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Edward Marsden was a Presbyterian missionary to the native peoples of Alaska. His parents were from the Tsimshian tribe. A strong advocate of Indian rights, and a believer in higher education for native peoples, Marsden founded a Presbyterian Church in the Tlingit tribe in Ketchikan, Alaska. The collection is comprised of letters, 1893-1928, scrapbooks that relate to Marsden's work as a missionary, and photographs.