Jaffa Colony collection, 1876-1991.
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The Church of the Messiah was located in the Olneyville section of Providence, Rhode Island. In the mid-nineteenth century, Olneyville became a center for textile manufacturing. The Church of the Messiah was founded in 1855 to serve the growing community of Episcopalian textile workers. The original wooden church building was erected at the corner of the Valley and High Streets (now Westminster Street), and the first services were held there in October 1855. In 1888, Eli...
Historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Strangites). From the guide to the A true history of the rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, of the restoration of the holy priesthood and the late discovery of ancient American records, 1982, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...
Mark Twain (b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, November 30, 1835, Florida, MO – d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississipp...