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
- Vester, Bertha Spafford, 1878-1968 (Creator)
- American Colony (Creator)
Created / Published
- 1881 to 1928
- - Spafford, Horatio G., 1828-1888
- - Spafford, Anna T., 1842-1923
- - American Colony in Jerusalem
- - Christian socialism
- - Vester, Bertha Spafford, 1879-1968
- - American Protestantism
- - Jerusalem--Religious pilgrimages
- - Whiting, Mary C
- - Merrill, Selah, 1837-1909
- - American Colony in Jerusalem--Swedish members
- - Whiting, John D. (John David), 1882-1951
- - Whiting, Ruth
- - Lagerlöf, Selma Ottiliana Lovisa, 1858-1940
- - American Colony Band
- - 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
- American Colony in Jerusalem Collection
- Manuscript Division
- American Colony Band
- American Colony in Jerusalem
- American Protestantism
- Christian Socialism
- Lagerlöf, Selma Ottiliana Lovisa
- Merrill, Selah
- Religious Pilgrimages
- Spafford, Anna T.
- Spafford, Horatio G.
- Swedish Members
- Vester, Bertha Spafford
- Whiting, John D. (John David)
- Whiting, Mary C.
- Whiting, Ruth
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Vester, Bertha Spafford, and American Colony. Scrapbook of articles about the American Colony, and loose enclosures. to 1928, 1881. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mamcol.017_3/.
APA citation style:
Vester, B. S. & American Colony. (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/.
MLA citation style:
Vester, Bertha Spafford, and American Colony. 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/>.