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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...
    • April 3 and 6, 1865 Letter from John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • Letter from JHV detailing the horrors of the end of the Civil War. JHV was in the heart of the battle, first writing from Petersburg, VA then City Point, VA. He writes of walking across the battlefields and seeing the dead, and it being 'horrible.'...
    • August 1, 1890 Letter John H. Vincent to George E. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, George Edgar (1864 - 1941)
    • Discussion about Chautauqua and Vincent's assertion that his son George should hold his own at Chautauqua and do it with a ''broad deep basin of conviction and philosophy.''
    • August 7, 1877 Letter from John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • Letter updating Elizabeth on Chautauqua. Vincent writes that Chautauqua goes ''bravely on'' and that they have taken in money to keep it going. This letter is written on ''Department of Sunday Schools and Tracts'' letterhead.
    • December 13, 1884 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • This letter discusses that the Chautauqua Press has been organized and that George (his son) is a member of it. JHV organized it with Flood and Miller. He also writes that it is 'a great thing for the boy. He takes the literary dept. and a...
    • 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...
    • Drawing of Rev. John H. Vincent, D.D. c. 1878

    • Felter
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    • The image is a frontispiece to the July 1878 issue of the Canadian Methodist Magazine. In the bound volume (July to December, 1878) (imprint Toronto: Samuel Rose, Methodist Book Room; Andrew W. Nicolson, Methodist Book Room) It is unpaged but...
    • July 12, 1876 Letter to John H. Vincent

    • Unknown
    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Letter telling JHV that although the President (Grant) was willing to meet in Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1876 and the House passed a resolution to do so, the Senate did not. The President could go but he didn't want to do "what...
    • June 14, 1893 Letter from Elizabeth D. Vincent to John H. Vincent

    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Letter describing visits to the Chicago fair (World's Columbian Exposition or Chicago World's Fair) celebrating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the new world. From Wikipedia,''The fair had a profound effect on...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Photograph of John H. Vincent standing on stairs, circa 1900-1920

    • Johnston Studios
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    • Recto: Photographer, Johnston Studios. Verso: [Handwritten] No. 827 and stamped 'This Photograph is the Property of Chautauqua Institution; Chautauqua, N.Y. and is desired for further use. Return as above when it has served your purpose - - - -...
    • Photograph of Old First Night at Chautauqua in 1900

    • Unknown
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    • Verso: [Handwritten] 'Old First-Night' 1900. Old First Night is being held in the Assembly Hall at the Chautauqua Institute. It was initiated to celebrate the opening of the Chautauqua Institution and was held on the first Tuesday each August.
    • 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...
    • Vincent home in Chillisquaque (PA) second copy

    • Unknown
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    • Recto: [Handwritten] under the image 'My last home in Pennsylvania at Chillisquaque Northumberland Co. - the house in which my Mother died Feby. 16, 1852. Two days before that my sister (a cousin but adopted by my parents as daughter in her...

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