Hawkes, Belle, 1854-1919.
Papers, 1872-1919
Finding Aid to Record Group 116
0.75 cu.ft.

Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516

BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

Sarah Belle Sherwood was appointed to the mission in East Persia by the Board of Foreign Missions in 1883. In 1884, she married the Reverend James W. Hawkes, also of the East Persia Mission. Stationed in Hamadan for 36 years, she ministered to the needs of Armenian, Jewish, and Moslem women and children. She acquired an exceptional mastery of Farsi, and her home became a center of missionary service and hospitality to the flow of travelers between Teheran and Baghdad. She died in service in 1919.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Record Group 116 consists primarily of Sarah Hawkes' outgoing correspondence from her years in Hamadan, and her diaries. It also contains photographs of the East Persia missionaries, including Sarah Hawkes, and other miscellaneous items.

The collection is arranged as follows:

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1872-1919

SERIES 2: DIARIES, 1890-1919

SERIES 3: PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER ITEMS, ND

Collection processed and finding aid prepared: 1975
Jane Ramsay/Grace Mullen, Assistant Records Researcher

Collection rehoused and finding aid revised: February 1991
Stephanie Muntone, Processing Archivist

Box	Folder	Description
1	1	Finding Aid to Record Group 116
	
		SERIES 1:  CORRESPONDENCE, 1872-1919

	2	1872-79
	3	1881-85
	4	1887-89
	5	1892-95
	6	1897-1901
	7	Condolence Letters, 1919
	
		SERIES 2:  DIARIES, 1890-1919

	8	Diary, 1890-1909 (not complete)
	9	Papers removed from diary, 1890-1909
	10	Notebook, 1899-1903
	11	Diaries, 1912-13

2	12	Diary, 1914-19

		SERIES 3:  PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER ITEMS, ND

	13	Photographs, nd
	14	Biographical Data, nd
	15	Other Items, nd