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Alban, Donald H. Jr. "William Carey: A Profile in Journalism" (M. A. thesis, Regent University, 1995).

Alex, Benny, and Giuseppe Rava. William Carey Skomageren Der Startede den Moderne Missionsbevaegelse 1761-1834. S.I.: Kbh. Scandinavia, 1997.

*Alex, Ben. William Carey: The Shoemaker Who Pioneered Modern Missions. Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava. Copenhagen, Denmark: Scandinavia Publishing House, 1996.

*Anderson, Gerald H., et al., eds.  Mission Legacies: Biographical Studies of Leaders of the Modern Missionary Movement.  In American Society of Missiology Series, No. 19.  Maryknoll, N. Y.: Orbis Books, 1995.

A lengthy xviii pp. + 654 pp., this collection of essays includes seventy-eight biographical interpretations of significant missionary figures who are categorized into six areas: 1) Promoters and Interpreters, 2) Africa, 3) China, 4) Southern Asia, 5) Theologians and Historians, 6) Theorists and Strategists, and 7) Administrators.  Of the seventy-eight persons discussed, the biographies focus on the mid-eighteenth century (Charles Simeon, William Carey, and Claudius Buchanan) through the late twentieth century (Stephen Neill, R. Pierce Beaver, Alan R. Tippett, and Charles W. Ranson).  Each essay includes a bibliography of works by each featured figure and works about each figure.  A. Christopher Smith wrote the essay, "Protestant Pioneer of the Modern Mission Era," on William Carey, but persons from various denominations appear, including an essay on Pius XI (1857-1939) entitled "The Missionary Pope."

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Annett, E. A. William Carey: Pioneer Missionary to India. London: Sunday School Union, 1914.

___________. New and Revised Edition. London: National Sunday School Union, [1932].

*Applegarth, Margaret T. The Career of a Cobbler: The Life Story of William Carey. New York: Fleming H.Revell Co., 1922.

*Artingstall, Leslie.  William Carey: A Chronicle Play. London: The Livingstone Press (L. M. S.): s. n.

Aubrey, Melbourn Evans. Three Baptist Heroes. Heroes of the Free Churches, no. 3. London: Epworth Press: 1935.

*Barnaud, Jean. William Carey: le Pionnier des Missions Modernes (1761-1834) par Jean Barnaud Professor de Theologie. Paris: Société des Missions Évangéliques, 102, Boulevard Arago (XIVͤ), 1935.

This orange paperbound volume is no. 19 in the series Les Cahiers Missionaires and  was originally priced at two francs.

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Beck, James R. Dorothy Carey: The Tragic and Untold Story of Mrs. William Carey. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1992.

*Benge, Janet and Geoff.  William Carey: Obliged to Go.  In Christian Heroes: Then and Now.  Seattle: Youth with a Mission Publishing, 1998.

Bennett, J. D. Leicester Portraits. 1988.

Beusekom, Hendrik Gerrit von. William Carey, de Grondlegger der Hedendaagsche Zending. With Plates Including a Portrait. The Hague: s.n., 1935.

*Bowie, Walter Russell. "William Carey." In Men of Fire: Torchbearers of the Gospel. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1961. Pp. 174-79.

Bowie relies on George Smith, The Life of William Carey (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1887) for a brief biographical introduction to Carey and his missionary influence.  Bowie's section on Carey appears alongside brief material similarly introducing Roger Williams and Adoniram Judson.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Beusekom, Hendrik Gerrit van.  William Carey, de grondlegger der hedendaagsche zending. The Hague:   , 1935.

*Bicentenary Souvenir: Celebrating 200 years of William Carey's arrival in India 1793.  Calcutta: The Souvenir Committee of the Committee on Local Arrangements (COLA), All India Baptist Churches Committee  - William Carey Bicentenary Celebrations, 1993.

This 56 page pamphlet contains the celebration information that the All India Baptist Churches celebrated in 1993, which marked the bicentenary of William Carey's arrival in India.  The booklet includes the following sections: messages, reports, and greetings from various Baptist and Indian leaders, programme for the main celebrations, speakers at the celebrations, a short biography of Carey by Rev. Dr. C. L. Hminga, a chronology of Carey's life, pages devoted to the Indian Postal Stamp in Carey's honor, hymns and choruses to be sung at the celebrations, and a section of advertisements.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Bond, Gwenda. The Answered Call: William Carey and the Dawn of Modern Mission. London: Marshall Pickering, 1992.

Brackney, William Henry. "William Carey's Rightful Place." Canadian Baptist. (September/October, 1992).

*Brockington, John.  "William Carey's Significance as an Indologist."  A Paper Presented at the IXth World Sanskrit Conference, Melbourne, Australia, January 1994.  Indologica.com.  The Online Journal of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies.  XVII-XVIII (1991-1992):81-102 [electronic edition].

*Buckland, Charles Edward.  "William Carey; Felix Carey; Hannah Marshman; Joshua Marshman; Rammohan Roy; William Ward."  Dictionary of Indian Biography.  London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1906 (electronic edition).

Carey Day. 218th Anniversary of William Carey. Seminar on William Carey and Bengali Grammar [papers presented August 17, 1978]. [Serampore]: Serampore College, [1979?].

Carey Day. 219th Anniversary of William Carey, August 17, 1980. Seminar on the Press and Society in Bengal [papers presented August 17, 1979]. [Serampore]: Serampore College, 1980.

Carey Day. 220th Birth Anniversary of William Carey, August 17, 1981. Seminar on Missionary Impact on the Movements in Bengal in the Early Years of the 19th Century [papers presented August 17, 1980]. [Serampore]: Serampore College, 1981.

*Carey, S. Pearce. William Carey, D.D., Fellow of the Linnaean Society. New York: George H. Doran Co., 1923.

_____________. Eighth edition. Revised and Enlarged. London: Carey Press, 1934.

_____________. Guillermo Carey, D. D. Socio de la Sociedad Linnaeana. Traducio por Sara A. Hale. n. p.: n. d.

*_____________. “New Light on Dr. Carey,” Baptist Quarterly 1: 7 (1923): 314-321.

_____________. William Carey. With Portrait. Torch-Bearer Booklets, no. 6. London: Carey Press, [1924].

_____________. William Carey. Life Stories of Great Baptists, no. 2. London: Carey Press; Kingsgate Press, [1932].

*_____________. Carey. London: Marshall, Morgan and Scott, Ltd., [1936].

*____________. 1940.

______________. William Carey. ed. Peter Masters.  London: Wakeman Trust, 1993.

Carey, William. "William Carey: The Perseverence of a Pioneer Missionary." Decision, 34:11 (1993).

*Chatterjee, Sunil Kumar. Hannah Marshman: The First Woman Missionary in India. Hoogly: Sunil Kumar Chaterjee; Printed by S. K. Poddar, People's Little Press, Calcutta, 1987 [electronic edition].

*_____________. Felix Carey: A Tiger Tamed. Hooghly, West Bengal: S. K. Chaterjee, 1991.

This biography by the longtime custodian of the Carey library appraises the contribution of William Carey’s eldest son Felix, perhaps the most fluent "Bengali linguist among India’s Europeans"(p.1), to the Bengal Renaissance of the early nineteenth century. Born in Moulton, England in 1786 to Dorothy and William Carey, Felix Carey journeyed to India with his missionary parents in 1793. In a phenomenon not unknown to missionary experience, Felix and his younger brother William were unruly and of an impetuous temperament, though their outrageous conduct seems to have stopped short of outright defiance. William Ward, the Serampore printer, offering attention that was in arrears from preoccupied parents, called Felix, with exotic irony, the "Tiger." Perhaps Ward realized that Felix suffered from "unhealthy premature development," which was, according to Chaterjee, natural "among European children who resided in the tropics in their teens"(p.18). Ward, who was the "friend, philosopher and guide" of Felix and young William, eventually led them to repentance and belief in Christ, an unlikely consummation for which their father gave Ward thanks and acknowledgement. On December 28, 1800, Felix was baptized along with Krishna Pal, his father’s first Indian convert. Felix, once untameable, became, at age 14, a missionary preacher.

Under Ward's direction, Felix learned skills of printing and composition.  He also became involved in Serampore’s quasi-monastic routine of gardening, prayer, translation, and, in the evening, preaching, a service at which he particularly excelled. After establishing what was likely the first Sunday School in India in 1802, Felix married, in October, 1804, Margaret Kinsey, daughter of a Calcutta schoolmistress. By marrying a fifteen year old bride when he was only 18, Felix avoided, according to Chaterjee, the disquieting sexual indiscretions ("going astray") that plagued his younger brother William (p. 23). Felix afterwards studied medicine with Dr. Taylor and at the Calcutta Hospital. But the Serampore trio's intention that Felix should assume the role of mission doctor came to nothing. Instead Felix forsook the routines of Serampore for the newness of Burma, a mission station which the Serampore missionaries envisioned as a haven beyond reach of East India Company power (pp. 24-25). Accompanied by his colleague Chater, Felix sailed for Rangoon, where he took advice from a former East India Company officer named Rogers who had found sanctuary in Burma from charges of assaulting a superior officer. Rogers told Felix to ingratiate himself with the Maywoon, or Governor, of the place.

Life in Rangoon was difficult. Felix won favor by vaccinating Burmese people, including the Maywoon’s family, but food items were scarce and it was difficult to learn Burmese for want of a teacher (pp.28-34). Felix Carey lost both his wife and mother in 1808, and not long thereafter Chater and his wife left Burma. The Siamese war brought further difficulties for Felix. He resolved to stay in Burma and sought a companion in marriage.

Chaterjee’s extensive appendix (pp. 97-122) includes a chronology, letters, a list of Felix Carey’s scientific articles in a Bengali periodical entitled Dig-durshun, quotable opinions regarding Felix Carey, and a family tree.

--Myron C. Noonkester

_____________. William Carey and Serampore. Serampore: Kartik Dutta Banik, 1980, 1989; Calcutta, India: Ghosh Pub. Concern, 1984.

____________. William Carey and Development of the Concept of Educational Museum in India.  Religious Pamphlets as Source Materials of Church History. Serampore: Carey Museum, Serampore College, 1982.

Chesterman, A. de M. "The Journals of David Brainerd and of William Carey." Baptist Quarterly, New Series. 19 (1961): 147-56.

*Clement, Alberic Samuel. William Carey, 1761-1834. London: Independent Press, 1961.

Published in the Heritage Biography series for "Two Shillings Net," this biography joined considerations of John Milton, Oliver Cromwell, John Bunyan, Isaac Watts, C. H. Spurgeon and Roger Williams.   Clement notes that Carey's "study of native literature" helped to provoke "the revival of Indian culture and literature, the effects of which are still apparent today. (p. 3)"  He opines that it is "quite likely that William Carey heard John Wesley preach. (p. 5)"  Clement quotes the Anglican David Brown to the effect that some Serampore translations were "unrivalled," while others were written with inadequate understanding of the languages involved (p. 15).  He attributes at least part of the rift between the Serampore trio and the Baptist Missionary Society during the 1820's to the foundation of Serampore College.  Some objected to its ambitious financial commitment, to its teaching of non-Christian literature and to its admission of non-Christian students (p. 16).  In Westminster Abbey on October 2 1961 a service of thanksgiving commemorated the two hundredth anniversary of Carey's birth (p. 18).

--Myron C. Noonkester 

_____________. Baptists Who Made History. London: The Carey Kingsgate Press, Ltd., 1955.

Corfield, W. "Statues and Memorials of the British Isles: William Carey." Notes and Queries. August 29, 1914, pp. 177-178.

Crist, T. "Isaac Mann's Collection of Letters." Baptist Quarterly, 26 (1975): 134-9.

*Culross, James. William Carey. Ph iladelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1908.

Curtis, A. Kenneth, J. Stephen Lang, and Randy Peterson. "1793 William Carey Sails to India," The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History (Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 1991), pp. 140-142.

*Dakin, Arthur. William Carey: Shoemaker, Linguist, Missionary London: Carey Press, 1942..

Dr. Davis C. Hill donated the Center's copy.

-Myron C. Noonkester

______________. Another Edition. [with an introduction by J. H. Rushbrooke] Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, [1942].

Dalton, L. H. “Young Man-sit down!” William Carey of India. London: Edinburgh House Press, 1938. 

*Daniel, J. T. K. and R. E. Hedlund, eds.  Carey's Obligation and India's Renaissance.  Serampore, West Bengal: Council of Serampore College, 1993.

This significant collection of essays appeared on the bicentenary of Carey's arrival in India.  Containing thirty-two essays, the categories include "Carey the Man," "Carey the Missionary," "Carey the Linguist," "Carey and Cultural and Educational Renaissance," "Carey and Science and Technology," and "Carey and Social Reform."  All of the essays originated from two symposia: 1) the Church Growth Research Centre, Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Dehra Dun, October 26-28, 1991, 2) Serampore College's, Carey Day Celebration, August 17, 1992, and 3) other Carey Day Celebrations at Serampore College.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*_____________.   Carey's Obligation and India's Renaissance.  Serampore, West Bengal: Council of Serampore College, 1993.

This facsimile copy is a presentation copy by Dr. Lalchungnunga, Principal, Serampore College.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Davis, Walter B. "William Carey's Views on Certain Aspects of Missionary Policy." Foundations: A Baptist Journal of History and Theology. 5 (1962): 5-16.

*_____________. William Carey, Father of Modern Missions. Chicago: Moody Press, [1963].

Dewanji, Malay. William Carey and the Indian Renaissance. Delhi: Published for William Carey Study and Research Centre and Christian Institute for the Study of Religion by ISPCK, 1996.

Douwes, P. A. C. William Carey. Schoenmaker-Zendeling-Professor-Taalgeleerde, 1761-1834. The Hague: Algemeene boekhandel voor inwendige en uitwendige zending, [1934].

*Drewery, Mary. William Carey: Shoemaker and Missionary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1979).

*Ellis, J. J.  "William Carey: One of the Pioneer Missionaries in India."  In None Daring to Make Them Afraid: The Life Stories of James Hannington and William Carey.  London, Glasgow, Edinburgh: Pickering and Inglis, n.d.

*Ellis, J[ames] J[oseph]. William Carey,The Cobbler Who Became the Mighty Pioneer in India. In Memoirs of Mighty Men and Women.  London, Glasgow: Pickering and Inglis, [1924, 1930].

*Evans, John Roland. Blue Peter! A Romance of the English Years of William Carey. London, Edinburgh: Oliphants, 1942.

Fancutt, Walter. With William Carey in Ryde: A Bi-centenary Tribute. [UK]: Isle of Wight District Baptist Fellowship, 1993.

Farelly, Robert. William Carey, 1761-1834; Esquisse Biographique. Paris: S.P.B., 1961.

*Finnie, Kellsye M. William Carey, Missionary Pioneer. Fort Washington, PA: Christian Literature Crusade, c. 1986.

_____________. William Carey: By Trade a Cobbler.  Illustrations by John Finnie. Bromley, UK: STL Books, 1986.

_____________. William Carey. s.n. OM Publishing, 1992.

*Fraser, Andrew H. L. [Andrew Henderson Leith]. William Carey The Missionary Spirit.  A Lecture Given at Belvoir Street Chapel, Leicester, April 7th, 1910.  London: Baptist Missionary Society, [1910?] [electronic edition]/

*Fuller, David Otis, ed. Valiant for the Truth: A Treasury of Evangelical Writings.  Introduction by Henry W. Coray.  New York, Toronto, London: McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc., 1961.

Fuller provides a two page biography of Carey, mentioning some major events from his life.  In the biography some errors do appear, including the statement regarding Carey and Dr. John Thomas: "They never reached their destination [East Indies].  The company officials [East India Company] made them leave the ship at India" (p. 334).  Also, Fuller places the conferral of the D.D. on Carey too late when he says, "Honors came to him in his last years.  Brown University conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity" (p. 335).

Following the biography, Fuller (pp. 336-50) reprints material from Carey's Enquiry.  These excerpts derive from Sections I, II, IV, and V.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Galli, Mark. "The Man Who Wouldn't Give Up," Christian History 11, no. 4 (1992): 8-18.

____________. "William Carey Converts," Ibid., pp. 10-11.

*George, Timothy. Faithful Witness: The Life of William Carey (New Hope,1991; reprinted by Christian History Institute, 1998).

Ghosh, A. K. "William Carey (1761-1834)." Science and Culture 13 (1947): 218-225.

Ghosh, Saktibrata. Uiliyama Kerki, skahiya skadhanka (Bardhamkana: Bardhamkana Bi'svabidykalaya, 1980).

A biography of William Carey in Bengali.

-Myron C. Noonkester

*Hall, D. G. E.  "Felix Carey."  Journal of Religion.  12/4 (October 1932):473-92 [electronic edition].

*Harris, G. Bartow. A Man and A Leather Globe: Carey and Foreign Missions (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Baptist Historical Society, 1943).

*“Harvey Lane” in Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society Transactions 34 (1958): 78.

Hedland, R. E. "Did You Know? Little Known or Remarkable Facts about William Carey," Christian History 11, no. 4 (1992): 2-3.

*Holcomb, Helen H.  Men of Might in India Missions: The Leaders and Their Epochs, 1706-1899.  New York: Young People's Missionary Movement, 1901.

*Hubbard, Elbert.  "John Knox," Little Journeys to Homes of Great Reformers, XX/6.  East Aurora, New York: Roycroft, 1907.

*___________.  "Martin Luther," Little Journeys to Homes of Great Reformers, XII/4.  East Aurora, New York: Roycroft, 1903.

*Hubbard, Ethel Daniels.  Ann of Ava.  Illustrated by Jessie Gillespie.  New York: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada, 1913.

This biography presents the life and work of Ann Hasseltine Judson, wife of Adoniram Judson, American missionaries to Burma baptized by William Carey.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Hubble, Gwenyth, and Ernest A. Payne.  William Carey: The Man, His Message, and His Methods (Study Outlines).  London: Baptist Missionary Society, n.d.

This short pamphlet contains twelve outlines for use at "Summer Schools, and by the . . . Girls' Auxiliary . . . Young People's Fellowships, etc., and to individuals who are interested in the subject" (p. 3).  Each outline highlights an important aspect of Carey's life (i.e. "The Plodder," "The Botanist," "The Friend," "The Christian," "The Enquiry," "The Sermon," "The Missionary," "Translator of the Bible," The Christian Settlement," "Training Indian Leaders," "Social Reform," and "World-Wide Planning").  Each outline also includes scripture texts and questions (for reflection) assigned to be studied alongside the narrative.

The authors compare Carey, "The Botanist," to Albert Schweitzer and note that Carey allowed himself a sole luxury in his subscription to the botanical magazine Curtis (p. 8).  Of Carey's Enquiry, the authors state, "There is in the Enquiry no denominational bias, no appeal to fear, no lurid picturing of the 'perishing heathen.'  The dominant thought is the extension of Christ's Kingdom; the keynote is 'Obligation.'" (p. 15).

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Hunker, Carl. "The Influence of William Carey on the Principles of Subsequent Missions" (Ph.D. thesis, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1946).

Jackson, Marquis DeWitt.  "William Carey and the Missionary Revival of the Nineteenth Century" (Master's thesis, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1925).

*Jacob, E. P. India's Carey. Written and Produced by E. P. Jacob. With Other Members of Serampore College, India. Stirling: The Drummond Tract Depot; Marshall, Morgan & Scott, Ltd., London [and] Edinburgh, [1935].

*J[ohn] T[aylor]. "The Baptism of Dr. Carey" in [John Taylor] Antiquarian Memoranda and Biographies. Northamptonshire. Facsimile Illustrations and Portraits. Northampton: Printed and Published by Taylor & Son, 1901. no. XLII.

Jones, J. Gordon. The Five Lives of William Carey.  Vancouver, British Columbia: First Baptist Church, 1960.

This twenty-three page publication contains the Coronation Address that Jones delivered on June 10, 1960 to commemorate the opening of Carey Hall, the Baptist Educational Center at the University of British Columbia.

-Myron C. Noonkester

*Jones, Percy Herbert. William Carey: The Pioneer of Missions to India. Bright Biographies of Christian Men and Women, no. 12. London: Pickering & Inglis, 1933 [electronic edition]

*Kennedy, D. James.  "William Carey: Texts That Have Changed Lives."  Sermon Given in Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Fort Lauderdale: Coral Ridge Ministries, n.d.

Latourette, K.S. These Sought a Country: being the Tipple Lectures in Drew University, 1950. New York [and London]:   , 1950.

*Law, W. Smalley. Oundle's Story: A History of Town and School. London: The Sheldon Press, Northumberland Avenue, WC2; New York and Toronto: The Macmillan Company, 1922.

*Lindsay, Gordon. Men Who Changed the World, Volume 4. Dallas, Texas: Christ for the Nations Inc., 1990.

*McBeth, Leon.  "William Carey."  Men Who Made Missions.  (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1968): 70-93.

Written by a Baptist church historian, this brief  and traditional chapter introduction to Carey includes sections entitled "A Simple Beginning," "Interest in Missions," "Appointment to India," "The Serampore Trio," and  "Horticulturist."  Numerous quotes--without an identified source--are attributed to Carey.  Other chapters in the book include treatment of Gregory, Patrick, Boniface, Ramon Lull, Francis Xavier, David Brainerd, Livingstone, and Judson.

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*McLean, William West. "William Carey's Work in Developing and Standardizing Bengali Language and Literature." (M. A. thesis, Wake Forest College [now Wake Forest University], 1963).

The Center's copy of this thesis was donated by the Department of History, Wake Forest University, through the kind assistance of Ms. Jill Carraway, Collection Development Librarian at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.

-Myron C. Noonkester  

Majumdar, A. K. "William Carey and Pandit Vaidyanath." Asiatic Society of Bengal. 4th Series: 1 (1959): 233-244.

Mangalwadi, Ruth and Vishal Mangalwadi. William Carey: A Tribute by an Indian Woman. New Delhi: Nivedit Good Books Distributors Pvt., 1993.

________________. Farnham: Good Books, c.1993.

________________. William Carey and the Regeneration of India. With Foreword by Sohanpal Sumanakshar an Study Guide by Darrow Miller. Mussoorie, Uttar Pradesh, India: Nivedit Good Books, 1997.

Mangalwadi, Vishal and Ruth Mangalwadi. The Legacy of William Carey: A Model for the Transformation of a Culture (New Delhi: NIvedit Good Books Distributors, 1993; Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 1999).

Martin, Nancy. William Carey: the Man Who Never Gave Up. 1974.

Massey, Ashish K.; Hedlund, June. "William Carey and the Making of Modern India." Indian Church History Review, 27:1 (1993): 7-18.

*McLean, Archibald.  "William Carey."  In Epoch Makers of Modern Missions.  In College of Missions Lectureship, Series I.  Cincinnati: Fleming Revell Company, 1912.

This book grew out of a series of lectures delivered to the "teachers and students of the College of Missions of the Christian Women's Board of Missions in the spring of 1912" (p. 7).  There are sixteen biographical chapters of leading missionaries; included are Henry Martyn, Adoniram Judson, William Carey, Christian Frederick Schwartz, Robert Morrison, Robert Moffatt, David Livingstone, John Williams, John Coleridge Patteson, John Hunt, Alexander Duff, James Chalmers, James Evans, Guido Fridolin Verbeck, Horace Tracy Pitkin, and Zenas Sanford Loftis.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*McPherson, Anna Talbott.  "Great Things for God: William Carey."  In They Dared to be Different.  Chicago: Moody Press, 1967.  Pp. 123-35.

*"Mercury" Extras, No. 12. Northampton and the Church. Being a Special Review of the Ecclesiastical and Religious History of Northampton and District, with an Especial Regard to their Connection with the Church of England. Reprinted from the "Northampton Mercury," October 3rd, 1902. Printed and Published at the "Northampton Mercury" and "Northampton Daily Reporter" Printing Works, Market Square, Northampton, September 1902 [sic].

This reprint mentions (p. 12) that Robert Browne, "founder of the Brownists or Independents, died in Northampton Gaol, and was buried in St. Giles Churchyard." It traces the lineage of agitation for missionary activity (pp. 15-17) .  "The Baptists claim to have founded Modern Missions and the claim is probably true, notwithstanding the earlier labours of Wesley and others in America."  The reprint identifies a 1641 petition to parliament proposing missionaries to the West Indies. The petition was signed by William Castell, Parson of Courteenhall in Northamptonshire, along with seventy other English Divines and six Scottish ones.  The reprint credits Philip Doddridge with delivering a missionary sermon in Northamptonshire in 1741 and notes that William Carey, "a humble shoemaker turned Nonconformist pastor," devised a scheme similar to what Doddridge had offered.  "Carey was a poor man, Doddridge comparatively rich; Carey, with all his piety, knew the value of finance, Doddrige did not understand it."  The reprint credits Carey with becoming "one of the greatest Oriental scholars of his age."

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Middlebrook, J. B. William Carey (London: Kingsgate Press, 1961).

_______________. "William Carey and the Baptist Missionary Society." The Fraternal. 120 (1961): 9.

*Miller, Basil. William Carey: Cobbler to Missionary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1952).

*_________. William Carey: The Father of Modern Missions, 2nd ed. of William Carey: Cobbler to Missionary (Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, c. 1980).

*Morrison, James Horne. William Carey, Cobbler and Pioneer. London: Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd., 1924.

*Mukherjee, Sanjoy.  William Carey's Contribution to Science. S.n.: Minerva Associates, 1999.

*Nichols, Bruce J.  "The Theology of William Carey."  Evangelical Review of Theology  17 (1993):369-80 [electronic edition].

*Noonkester, M. C. "Gibbon in India," Notes and Queries 236 (1991): 192.

*Norwood, F. W.  The Spirit of William Carey To-day.  The Leicester Carey Lecture for 1932.  London: The Viaduct Press, n.d. [1932].

*Olson, Bessie G. William Carey: A Great Missionary.  In The Hall of Fame Series(Wheaton, Ill.: Van Kampen Press, 1945).

*Olt, Russell. William Carey, Prophet to India. Anderson, Indiana: Warner Press, 1930.

Oussoren, A. H. [Aalbertinus Hermen]. William Carey, Especially his Missionary Principles. Leiden, A. W. Sijthoff, 1945.

Palit, C. "Missionary Zeal: William Carey's World of Science." The Statesman. Calcutta. August 18, 1992.

*Payne, E. A. "John Dyer’s Memoir of Carey," Baptist Quarterly 22 (1967-8): 326-327.

__________. "Carey and His Biographers." Baptist Quarterly, New Series, 19:1 (1961): 4-12; 21:7 (1966): 328-331.

*Petersen, William J.  "Meet William and Dorothy Carey."  Martin Luther Had a Wife.  Chepstow, United Kingdom: Bridge Publishing, 1984.

Philips, Ernest. "William Carey, Pioneer Missionary." London Quarterly and Holborn Review. (1942): 381-84.

*Pierson, Arthur T. The New Acts of the Apostles or the Marvels of Modern Missions. A Series of Lectures upon the Foundation of the "Duff Missionary Lectureship" Delivered in Scotland in February and March 1893. With a Chromolithographic Map Showing the Prevailing Religions of the World, Their Comparative Areas and the Progress of Evangelisation. By Arthur T. Pierson, D. D. Author of "The Crisis of Missions," "The One Gospel," Etc. With an Introduction by Rev. Andrew Thompson, D. D., F. R. S. E. London: James Nisbet and Co., Limited, 22 Berners Street, W., 1908.

Price, B.F. "Carey and Serampore - Then and Now." Baptist Quarterly. 19:3 (1961): 101-117.

*Purcell, William.  "William Carey (1761-1834), The Call to India."  In Ten Missionary Heroes.  In Know Your Christians.  Oxford: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., 1987.

Rack, Henry D. "Review of Timothy George, Faithful Witness and Brian Stanley, History of the Baptist Missionary Society." Journal of Ecclesiastical History. 47: 1 (1996): 196-197.

Raj, A. Samuel. Attempt Great Things: Rev. Dr. William Carey, 1761-1834 (    :   , 1993).

Ratnam, M. Venkata, trans. Villiyam Keri motta modati padiriyokka caritramu [William Carey, the Founder of Modern Missions] (Madras: Christian Literature Society for India, 1927).

The British Library Catalogue records this volume.

-Myron C. Noonkester

Rendtorff, Conrad Arthur Veno. William Carey, Pionermissionaeren under Dansk Flag ([Kopenhagen]: Danske Missionsselskab, I Hovedkommission hos O. Lohses Forlag, 1943).

Rouse, Ruth. "William Carey's 'Pleasing Dream,'" International Review of Missions (April 1949):181-92.

Rowe, L. Say Nothing About Dr. Carey. Didcot: Baptist Missionary Society, n. d.

Schattschneider, David A. "William Carey, Modern Missions and the Moravian Influence," International Bulletin of Missionary Research 22, no. 1 (1998): 8-11.

*__________________.  "William Carey, Modern Missions, and the Moravian Influence."  International Bulletin of Missionary Research 22/1 (January 1998):8-11  [electronic edition].

*Schmidt, B. trans. William Carey, der Missionspionier in Indien Nach J. B. Myers, William Carey für die Jugend bearbeitet von B. Schmidt.  Cassel: Verlag von J. G. Onken Nachfolger, 1922.

*Smith, A. Christopher. "The Spirit and the Letter of Carey’s Catalytic Watchword," Baptist Quarterly 33 (1989-1990): 226-237 [electronic edition].

_____________________. "The Legacy of William Carey," International Bulletin of Missionary Research 16, no. 1 (1992): 2-9.

*Speer, Robert E.  "William Carey, The Christian Pioneer and His Problems."  Some Great Leaders in the World Movement.  New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, and Edinburgh: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1911 [electronic edition].

Srinivasan, K. S.

*Stevenson, P. M. William Carey (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1953).

Stewart, W. William Carey and his Contemporaries. Nagercoil, India: Concordia Theological Seminary, [1965]. 

_________. The Plan and the Sequel: The Missionary Purpose and Legacy of William Carey and Alexander Duff. The Carey Lecture, 1980. Serampore: Council of Serampore College, 1980.

Strong, Roy and Julia Trevelyan Oman. The English Year: A Personal Selection from Chambers' Book of Days (New Haven and New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1982).

Entry for "August 17th" lists birth date of "William Carey, orientalist and missionary, 1761."

--Myron C. Noonkester

*[Taylor, John]. Antiquarian Memoranda and Biographies. Northamptonshire. Facsimile Illustrations and Portraits. Northampton: Printed and Published by Taylor & Son, 1901.

The Center's copy of this volume is number 17 of 48 printed.

--Myron C. Noonkester

*The Life of William Carey, Missionary to India, The Father of Modern Missions.  In The World-Wide Missionary Library.  Vol. VI.  Cincinnati: The Revivalist Press, 1915.

The title page indicates that this book is "mainly an abridgment of the life of William Carey, by John Smith.  Several line drawings of significant places are included in the book.

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Thomas, Norman E. "World Mission Conferences: What Impact Do They Have?" International Bulletin of Missionary Research 20, no. 4 (1996): 146-154.

*Tippleston, Dorothy. William Carey and Hackleton Baptist Church.  Photographs by Edgar C. Tippleston.  Northampton, England: Billingham and Son, n.d. [1955].

Travis, William. "William Carey: The Modern Missions Movement and the Sovereignty of God," in Thomas R. Schreiner and Bruce Ware, eds., The Grace of God, the Bondage of the Will (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1995), pp. 323-326.

Tucker, Ruth A. "William Carey's Less Than Perfect Family Life," Christian History 11, no. 4 (1992): 27-30.

*Walker, Frank Deaville. William Carey, Missionary, Pioneer, and StatesmanLondon: Student Christian Movement, 1926 [electronic edition].

*Walker, Frank Deaville. William Carey, Missionary, Pioneer, and Statesman Tyndale Series of Great Biographies (Chicago: Moody Press, 1951).

*Walmsley, Luke S.  "William Carey."  Fighters and Martyrs for the Freedom of Faith.  London: James Clarke & Co., 1912.  Pp. 364-417 [electronic edition].

*Watts, John D. W.  "Baptists and the Transformation of Culture: A Case Study from the Career of William Carey."  Review and Expositor, 89 (1992):11-21.

An eminent Old Testament and Hebrew scholar, Watts (d. 2013) taught and lived in Serampore College, 1972-1975, as a Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board missionary.  This article recounts Dr. Watts’s insight into the cultural role William Carey and the Serampore Trio played in Bengali culture. 

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Welch, C. E. “Early Nonconformity in Leicester,” in Transactions of the Leicester Archaeological and Historical Society 37 (1961-2): .

*Wellman, Sam. William Carey: Father of Modern Missions. Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour, 1997.

Wenger, E. L. "Carey: Vision and Realisation." The Fraternal. 120 (April, 1961): 9-13.

*"William Carey, D. D. Poor Law Settlement Order." Northampton County Magazine. 4. 1931.

*Williams, Evan. A House of Memories: William Carey's Cottage Harvey Lane Leicester. Descriptive Brochure and Guide. Leicester: Printed by Ratnett & Co., Waterloo Street, n. d.  

*Winter, Ralph.  "William Carey's Major Novelty."  Missiology  22 (April 1994):203-222.

*Witz, Cornelia. Religionspolitik in Britisch-Indien 1793-1813: Christliches Sendungsbewusstsein und Achtung Hindusticher Tradition im Widerstreit. Beiträge zur Südasienforschung. Südasien-Institut. Universität Heidelberg. 98. Stuttgart : Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GMBH, 1985.

Woodall, William Love. William Carey of India (New York: Pageant Press, 1951).

*Wykes, David L., “The Leicester Riots of 1773 and 1787: A Study of the Victims of Popular Protest,” Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society 54 (1978-9): .

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