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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Elmo C. Acton, 1929-03-08

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Elmo C. Acton in Durban, Natal, South Africa. Pendleton informs Acton that he (Pendleton) and Mrs. Pendleton, along with Rev. Theo Pitcairn and Mrs. (Marijke) Pitcairn, will be visiting South Africa in September. Pendleton hopes to ordain several South African "natives" into the first or second degrees of the priesthood, and he asks for Acton's advice in this matter. Pendleton thinks it may be advisable to ordain Moffat Mcanyana into the second degree, "because of his age, his knowledge of the doctrines, and his stability of character." Pendleton wants to have stoles made in the US which will be brought with them to South Africa. Pendleton tells Acton that the midyear meetings were very stimulating; the Bryn Athyn Society has decided they want to bulid an Assembly hall for use during the 1930 General Assembly. To save money, it was suggested that the Academy and the Society share ownership of the building. There was initial opposition as some favored the idea of a seperate club house for Society uses, but eventually it was agreed that the Society and Academy would split ownership of the Assembly hall. The letter ends with greetings to Ione (Acton).


  • 1929-03-08


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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