Eustace Carey

Memoir of William Carey, D.D.:

Late Missionary to Bengal;

Professor of Oriental Languages

in the College of Fort William, Calcutta.

 

With an Introductory Essay by Francis Wayland, D.D.,

President of Brown University. 

Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 1836.

 

 

 

Eustace Carey was a nephew of William Carey.  The Baptist Missionary Society sponsored Eustace's missionary service to India, 1814-1824The Baptist Missionary Society requested that Eustace Carey write the Memoir "from my relationship to Dr. Carey, and from my supposed intimate conversancy with the history of their Eastern Mission" (Preface, p. iii).  Eustace Carey goes on to say that he has "endeavored, throughout the work, to exhibit the Christian and the missionary, rather than the philosopher and the scholar" (Preface, p. iii).

 

Included in the Memoir is William Carey's "Journal" and numerous letters that Carey sent to a diverse group of family, friends, and supporters.  Although Eustace Carey quotes the "Journal" and the letters, he also interweaves into the narrative his own unique interpretation of William Carey.

 

This book was the first American memoir of William Carey's life, highlighted by Dr. Francis Wayland's introductory essay.  Wayland, a leading Baptist in America, was pastor of First Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts, 1821-1826.  The next year, he went to Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and in addition to teaching philosophy, he served as the university's fourth president (1827-1855).    For a brief biography of Dr. Francis Wayland from William Cathcart, ed., The Baptist Encyclopedia, 2 vols.,  rev. ed.  (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883), click here:  vol. II, p. 1220    vol. II, p. 1221    vol. II, p. 1222.  Previously in 1806, Brown University had awarded William Carey the honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) degree.

 

 

To view the book's portrait and signature of William Carey, click here.

 

 

Title Page and Reverse Side of Title Page        Title Page    ii

 

 

Preface by Eustace Carey (May 14, 1836)        iii    iv 

 

 

Table of Contents        v    vi    vii    viii

 

 

"Introductory Essay" by Dr. Francis Wayland (August 6, 1836)

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Chapter I

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Chapter II

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Chapter III

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Chapter IV

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Chapter VII

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Memoir of William Carey, D.D.: Late Missionary to Bengal; 

Professor of Oriental Languages in the College of Fort William, Calcutta.  

(Hartford: Canfield and Robins, 1837).

"An Introductory Essay by Jeremiah Chaplin [1776-1841], 

Late President of Waterville College." 

 

In 1837, Canfield and Robins of Hartford, Connecticut, published a second American edition of Eustace Carey's work with the same text as that of the first American edition published by Gould, Kendall and Lincoln.  This second American edition included an introductory essay by Dr. Jeremiah Chaplin (1776-1841), a Baptist minister and first president of Waterville Literary and Theological Institute (now Colby College), Waterville, Maine.  For a brief biography of Chaplin from William Cathcart, ed., The Baptist Encyclopedia, 2 vols.,  rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883), click here:  vol. I, p. 203    vol. I, p. 204.

 

Chaplin Edition, Title Page    Chaplin, p. 9    Chaplin, p. 10    Chaplin, p. 11    Chaplin, p. 12    

Chaplin, p. 13    Chaplin, p. 14    Chaplin, p. 15    Chaplin, p. 16    Chaplin, p. 17    Chaplin, p. 18    

Chaplin, p. 19    Chaplin, p. 20    Chaplin, p. 21    Chaplin, p. 22    Chaplin, p. 23    Chaplin, p. 24

 

 

Another American edition of Eustace Carey's was published in 1844 along with Andrew M. Smith, Brief History of Evangelical Missions: with the Date of Commencement, and Progress and Present State (Hartford, Conn.: Robins and Smith, 1844).

 

Eustace Carey originally published the Memoir of William Carey, D.D.: Late Missionary to Bengal; Professor of Oriental Languages in the College of Fort William, Calcutta in London (Jackson and Walford, 1836; 2nd ed., 1837).  At the death of William Carey on June 9, 1834, in Serampore, Dr. Joshua Marshman, Carey's longtime colleague, indicated a desire to write a memoir for his friend.  Marshman, however, died in 1837.  Of the relation between Marshman and Eustace Carey, George Smith, The Life of William Carey, Shoemaker and  Missionary (1887), says in his "Preface,"

 

In 1836 the Rev. Eustace Carey anticipated him [Marshman] by issuing what is little better than a selection of mutilated letters and journals made at the request of the Committee of the Baptist Missionary Society.  It contains one passage of value, however.  Dr. Carey once said to his nephew, whose design he seems to have suspected, "Eustace, if after my removal any one should think it worth his while to write my Life, I will give you a criterion by which you may judge of its correctness. If he give me credit for being a plodder he will describe me justly.  Anything beyond this will be too much. I can plod.  I can persevere in any definite pursuit.  To this I owe everything."

 

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Created:  August 16, 2001        Updated:  September 10, 2001