Cincinnati: Curts & Jennings, 1897. First edition. With frontispiece and 16 plates from photographs taken during Nind’s missionary travels. Also with a small map headpiece at the beginning of each chapter showing the geographical setting of that chapter. Some soiling to cloth, and a small black stain (probably ink) on back cover. Binding is somewhat loose and stitching is visible inside. A very good, clean copy. Publisher’s yellow cloth with lively red pictorial stamps of Nind in a rickshaw, carriage, steamship, and Nind in a sedan chair. Octavo. 334 pp. Item #16796
In Journeyings Oft chronicles the missionary travels of Mary Clarke Nind (1825 – 1905) in Japan, China, Singapore, Burma, Sri Lanka, and India. Nind also traveled in South America and Africa and achieved worldwide recognition for her evangelism. Mary Clarke Nind (1825 – 1905), also known as “Our Little Bishop” or “Mother Nind,” was a leading member of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church (WFMS). One of her most significant accomplishments was raising over $17.5 million for the WFMS over the course of the 1870s and 1880s. In 1888, Nind and four other women, including Frances Willard, were the first women nationally to be named representatives in the Methodist General Conference. Georgiana Baucus was a member of the WFMS and a missionary who worked in Japan. Her essay “The Yokohama Jubilee,” which was published in the Woman’s Missionary Friend (vol. 41, 1909), details the first fifty years since the opening of the Treaty Port in Yokohama (pp. 383-385). We could not find any additional information about Baucus in the sources available to us.