Nov. 9, 1800. Mary Webb organized the first missionary society called Boston Female Society for Missionary Purposes. Women’s Missionary organizations started schools, training centers, community centers and other mission programs. They also recruited and trained women missionaries to staff these programs. Women’s Baptist Home Mission Society of the East, which was organized in Boston in 1877, was one of these. ABHS has minutes of the Home Mission Societies and their publications like Tidings.