Scudder Family Historical & Biographical Journal

Volume 1, no. 3 December 2019

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Was it Heredity or Environment?

Was it Heredity or Environment?

Why Did Four Lathrop Sisters from One Norwich, Connecticut Family (with Scudder Ancestry)Each Decide to Give Their Lives to Missionary Service in Faraway Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]? When someone does something out of the ordinary, especially when they engage in a cause...

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Who Was Joanna (Leffingwell) Lathrop

Who Was Joanna (Leffingwell) Lathrop

Who Was Joanna (Leffingwell) Lathrop, “Missionary Mother”of the Other “Scudder” Missionary Family to Ceylon?Who Was Deacon Charles Lathrop? Dr. John Scudder’s fellow missionary and distant cousin on board the Indus in 1819 was Harriet Wadsworth (Lathrop) Winslow....

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The American Lathrop Story Begins

The American Lathrop Story Begins

The American Lothrop/Lathrop Story Begins with Rev. John1 Lothrop’s Escape from the Clink The Lathrop sisters’ parents’ heritage begins with Rev. John1 Lothrop who fled from England’s persecutors and from his incarceration for his religion, arriving in Massachusetts...

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Christmas at Vellore Medical School

Christmas at Vellore Medical School

Christmas at the Vellore Medical School, circa 1939 Excerpts from a letter written by Dr. Ida B. Scudder soon after her return. Reprinted from Scudder Bulletin, volume VII, (March 1940): 7. “Well, Christmas is over and the New Year almost upon us. I had my celebration...

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