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Western Methodist Book Concern. Papers

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Collection Overview

Title: Western Methodist Book Concern. Papers, 1865-1875

Primary Creator: Western Methodist Book Concern

Extent: 0.3 cubic feet

Subjects: Adams County--Quincy (Ill.), California, Clergy, Cook County--Evanston (Ill.), Education, Garrett Biblical Institute, Illinois Wesleyan University, Indiana, Iowa, Iroquois County--Onarga (Ill.), Kane County--Aurora (Ill.), Knox County--Abingdon (Ill.), McKendree College, McLean County--Bloomington (Ill.), Methodist, Morgan County--Jacksonville (Ill.), New York, North-Western Female College, Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.), Ogle County--Mount Morris (Ill.), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Richland County--Olney (Ill.), Schools, St. Clair County--Lebanon (Ill.), Teaching, Tennessee, Western Methodist Book Concern, Wisconsin

Forms of Material: Organizational records

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains printed questionnaires and handwritten replies, sent out by the Cincinnati office of the Western Methodist Book Concern to various Methodist educational institutions throughout the nation, especially in the Midwestern states, and returned by them, 1865-69 and 1871. The returns, at least 70 each year, give statistical information about the students, staff, buildings, budget, and other aspects of each institution.

The collection also includes questionnaires sent to Methodist Conferences and their returns which give the number of the preachers and members, finances, missionary activities, and other data about the Conference. The collection contains some 52 returns for the years 1865, 1870, 1871, and 1874.

The questionnaires were distributed and collected by Poe & Hitchcock and by Hitchcock & Walden, the Western Methodist Book Concern's agents in Cincinnati. The collection came to the Library in the early twentieth century.

Subject/Index Terms

Adams County--Quincy (Ill.)
California
Clergy
Cook County--Evanston (Ill.)
Education
Garrett Biblical Institute
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana
Iowa
Iroquois County--Onarga (Ill.)
Kane County--Aurora (Ill.)
Knox County--Abingdon (Ill.)
McKendree College
McLean County--Bloomington (Ill.)
Methodist
Morgan County--Jacksonville (Ill.)
New York
North-Western Female College
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
Ogle County--Mount Morris (Ill.)
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Richland County--Olney (Ill.)
Schools
St. Clair County--Lebanon (Ill.)
Teaching
Tennessee
Western Methodist Book Concern
Wisconsin

Administrative Information

Repository: Illinois History and Lincoln Collections

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URL: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ihx/inventories/westernmethodist.pdf

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