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Lewis Bodwell papers

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Creator: Bodwell, Lewis, 1827-1894

Date: 1856 - 1889 (bulk 1856 - 1866)

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Manuscripts Collection 282
Lewis Bodwell Coll. #282

Unit ID: 40282

Abstract: The collection consists of letters of recommendation and correspondence to and from Bodwell, Bodwell's diary and list of marriage ceremonies performed in Topeka for 1863-1873, and miscellaneous other materials. Bodwell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anson G. Bodwell, was born in Connecticut and moved to Topeka during the territorial era. He was the first pastor of the First Congregational Church of Topeka and acted as the state superintendent of missions for the American Home Missionary Society. Eventually he moved to Clifton Springs, New York.

Summary: This collection consists of letters of recommendation and correspondence to and from Lewis Bodwell, the first resident pastor of the First Congregational Church in Topeka. The collection also includes Bodwell's diary and list of marriage ceremonies performed in Topeka from 1863-1873. Correspondence is arranged chronologically. The last item in the page selection list is labeled notebook and it is the diary covering the years 1863-1873. Bodwell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anson G. Bodwell, was born in Connecticut and moved to Topeka during the territorial era. He acted as the state superintendent of missions for the American Home Missionary Society. Eventually he moved to Clifton Springs, New York.

Space Required/Quantity: .5 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Lewis Bodwell papers

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  1. Correspondence, 1856
  2. Correspondence, 1857
  3. Correspondence, 1858
  4. Correspondence, 1859
  5. Correspondence, 1860
  6. Correspondence, 1861
  7. Correspondence, 1862
  8. Correspondence, 1863
  9. Correspondence, 1864
  10. Correspondence, 1865
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    First Congregational Church (Topeka, Kan.)
    Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861
    Topeka (Kan.)
    Bodwell, Lewis, 1827-1894 -- Correspondence
    Congregational churches -- Kansas

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