George David Cummins papers, 1846-1875.


Cummins, George D. (George David), 1822-1876. George David Cummins papers, 1846-1875.

George David Cummins papers, 1846-1875.

The correspondence by and about this militant Low Church-leader is chiefly from himself and others to Bishop William Rollinson Whittingham. It includes material concerning his work in Trinity Parish, Washington, D.C., 1854-1857, and rectorship of St. Peter's Church, Baltimore, 1858-1862. Some printed sermons on slavery, the Civil War, and other topics are included. Subsequent papers relate to Cummins's transfer to Trinity Church, Chicago, 1863; election as Assistant Bishop of Kentucky, 1866; his conduct while in office; and episcopal services which he performed for Bishop Whittingham in Maryland, 1867. Some letters concern a dispute with Bishop Henry J. Whitehouse and troubles in the Diocese of Illinois. There are substantial holdings on the schism in the Protestant Episcopal Church brought about by Cummins, his renunciation of the Episcopal ministry, his deposition, 1874, his influence in Virginia and attraction for Methodists, and the founding of the Reformed Episcopal Church.

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Episcopal Church. Diocese of Kentucky (corporateBody)

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