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Letter from N.D. Pendleton's secretary to Rev. Hugo Odhner, 1920-07-09

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton's secretary, Freda Pendleton, to Rev. Hugo Odhner in Kitchener, ON, Canada. F. Pendleton received Odhner’s letter and forwarded one to Mr. Ridgway as requested. She explains that Mr. R. Melville Ridgway is the secretary of the Durban Society and his brother is Mr. J. Henry Ridgway. J. Henry Ridgway visited the US with his family about 10 years ago, and his son, Norman Ridgway, has been atteneding the Academy. F. Pendleton relates an anecdote about the Ridgways which she heard from Fred Gyllenhaal: “They (the Ridgways) tell a story about how the Melville Ridgways happened to name their place ‘Pendleton.’ He was not at first convinced that the Gen.Ch was right about the Writings being the Word, but after reading an article in the Life by Father (W. F. Pendleton) on the subject was converted. At that time Mr. Buss was in Durban making a lot of trouble. He was staying with the Melville Ridgways and their house at that time was named ‘Presland’ after a minister of Conference. He was so disgusted with Mr. Buss that he changed the name of the house while Mr. Buss was there.” Names mentioned: Mr. Robert Melville Ridgway, Mr. J. Henry Ridgway, Norman Ridgway, Mr. (James F.?) Buss, Fred Gyllenhaal


  • 1920-07-09


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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