Established in Boston in 1810, The American Board of Commisioners of Foreign Missions (ABCFM) opened many schools in the Ottoman lands after 1820. One of these schools opened by the ABCFM was the Euphrates (Fırat) College in Harput. This study examines the observations of the British traveller Henry Fanshawe Toze as noted in his book Turkish Armenia and Eastern Asia Minor during his visit to Harput and assesses the social, economic and cultural impact of missionaries on the region.
Keywords: American Board, Missionaries, Missionary activities, Traveller, Henry Fanshawe Tozer, Harput, Euphrates (Fırat) College
DOI Number: 10.9737/hist.2017.509