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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.
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.
SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1872-1919SERIES 2: DIARIES, 1890-1919SERIES 3: PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER ITEMS, ND
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The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College houses a Sarah Belknap "Belle" Sherwood Hawkes collection (Collection 39). The guide to this collection can be found at: http://www2.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/GUIDES/039.htm
Collection processed and finding aid prepared: 1975Jane Ramsay/Grace Mullen, Assistant Records ResearcherCollection rehoused and finding aid revised: February 1991Stephanie Muntone, Processing Archivist
Finding Aid to Record Group 116
SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1872-1919
Condolence Letters, 1919
SERIES 2: DIARIES, 1890-1919
Diary, 1890-1909 (not complete)
Papers removed from diary, 1890-1909
SERIES 3: PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER ITEMS, ND
Biographical Data, nd
Other Items, nd