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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Hugo Odhner, 1921-06-07

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Hugo Odhner in Durban, Natal, South Africa. Pendleton found Odhner’s last letter regarding the Durban Society and the New Church movement amongst the Zulu people to be very interesting. Pendleton thinks perhaps the church work with the Zulu people shows more promise than previous work done with the Basuto people. Pendleton has heard a rumor, which he hopes is true, that Nolly and Joan Braby will be traveling from South Africa to Bryn Athyn with Mr. and Mrs. Brown to attend the Academy. This past year the Academy had a larger student body than ever before, and it appears that the numbers will further increase in the coming year. To date, Pendleton has received between 60 and 70 scholarship applications, and unfortunately there are insufficient funds available to accept all of them. In addition, Pendleton reports that staffing shortages at the Academy made the past school year rather hectic. He looks forward to the school closing for the summer, however arrangements have been made to keep the boys dorm open as 16 students plan to remain in Bryn Athyn to work. Pendleton will be traveling in Europe with Theo Pitcairn over the summer and does not expect to return until November; Mr. Doering will oversee all Fall assemblies in Pendleton’s place. Names mentioned: Nolly Braby, Joan Braby, Mr. (Reginald W.) Brown, Mrs. (Augusta Pendleton Cooper) Brown, Fred (Gyllenhaal), Doris Ridgway, Sylvia (Pemberton), Mr. Doering, Theodore (Pitcairn), Constance (Waelchli Odhner)


  • 1921-06-07


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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