Diary of preacher David Dailey, 1816-1817

Metadata

Title

Diary of preacher David Dailey, 1816-1817

Date

1816/1817

Digital Identifier

StGeorge.DiaryOfDavidDaileyNo4

Description

David Dailey's diary from his second year preaching on the Snow Hill circuit, from April 17, 1816 to March 16, 1817.

As with his first few diaries, Dailey recounts his travels, the people he met, including separate black classes, and his physical and emotional state throughout. He still experiences bouts of depression, but also describes happiness and contentment in preaching, visiting the sick, and performing baptisms, marriages and funerals. He is particularly pleased by camp meetings that are successful in gaining converts.

Several entries refer to a woman named Sally, who often attends meetings with Dailey and who would eventually become his wife. Copies of several letters between the two are included at the end of the volume.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

St. George's United Methodist Church

Extent

96 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

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Rights Holder

St. George's United Methodist Church