Ohio ministers' letters, 1820-1851.
Collection consists of 16 letters, many between Presbyterian ministers, chiefly Samuel Crothers of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Chillcothe Presbytery. Topics include meetings of presbytery, family news, and abolitionist sentiment in the Synod of Cincinnati. Samuel Crothers, Presbyterian minister and antislavery activist, was born October 20, 1783 in Chambersburg, Pa. He attended preparatory school in Lexington, Ky. and trained in theology with John Mason of New York, N.Y. In 1820, Crothers became pastor of Presbyterian Church (Greenfield, Ohio). He preached in favor of temperance, opposed the Old School / New School schism, and preached and wrote extensively against slavery. Crothers died in Oswego, Ill., July 2, 1856.
Crothers, Samuel, 1783-1856. (author)Gilliland, James, 1769-1845. (author)
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Old School). Presbytery of Chillicothe.Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Old School). Synod of Cincinnati.
North and Central America
0.50 cubic feet
ARCHIVES 13-0118; Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA
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