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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Robert J. Tilson, 1930-12-01

Identifier: RG.004.01

Scope and Contents

Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Robert J. Tilson in London, England. Pendleton has received Tilson’s letter of Nov. 3rd with enclosures. He noted with interest the proposed visit of Theo Pitcairn and Mr. Pfeiffer to Woodgreen. Theodore and Maryke Pitcairn are coming to Bryn Athyn this winter for the opening of their home and the mid-year council meetings. Pendleton has been asked many times whether Mr. Pfeiffer will attend these meetings. He offered Pfeiffer an expenses-paid invitation to the Assembly last June, but Pfeiffer was unable to accept. Pendleton is no longer in a position to offer an expenses-paid invitation, though he feels sure that the finances would be covered if Pfeiffer decides to attend the meetings. Pendleton comments, “He must decide this on his own initiative. I cannot play Providence for him.” Mr. Hugo Odhner will soon write and publish a review of Pfeiffer’s doctrinal ideas in the Life. The Consistory has given approval of the material Odhner will use to write the review. According to Pendleton, this review will give “both a criticism of his views, and also something of a historical sketch of ideas of a like nature which have been advocated in the past. In a sense, and as you will see from this review, there is nothing new under the sun.” Names mentioned: Theodore Pitcairn, Mr. (Ernst) Pfeiffer, Woodgreen, Marijke (Maryke Urban Pitcairn), Mr. Hugo Odhner


  • 1930-12-01


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA