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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Ernst Deltenre, 1919-12-30

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Ernst Deltenre in Brussels, Belgium. Pendleton apologizes for not having personally answered Deltenre’s letter from a year ago. Pendleton was pleased to hear from Deltenre again after so many years, and he had hoped to see Deltenre in Brussels on his way home from South Africa in July, but his (Pendleton’s) health was not good and he was afraid to go too far from his hotel in England as they were awaiting notice to board the ship. Pendleton writes that it was a pleasure to see Deltenre’s daughters, Claire and Marie Louise, in Bryn Athyn; They seem very happy and are popular amongst their peers. This year they have the largest school in the Academy’s history. They have five theological students, and some interesting prospects for next year, including Harold Pitcairn. Pendleton recounts a memory of visiting Deltenre in Belgium in 1914 before the war; Seeing a group of soldiers pass by, Pendleton had asked Deltenre what he thought would happen when the next great war came, and Deltenre responded that Belgium would be wiped out. Pendleton notes with interest what Deltenre says about the increased interest in the doctrines, and he hopes Deltenre’s work will be even more successful now that peace has been restored. Names mentioned: Freda Pendleton, Claire Deltenre, Marie Louise Deltenre, Mr. (Ernst) Pfeiffer, Harold Pitcairn, Mrs. Deltenre, Mrs. (Beatrice) Pendleton


  • 1919-12-30


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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