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Henry Venn Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry Venn Collection
    Dates: 1975
    Collection Number: CFT00043
    Creator/Collector: Venn, H. (Henry), 1725-1797 Shenk, Wilbert
    Extent: 4 Boxes, 1.46 linear feet
    Repository: Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
    Pasadena, California 91182
    Abstract: Henry Venn (February 10, 1796 - January 13, 1873) was honorary secretary of the Church Missionary Society from 1841 to 1873. He expounded the basic principles of indigenous Christian missions later addressed and made widespread by the Lausanne Congress of 1974.
    Language of Material: English


    Supervised use only. Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.

    Publication Rights

    All rights reserved.

    Preferred Citation

    Henry Venn Collection. Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Wilbert Shenk. In September 2018, Shenk’s "Bibliography of Henry Venn’s Printed Writings with Index" was added to the Henry Venn Collection.

    Biography/Administrative History

    All bound volumes were created and donated to the Fuller Theological Seminary Library by Professor Wilbert Shenk. Staff removed the "Collected Writings of Henry Venn" from to the Fuller Seminary Library circulating collection prior to 2016.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Henry Venn Collection, c.1975 consists of 23 bound volumes related to Henry Venn’s collected writings. Thirteen volumes contain a bibliographic index of the Church Missionary Society correspondence by Clerical Secretary Henry Venn, dating from 1835 to 1873. The archival collections are available for research at the University of Birmingham, UK. Nine volumes are photocopies of the "Collected Writings of Henry Venn"; the materials were collected, photocopied, and bound by Wilbert Shenk. The articles, sermons, etc. are numbered according to the "Bibliography of Henry Venn’s Printed Writings with Index" by Wilbert Shenk; Elkhart, Ind.: Institute of Mennonite Studies of the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, [1975]. Not all materials listed in the "Bibliography" are present in the bound volumes.

    Indexing Terms

    Indigenous church administration
    Venn, H. (Henry), 1725-1797
    American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
    Church Missionary Society

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