John Johns papers, 1819-1876.


John Johns papers, 1819-1876.

The papers span the ecclesiastical career of this leading Low Church bishop. They are principally correspondence with Bishops James Kemp, William Murray Stone, and William Rollinson Whittingham, of Maryland, other addressees being Bishop Benjamin B. Smith and clergymen William E. Wyatt, John P.K. Henshaw, and Mervin Allen. The collection begins with Johns's testimonials for priest's orders, ordination, and work in All Saints Parish, Frederick County, Md., 1820-1828. He is accused of latitudinarian and Calvinist views and has a controversy with Bishop James Kemp over a proposed theological seminary for Maryland. He is invited to become President of Transylvania University, 1826, and is a prominent candidate for Bishop of Maryland after Kemp's death, 1823-1830. Voluminous correspondence concerns the later election of William Rollinson Whittingham as bishop, 1840. Later papers relate to Johns's rectorship of Christ Church, Baltimore, 1828-1842; his dealings with Bishop Whittingham and role in the Standing Committee of the diocese; and his election as Assistant Bishop of Virginia, 1842. Substantial materials concern the Episcopal Church in Virginia, chiefly clergy matters, some Civil War items, post-war correspondence about reunion of the Episcopal Churches North and South, and reports of episcopal services Johns performed for Whittingham in Maryland, 1867-1870.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7950478

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