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James McClung Sieg Congo mission journal

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3745

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the daily journal of the Rev. James McClung Sieg, kept during his missionary trip to the Congo in 1907 and 1908. The first ninety-two pages were written while in, or traveling around in Africa. Most of the remaining pages include his time in England or at sea on his way home. The last seven pages of the journal were written in 1910 by his wife.

Dates

  • 1907-1910

Creator

Physical Description

Folio, 117 manuscript pages (plus blanks), front board detached and worn, first few signatures have chipping to edges of leaves, stiching loosening, several leaves unattached, lacks back strip, rear board worn as well. Other than the wear mentioned, the journal is in good condition, written in ink in a legible hand

Biographical / Historical

James McClung Sieg, youngest son of Judge James M. and Frances Violet McClung Sieg, was born on 18 July 1873. He attended the Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and was commissioned to go to Africa as a missionary in 1907. Sieg married Grace Alcott Sands of Richmond, on 25 February 1909, after his return to the States in June 1908. They returned to the Congo in 1910, but were back in Virginia before 1916 when their first child, Leroy, was born. Their second child, James E. was born sometime around 1918, also in Virginia. Sieg died on 2 October 1953.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 journal)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Journal kept by Presbyterian missionary to Africa in 1907-1908.

Provenance

purchased from Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC, 2013

Physical Description

Folio, 117 manuscript pages (plus blanks), front board detached and worn, first few signatures have chipping to edges of leaves, stiching loosening, several leaves unattached, lacks back strip, rear board worn as well. Other than the wear mentioned, the journal is in good condition, written in ink in a legible hand

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the James McClung Sieg Congo mission journal
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
October 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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205.348.0500