Diary, 1842-1866

Metadata

Title

Diary, 1842-1866

Alternative Title

Congregational Diary, with memorabilia and inserted printed materials, 1842-1866

Date

1842/1866

Digital Identifier

Moravian.MC_Phila_I_78

Description

Includes a summary of events, compiled by pastor Edmund de Schweinitz for the years 1842 to 1854, in the time after pastor David Bigler's calling to First Moravian Church, New York, NY. According to the account provided here by Schweinitz, no congregational diary was kept during this time. From 1855-1866, a complete diary was again kept by ministers of the congregation.

Topics covered include but are not limited to: descriptions of services & sermons; confirmations, marriages, receptions of new members, and deaths in the congregation; prayer meetings, congregational meetings, and love feasts; the arrival of new ministers; the practice of "pulpit exchange" with other denominations; fundraising for causes such as the Sunday School and missionary work; and the American Civil War.

Inserted printed materials include programs for church events such as the cornerstone ceremonies of 1855 and 1866, and news clippings on the Emancipation Proclamation.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Moravian Archives

Extent

269 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Language

eng

Type

Text

Thumbnail

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IIIF Manifest

https://www.philageohistory.org/rdic-images/iiif.cfm/Moravian.MC_Phila_I_78/manifest

Rights Holder

Moravian Archives