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African American baptism, Edwardsville, Kansas

African American baptism, Edwardsville, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This is a photograph showing African Americans being baptized at Murphy's pasture in Edwardsville, Kansas.


Baptising African-Americans near Edwardsville, Kansas

Baptising African-Americans near Edwardsville, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
This photograph shows the baptism of African-Americans in Murphy's pasture near Edwardsville, Kansas.


Baptism

Baptism
Date: Between 1925 and 1930
This is a photograph showing a group of people gathered for a baptism possibly in the Washita River.


Baptismal fount, Topeka, Kansas

Baptismal fount, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940s
This is a photo of the baptismal fount that was used at Seaman Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas. The fount was built by George P. Crippen.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Robert Lilly to Lewis Allen Alderson

Robert Lilly to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: November 26, 1834
This letter was written by Reverend Robert Lilly to Lewis Allen Alderson. Lilly was a long-time pastor at Lyles Baptist Church in Fluvanna County, Virginia. The letter focuses on the topic of ministerial support, which in Lilly's opinion, forces preachers to either live in poverty or accept money from the church by "selling the gospel". The letter specifically mentions George Poindexter who was wealthy and able to preach without compensation. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


William Brown to Sarah Brown

William Brown to Sarah Brown
Creator: Brown, William
Date: October 11, 1863
This letter, written by William Brown from Topeka, Kansas, was addressed to his sister, Sarah Brown, in Lawrence. William and Sarah were children of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. William discussed a Baptist church service in Topeka and the recent Kansas State Fair. The latter part of the letter discusses political issues, including recent elections and fear that the "bushwackers" may attack Leavenworth or Fort Scott.


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