Manuscript/Mixed Material Scrapbook of articles about the American Colony, and loose enclosures
About this Item
- Scrapbook of articles about the American Colony, and loose enclosures
- Contributor Names
- American Colony (Creator)
- Vester, Bertha Spafford, 1878-1968 (Creator)
- Created / Published
- 1881 to 1928
- Subject Headings
- - American Colony in Jerusalem--Swedish members
- - American Colony in Jerusalem
- - American Protestantism
- - Christian socialism
- - Jerusalem--Religious pilgrimages
- - Whiting, Mary C
- - Whiting, John D. (John David), 1882-1951
- - Whiting, Ruth
- - Merrill, Selah, 1837-1909
- - Spafford, Anna T., 1842-1923
- - Spafford, Horatio G., 1828-1888
- - Lagerlöf, Selma Ottiliana Lovisa, 1858-1940
- - American Colony Band
- - Vester, Bertha Spafford, 1879-1968
- - Manuscripts
- - Clippings
- - United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
- - Palestine -- Jerusalem
- - Sweden
- - Bound scrapbook of clippings bulk ca. 1881-1928, with loose enclosures. Re Horatio Gates Spafford and the "Overcomers" in Illinois prior to going to Jerusalem; the writing by Spafford of "It Is Well With My Soul"; the founding of the American Colony and the basis in scripture; difficulties of the colonists with American Consul Selah Merrill; the death of Horatio Gates Spafford; the Whiting trial in Chicago (custody trial in which Mary C. Whiting was challenged for custody of her children, Ruth Whiting [later Goldenthal] and John D. Whiting, over an inheritance in the family, on question of suitability of the American Colony as a community in which to raise children); Anna Spafford's testimony and the testimony of others in the Whiting custody trial in Chicago; the American Colony's victory in the trial; the beliefs and principles and funding of the American Colony; the addition of Swedish members at the American Colony; the American Colony's new home outside the Old City (1890s); further controversies with American Consul Wallace; life at the Colony in the 1920s; the Vesters' trip to America in 1922; an offprint of Selma Lagerlöf's "Address to the Universal Christian Conference on Life and Work. Stockholm, 1925"; and articles on the American Colony from various Scandanavian papers.
- - Clippings and transcripts of articles are from Appleton's Magazine;The Baptist; the Boston Daily Advertizer; the Boston Evening Globe; the Chicago Daily Tribune; The Chicago Evening Journal; The Chicago Evening Post; the Christian Age; the Christian Century; The Christian Herald and Signs of Our Times; the Daily Intelligencer; the Daily Inter-Ocean; the Harvey Tribune-Citizen; The Independent; the London Daily Mail; the Los Angeles Times; the Messiah's Herald; the New York Evening Post; the Philadelphia Press; The Prophetic Age; the Ram's Horn; the Restitution; the Troy Daily Times; Vaart Land (Stockholm]; the Weekly Dispatch (England); and other sources, as well as unknown sources.
- - Loose items include a black & white photographic print of the American Colony Band (musicians with their instruments).
- scrapbook 13 3/4" x 10" closed
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Part I, OV 2 & 3: American Colony in Jerusalem
- Source Collection
- American Colony in Jerusalem Collection
- Manuscript Division
- Digital Id
- Online Format
- online text
Vester, Bertha Spafford
SubjectsAmerican Colony Band
American Colony in Jerusalem
Lagerlöf, Selma Ottiliana Lovisa
Spafford, Anna T.
Spafford, Horatio G.
Vester, Bertha Spafford
Whiting, John D. (John David)
Whiting, Mary C.
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American Colony, and Bertha Spafford Vester. Scrapbook of articles about the American Colony, and loose enclosures. to 1928, 1881. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mamcol.017_3/.
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American Colony & Vester, B. S. (1881) Scrapbook of articles about the American Colony, and loose enclosures. to 1928. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mamcol.017_3/.
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American Colony, and Bertha Spafford Vester. Scrapbook of articles about the American Colony, and loose enclosures. to 1928, 1881. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mamcol.017_3/>.