About the Digital Collection
Letters from colporteurs for the American Bible Society concerning financial reports, sales, and difficulties encountered in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and India. Among problems reported were bad weather and resistance due to the influence of Baptists and Episcopalians. One letter (1848 Apr. 13) from Rev. John C. Rankin contains expense account for travels with his wife and children through Georgia, North Carolina, and India. Among other correspondents were John C. Brigham, J.R. Shepherd, Joseph Hyde, Charles F. Deems, S.C. Lindsley, Thomas J. Lemay, William Geddy Hill, and Walter Lowrie.