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Worcester, S. A. (Samuel Austin), 1798-1859

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1798-01-19 - 1859-04-20

A missionary to the Cherokee, translator of the Bible, printer, and defender of the Cherokee's sovereignty. He collaborated with Elias Boudinot in the American Southeast to establish the Cherokee Phoenix, the first Native American newspaper.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Papers of the Robertson and Worcester families, 1815-1932

 Collection
Identifier: 1931-001
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, Creek (Muskogee) tribal materials, scrapbooks, photos, memorabilia and printed matter, pertaining to Samuel Austein Worcester, missionary to the Cherokees, his daughter Anna Eliza Worcester Roberston, his granddaughter Alice Mary Robertson, her father William Schenck Roberson, other members of her family, the reverent Timothy Hill, Robert McGill Loughridge, John Lowrie, James C. Pilling, and Pleasant Porter. Concerns missions, indian education, printing and...
Dates: 1815 - 1932

Park Hill

 File
Identifier: 2006.012.12
Scope and Contents From the Item: An artificial collection that consists of materials pertaining to Oklahoma and Oklahomans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is not part of any other collection.The Oklahoma Collection subsumes the old Oklahoma Ephemera, Oklahoma Historical Photos and Docs and Oklahoma Maps collections. Ephemera was a remnant of the McFarlin Reference Department's vertical files, the larger portion having been sent to the Tulsa City-County Library, which was kept during the late 1940s through...
Dates: 1864 - 1991

Samuel Austin Worcester papers, 1831-1868

 Collection
Identifier: MC-1954-226
Scope and Contents In this collection there is only one original item: the agreement of the “Old Settlers” Council to follow him, with certain stipulations, to set up his press at the forks of the Illinois. Instead Worcester located the press at Union Mission where there was a building available. After little more than a year’s time, it was moved to Park Hill.The remainder of the collection, dated from 1831 to 1868, consists of typescripts and Photostats of letters from his wife, Ann; his daughter...
Dates: 1831 - 1868

Union Mission

 Item
Identifier: 2006.012.20
Scope and Contents Harlow's Magazine article, written by Grant Foreman, about the history of the Union Mission, and one of the locations of Rev. S.A. Worcester's press, prior to its move to Park Hill. The mission was located in Mayes County.
Dates: 1864 - 1991

Union Mission Marker, Undated

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 6
Identifier: 1975.006.3.Osage.002
Scope and Contents Picture of a stone marker that reads "On these premises... Union Mission the first mission in Oklahoma was founded in 1820 by Rev. Epaphras Chapman. The First Press was established and the first book printed in 1835 by Rev. Smauel Austin Worcester. Erected by Oklahoma Library Associates, 1935."
Dates: Undated

Union Mission Marker, Undated

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 6
Identifier: 1975.006.3.Osage.004
Scope and Contents Picture of a stone marker that reads "On these premises... Union Mission the first mission in Oklahoma was founded in 1820 by Rev. Epaphras Chapman. The First Press was established and the first book printed in 1835 by Rev. Samuel Austin Worcester. Erected by Oklahoma Library Associates, 1935."
Dates: Undated