
Clark, Alden Hyde
1911 Mar-Dec

Box 1: folder 12
Clark, Alden Hyde
1912 Jan-Sep

Box 1: folder 13
Clark, Alden Hyde and Mary Whitcomb from JBC
1913 Jun, Oct

Box 1: folder 14
Clark, Alden Hyde and Mary Whitcomb from MASC
1913 Apr-Jun

Box 1: folder 15
Clark, Alden Hyde and Mary Whitcomb from JBC
1914 Aug-Nov

Box 1: folder 16
Clark, Alden Hyde and Mary Whitcomb from MASC
1914 May-Oct

Box 1: folder 17
Clark, Alden Hyde
1917 Jul-Sep

Box 1: folder 18
Clark, Alden Hyde
1918 Jul

Box 1: folder 19
Clark, Alden Hyde
1927 Jul

Box 1: folder 20
Clark, Alden Hyde
1940 May, Jul

Box 1: folder 21
"Lulu" (childhood friend), from MASC, with 1940 Oct memorandum about it by Alden H. Clark
1867 Oct 7

Box 1: folder 22
Sub-series C: Outgoing Correspondence from Alden Hyde Clark to Mary Whitcomb Clark,
1901-1915


1900 Feb-Dec


Box 2: folder 1
1901 Feb-Mar


Box 2: folder 2
1901 Mar


Box 2: folder 3
1901 Apr-Aug


Box 2: folder 4
1902 Feb-Apr


Box 2: folder 5
1903 Aug


Box 2: folder 6
1904 Apr-May


Box 2: folder 7
1909 Mar-Apr

Box 2: folder 8
ca. 1910-1911


Box 2: folder 9
1911 Mar-May


Box 2: folder 10
ca. 1912-1913


Box 2: folder 11
1913 Mar-Apr


Box 2: folder 12
1915 Feb


Box 2: folder 13
1915 Mar


Box 2: folder 14
1915 Apr


Box 2: folder 15
1915 Jun


Box 2: folder 16
1915 Jul


Box 2: folder 17
ca.1915


Box 2: folder 18
Sub-series D: Outgoing Correspondence from Mary Whitcomb Clark to Alden Hyde Clark,
1900-1915


ca. 1900 Sep


Box 2: folder 19
ca. 1904-1914


Box 2: folder 20
1901 Feb


Box 2: folder 21
1903 Sep


Box 2: folder 22
1904 Apr, Dec


Box 2: folder 23
1905 Feb, Aug


Box 2: folder 24
1909 Mar, Dec


Box 2: folder 25
ca. 1912


Box 2: folder 26
1915 Feb-Mar


Box 2: folder 27
Sub-series E: Incoming Correspondence to Alden Hyde Clark and/or Mary Whitcomb Clark,
1903-1968


Allen, Dorothy (niece; m. Schauffler)
1932 Apr-Sep

Box 3: folder 1
Baker, Henry D., American Consul, re arrangements for POW wives visiting Ahmednagar
1915 Jan

Box 3: folder 2
Ballantine, William O.
1917 Dec

Box 3: folder 2
Barton, James L. (Secretary, ABCFM)
1905-1923

Box 3: folder 2
Beals, Lester W. (N.M. Wadia Hospital, American Marathi Mission)
1931 Mar

Box 3: folder 2
Bell, Enoch F. (Assistant Secretary, ABCFM)
1910, 1918

Box 3: folder 2
Bissell, Theodore K.
n.d.

Box 3: folder 2
Bommer, E., re books and biscuits for prisoners of war in a camp at Ahmednagar
1914-1915

Box 3: folder 2
Boyle, Sara
n.d.

Box 3: folder 2
Braisted, Paul J. (General Secretary, Student Volunteer Movement
1939 Jul

Box 3: folder 2
Capen, Samuel B.
1913 Nov

Box 3: folder 3
Cellarins, Marie, to AHC, seeking his help for a German cousin (William Stork) interned in Ahmednagar
1915 Jan-May

Box 3: folder 3
Christ, O., writing to the Superintendent of the American Mission, Ahmednagar (AHC?) from "Prisoners of War Camp B" regarding the visit of his wife and that of Dr. Finck
1915 Mar

Box 3: folder 3
Churchill, Alice Elizabeth Harding
1909 Apr, Aug

Box 3: folder 3
Churchill, David Carroll. Fragment; written before Alice's death in 1912
n.d.

Box 3: folder 3
Clark, Frederick Huntington (brother)
1914 Jun

Box 3: folder 3
Clark, Hubert Lyman (AC1892)
1913

Box 3: folder 3
Cobb, Ted
1915-1918, 1931

Box 3: folder 3
Cogswell, Franklin D. (Secretary, Missionary Education Movement)
1930 Jan

Box 3: folder 3
Cushing, D. P. (News Editor, Congregational Christian News Bureau)
1946 Jun

Box 3: folder 3
Clark, Helen (sister): see Lancaster, below
[1904-1917]

Box 3: folder 3
Clark, Howard E. (Amherst friend), to AHC. Includes letters from Ellen P. Harris, A.S.F. Kirby and an unidentified person regarding Howard Clark's death in 1908, as well as 14 postcards 1904-1907 from HEC to AHC; one postcard of Lusitania on day of her maiden voyage, Sep 7, 1907
1903-1908

Box 3: folder 4
Clark, John Alden (son)
1915-ca. 1920

Box 3: folder 5
Clark, John Maurice (brother)
[1912] Dec-1917

Box 3: folder 6
Clark, Mary Lawrence (daughter)
1915-1921

Box 3: folder 7
Clark, William Whitcomb (son), to AHC, two notes; one with explanatory note by "MLC" (Mary Lawrence Clark, Alden's daughter)
ca. 1916

Box 3: folder 8
Davis, Ozora (Chicago Theological Seminary) (See also Box 4, Folder 12, for AHC's draft reply to the Aug 26 letter)
1919-1920

Box 3: folder 9
Derrick, Thomas Harry (originally to "Mrs. Hardendorf")
1922 Dec

Box 3: folder 9
Note:

See also: AHC to Dewey in Box 4, Folder 13

Dibley, Minnie L.
1918 Jan 15

Box 3: folder 9
Dickson, J. H. (Rev.)
1918 Feb 14

Box 3: folder 9
Edwards, J. F. (letter circulated to the "A.M. [American Marathi] Mission in Western India" (See also AHC to Edwards in Box 4, Folder 14)
1929 Aug

Box 3: folder 10
Elkins, J. B.
1907 Mar

Box 3: folder 10
Fairbank, Ernest and Adelaide
1905-ca. 1918

Box 3: folder 11
Fall, George and Etta
1915 Dec

Box 3: folder 11
Felt, Edward [A.]
1917 Jul

Box 3: folder 11
Fleming, D. [J.]
1917 May

Box 3: folder 11
"E.G." (limerick by)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 12
Gates, Katherine Van Akin
ca. 1917 Jan

Box 3: folder 12
Gates, Lorin Henry
1918 Apr

Box 3: folder 12
Gibbons, Margaret
[1935]

Box 3: folder 12
"EPH"
1905 Nov

Box 3: folder 13
Hallock, Leavitt. H. (Dr. & Mrs.), including Apr 1918 calendar from Bradentown, FL Presbyterian Church
1918 May

Box 3: folder 13
Hansen, R.
1914 Nov

Box 3: folder 13
Harris, George (President of Amherst College)
1912 Apr

Box 3: folder 13
Hazen, William. Letter of May 15 includes copy of Hazen letter to Charles Hicks
1918 Apr-May

Box 3: folder 13
Hepburn, Alice
1914 Jan

Box 3: folder 13
Hiwale, A. S.
1916 Jan

Box 3: folder 13
[Hiwale, A. S.]
1918 Jan

Box 3: folder 13
Hole, Carl
1914 Nov

Box 3: folder 13
Hume, Robert A.
1916-1918

Box 3: folder 14
Hume, Robert Ernest
1905-1918

Box 3: folder 15
Kendall, Henry P.
1918 Nov

Box 3: folder 16
Kernan, Arthur
1913 Feb

Box 3: folder 16
Lombard, Frank A.
1918 Aug

Box 3: folder 17
Lyman, F. W. (AHC's uncle)
1920, 1923

Box 3: folder 17
[Lyman] Katharine, re the death of her mother, Elizabeth Huntington Clark Lyman, sister of John Bates Clark (See also JBC's letter to Alden & Mary Clark, Box 1, Folder 14)
[1913] Nov 28

Box 3: folder 17
Lancaster, Helen Converse (Clark)
ca. 1904-1910

Box 3: folder 18
Lancaster, Helen Converse (Clark), and Lancaster, Henry Carrington. Includes wedding and engagement announcements
ca. 1912-17

Box 3: folder 19
Lee, Theodore S. (Rev.) (AC 1900; d. 1911. Material includes letters (1901-1907) from TSL to the Clarks as well as letters about him, written after his death from: Emma Lee (Lee's mother) (1911 Nov); Samuel H. Lee (Lee's father) (1912 Jan 20); Hannah Hume Lee (Lee's wife) (1912 Jan 23, Sept 20). Includes T.S. Lee from "D.J." (1901 May) announcing the birth of his daughter Elizabeth (note was forwarded to AHC).
1901-1915

Box 3: folder 20
Maclean, John
1915 Mar

Box 3: folder 21
Macmillan, Campbell
1929 Nov

Box 3: folder 21
Mangan, Clarence
1920 Mar

Box 3: folder 21
[?], Margarita, re religion and education in Mexico
1948 Jan

Box 3: folder 21
[?], Min (niece)
1931 Dec

Box 3: folder 21
[Modak, S. R.]
n.d.

Box 3: folder 21
Morrill, Ernest E.
1917 Sep

Box 3: folder 21
Parker, Thomas Valentine
1931 Mar

Box 3: folder 22
Patton, Cornelius H.
1918 Aug

Box 3: folder 22
Picken, W.S. and [?], Lillian
1918 Jan

Box 3: folder 22
[?], Priscilla, writes from Guadalajara, Mexico
[1931] May

Box 3: folder 22
Rose, Richard S.
1918 Jan

Box 3: folder 23
[?], Russell, re "lost years of Jesus"
1928 Jun

Box 3: folder 23
Smith, Preserved, calling card
n.d.

Box 3: folder 24
Smith, Wilbert B.
1917 Jan

Box 3: folder 24
Sperry, Willard L.
1930 Feb

Box 3: folder 24
Tinker, Wellington H.
1911 Nov

Box 3: folder 25
Turner, Fennell P.
1917 Dec

Box 3: folder 25
Vaz, Alfred Edward
1911 Dec

Box 3: folder 26
[Wead] Kate Whitcomb (MWC's sister), to MWC, on birth of John Alden; includes much family news
[1907] Sep

Box 3: folder 27
Whitcomb, Howard (MWC's brother)
1943 Jul

Box 3: folder 27
Whitcomb, William Wirt, welcoming AHC to the family
1904 May

Box 3: folder 27
Wilde, A.H. (W.A. Wilde Company)
1929 Oct

Box 3: folder 27
Wilkins, Ernest Hatch (AC 1900)
1907 Jul

Box 3: folder 27
[Willard, Anne L.]
1918 Apr

Box 3: folder 27
[Winsor, Mrs. David?] Writes from Ardnaree Missionary Home, Kandy, India
1917 Dec

Box 3: folder 27
[Wurill], Michael
1917 Sep, Nov

Box 3: folder 27
Yeranian, Ruhama (Secretary for Records, ABCFM), re an "excerpt from Margaret Porter Zelinka's pen-written letter to Miss Emerson of Oct 2, 1948" about illness of Pastor Urbanek of Prague-Zizkov, Czechoslovakia
1948 Oct 6

Box 3: folder 27
Birth of John Alden Clark- Congratulatory Letters (A-H)
1907 Aug

Box 3: folder 28
Birth of John Alden Clark- Congratulatory letters (I-Z)
1907 Aug

Box 3: folder 29
Condolence letters to AHC for the death of his mother, Myra Smith Clark
1940 Sep

Box 3: folder 30
Sub-series F: Outgoing Correspondence from Alden Hyde Clark and/or Mary Whitcomb Clark,
1903-1968


Barton, [James L.], from AHC
1918 Nov

Box 4: folder 1
Clark, Myra Smith, from MWC, re [1906] death of "Aunt Hattie" [Charlotte Elizabeth Lawrence Cooke] and Alden's reply to Mayo's "Mother India" (See also Series 2: Alden Hyde Clark: Professional Work)
[1906], [1927]

Box 4: folder 2
Clark, John Bates and Myra Smith
1921 Sep

Box 4: folder 3
Clark, John Bates and Myra Smith (group letter to "family" with personal note to "pater and mater" at end providing more of Alden's views about "Mother India"
1927 Nov-Dec

Box 4: folder 4
Clark, John Bates and Myra Smith (group letters as above)
1928 Jan-Dec

Box 4: folder 5
Clark, John Bates and Myra Smith (group letters)
1929 Jan-Mar

Box 4: folder 6
Clark, John Bates and Myra Smith (group letters)
1935 Oct-Dec

Box 4: folder 7
Clark, John Bates and Myra Smith, group letters from MWC
1936 Mar

Box 4: folder 8
Clark, William Whitcomb (son), from AHC
1915 Aug

Box 4: folder 9
Clark and Cannon families: 3 Christmas letters (2 from AHC and MWC; 1968 from MWC with note from daughter Mary Lawrence Clark Cannon reminding her to write the yearly letter; MWC's 1966 reminiscence re youth in Marblehead, MA
1954-1968

Box 4: folder 10
Clemons, William "Harry" (University of Nanking)
ca. 1913-27

Box 4: folder 11
Davis, Ozora (See also Davis to AHC, Box 3, Folder 9)
1919 Aug, Sep

Box 4: folder 12
Dewey, Harry P. AHC's report about Ahmednagar work
1913 Feb 7

Box 4: folder 13
Edwards, James. AHC: "draft of a letter never sent to Edwards about Theological College"
n.d.

Box 4: folder 14
Fairbank, [Henry]
1917 Oct 4

Box 4: folder 15
Fitch, Albert, re Theodore Lee memorial volume
1912 Sep 5

Box 4: folder 16
Lee, Theodore Storrs (AC 1900) and Hannah. Includes
1902 Dec 30;

Box 4: folder 17
AHC's notes for Lee obituary (Lee d. Aug 24, 1911)
1911 Sep 1

Box 4: folder 17
Series 2: ALDEN HYDE CLARK (AC 1900): PROFESSIONAL PAPERS
1903-1960


Scope and content:

Series 2 contains notes, writings, photographs and various documents by and about Alden Hyde Clark (AC 1900), a district missionary, teacher, and administrator in India from 1904-1919, and again from 1923-1929, thereafter a secretary for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions until his retirement in 1947.

Arrangement:
Sub-series A: Devotional notes,
1938-1951


Sub-series A includes Reverend Clark's handwritten journals and miscellaneous notes about the Christian mission around the world; his missionary experience in India; notes on Ceylon, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, and China; bible study; the spread of communism; news clippings; and sermons.

Devotional notes
1938-1942

Box 4: folder 18
1947-1951


Box 4: folder 19
n.d.


Box 4: folder 20
n.d.


Box 4: folder 21
n.d.


Box 4: folder 22
n.d.


Box 4: folder 23
n.d.


Box 4: folder 24
Sub-series B: American Marathi Mission, India,
1910-1948


Sub-series B contains miscellaneous papers from Alden Clark's work in India. The "Centennial Souvenir" of the mission (Box 5, Folder 2) contains many photographs of the mission and identifies American and Indian missionaries.

Picture of AHC taken in Ahmednagar, India
[1910s]

Box 5: folder 1
Centennial Souvenir (ABCFM), put together by AHC
1913

Box 5: folder 2
Memo from the "Political Department of the Government of Bombay" to newspaper editors
1916 Nov

Box 5: folder 3
Development of the Hymn "Heart and Mind, Possessions, Lord" from a Marathi Poem (work by AHC and daughter Mary Lawrence Clark)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 4
Report [to AHC] re self-government in India
n.d.

Box 5: folder 5
"Poems from India" and "What is Christ to Me" (printed matter) and "The Pride of the Ring" (humorous encomium to AHC, perhaps in MWC's handwriting)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 6
Marathi-language materials, primarily correspondence
n.d.

Box 5: folder 7
Sub-series C: Documents,
1903-1960


Sub-series C consists of miscellaneous documents from Alden Clark's career, mostly dating from the years before and after his work in India.

YMCA notebook
ca. 1900

Box 5: folder 8
Examination by the Manhattan Congregational Association
1903 Apr

Box 5: folder 9
Ordination of AHC at the Plymouth Church, MN
1904 May

Box 5: folder 9
Greeting of Scarborough Church to AHC and MWC
1904 Jun

Box 5: folder 9
Annual letters, Union Theological Seminary (Class of 1903)
1914, 1916

Box 5: folder 9
The Annuity Fund for Congregational Ministers
1920

Box 5: folder 9
"A Tribute to the Church" by Albert Einstein
1939 Jan

Box 5: folder 9
Information sheet for the ABCFM conference in Cleveland, Ohio
1955

Box 5: folder 9
"A Threnody on the Alchoond of Swat" (1878) by George Thomas Lanigan: typed copies
n.d.

Box 5: folder 9
Passports- Alden H. Clark (1925 one includes Mary and son William)
1923, 1925

Box 5: folder 10
Summaries [AHC's] of talks given by AHC to the "Monday Evening Club" between 1937 and 1960
ca. 1960

Box 5: folder 11
Obituaries: the Boston Globe and the New York Times
1960 May

Box 5: folder 12
Memorial service for AHC, with remarks by Rev. Edward Meury et al.
1960 Jun

Box 5: folder 13
Soft cover volume with copies of memorial services for Alden and Mary Clark as well as copies of some of their correspondence to the Clark family
ca. 1970

Box 5: folder 14
"Our Clark Ancestors in America" by AHC, with genealogical documents by ("Uncle") James CA. Seagrave
n.d.

Box 5: folder 15
Sub-series D: Writings,
1916-1956


"A Missionary Man-of-all-work"
[1916]

Box 5: folder 16
"Statement on 'Mother India'": reprint from National Christian Council Review
1927 Nov

Box 5: folder 17
"Is India a World Menace?": responses to Katharine Mayo's "Mother India," with preface by AHC
1927 Dec

Box 5: folder 18
"Is India Dying? A reply to 'Mother India'": reprint from the Atlantic Monthly
1928 Jan

Box 5: folder 19
"The Social Dynamic of Jesus"
1930

Box 5: folder 20
"The Strength of the Christian Movement in the World Today"
1939 Nov

Box 5: folder 21
"The Age Problem in the Selection of New Missionaries"
1943 Nov

Box 5: folder 22
Address to the Prudential Committee in Boston, MA, "On Completion of Forty-three Years of Service as a Missionary"
1947 Jun

Box 5: folder 23
"The Dynamic of the New England Puritans"
1956 [Apr]

Box 5: folder 24
"Twenty Four Hours with a Motor or the Adventures of an Amateur Chauffeur"
n. d.

Box 5: folder 25
Unidentified text about the pace of life for an Indian farmer
n.d.

Box 5: folder 26
Series 3: MISCELLANEOUS CLARK FAMILY PAPERS


Arrangement: Scope and content:

Each sub-series contains miscellaneous biographical materials for each of the indicated subjects. Most of the material is from and about their later lives, with the exception of sub-series F, which contains Mary Lawrence Clark Cannon's memoir "Namasté - Memories of Growing Up in India" (Box 6, Folder 35).

Sub-series A: John Bates Clark
1847-1938


Payment for portrait of JBC by Ernest L. Ipsen: check and receipt; miscellaneous check to Margolis Shop to "repair sideboard"
1927 May

Box 6: folder 1
The American Economic Review, vol. XVII, no. 2, supplement, regarding a dinner in honor of JBC, in New York City
1927 Jun

Box 6: folder 2
"Bibliography of John Bates Clark," reprinted from A Bibliography of the Faculty of Political Science, Columbia University, 1880-1930
1931

Box 6: folder 3
Memorial pamphlet - "Honorary Member of the Smith College Class of 1888"
[1938]

Box 6: folder 4
Photocopy of drawing of JBC by son John Maurice Clark
n.d.

Box 6: folder 5
Sub-series B: Mary Whitcomb Clark
(1875-1970)


State Street News; undated miscellaneous note
1938 Feb; n.d.

Box 6: folder 6
Reminiscences
1963-1967

Box 6: folder 7
Memorial service (See also Box 5, Folder 14 for a memorial booklet about Mary and Alden Clark)
1970 Jun

Box 6: folder 8
Sub-series C: John Maurice Clark
(1884-1963)


Two photographs at Amherst College
[1905]

Box 6: folder 9
Photocopy of a handwritten draft of the essay "A Scholar's Dedication," published in the Amherst Monthly (vol. 30, no. 6, p. 211); solicitation from the Amherst Delta Kappa Epsilon Alumni, Sigma Chapter
1915, 1918

Box 6: folder 10
Sub-series D: John Alden Clark
(1907-1974)


Letter from William Wirt Whitcomb (MWC's father) to his grandchildren John and Mary
1910 Dec

Box 6: folder 11
Photograph of JAC with Mary Lawrence Cannon, Mary Whitcomb Clark, and Evelyn Clark (Farbman); laser print of a portrait of JAC by Jim Carpenter
n.d.

Box 6: folder 12
"True to His Authentic Self: Portrait of a Philosopher," interview with JAC by J. Seelye Bixler published in The Colby Alumnus, p. 14-15
1972

Box 6: folder 13
Obituaries, memorials
1974 Aug

Box 6: folder 14
Sub-series E: William Whitcomb Clark
(1911-1988)


Conscientious objector letters to the Hartford Courant and the Hartford Times; letter to his parents; statement to the Hartford Draft Board
1940 Oct

Box 6: folder 15
"The Emancipator," publication edited from the Danbury Prison (Connecticut) by WWC
1941 Mar

Box 6: folder 16
"Queries for Peacemakers," typescript of article published in American Friends
1955 Dec

Box 6: folder 17
"Love is God," sermon by WWC
1965 Jun

Box 6: folder 18
Memorial Service (See also Box 6, Folder 37)
1968 May

Box 6: folder 19
"Selections from the Writings of William W. Clark," booklet printed by the Clark family
1969 Dec

Box 6: folder 20
"Newsletter of the Church of Watertown," WWC's church
1981 Feb

Box 6: folder 21
For Life, a Scrapbook
1984

Box 6: folder 22
Poem about WWC by Doug Aylavan
1988 May

Box 6: folder 23
Memorial service
1988 Jul

Box 6: folder 24
"The Brainstorm"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 25
Devotional materials
n.d.

Box 6: folder 26
"Excursion"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 27
"Murder by Manuscript"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 28
Poems and miscellaneous writings
n.d.

Box 6: folder 29
"Psychotherapy - A Comparison of Psychoanalytic and Religious Dimensions" - paper for a seminar in psychotherapy directed by Dr. Robert A. Young
n.d.

Box 6: folder 30
"Solution in Storm"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 31
Who Now in the Sun?"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 32
Sub-series F: Mary Lawrence Clark Cannon
(1908-2003)


"A Tribute to Howard Whitcomb" (memorial service for MLC's maternal uncle), by Ross Cannon
1968 Sep

Box 6: folder 33
Letters to family re genealogy
1976-1986

Box 6: folder 34
"Namasté - Memories of Growing Up in India"
1987 Dec

Box 6: folder 35
Interview with MLC and her daughter Joan Cannon Borton (cassette tape; digital file available at I/ASC/Scans/Audio/Clark)
1993

Box 6: folder 36
Sub-series G: Alden Samuel Clark
(1944- )


Notes for William W. Clark's memorial service.
1968

Box 6: folder 37
Note:

See also: Series 3, Sub-Series E, Box 6, Folder 19

Photograph of ASC
1990

Box 6: folder 38
Documents regarding the family papers
2010

Box 6: folder 39
Genealogical charts and documents
n.d.

Box 6: folder 40

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Subjects
  • Missions - India

Contributors
  • Clark family.
  • Clark, Alden H. (Alden Hyde), b. 1878
  • Clark, John Bates, 1847-1938
  • Clark, Myra Almeda


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