William McKendree Papers


William McKendree Papers


The William McKendree Papers are comprised of .83 linear feet of correspondence, sermons and collected materials of Bishop McKendree, 1757-1865. Also contained within these papers is his personal diary as well as a church business journal and several of McKendree’s sermons. Aside from McKendree’s related papers there are a few Methodist relics such as a classbook of the year 1796, a partial diary of Hester Ann Rogers and outlines of sermons by Samuel Bradburn. Of note is a letter from John Wesley and a square of bedclothes from the bed in which John Wesley died.



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[Piece of John Wesley's Bedding]
John Wesley (1703-1791) was an Anglican theologian who is credited with helping to found the evangelical movement called Methodism. These scraps of fabric are said to be from the bed on which John Wesley died. After Wesley’s death, personal items,…
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