Vestry minutes, Christ Church, St. Peter's Church, and St. James' Church, v. 3, 1784-1815

Metadata

Title

Vestry minutes, Christ Church, St. Peter's Church, and St. James' Church, v. 3, 1784-1815

Date

1784/1815

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.MinuteBooks_v3

Call Number

1.1.0.3, v3

Description

Minutes of the vestry of the United Churches from 1784 to 1815; first as the United Churches of Christ-Church and St. Peter's, then as the United Churches of Christ Church, St. Peter's Church and St. James's Church. The first mention of St. James's occurs on p. 151 in the meeting minutes from March 30, 1807, in which a building committee was appointed to erect the new church. By 1810, the vestry is incorporating St. James's Church into their charter.

Entries include the date and place of the meeting, members attending, and business discussed. Topics include church elections, improvements to buildings and grounds, fundraising efforts, burial requests, and the ongoing operation of Christ Church hospital.

Recorded at the rear of the book are legacies, gifts, and donations made to an assortment of church related funds by various congregation members. Of note is a transcribed copy of Dr. John Kearsley's will. This volume has inserted at page 47 two additional items: a printed excerpt from the minutes of October 30, 1752 and a printed version of Bishop White's sermon delivered on June 21, 1786. Note: Blank pages were not scanned.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA

Extent

259 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

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

Language

eng

Type

Text

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IIIF Manifest

https://www.philageohistory.org/rdic-images/iiif.cfm/ChristChurch.MinuteBooks_v3/manifest

Rights Holder

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA