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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Bishop William F. Pendleton, 1913-09-01

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Handwritten letter from N.D. Pendleton to Bishop William F. Pendleton. General Church of the New Jerusalem, Brussels letterhead. Pendleton reports that the meetings in the Hague were very successful. They were attended by the members of the Hague circle, 10-12 people, as well as 8 visitors from abroad. Pendleton feels that his extemporaneous message at the opening meeting was made stronger by the presence of several prominent Conference members, including Mr. Gardiner and Mr. Wynter. On the relationship between Conference and the General Church, Pendleton writes, “The opinion of the Americans was that our English friends of the Conference are greatly interested in the progress of the Academy movement in Europe and not a little curious as to our doings on this trip- accompanied perhaps by a feeling of “friendly” rivalry.” Mr. Deltenre preached in Dutch on Sunday morning, and afterward, Pendleton administered Holy Supper. Pendleton was particularly impressed by two young married women from the Hague who spoke at the meetings. Pendleton and Beatrice then traveled with Mr. Pitcairn to Middleburg, and from there to Brussels. They have not had any formal meetings yet in Brussels, but Deltenre preached in French for the circle on Sunday. Knowing that an American Bishop would be presiding, more people (35 to 40) attended the service than could be accommodated by the building. Pendleton remarks that the two baptized members, Mr. Balcaen and Mdlle. Jeanmonod, are “altogether of the right sort.” Pendleton and Beatrice leave for Paris on Thursday. Mr. Pitcairn will follow them to Paris a few days later, but Mr. Deltenre will not go unless he receives a special invitation from Mr. Hussenet. Names mentioned: Mr. (Frederick Ambrose?) Gardiner, Mr. Wynter, Mr. (John) Pitcairn, Mr. (Alfred) Stroh, Mr. (Ernst) Deltenre, Mrs. Hyde, Miss (Mamie?) Hoeck, Beatrice (Walton Childs Pendleton), Deltenre family, Mr. (Prosper) Balcaen, Mdlle. (Madeleine) Jeanmonod, Ora (Pendleton), Mr. (Ferdinand) Hussenet


  • 1913-09-01


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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