Pearson Mission to the Cherokees

Record Group # 36

Box# 453

Content Summary: Correspondencem, financial records, and translation works in the Cherokee language, from the Pearson Mission to the Cherokees, a mission work named in honor of the Rev. Manford A. Pearson.

Span Dates: 1853, 1920, 1924, 1954 - 1966

Size: 1.0 cu. ft.

Access Restrictions: None

Collection Citation: Pearson Mission to the Cherokees [Box 453], PCA Historical Center, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial Note for the Rev. M.A. Pearson
The Rev. Dr. Carl McIntire of the New Jersey Presbytery gave the memorial for Manford A. Pearson.
Mr. Pearson died suddenly of a heart attack while a guest at the Bible Presbyterian Home in Delanco, N.J.
His funeral was held in the tablernacle of the Bible Presbyterian Church of Collingswood, N.J. Dr. McIntire stated that he had known Mr. Pearson all the years of Synod. Mr. Pearson often stated that he had belonged to Synod before the formation of our Synod. He was a real scholar. He had done a great work of translation in the Cherokee Old and New Testament. From 1911 on he had worked among the Cherokee Indians. He was stalwart for the faith. Mrs. Pearson showed Dr. McIntire Mr. Pearson's prayer list which he kept in an old shoe box. It contained a detailed card filing system of B.P. Ministers, Independent Board missionaries, regional officers of the I.C.C.C. and many others connected with the whole sphere of our work with notes and clippings concerning each. He had a great burden of prayer for our movement.
Synod stood for a season of prayer led by the Rev. Charles E. Richter.
[excerpted from the Minutes of the Eighteenth General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church, p. 1]:

Finding Aid is normally located in folder number 1 of each box.

Subject

Box

File

Bible Dictionary, Cherokee to English, Folder 1

453

3

Bible Dictionary, Cherokee to English, Folder 2

453

4

Bible Dictionary, Cherokee to English, Folder 3

453

5

Bible Dictionary, Cherokee to English, Gospel of John to Acts 24

453

6

Bible Dictionary, English to Cherokee, Folder 1

453

7

Bible Dictionary, English to Cherokee, Folder 2

453

8

Bible Dictionary, English to Cherokee, Folder 3

453

9

Bible Study Course, Folder 1, Course of Study and Attendance Records

453

10

Bible Study Course, Folder 2, English Text, Section A, Bible Doctrines

453

11

Bible Study Course, Folder 3, English Text, Section C, Life of Paul

453

12

Bible Study Course, Folder 4, English Text, Section X, The Ministry of the Spirit

453

13

Bible Study Course, Folder 5, English Text, Section Y, Prevailing Prayer

453

14

Bible Study Course, Folder 6, Cherokee Text, Section C

453

15

Board of Indian Commissioners, Report, 1920

453

53

Board of Indian Commissioners, Report, 1924

453

55

Building Plans, Trade School

453

16

Cherokee Information

453

17

Children for Christ, Lessons

453

18

Children for Christ, Literature

453

19

Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Report, 1920

453

52

Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Report, 1924

453

54

Constitution and By-Laws, Cherokee Industries, Inc.

453

20

Correspondence, 1960 – 1961

453

25

Correspondence, 1962, January – May

453

24

Correspondence, 1962, June – December

453

23

Correspondence, 1963

453

22

Correspondence, 1964 – 1966

453

21

Correspondence, National Presbyterian Missions, 1965

453

26

Correspondence, Support Letters, 1960 - 1963

453

27

Correspondence, Undated

453

28

Covenant College

453

29

East Peavine Presbyterian Church, Sunday School, 1961 – 1962

453

45

East Peavine Presbyterian Church, Sunday School, May – September 1963

453

44

East Peavine Presbyterian Church, Sunday School, October 1963 – August 1964

453

43

East Peavine Presbyterian Church, Sunday School, October 1964 – August 1965

453

42

Exodus, translated into the Cherokee language, 1853

453

49

Farming

453

30

Financial Reports, 1958 – 1959

453

34

Financial Reports, 1960 – 1961

453

33

Financial Reports, 1962 – 1963

453

32

Financial Reports, 1964 – 1965

453

31

General Fund Ledger, 1955 – 1957

453

50

Henderson and Branch, Sunday School

453

46

Henry, Hayes and family, photograph

453

48

Henry, Hayes, “The Challenge of the Cherokee Field,” National Missions Reporter, September 1955, “Operations sustenance,” Bible Presbyterian Reporter, April 1957

453

2

Ledger, 1954 – 1959

453

51

Matthews, J.B., “Communism in Our Churches,” an address delivered at the Collingswood Church

453

38

Miscellaneous

453

35

Patent Application, “The Helpful Henry Walker”

453

36

Pearson Mission, Report on the Work of the

453

39

Presbytery of the Southwest

453

37

Schaeffer, Francis A., Two Chairs, or, Living in the Supernatural Now, no date, incomplete

453

47

Summer Camp, 1961

453

41

Summer Camp, 1962

453

40

 



Hayes Henry, Director of the Pearson Mission from 1955-1968 and 1971-1979