George Upfold papers, 1829-1870.


Upfold, George, 1796-1872. George Upfold papers, 1829-1870.

George Upfold papers, 1829-1870.

The collection consists of Upfold's colorful private correspondence with Maryland Bishop William Rollinson Whittingham, and letters of others about him. Subjects include the New York Protestant Episcopal Press, the New York Protestant Episcopal Tract Society, affairs of St. Luke's Church, New York City, and the Sunday School Union. More substantial materials concern Upfold's rectorship of Trinity Church, Pittsburgh, 1831; his travels in the middle west and description of church affairs there, 1840, including support for Bishop Jackson Kemper; his election as Bishop of Indiana and opposition thereto; troubles with Bishop Philander Chase; views concerning the trial of Bishop Benjamin T. Onderdonk and belief in his innocence; affairs of the Diocese of Indiana; descriptions of episcopal visitations; and many clergy matters, including references to John Martin, George Lamb Roberts, Ashbel Steele, and Horace Stringfellow, Jr. Upfold writes of wanting no "ultraism" among his clergy and deplores romanizing. He urges moderation and avoidance of controversy, but shows spirit in party strife. Much concerns Upfold's relations with other bishops and vigorous opinions about them, especially George W. Doane, William Meade, Levi S. Ives, Charles P. McIlvaine, Henry J. Whitehouse, and Joseph C. Talbot. He describes his tastes in architecture and projects for building churches. Collection contains frequent references to affairs of the General Theological Seminary, New York City, and Nashotah House, Wisconsin. Four letters of 1861 concern the Civil War, the state of the nation, and problems of the Episcopal Church. Among other points are condemnation of Bishop Leonidas Polk's military service for the Confederacy; fast days in Indiana; prayers to be used there; praise for Bishop Whittingham's Unionist stand in Maryland; funding of missionaries for Alabama; the need for moderation in dealing with the South; and hope for reunion of the Episcopal Churches in North and South after the war. Also includes references to family affairs and the bishop's declining years.

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