William M'Kendree papers, 1790-1855.


M'Kendree, William, 1757-1835. William M'Kendree papers, 1790-1855.

William M'Kendree papers, 1790-1855.

The collection consists of the papers of William M'Kendree from 1790-1855. The papers include correspondence, legal documents, reports, biographical material, a notebook, and resolutions. Letters are mostly to M'Kendree from other church leaders, missionaries, and laypersons; some are from M'Kendree. Topics include slavery, the rivalry between Canadian and U.S. Methodists, British missionaries, the slander charge and controversy surrounding the Methodist clergyman Jesse Lee, and missionary work with Native American Indians. Legal papers include a copy of an 1801 Maryland law authorizing the building of a Methodist meeting house in Chestertown, affidavits concerning M'Kendree's bequest of land to establish a "literary institute," and a statement giving Canadian land to the Methodist Episcopal Church. There is a short autobiography by M'Kendree from his birth through 1800. The notebook contains a list of remedies and religious verses.

.5 linear ft. (1 box and 1 oversized paper (OP))

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