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Mathilde R. Moses letters from India

Identifier: Ax 490

Scope and Contents

The collection (1916-1949) contains over 100 letters written from India that describe life in India and internal affairs of the mission schools.


  • 1916-1949


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Mathilde Moses (1887 - ?) was born in Stonewall, Texas, and educated at Denver University.

In 1916, she travelled to India as missionary teacher, under the auspices of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society, of the Methodist Episcopal church.

From 1917 to 1919, Moses was a teacher at Girls' High School, Cawnpore, and from 1920 to 1921, was principal of the Hudson Memorial School, Cawnpore.

In 1922, she returned to the United States on a Cook's tour, via the Near East and Europe. She returned to India in 1923, teaching at the Sawtelle Girls' School, Arrah, Bihar.

During the 1930s, she was with the Adams Girls' School, Almora, U. P., and with Methodist girl's schools in Roorkee and Bareilly.


0.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials



Mathilde Moses (1887 - ) served as a Methodist missionary in India, teaching at girl's schools, and also becoming principal of one of the schools. The collection (1916-1949) contains over 100 letters written from India that describe life in India and internal affairs of the mission schools.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection has been microfilmed. Microfilm reels are available for purchase, or via Inter-library Loan. When requesting reels for this collection, please request: “Women’s Lives, Series 3, American Women Missionaries and Pioneers Collection, reel(s) 59.”

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Mathilde R. Moses Letters from India
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA