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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Bishop William F. Pendleton, 1908-05-15

Identifier: RG.004.01

Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter from N.D. Pendleton to Bishop William F. Pendleton. Pendleton was quite surprised by the news that Mr. Gladish had consulted with a psychic woman. He theorizes that perhaps the loss of his boy or some other “secret trouble” drove Gladish to seek supernatural guidance. Regarding psychic communication with the spiritual world, Pendleton writes, “It may be that open converse with spirits, even at this day, will be given to some who are ‘in faith’ and do them no harm. Yet we are warned that it is dangerous. Certainly not to be encouraged. It may be that such converse will be more frequent as men become more spiritual and celestial. If so, I presume that it will be incidental – like the converse of one intelligent New Churchman with another. It will not be revelation- not the Word or other Writings. It will be devoid of all phantasie.” Pendleton requests that W.F.P. prepare a sermon if he plans to stop in Pittsburgh on Sunday on his way to Glenview. Pendleton’s new baby can then be baptized in the Church at that time. Names mentioned: Mr. Gladish


  • 1908-05-15


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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