Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Related Materials
- Subject Terms
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Byington, Cyrus, 1793-1868
- Cyrus Byington Letters
- Inclusive Dates
- MS B99
- 0.05 linear feet (1 folder)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The Cyrus Byington Letters were donated to the University of Arkansas Libraries by Edward S. Byington of De Queen, Arkansas, in 1932.
Processed by Special Collections staff circa 1968-1978. Biographical note added during EAD conversion in November 2019.
Preferred Form of Citation
Cyrus Byington Letters (MS B99), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
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Cyrus Byington was born March 11, 1793 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He practiced law beginning in 1814, but left the legal field to enroll in seminary. He began preaching in Massachusetts in 1819, then in 1820 led a group of missionaries to the Choctaw Nation; he would serve as missionary and educator among the Choctaw for much of his life, including establishing a school in Eagletown, Arkansas. He wrote a grammar of the Choctaw language, and translated seven books of the Bible into Choctaw. Byington passed away December 31, 1868.
Scope and Content Note
Letters written by Cyrus Byington to relatives in Massachusetts, while serving as a missionary to the Choctaw tribe near Eagle Town, Ark. 1 volume containing typescript copies of 31 letters.
Other Byington letters and papers are in the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK.
The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:
Missionaries -- United States -- Correspondence
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
Box LOC 127
|Box LOC 127||Folder MS B99||
Cyrus Byington Letters, 1819-1861
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