John Mason Peck Letters, 1796-1841


Peck, John Mason, 1789-1858. John Mason Peck Letters, 1796-1841

John Mason Peck Letters, 1796-1841

Twelve of the letters are from prominent Baptist leaders with decided views on missionary funds, support for Peck's newspaper and missionary activities, and doctrinal questions. Several of the letters relate to book purchases and are not addressed to Peck.

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Peck, John Mason, 1789-1858 (person)

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. ...