Boston: Samuel T. Armstrong and Crocker and Brewster, 1825.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 3.5" x 5.75", pp viii, 2-180, with engraved frontispiece. Contemporary quarter-morocco and marbled boards, gilt title and rules on spine. Wear to extremities, mild spine lean, occasional minor foxing; binding sound. Ownership inscription of E.D. Martin, 1848 on front free endpaper. Born about 1800 in what is now Alabama, Catherine Brown was of mixed white and Cherokee heritage. In 1817 she became one of the first female students to enter the Brainerd mission school, and in 1820 she was sent to oversee a school for Cherokee girls at Creek Path Mission (near present day Guntersville, AL). After her death from tuberculosis in 1823, Rufus Anderson, Assistant Secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, published this collection of her letters and diary entries and recollections from those who knew her, presenting her as a model of Christian faith. Howes A-235.