Guide to the Percy Keller Papers 1910-1917 MG 1577

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Letters, Pamphlet, Tablet and Photographs


Guide to the Percy Keller Papers
1910-1917
MG 1577
The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Danielle Kovacs.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Percy Keller
Title: Percy Keller
Papers
Dates 1910-1917
Abstract: The collection mostly consists of letters, but also includes a pamphlet, a penmanship tablet and photographs, much of which was sent to Percy Keller by J. Harvey Hanford.
Quantity: 0.03 linear feet (3 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1577

Biographical Note

Residing in Paterson, New Jersey during the years 1910-1917, Percy Keller was most likely a former student of J. Harvey Hanford.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists chiefly of incoming letters, but also includes a pamphlet, a penmanship tablet and photographs, much of which was sent to Percy Keller by J. Harvey Hanford. In his letters, Hanford reports on his health, his family, and on his religious beliefs and practices. Of particular interest is his mention of Billy Sunday, an evangelist known for his attacks on liquor consumption. Hanford congratulates Keller on being a member of Billy Sunday’s church, and regrets that he has never seen him preach.

Enclosed with Hanford’s letter, is a printed history of his church in Unionville, in which he is featured, and his portrait dated 1917.
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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Hanford, J. Harvey, fl. 1839-ca. 1915.
Keller, Percy.
Smith, Frank.
Sunday, Billy, 1862-1935.
Subject Topics:
Christianity–United States.
Evangelistic work.
Document Types:
Letters (Correspondence).
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1577, Percy Keller Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by The New Jersey Historical Society in September 2002.

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Container List

Letters, Pamphlet, Tablet and Photographs

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 History of the Unionville Presbyterian Church
From 1803 to 1910. Inscribed: To my young
friend Percy Keller, 1915, from J. Harvey
Hanford, Unionville, N.Y.
[ca. 1910-1915]
1 1 Penmanship tablet 1910 June
1 2 Incoming letters: Hanford, J. Harvey
Saying he would like to see him again, but afraid
he would not recognize him; reporting that he has
read the sermons of Billy Sunday, but never seen
him; and relaying news of his family. 2 items.
1913, 1915
1 2 Incoming letter: Smith, Frank
Reporting that he has been called out of town and
leaving “the destinies of our baseball team in your
hands.” 1 p.
1915
1 3 Photograph: Hanford, J. Harvey
Inscribed on back: Compliments of J. Harvey
Hanford, Union Ville, N.Y., Aug. 10th, 1917.
1917
1 3 Photograph: church interior n.d.

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