Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gustaf Baeckström, 1922-05-17
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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gustaf Baeckström in Stockholm, Sweden. Pendleton acknowledges Baeckstrom’s letter of Apr. 24th; Mr. Acton will write something in memory of Mr. (Alfred) Stroh for the Life, drawing from Baeckstrom’s information about the funeral and from a letter by Mrs. Stroh to Mrs. (Beatrice) Pendleton. The applications for General Church membership have been received, and Pendleton thinks Baeckstrom will now probably need to find a larger room for holding services, a difficult task these days in the over-crowded cities. Pendleton discusses the legal difficulties being faced by the Stockholm Society; He hopes that the outcome of their “Kramph Will Case” will be satisfactory, and that they will not have to face the same scandals that the Bryn Athyn Society did. Pendleton has read a translation by Miss Cyriel Odhner of the declaration by the 16 friends who left the “other” Society (i.e. Convention?) and joined Baeckstrom’s society. Pendleton will place the actual declaration in the Academy Archives. On the recommendation of the Theological School Faculty, the Academy Board of Directors has voted to confer upon Baeckstrom the Degree of Bachelor of Theology in recognition of Baeckstrom’s scholarly work and because of his published book, “Swedenborg’s Uppenbarelser”.
From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet
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