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American Bible Society Records

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Finding aid for the American Bible Society Records

MSS.10.35

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Buchanan, John
Creator:Pylant, Guilford, Rev., 1802-1891
Title: American Bible Society Records
Dates: 1877
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a ledger book and individual records of book sales and contacts made for the American Bible Society in Washington County, Arkansas, in 1877.
Identification: MSS.10.35
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is contained is arranged by material type.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a ledger book and individual records of book sales and contacts made for the American Bible Society in Washington County, Arkansas, in 1877.


Biographical Information

In 1831, Guilford Pylant and James Buchanan, both early Presbyterian ministers in Northwest Arkansas, helped found the Washington County Bible Society, which was active in distributing Bibles up until the Civil War. Fontaine Richard Earle, also a Presbyterian minister, came to Boonsboro, Arkansas, in 1859 to serve as president of Cane Hill College. In the years following the Civil War, these three men continued to serve various Presbyterian churches in the area. In addition, they and their fellow ministers in Washington County served as colporteurs (agents for religious book distributors) for the Presbyterian Book Fund and the American Bible Society. While selling Bibles, they also identified destitute families and provided them with Bibles. This collection documents their efforts in the early months of 1877.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

American Bible Society.
Buchanan, John
Cumberland Presbyterian Church -- Arkansas -- History.
Earle, Fontaine Richard (F.R.), 1831-1903
Pylant, Guilford, Rev., 1802-1891
Religon.
Washington County (Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Bible Society Records, MSS 10.35, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2010


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