India: Oct. 8, 1922. Ephemera. A two page typewritten letter from Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Jones, missionaries in India, to Mrs. Tripner. The letter describes how a flood had ruined grain, medicine, books, furniture, buildings. School continues in any available dry spot, and the benefit that street children gain from reading and writing, general education, cleanliness etc.
Eli Stanley Jones (1884–1973) was an American Methodist Christian missionary, theologian, and author. He is remembered chiefly for his inter religious lectures to the educated classes in India, thousands of which were held across the Indian subcontinent during the first decades of the 20th century. He is sometimes considered the "Billy Graham of India." His seminal work, The Christ of the Indian Road, sold more than a million copies worldwide after its publication in 1925. (Wikipedia). The letter is written by his wife and fellow missionary, Mabel Lossing Jones.
Mrs. Jones explains that her husband is on an extended trip to China and Japan on an evangelistic trip. They move to Kashmir for the hottest weeks of the year, and spend their time there writing letters - since January 1922 she had written 2,198 letters plus more post cards! She adds a long personalized handwritten message to Mrs. Tripner.
2 pages, 8 1/2 x 11", typewritten on cream paper, with a note in ink on page 2; envelope with postage, torn on one side. Fine. Item #26681