Reed, Julius Alexander papers, 1825-1909.


Reed, Julius Alexander, 1809-1890. Reed, Julius Alexander papers, 1825-1909.

Reed, Julius Alexander papers, 1825-1909.

Correspondence; journals; record books for the First Congregational Church of Washington, Iowa, 1855-1878 and the Iowa Association of the Congregational Church, 1878-1882; sermons, speeches and writings by Reed on Congregationalism and the American Home Missionary Society in Iowa (including histories of the churches in Denmark, Dubuque, Ottumwa, and Davenport; listings and other data on Congregational ministers and churches in Iowa; information on Joseph Smith and the Mormons; biographical and genealogical material, including clippings on Rev. Samuel Francis Smith, father-in-law to Reed's daughter Mary and the author of the lyrics to "America."

1.25 linear ft. (3 archives boxes)

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