Peck, John Mason, 1789-1858

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Born in Connecticut, came west as an itinerant evangelist and strong abolitionist, settled in St. Clair County, Illinois. In 1827 he opened his Rock Spring Theological Seminary and High School which moved to Alton, Illinois in 1832 and was renamed Shurtleff College.

From the description of Papers, 1819-1856. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53458400

Peck was a Pioneer Baptist minister, missionary, and journalist in western United States.

From the description of John Mason Peck Letters, 1796-1841 (Wake Forest University - ZSR Library). WorldCat record id: 59882792

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creatorOf Brown University. Society for Missionary Inquiry. Society for Missionary Inquiry records, 1827-1891. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Oliphant, J. Orin (James Orin), 1894-1979. James Orin Oliphant papers [manuscript], 1851-1945. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Peck, John Mason, 1789-1858. Papers, 1819-1856. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Edwards, Ninian, 1775-1833. Papers, 1800-1835. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Peck, John Mason, 1789-1858. John Mason Peck Letters, 1796-1841 Wake Forest University - ZSR Library, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
referencedIn American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region. Records, 1805-1984. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Duncan, Joseph, 1794-1844. Papers, 1831-1843. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Reynolds, John, 1788-1865. Papers, 1823-1858. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Lewis, Henry, 1819-1904. Henry Lewis and family papers, 1829-1965. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Material from the McKesson, Pemberton, and Gratz collections, [microform] 1767-1798. Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives
referencedIn Jonathan Going Papers, 1805-1841 Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Illinois papers, 1776-1868. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Going, Jonathan, 1786-1844. Papers, 1805-1841. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Dillon, Merton Lynn, 1924-. Papers, ca. 1960-1961. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf Russell, J. (John), 1793-1863. Papers, 1792-1927. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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Birth 1789

Death 1858



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