DCHS has a microfilm with images of a significant number of letters by and to leaders in the Stone-Campbell Movement.
The plan is to post the images of the letters, with full transcription and contextualization.
Some of the letters provide insights into significant developments in the history of the Stone-Campbell Movement.
Follow along as we read about:
- efforts behind the scenes to replace Alexander Campbell's stronghold on hymn books in the Movement.
- new periodicals to supplant older periodicals that are not keeping pace with the needs of the Movement
D P. Henderson
D. P. Henderson to Isaac Errett, March 17, 1865
Henderson, for the third time, urges Errett to hold a meeting in Louisville. Henderson mentions the "Rebel debris" who belonged to his congregation but have apparently started attending another congregation.
Henderson is pleased because the war is winding down: "My heart is cheered when I think of the speedy ruin of this most foul and wicked rebellion."
Benjamin Franklin to Isaac Errett, January 1, 1864
Franklin replies to Errett's concerns about Franklin's comments on Errett's work in Detroit, Michigan.
Robert Richardson wrote a letter to Isaac Errett in 1863 touching upon some current events: (1) Errett's controversial "Synopsis"; (2) efforts to produce a new hymn book to replace Alexander Campbell's long standing hymn book; (3) lagging profits caused Alexander Campbell to consider no longer publishing the Millennial Harbinger.
William K. Pendleton
W. K. Pendleton to Isaac Errett, July 3, 1862
Persons or subjects mentioned in this letter are:
W. K. Pendleton, Mail Service Suspended during Civil War, William Starke Rosecrans, Alexander Campbell, Jr., Alexander Campbell, Joseph Darr, Jr., Pleasant Hill Female Seminary, George W. Elley, Isaac Errett, Jennie Errett, Open Communion in Stone-Campbell Movement