F.B. Banister letter to Justin Perkins in which Banister thanks Perkins for his letter. She writes regarding Dr. Anderson and his family traveling to the Sandwich Islands, missionaries and their work, Nestorian Christians, Christian faith, a sermon, deaths of friends, Miss Lyman's travels, local individuals, the book Woman and her Savior (in Persia), the Belleville church, and her birthday. Mr. Coan, Henry Hill, Langdon S. Ward, Mr. Gordon, Miss Fiske, Dr. Wright, Dr. Edwards, Ralph Emerson, Elizabeth Wheelwright, Elizabeth Dance, Mrs. Ranyard, Miss Rice, Dr. Fiske, and Enoch Titleman are all mentioned in this letter. F.B. Banister may stand for Frances B. Banister.