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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gaston J. Fercken , 1916-01-22

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gaston J. Fercken in Lausanne, Switzerland. Pendleton has received Fercken’s letters of Oct. 31st, Nov. 29th, and Dec. 9th and is pleased with Fercken’s progress in Lausanne. Pendleton writes that Mr. (Theodore?) Pitcairn may be able to assist Fercken in making missionary trips to Geneva. A certificate of membership has been sent to Madame St. Pern. Pendleton hopes Madame Delieutraz-Bourquin may represent the beginning of the General Church in Geneva....
Dates: 1916-01-22

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gaston J. Fercken , 1916-02-28

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gaston J. Fercken in Lausanne, Switzerland. Pendleton has received Fercken’s letters of Jan. 30th and Feb. 8th with four enclosed membership applications. Pendleton is pleased with the work Fercken is doing in Lausanne and Geneva, and he reports that Rev. Baeckstrom has also been having success in Stockholm. The next General Assembly will be held in Bryn Athyn in June, and Pendleton would like Fercken to prepare a report of his work in Switzerland to...
Dates: 1916-02-28

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gaston J. Fercken , 1916-05-25

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gaston J. Fercken in Lausanne, Switzerland. Pendleton has received Fercken’s letters of April 5th and 15th. Pendleton discusses the General Church’s policy on baptisms and membership; Baptism is a necessary first step to obtaining membership, but it does not grant entrance into the Church organization. It is customary for girls to obtain membership at age 18, and boys at age 21, after they have been confirmed. Certificates of membership will be sent...
Dates: 1916-05-25

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gaston J. Fercken , 1916-07-07

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gaston J. Fercken in Lausanne, Switzerland. Fercken’s report was read at the Assembly, and Mr. Odhner is now preparing it for publication in the Life. Pendleton reports that the Assembly was very successful; Although at first it seemed not many would be able to attend, they ended up having the largest Assembly yet with about 230 guests. Pendleton writes they were able to agree on a definite policy regarding the questions that have recently been...
Dates: 1916-07-07

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gerrit Barger, 1916-02-28

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gerrit Barger in the Hague, Holland. Pendleton acknowledges Barger’s letter of Jan. 7th and the book Barger sent, “Vier Ledrstukken van het Nieuwe Jeruzalem.” Mr. (John) Pitcairn’s condition has perhaps improved a little, but they do not expect he will return to his former health. Barger will soon receive an account of the recent Joint Council Meetings that were held in Bryn Athyn to consider the state of the church; Pendleton thinks things may not be...
Dates: 1916-02-28

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gerrit Barger, 1916-07-08

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gerrit Barger in the Hague, Holland. Pendleton acknowledges Barger’s letters of March 21st and May 2nd with enclosed report from Mr. (Ernst) Deltenre. Much preparation was needed for the Assembly, but everyone in Bryn Athyn agrees that it was worth it. It ended up being the largest Assembly yet: 230 guests. There was a feeling of unity and encouragement for the future, and the questions which had been plaguing the Church “were brought as near to a...
Dates: 1916-07-08

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gerrit Barger, 1919-09-27

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Identifier: RG.004.01
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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gerrit Barger in the Hague, Holland. Pendleton has received Barger’s letter of August 24th with enclosed copy of Miss Emma Helderman’s will. Pendleton hopes that soon the Church in Holland will be “sufficiently organized” to received and administer the bequest themselves. In Bryn Athyn, they are busy preparing for the Assembly. Pendleton thanks Barger for the kind wishes for his health.

Dates: 1919-09-27

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gerrit Barger, 1919-11-28

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gerrit Barger in the Hague, Holland. Pendleton acknowledges Barger’s letter of Sept. 9th. Pendleton reports that the recent Assembly was the best they have ever had, and the Dedication of the Cathedral was the most impressive ceremony they have ever experienced. Pendleton is glad to hear that the Circle in Holland is slowly increasing. Pendleton discusses how Mr. (Ernst) Pfeiffer is doing in Bryn Athyn; Pfeiffer’s attitude toward the Church and toward...
Dates: 1919-11-28

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gustaf Baeckström, 1916-01-24

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gustaf Baeckström in Stockholm, Sweden. Pendleton acknowledges Baeckstrom's letter of Dec. 7th; Pendleton is not surprised that some of the people in the Stockholm Circle are hesitant about accepting the doctrine of the eternity of the hells, due to the "propaganda" of Mr. (Albert?) Bjorck several years ago. Bjorck has now changed his position. Pendleton finds the record of attendence very encouraging, and is interested in Baeckstrom's way of...
Dates: 1916-01-24

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gustaf Baeckström, 1916-02-17

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gustaf Baeckström in Stockholm, Sweden. Pendleton acknowledges Baeckstrom's letter of Jan. 20th. The Academy will grant a scholarship to Miss Centerwall; The things Baeckstrom and Miss Nordenskiold have said about her are intriguing, and Pendleton hopes she will be able to come to Bryn Athyn next fall. A General Assembly will be held in Bryn Athyn in June when a new Bishop will be chosen. Blank report forms will be sent to Baeckstrom which he should...
Dates: 1916-02-17