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Guide to the Church History Documents Collection ca. 1750-1906

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Church History Documents. Collection

Dates:

ca. 1750-1906

Size:

7.5 linear ft. (13 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Primarily transcripts and photocopies of record books, journals, minutes, and other documents from early frontier churches. Also includes diaries, correspondence, notebooks, sermons, and miscellaneous notes of individuals important in frontier religious history. Original material includes papers relating to Benjamin Lakin and Edwin Clark's correspondence. Most of the material relates to activity in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and several of the original thirteen colonies. Well-known names represented include Stephen Peet, Joshua Lacy Wilson, Wilhelm Loehe, and George Whitefield. The documents were collected under the auspices of the Church History Research Fund and in conjunction with the writing of William Warren Sweet's four-volume Religion on the American Frontier.

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When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Church History Documents. Collection,[Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Church History Documents Collection consists primarily of typescript copies and photostats of material that was gathered under the auspices of the Church History Research Fund and in conjunction with the writing of William Warren Sweet's Religion on the American Frontier, a four-volume set of source materials on religion in the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection contains many of those documents in unedited form, as well as some documents that were not published in the series, notably, many of those among the miscellaneous documents at the end of the collection. Most of the papers were at one time bound and held in the Rare Books Collection; they were de-catalogued and placed in the Manuscripts Collection in 1967. The collection is unique and should be approached for what it is: an extensive collection of source material in early American church history-and not seen mainly as copies or transcripts having no intrinsic worth of their own.

The papers are mainly transcripts or photocopies of record books, journals, minutes, miscellaneous documents, etc., of a number of early frontier churches, along with diaries, correspondence, notebooks, journals, sermons, and miscellaneous notes of people important in frontier religious history; Most of the material concerns activity in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and several of the original thirteen colonies. Well-known names represented here include Flavel Bascom, Stephen Peet (the elder), Thomas Haskins, Benjamin Lakin, Joshua Wilson, Wilhelm Loehe, and George Whitefield.

Scope Note

The collection is arranged along the same denominational lines that divide Sweet's volumes The denominations are arranged alphabetically, with a number of miscellaneous ones represented at the end. Folders are arranged alphabetically within each section by title, and the material is described regarding content, dating, and physical nature in each folder entry.

Original material in the collection includes the Benjamin Lakin papers (Box 4, folders 2-8), which were once held as a separate collection. They consist of original manuscripts of uncertain date, although indications point toward the first or second decade of the 19th century. The commonplace book and the notebooks contain lists of preaching appointments on Lakin's circuits, dates of visitation, texts to be preached, extracts from his reading, sermon notes, and copies of a few letters.

The Edwin Clarke correspondence (Box 13, folder 1), which is also original material, consists of letters to Clarke from various people, many of them preachers, regarding his "Verse Herald", which apparently was a religious tract for learning Bible verses. Also included is correspondence to him in his capacity as secretary of the Oswego County Sunday School Teachers Association, Oswego County, New York.

Other items of interest in the collection are the Joshua Wilson papers (Box 11, folder 10), which were copied from manuscripts in the University Library's Durrett Collection; the photostats of the Church of England manuscripts (Box 12, folders 2-5), which represent an important and interesting collection of papers on colonial religious history; and the Wilhelm Loehe and Georg Grossman papers (Box 13, folders 2-7), which were obtained by Sweet through Professor Fritschel of Dubuque Theological Seminary from the originals in Neuendettelsau, Germany.

The John Morgan Walden Papers and the William Warren Sweet Papers should be examined in conjunction with this collection as there is some indication that the former may originally have been collected as part of the Church History Research Fund project, and the latter contains a number of drafts and notes concerning the Sweet mentioned here.

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John Morgan Walden. Papers

William Warren Sweet. Papers

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Baptists

Box 1    Folder 1

Barrow, David, 1753-1819

  • Journal of a tour from Virginia into Kentucky, 1795-1797. (23 p. negative photostat)
Box 1    Folder 2-7

Bingham, Abel, d. 1865,

  • Correspondence and journal of Abel Bingham, Baptist missionary to the Indians in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 1828-1855. (726 p. typescript copy)
Box 1    Folder 8

Illinois

  • Circular address to the Baptists of all parties in Illinois, by the Committee of the General Union Meeting held in Winchester, Morgan Co., Illinois, 1832, Oct. 12-16. (48 p. Ms transcript)
Box 1    Folder 9

Illinois

  • Reports of the annual sessions of the Illinois Baptists' State Conventions, 1807, 1808, 1809. (8 p. negative photostat)
Box 1    Folder 10

Illinois

  • State convention, proceedings of the committee meeting, Canton, Illinois, 1844, Nov. 21 (30 p. Ms transcript)
Box 1    Folder 11

Illinois, 1805-1839-source material for early history of the Baptist Church

  • 1) Twenty dismissal letters of frontier Baptist Churches, 1805 1829. (10 p. negative photostat)
  • 2) Lemen, James. Letter of recommendation for William H. Briggs, St. Clair Co., Illinois, 1837, March 13. (1 p. negative photostat)
  • 3)The religious experience of a frontier Baptist preacher as related to the Association before ordination, n.d. (23 p. negative photostat)
  • 4) Wood River United Baptist Church. Minutes, 1812-1817. (35 p. negative photostat)
  • 5) Wood River United Baptist Church. Association letter, n.d. (2 p. negative photostat)
  • 6) Edwardsville Association. Letter explaining their position on the slavery question, 1839, May 25. (4 p. negative photostat)
  • 7) Twelve Mile Prairie Baptist Church. Letter to Wood River Baptist Church, 1823, Oct. 4. (2 p. negative photostat)
  • 8) Ogle Creek United Baptist Church. Letter, 1822, Jan. 20. (1 p. negative photostat)
  • 9) Ridge Prairie [Baptist Church?]. Extract of a letter to Baptist Convention of Illinois, 1836, Oct. 3. (2 p. negative photostat)
Box 1    Folder 12

Indiana, Harrison Co., Little Flock Baptist Church, Letter of dismissal for Elizabeth Smith, 1821, Oct. (1 p. positive photostat)

Box 1    Folder 13-15

Philadelphia, Pennypack Baptist Church Register, 1689-1837. (86 p.negative photostat)

Box 1    Folder 16

Pulliam, James and Thomas and Samuel Bowman Letter mentioning, St. Clair Co., Illinois, 1837, March 13. (1 p. negative photostat)

Box 1    Folder 17

Williams, John, elder Manuscript journal of the first Separate Baptist Association of Virginia, held at Blue Rim meeting house, Orange Co., 1771. (21 p. typescript copy)

Series II: Congregationalists

Box 2   Folder 1

Albany Convention

  • Minutes, 1852, Oct. 5. (138 p. typescript copy from contemporary printed sources)
Box 2   Folder 2

Bascom, Flavel

  • Autobiography, 1833-1840. (48 p. typescript copy)
Box 2   Folder 3

Congregational Churches of Illinois Minutes of a convention, 1834, and Congregational Society of Illinois; Minutes, 1836-1841. (88 p. typescript copy with 3 p. rough typescript draft of introduction to Vol. III, chapter VI of Religion on the American Frontier by William Warren Sweet)

Box 2   Folder 4-17

Illinois, DuPage [Naperville]

  • Records of the First Congregational Church, 1833, July 13 to 1893, March 2. (420 p. negative photostat)
Box 3   Folder 1

Marsh, Cutting

  • Journal, 1835. (70 p. typescript copy)
Box 3   Folder 2

Michigan

  • Early Congregationalism in Michigan, 1825-1842, miscellaneous letters and reports from Home Missionaries. (76p. typescript copy interleaved with notes and commentary related to Sweet, Vol. III, chapter vii)
Box 3   Folder 3

Missionary Society of Connecticut

  • Miscellaneous documents and notes. (33 p. typescript copy with some typescript and manuscript notes related to Sweet, Vol. III, chapter v)
Box 3   Folder 4

Ohio, Madison

  • Record of the formation of the Congregational Church in Madison, Ohio, 1814-1817. (18 p. negative photostat)
Box 3   Folder 5-9

Peet, Stephen

  • Correspondence, 1839-1847. (504 p. typescript copy; also included are various notes on the items and miscellaneous correspondence from other figures prominent in Wisconsin Congregationalism)
Box 3   Folder 10

Peet, Stephen

  • Letter to Rev. Milton Badger, 1845, Feb. 24. (36 p. typescript copy; "This is Peet's famous defense of Wisconsin against the accusations of the Ultra-Congregationalists of the East. . . ")

Series III: Methodists

Box 3   Folder 11

Coke, Dr. Thomas

  • Letter to American Methodists summarizing his relations to them from 1784, Falmouth, County of Cornwall, England, 1806, Jan. 6. (8 p. typescript copy with carbon)
Box 3   Folder 12

Haskins, Thomas

  • Journal, 1782, Nov. 7 to 1783, Oct. 28; Journal, 1784, Oct. 30 to 1795, May 13. (174 p. negative photostat)
  • Folder 13: Haskins, Thomas
  • Journal. (80 p. typescript copy of proceeding)
Box 4   Folder 1

Haskins, Thomas

  • Seven letters to and from Thomas Haskins, 1782-1812. (10 p. typescript copy)
Box 4   Folder 2-4

Lakin, Benjamin, 1767-1849

  • Commonplace book, n.d. (original manuscript)
Box 4   Folder 5-7

Lakin, Benjamin, 1767-1849

  • Miscellaneous notebooks, n.d. (original manuscript)
Box 4   Folder 8

Lakin, Benjamin, 1767-1849

  • Miscellaneous sermons, n.d. (originals and typescript copies)
Box 4   Folder 9-12

Ohio Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Minutes of the 16th to 56th sessions, 1827-1832. (798 p. negative photostat)
Box 4a   Folder 13-18

Ohio Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Minutes of the 16th to 56th sessions, 1833-1842. (798 p. negative photostat)
Box 5   Folder 1-17

Ohio Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church cont.

Box 6   Folder 1-3

Pilmore, Joseph, 1739-1825

  • Journal, 1769-1774; also appended are 4 letters of Joseph Pilmore, 1772-1791. (302 p. typescript copy)
Box 6   Folder 4

Reed, Nelson, 1751-1840

  • Diary, 4 fragments covering the period 1778, June 20 to 1782, April 19. (134 p. typescript copy)
Box 6   Folder 5

Thomson, Edward

  • Letter to Rev. Prof. Merrick, Delaware, Ohio, 1848, May 15. (2 p. typescript copy with carbon)
Box 6   Folder 6

Whatcoat, Richard, 1736-1806

  • Fragments of his diary. (2 p. positive photostat)

Series IV: Whitefield, George, 1714-1770

Box 6   Folder 7

Letters and Addresses, 1739-1746

  • George Whitefield to Martin Benson, Bishop of Gloucester, Bristol, 1739, July 10 (4 p.)
  • Serious address from some of the ministers of the County of Hampshire to the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, 1740 (2 p.)
  • D. Schuyler to Whitefield, 1741, Nov. 5 (3 p.)
  • George Smith to [Mrs. Whitefield?], Philadelphia, 1746, June 18 (2 p.)
  • Susanna Baynard to Whitefield, Bohemia River, Md., 1746, July 10 (2 p.)
Box 6   Folder 8

Letters and addresses, 1747-1753

  • Whitefield to Rev. ? in Boston, 1747, May 21 (3 p.)
  • D. Schuyler to Whitefield, New Brunswick, 1747, June 21 (1 p.)
  • Wm. Harper to David Vanhorne, Philadelphia, 1747, June 30 (1 p.)
  • Hen. Sherburne to Whitefield, Boston, 1747, Aug. 7 (3 p.)
  • James Bayard to Whitefield, Bohemia, Md., 1749, May 10 (3 p.)
  • Lewis T. Reichel to John Jordan, Jr., Nazareth Hall, 1750, Jan. 31 (4 p.)
  • David Vanhorne to Whitefield, New York, 1750, Nov 12 (3 p.)
  • Hugh Bryan to Whitefield, CharlesTowne, 1753, May f (1 p.)
  • John Martin Bolzena [?] to Whitefield, Ebenezer, Georgia, 1753, June 5 (4 p.)
Box 6   Folder 9

Letters and addresses, 1753-1762

  • Wm. Brisbane to Whitefield, CharlesTowne, 1753, Sept. 10 (2 p.)
  • Wm. Grant to Whitefield, Philadelphia, 1753, Nov. 28 (1 p.)
  • Whitefield to Dr. Wm. Shippen, Boston, 1754, Oct. 14 (2 p.)
  • Thomas Prince to Whitefield, Boston, 1754, Dec. 2 (1 p.)
  • John Pertrees [?] to Whitefield, Bethesda, Georgia, 1757, July 2 (9 p.)
  • Whitefield, George, 1714-1770 cont.
  • Wm. Shippen to Whitefield, Philadelphia, 1758, Sept. 11 (3 p.)
  • Wm. Hutson to Whitefield, CharlesTowne, 1759, May 11 (3 p.)
  • [Thomas Gotter?] to Whitefield, Bethseda, Georgia, 1760, July 7 (2 p.)
  • Charles Price to Whitefield, Bethseda, Georgia, 1760, July 10 (1 p.)
  • Sarah Gill to Whitefield, Boston, 1760, Nov. 4 (4 p.)
  • Whitefield to Mr. Read, London, 1762, Mar. 25 (2 p.)
Box 6   Folder 10

Letters and addresses, 1762-1770

  • Mary Grant to Whitefield, Philadelphia, 1762, Aug. 3 (2 p.)
  • William Patterson to "his brother in Sunderland", Gibralter, 1762, Aug. 5 (2 p.)
  • Sarah Gill to Whitefield, Boston, 1763, Oct. 3 (2 p.)
  • Moses Gill to Whitefield, Boston 1763, Dec. 19 (1 p.)
  • Nehemiah Greenman to Whitefield, West Jersy, Salem Co., Piles-grove, 1765, May 20 (1 p.)
  • Thomas Periam to Whitefield, Dover, 1765, Oct. 23 (2 p.)
  • James Waddell to Whitefield, Lancaster Co., Virginia, 1766, Aug. 5 (3 p.)
  • J. Graves to Whitefield, Providence, 1767, May 16 (2 p.)
  • John Brown to ? , 1770, Dec. 12 (2 p.)
  • "To Mr. Whitefield Going to Georgia" (poem), n.d. anon.
  • List and typescript copies of letters.

Series V: Presbyterians

Box 6   Folder 11-13

American Home Missionary Society Correspondence, 1823-1842. (294 p. typescript copy including rough drafts of notes, indexes, etc. relating to Sweet, Vol. II, chapter xiv)

  • Folders 14-15: Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800
  • Miscellaneous letters by Hugh Blair, 1756-1798. (102 p. negative photostats and negative photostats of typescript copies)
Box 7   Folder 1-2

Columbia Synod of the Presbyterian Church

  • Minutes, 1877-1890. (744 p. typescript copy in 2 bound volumes; v.1: 1877-1882, v.2: 1883-1890)
Box 8   Folder 1

Cumberland Presbytery

  • Minutes of the "Original" Cumberland Presbytery, 1802-1806. (35 p. typescript with carbon; "Published by the stated clerk, Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 9, 1906")
Box 8   Folder 2

Davis, Rev. William P. Charge to him, Bethlehem, 1835, Dec. 1 (5 p. typescript copy)

Box 8   Folder 3-4

Fraser, William, of Ontario

  • Diary from 1834, August to 1835, July. (158 p. negative photostat, "account of a journey from Pictou, N.S. to London, Upper Canada, of conditions and beginnings of missionary work")
Box 8   Folder 5-7

Grand River Presbytery

  • Register Book, 1814-1818. (76 p. negative photostat)
Box 8   Folder 8-11

Green, John F.C.

  • A collection of papers on the Evangelical Protestant Church of North America, [1944?]. (typewritten and prined materials)
Box 8   Folder 12

[Howe, Rev. Joseph?]

  • Record of two preaching tours in Kentucky and Tennessee, 1813-1814. (24 p. negative photostat)
Box 8   Folder 13

Illinois, Belleville

  • Records of the Presbyterian Church, 1833-1857. (10 p. negative photostat)
  • Folder 14: Illinois, DuPage
  • Records of the session of the First Presbyterian Church, 1844-1883. (90 p. negative photostat in bound volume, 2 pages to each leaf)
Box 8   Folder 15

Illinois, Will Co., DuPage

  • Record of the First Presbyterian Socity, 1846-1883. (50 p. negative photostat in bound volume as above)
Box 9   Folder 1

Kentucky, Jessamine Co., Associate Reformed Church of Ebenezer

  • Correspondence with R.H. Bishop, 1804, Feb. (4 p. negative photostat)
Box 9   Folder 2

Kentucky, Mercer Co., New Providence Church

  • Record book of the proceedings of the trustees, 1773-1827. (43 p. negative photostat, Draper Mss 14CC102-14CC144 State Historical Society of Wisconsin)
Box 9   Folder 3

Kentucky Reformed Church in North America Excerpts from the records touching upon the case of R.H. Bishop, 1813-1817. (34 p. typescript copy)

Box 9   Folder 4

Kentucky Synod of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

  • Minutes, 1802-1818, also a copy of the rules or bylaws for regulating and governing the synod in all its deliberations. (120 p. typescriptocopy)
Box 9   Folder 5-12

Lorain Presbytery

  • Minutes, 1836-1839; also Elyria Presbytery, Minutes, 1842-1863. (444 p. negative photostat)
Box 10   Folder 1

McMillan, John

  • Journal from 1774, Oct. 26 to his marriage on 1776, Aug. 6. (17 p. typescript copy)
Box 10   Folder 2

Madison Presbytery

  • "Annual report of the state of religion within the bounds of the presbytery," 1826. (5 p. typescript copy)
Box 10   Folder 3

Missouri Presbytery

  • Records, 1817-1831, 1836-1839. (196 p. negative photostat)
Box 10   Folder 4

Missouri Presbytery

  • Records, 1820-1839. (101 p. typescript copy)
Box 10   Folder 5-6

Ohio, Portage Co., Franklin

  • Records of the First Presbyterian Church, 1819-1839. (120 p. negative photostat in v. 1 [folder 5]; 76 p. typescript copy in v. 2 [folder 6])
Box 10   Folder 7

Ohio, Union Co., Lower Liberty Presbyterian Church

  • Records, 1821-1857. (52 p. negative photostat in bound volume)
Box 10   Folder 8

Pittsburg District

  • Minutes of the Evangelical Protestant Ministers' meetings, 1908-1935. (123 p. typescript copy in 2 volumes; v. 1: 1908, March to 1918, June; v.2: 1918, July to 1935, June)
Box 10   Folder 9-11

Portage Presbytery

  • Records, 1818, Dec. 8 to 1843, Feb. 14. (720 p. negative photostat, originally in three volumes)
Box 11   Folder 1-2

Portage Presbytery

  • Records (cont.)
Box 11   Folder 3

Presbyterial and Session Records

  • Miscellaneous. (20 p. ms transcript related to Sweet, Vol. II, chapter xi)
Box 11   Folder 4

Presbyterianism in the United States, 1773-1839

  • Miscellaneous. (7 items typescript copy and negative photostat)
  • 1) Phillips, W.W. and others. Letter to Rev. Thomas D. Baird, New York, 1836, July 13. (4 p. typescript copy)
  • 2) Williamsburg. Records, 1832, Mar. 29. (6 p. typescript copy with notes)
  • 3) Holston Presbytery. Records, 1837, Sept. 29 to 1838, April 6. (11 p. typescript copy with notes)
  • 4) Ohio, Portage Co., Franklin. Records of the First Presbyterian Church, 1819-1839. (62 p. typescript copy)
  • 5) New Providence Church. Records. (46 p. typescript copy of Box 9, folder 2)
  • Presbyterianism in the United States, 1773-1839 cont.
  • Miscellaneous. (7 items typescript copy and negative photostat)
  • 6) Breckinridge, W.L. Letter to Brother Logan, Danville, 1834, Feb. 27, attached to circular. (3 p. negative photostate with 2 p. typescript copy)
  • 7)Presbytery of Chillicothe. Letter to the Presbytery of Ebenezer, Kentucky, Ohio, 1836, Jan. 6. (4 p. negative photostat with 6 p. typescript copy)
Box 11   Folder 5

Presbyterianism in the United States

  • Miscellaneous source material for the history of frontier Presbyterianism
  • 1) Hanover Presbytery. Action taken by the Presbytery of Hanover, Virginia towards the founding of a school near Timber Ridge. . ., 1776, Sept. 8. (2 p. negative photostat)
  • 2) Logan, James T. Teacher's contract, 1837, April 7. (4 p. negative photostat, includes copy with different subscribers' names)
  • 3) Word, William and others. Circular letter asking subscriptions, 1788, July 7. (2 p. negative photostat with typescript copy)
  • 4) Welch, James. Letter to James Blyth, 1792, Feb [24?]. (2 p. negative photostat)
  • 5) Wilson, Joshua, Wm. Mahon, and James McAfee. Random notations by unknown author concerning, 1797. (4 p. negative photostat, Draper Mss 14CC146-14CC149, State Historical Society of Wisconsin)
  • 6) Marshall, Robert. Letter to James Welch, 1792, Aug. 27. (2 p. negative photostat)
  • 7) Welch, James. Letter to James Blyth, Lexington, 1792, March 8. (3 p. negative photostat)
  • 8) McClelland, Andrew Jr. Letter to James Welch, Muddy Creek, 1792, July 3. (3 p. negative photostat)
  • 9) Kentucky, Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church. Subscription list. (2 p. negative photostat)
  • 10) Kentucky Academy, Pisgah, Subscription lists. (10 p. negative photostat)
  • 11) Kentucky, Clifton Furnace, Bethseda Presbyterian Church.
  • Letter to Ebenezer Presbytery, 1836, April 22. (4 p. negative photostat)
  • 12) Kentucky, Ebenezer, Associate Reform Church. Subscription list, 1803, April. (2 p. negative photostat with typescript copy)
  • 13) Indiana, Franklin, Presbyterian Church. Letter to the Session of the Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, 1840, Aug. 19. (1 p. negative photostat with typescript copy)
Box 11   Folder 6

Rev. Synod of New York and Philadelphia List of ministers and congregations, n.d. (10 p. negative photostat)

Box 11   Folder 7

Session Records of frontier Presbyterian Churches

  • (101 p. typescript copy with Ms notes, rough drafts, and notes related to Sweet, Vol. II, chapter IX)
Box 11   Folder 8

Transylvania Presbytery

  • Extracts from the minutes, 1786-1837. (91 p. typescript copy related to Sweet, Vol. II, chapter vi. See also Box 12 for complete minutes)
Box 11   Folder 9

Western Missionary Society

  • Records, 1804-1826. (73 p. typescript copy)
Box 11   Folder 10

Wilson, Joshua

  • Miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1796-1811. (64 p. typescript copy including notes and rough drafts related to Sweet, Vol. II, chapter XVI)
Box 11   Folder 11

Miscellaneous

  • Documents relating to Presbyterian education in the early West. (38 p. typescript copy with rough draft notes, etc. related to Sweet, Vol. II, chapter XII)
  • 1) Report of the Transylvania Seminary, 1795, April. (5 p.)
  • 2) Subscription list of the Walnut Hills Church for the Kentucky Academy, 1794, May. (9 p.)
  • 3) Letters concerning the founding of Lane Theological Seminary, 1822-1839. (19 p.)
  • 4)Subscription lists for James H. Logan's school. (1 p.)
Box 12   Folder 1

Transylvania Presbytery

  • Minutes, 1736-1837. (752 p. typescript copy in one bound volume)

Series VI: Miscellaneous Denominations

Box 12   Folder 2

Bishop of Oxford to Right Honorable Horatio Walpole; St. James's Westminster, 1750, Jan. 9

  • Archbishop of Canterbury to Dr. Johnston; Lambeth, 1758, Sept. 27
  • Representation of the Board of Trade for repealing two acts passed in North Carolina, in May 1760, for establishing Vestries and making provision for an orthodox clergy, 1762, June 1 Kings Order in Council for disallowing above acts, 1762, June 3. (44 p., above four documents run continuously)
Box 12   Folder 3

Notes on the Church of England, 1662-1735, in Virginia, New York,

  • Barbados, and Jamaica1662-1759 in Virginia, New York, South-Carolina, and Jamaica. (7 p.)
Box 12   Folder 4

Duke of Newcastle, notes on his letter to Board on ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the colonies, 1727. (1 p.)

  • Note on several people in Newberry of New England who separated from the Congregational Church and formed Church of England for worship. . .1711/12. (1 p.)
  • George II; appeal to by Episcopal clergy for an American bishop, 1727. (1 p.)
  • Boston; notes on an intended synod, 1725. (2 p.)
  • Archbishop of Canterbury (Moore); Notes from his book on the ecclesiastical affairs of the colonies, 1725-1760. (4 p.)
  • Report of the Board of Trade on the Church of England in America, 1787. (7 p.)
  • Province of Virginia; Acts on the ecclesiastical establishment, 1758- 1761. (4 p.)
Box 12   Folder 5

Read, James; Oath of allegiance, 1745, March 17. (3 p.)

  • Smith, Mathew; Copy of certificate relieving him of paying taxes to the established Congregational Church of Massachusetts, 1801, Sept. 6. (1 p.)
Box 13   Folder 1

Clarke, Edwin W., editor of "Verse Herald," Oswego Co., New York.

  • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1829-1850. (34 items, original Mss)
Box 13   Folder 2-4

Grossman, Georg and others Correspondence to Wilhelm Loehe, reGerman Lutheranism in Michigan and the founding of the Iowa

  • Synod, 1853-1855. (22 items, 63 p. negative photostat, in German)
Box 13   Folder 5-6

Loehe, Wilhelm, 1808-1872

  • Miscellaneous correspondence re German Lutheran settlements in Michigan, 1844, Dec. to 1851, Dec. (213 p. typescript copy and negative photostat of typescript copy, in German)
Box 13   Folder 7

Loehe, Wilhelm, 1808-1872

  • Letters to Adam Ernst and other papers, 1842-1854. (19 items, 75 p. typescript copy, in German)
Box 13   Folder 8

Snider, Cecil

  • A syllabus on Mormonism in Illinois from the angle of the press: newspaper source materials 1838-1848, Iowa City, Iowa, 1933. (117 p. typewritten thesis or term paper in bound volume)
Box 13   Folder 9

Society of Friends

  • Minutes of the Ohio Yearly Meeting, 1813-1821. (112 p. positive photostat in bound volume)
Box 13   Folder 10

Shakers

  • Recollections of early Western Shakers, Mathew Houston and others, by Susanna C. Liddell and others, Union Village, Ohio. (24 p. typescript copy with carbon)
Box 13   Folder 11

Miscellaneous

  • Documents re health conditions on the frontier (Kentucky) from LeGrand Family letters. (5 items, typescript copy and negative photostat)