RCA minister, missionary to India from 1926‑1933, 1935-1966. The collection contains personal correspondence, sermons, articles, slides, photographs, and books about his time in India by De Bruin. The collection also contains several articles by wife Frances about the education of Indian women, draft and published copies of his book, Four Transitional Decades in India, sermons (some of which are not dated and cover a variety of subjects), articles by De Bruin, several of his Bibles (Dutch and Tamil languages), a tribute to him by Central College, and images of mission work in India. The strength of this collection is the large number of letters and sermons of Rev. De Bruin that detail his time as a missionary in India. Unfortunately, the collection lacks material covering the last three years of De Bruin’s life.
Repository citation: Western Theological Seminary, "W88-0027. De Bruin, Cornie A. and Frances (1897-1988). Papers, 1924-1985. 2.00 linear ft." (2012). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 268.
August 13, 2012.