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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gustaf Baeckström , 1929-01-21

Identifier: RG.004.01

Scope and Contents

Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gustaf Baeckström in Stockholm, Sweden. Pendleton acknowledges Baeckstrom’s letter of Dec. 10th with enclosed report of his recent missionary trip. Pendleton has given the report to Mr. Caldwell for publication in the Life. Baeckstrom’s meetings are remarkably well attended. It has been years since attendance has been that high in America. In Bryn Athyn they have good results, but Pendleton thinks that is mostly because the Cathedral has become a destination for sightseers. Pendleton discusses the case of Hans Giobel. Baeckstrom’s letter of Jan. 5th, with enclosed letter from Mr. Oyler, provided Pendleton with an explanation for why Giobel had suddenly cancelled his plans to study for the ministry in Bryn Athyn. Pendleton writes, “Doubtless an adverse influence has been brought to bear upon him, which may of course, result in a still more radical change in the future, or it may not.” Pendleton is disappointed, but he trusts that Baeckstrom will look after Giobel and keep him within the sphere of the New Church. In Bryn Athyn, they are preparing for the Midyear Meetings.


  • 1929-01-21


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Academy of the New Church Archives Repository

PO Box 740
Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA