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|Title:||Percy Keller Papers|
|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|
Residing in Paterson, New Jersey during the years 1910-1917, Percy Keller was most likely a former student of J. Harvey Hanford.
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.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Hanford, J. Harvey, fl. 1839-ca. 1915.|
|Sunday, Billy, 1862-1935.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1577, Percy Keller Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Purchased by The New Jersey Historical Society in September 2002.
Letters, Pamphlet, Tablet and Photographs
|1||1||History 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]|
|1||1||Penmanship tablet||1910 June|
|1||2||Incoming 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|
|1||2||Incoming 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|
|1||3||Photograph: Hanford, J. Harvey Inscribed on back: Compliments of J. Harvey Hanford, Union Ville, N.Y., Aug. 10th, 1917.||1917|
|1||3||Photograph: church interior||n.d.|
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