Item MS-2-676, SF Box 31, Folder 32 - Letter from London Missionary Society's Clark Bentom and John Mitchell to Rev. John Eyre reporting on their missionary activities

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Letter from London Missionary Society's Clark Bentom and John Mitchell to Rev. John Eyre reporting on their missionary activities

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MS-2-676, SF Box 31, Folder 32

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  • 1800 (Creation)

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0.5 cm of textual records

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(1774 - [182-?])

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Clark Bentom was a missionary and surgeon—and one-time footman to Wilbur Wilberforce. He was born in England ca. 1774 and died in Jamaica ca. 1820. On 24 March 1800 he and John Mitchell, another missionary from the London Missionary Society, sailed aboard the Ephron from Liverpool to Quebec, where he served as a minister and occasional surgeon until his return to England in 1805.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Joan Carling in accession (21-95) in 1995. Further custodial history is unknown.

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File contains a copy and transcript of a letter written while John Mitchell and Clark Bentom were aboard the ship Ephron.

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  • English

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English

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Preferred citation: Letter from London Missionary Society's Clark Bentom and John Mitchell to Rev. John Eyre reporting on their missionary activities, MS-2-676, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Draft

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January 27, 2020 (creation)
March 2020 (revision)

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  • Box: SF Box 31