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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Theodore Pitcairn, 1920-05-25

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Theodore Pitcairn in Maseru, Basutoland, S.A. Pendleton has received Pitcairn’s letters of April 9th and 13th with the enclosures of Pitcairn’s letter to Mr. Keyes and Mr. Bjorck’s letter to Pitcairn. Bjork and his wife have recently joined the General Church, and Pendleton has accepted Bjork into the General Church ministry. He does not have a definite position in mind for Bjorck, but he suggests several possibilities including: teaching at the Academy, going to Basutoland, and starting up a circle in Bath. Pitcairn has been having trouble with Rev. Khaile, a recently ordained minister in Basutoland. Commenting on the situation, Pendleton writes, “You are dealing with children; consequently their impulses, either good or bad are not to be taken as seriously as would be the case with the white race. My recollection of Khaile is favorable in this that he seemed a straightforward upstanding sort of man.” Pendleton liked Pitcairn’s letter to Mr. Keyes regarding a mutual understanding between the General Church and Convention in the case of “desertions” of leaders from one side to the other, however he does not think the proposal of a joint Theological School is feasible. Pendleton informs Pitcairn that Fred (Gyllenhaal) has officially been reassigned to England, and it is hoped that Hugo (Odhner) will take his place in Durban. In Bryn Athyn, ministers will soon begin arriving for the upcoming Council meetings and Commencement. Names mentioned: Mr. (Rollin A.?) Keyes, Mr. (Albert) Bjorck, (David Rakobolo) Khaile, Fred (Gyllenhaal), Hugo (Odhner), Reginald (Brown), (Glendower C.) Ottley, (Robert J.) Tilson, (Ernst) Deltenre, (Ferdinand) Hussenet, (Gustaf) Baeckstrom


  • 1920-05-25


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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