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    • April 29, 1891 Letter from Emma K. Tourgee to John H. Vincent

    • Tourgee, Emma K. (wife of Albion Tourgee)
    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • In part this letter says 'As soon as you try to draw the line of sex through the Kingdom of God you are..asking the Devil to enter and power both sides of it.' 'The whole theory of specific rank on privilege based on sex is unhealthy. And if the...
    • December 29, 1882 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • ''Lib Dusenbury - the years are going by, I am sorely dissatisfied with myself. I don't grow in worldliness and spirituality. I think you do. I see it in your tone, your talk, your self control. I am glad for you and proud of you; but as for myself...
    • June 16, 1905 Letter John H. Vincent to Levi Gilbert

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Gilbert, Dr. Levi
    • Dr. Levi Gilbert was the editor of the Western Christian Advocate. In this letter to the WCA, JHV states that he wants no notoriety about a book he wrote,''The Holy Waiting.'' At the end of the letter JHV states, "But I do have a feeling that we...
    • Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent from Cleveland, Ohio October 1871

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • Although this letter is undated, it does talk about the great Chicago fire of Oct. 1871. JHV says 'The fire! How fearful! Chicago ruined! All its wealth and glory swept away in forty-eight hours. I go there tonight. Meeting at the Central Rail this...
    • Letter to Elizabeth D. Vincent in which JHV reflects on his spirituality

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • Letter is written on 'J.H.V. New Haven, CT' stationery. JHV reflecting on his spirituality. '..all day I have had a sweet peace that comes from faith in the one 'mighty to save.' The glorious sunset, with the long lingering flush on the sky flitty...
    • March 19, 1882 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • ''I suppose you read my answer to the critics, in my article After Harrison - What? I shall tomorrow a.m. mail another and final letter - subject: Evangilization and Edification. I think it will do good. I have had hosts of letters and oral...
    • March 31, 1884 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • Letter is marked 'Monday PM'. This letter references the Cincinnati Riots of 1884 where a corrupt judicial system set murderers free. The public rioted and had decided to take the law into their own hands by lynching and setting fire to the...
    • May 2, 1884 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • The vote is upcoming at Conference for Vincent to possibly be elected bishop. He writes ""I am busy, contented, hopeful, trying to be ready for any result. Prospects were never better for success. So every body says. Bp. Hurst told me last night...
    • November 22, 1901 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • "Up to this time I am not sorry I came. Am sure I have done some good. This concentration on one class of subjects for a month at a time is good for the preachers and good for the people. It stimulates thought. I had a very fine time in Frankfort...
    • October 25, 1882 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • 'I like Canada. The people here are a hospitable, practical earnest people. Their home life (I speak of regular Canadians) is less severe than that of the old Puritans and more strict than that of our lax Americans.'
    • September 21, 1901 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • A letter regarding JHV being troubled about the theatrical tendency at Chautauqua. He says "I have not said a word and I will not.'' He said that if he weren't Chancellor, then he would. He talks about how embarrassing his position is and what a...
    • September 22, 1879 postcard from Philip Schaff to John Vincent

    • Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)
    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Postcard from prominent theologian and church historian Philip Schaff to John Vincent. ''Sept. 22, [18]'79, My dear Sir: In answer to your query I beg leave to send you a prospectus of my ''Creeds of Christendom'' which contains all the materials...
    • September 5, 1902 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • This letter was written on multiple days; also [Handwritten] dated September 6, 7 and 8, 1902. Quotes from the letter "Ordained three Deacons and two Elders and Consecrated two Deaconsses. Gave a Vesper address in the Presbyterian Church at 5...
    • September 6, 1883 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • 'I have nearly finished 'Ben Hur.' The book has real power. It is too marvellous in tone of its effects and combinations, but in vivid pictures of the oriental life and of that ancient time and of the age when Christ came - the book is a grand...

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