[Item #58226] History of the Woman's Parent Mite Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1824-1827, 1874-1935. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Clara E. HARRIS, A M. E. CHURCH.

History of the Woman's Parent Mite Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1824-1827, 1874-1935

[Baltimore, MD]: S.i., 1935. First Edition. Octavo (22.75cm); original printed wrappers; [9],10-176pp, with portrait frontispiece of the author. Light wear to extremities, faint finger-soil to wrappers and occasionally in the margins, with a shallow dampstain to lower right corner of front wrapper and lower right corners of the first 10pp; Very Good+.

A history of the rise and development of the Women's Parent Mite Missionary Society, one of the oldest auxiliary groups within the A.M.E. Church, established on May 18, 1874. Harris, the daughter of a pioneer missionary and the wife of one of its Presiding Elders, meant for the volume "to preserve for future reference what has been accomplished by the workers," and the Society's involvement in missionary work in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone, South and West Africa, Barbados, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad, and the Virgin Islands. Scarce, with no copies for sale in the trade (June, 2022), and OCLC showing just 4 holdings (Emory, Harvard, Southern Methodist, William Carey Int. Univ.). Not in Blockson.

Price: $750.00

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