An Episcopal bishop's diary of his 1834 visit to an Indian mission.

1834 Diary


In 1834, Episcopal bishop Jackson Kemper undertook a trip to Wisconsin to report on the school founded by Rev. Richard Cadle for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Kemper provides a comprehensive account of his journey to Green Bay and the sometimes deplorable conditions of the children enrolled in the missionary school. The diary was written in pencil in small notebooks; to read it, you'll want to click "Page & Text" to have the original handwritten pages and a typed version open on your screen at the same time. It's also long and documents a wealth of subjects, so you may want to use the Search box at the upper left of the document viewer to find passages of interest.


Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
The Founding of Social Institutions
Creator: Kemper, Jackson, 1789-1870.
Pub Data: Unpublished manuscript in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (Wis Mss G); portions excerpted in Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol 14: 394-449.
Citation: Kemper, Jackson. Diary, 1834. Unpublished manuscript in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (Wis Mss G box 1, Vol 69). Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=78 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=78; Visited on: 9/20/2014
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