Benjamin Schneider letter to Edward Hitchcock, 1848 November 20
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A letter from missionary Benjamin Schneider, written upon his return from a visit to northern Syria, while performing a quarantine in Smyrna, Turkey. He writes extensively about the "Aleppo button," a skin disease that plagues the inhabitants of many towns on the banks of the Euphrates. Schneider tells Hitchcock he is sending a box with both mineral and water samples for Hitchcock to test, in an attempt to identify the cause of the disease. Schneider also writes about his mission and the happiness he feels as a result of seeing an increase in his congregation in Aintab, Syria.
The header indicates the letter was written in Smyrna, the historic name for İzmir, Turkey.
|Schneider, Benjamin, 1807-1877|
|Amherst College Archives & Special Collections|
|Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864--Correspondence|
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Reformed Church in the United States--Missions
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- Chicago citation style
- Schneider, Benjamin, 1807-1877. Benjamin Schneider letter to Edward Hitchcock, 1848 November 20. 1848-11-20. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:71141. (Accessed June 20, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- Schneider, Benjamin, 1807-1877, (1848-11-20) Benjamin Schneider letter to Edward Hitchcock, 1848 November 20. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:71141
- MLA citation style
- Schneider, Benjamin, 1807-1877. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:71141>.