Guide to the Percy Keller Papers1910-1917MG 1577

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Access Points

Administrative Information

Container List

Letters, Pamphlet, Tablet and Photographs

Guide to the Percy Keller Papers1910-1917MG 1577Inventory prepared by Danielle Kovacs.

Guide to the Percy Keller Papers
1910-1917

MG 1577



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Inventory prepared by Danielle Kovacs.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Percy Keller
Title: Percy Keller Papers
Dates1910-1917
Abstract: The collection mostly consists of letters, but also includes a pamphlet, a penmanship tablet and photographs, much of which was sent to Percy Keller by J. Harvey Hanford.
Quantity: 0.03 linear feet (3 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1577

Biographical Note

Residing in Paterson, New Jersey during the years 1910-1917, Percy Keller was most likely a former student of J. Harvey Hanford.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists chiefly of incoming letters, but also includes a pamphlet, a penmanship tablet and photographs, much of which was sent to Percy Keller by J. Harvey Hanford. In his letters, Hanford reports on his health, his family, and on his religious beliefs and practices. Of particular interest is his mention of Billy Sunday, an evangelist known for his attacks on liquor consumption. Hanford congratulates Keller on being a member of Billy Sunday's church, and regrets that he has never seen him preach. Enclosed with Hanford's letter, is a printed history of his church in Unionville, in which he is featured, and his portrait dated 1917.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Hanford, J. Harvey, fl. 1839-ca. 1915.
Keller, Percy.
Smith, Frank.
Sunday, Billy, 1862-1935.
Subject Topics:
Christianity--United States.
Evangelistic work.
Document Types:
Letters (Correspondence).
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1577, Percy Keller Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by The New Jersey Historical Society in September 2002.

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Container List

 

Letters, Pamphlet, Tablet and Photographs

BoxFolderTitleDate
11History of the Unionville Presbyterian Church From 1803 to 1910. Inscribed: To my young friend Percy Keller, 1915, from J. Harvey Hanford, Unionville, N.Y. [ca. 1910-1915]
11Penmanship tablet1910 June
12Incoming letters: Hanford, J. Harvey Saying he would like to see him again, but afraid he would not recognize him; reporting that he has read the sermons of Billy Sunday, but never seen him; and relaying news of his family. 2 items. 1913, 1915
12Incoming letter: Smith, Frank Reporting that he has been called out of town and leaving "the destinies of our baseball team in your hands." 1 p. 1915
13Photograph: Hanford, J. Harvey Inscribed on back: Compliments of J. Harvey Hanford, Union Ville, N.Y., Aug. 10th, 1917.1917
13Photograph: church interior n.d.

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