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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.

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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