American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Haystack Prayer Meeting: celebrated at the Ninety-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Board in North Adams and by the Haystack Centennial Meetings at Williamstown, Mass. October 9-12, 1906. Boston: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1907. First Edition.
Maroon cloth with gilt titles & decoration, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, light rubbing to binding. ABCFM Library ink stamp on front paste-down, behind the title page, and on the last page of the index; "Discarded" stamped in ink over the one at front. No other library matter or markings. Recent former owner's signature on the ffep. x. (2), (1)-364 clean pp., tight. Illustrated from photographs. Very good. Hardcover. 
The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions was the first foreign missionary society in the United States. In 1810 students at Williams College conceived of the organization, and it was formally constituted in 1812. Its founding was one of the practical results of the Haystack Prayer meeting, and it is considered to be an important component of the great revival known as the Second Great Awakening.
This Anniversary volume includes scores of addresses on the history and then-present progress of the ABCFM. It includes contributions from native converts, missionaries, and professors. Some of the contributors include William S. Dodd, Henry Hopkins, Edward Judson, Newell Dwight Hills, Samuel M. Zwemer, George F. Pentecost, Lyman Abbott, A. N. Hitchcock, and W. E. Thompson.
Areas of missionary work discussed include Micronesia, India, Ceylon, Hawaii, China, Turkey, South Africa, Japan, Bohemia, Mexico, Armenia, West Central Africa, the "Mohammedan World," "among the Zulus," etc.