William Carey, D. D. (1761-1834):
An Annotated Bibliography
This bibliography provides a preliminary guide for readers interested in William Carey's career in Britain and Bengal.
Readers should begin by selecting a topic from the Table of Contents below. Then they may access (1) citations, (2) links, and (3) annotations.
(1) Citations identify author, title, publisher, and date and place of publication for works relevant to Carey. They form a guide to further reading.
(2) Links allow readers to sample works regarding Carey. Links may be followed to texts or images on this site or elsewhere on-line. To access a link, click on the underlined word or words.
(3) Annotations summarize and evaluate works cited. Each annotation is signed by its author.
An asterisk (*) indicates that the item listed is housed in the Center for Study of the Life and Work of William Carey, D.D. (1761-1834), which is located at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi,USA.
A double asterisk (**) indicates that the item listed is housed in the Carey Library and Research Centre, which is located in Serampore College in Srirampur, India. Square brackets ([ ])following the double-asterisk indicate the call number of the item referenced in the Carey Library and Research Centre.
Readers are reminded that this bibliography is a work-in-progress and that its contents are provisional. Works may be cited in more than one category. The Center's Co-Directors welcome additions, corrections and elaborations, but reserve the right to exercise editorial judgment as they make changes to this bibliography.
Brief Table of Contents
Expanded Table of Contents
(references to manuscripts found at libraries throughout the world).
Biographical Studies / 18th and 19th Century
(early biographies of Carey or members of his family).
Biographical Studies / 20th and 21st Century
(recent biographies of Carey or members of his family).
(works about Carey's mission designed for young readers).
Colleagues / Bible Translation
(works that discuss efforts of the Serampore missionaries to translate the Bible into Eastern languages).
Colleagues / Britain and America
(works that consider actions of Carey's lay and ministerial colleagues in Britain).
Colleagues / Scientific
(works related to Carey's interests in botany, agriculture, and horticulture).
Colleagues / Serampore
(works related to activities of Carey's colleagues, particularly Joshua Marshman, D. D. (1768-1837) and William Ward [1769-1823]).
Histories / Baptists
(studies of Baptist history, dealing primarily with late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century developments).
Histories / Britain
(studies that illuminate the British domestic background for Carey's work).
Histories / British Empire
(studies that place Carey's mission within the context of British imperial expansion).
Histories / India
(studies that examine Indian history, providing an Asian context for Carey's labors).
Histories / Missions
(works that highlight Carey's place in the development of Christian missions).
Histories / Printing
(studies that indicate the significance of the Mission Press at Serampore in the history of printing).
(death notices of Carey, his relatives and colleagues).
(records of controversies involving Carey).
(works that influenced Carey's theology, his enlistment in the Baptist denomination, and his outlook on Christian missions).
(works that assess Christian missions and the British imperial experience from the perspective of post-colonial theory and Indology).
Works / Bible Translation
(Serampore translations of the Bible).
Works / Science
(books and articles on botany, agriculture and horticulture of which Carey was author, editor or consultant).
Works / Languages
(dictionaries, grammars and translations of which Carey was author, editor or consultant).
Works / Missions
(works regarding missions of which Carey was author, editor, or consultant).
Created: December 19, 2000 Updated: April 1, 2013