[Notebook with Welsh and English-Language Sermons and Financial Accounts of Welsh-Americans from throughout the United States].
[Notebook with Welsh and English-Language Sermons and Financial Accounts of Welsh-Americans from throughout the United States].
[Notebook with Welsh and English-Language Sermons and Financial Accounts of Welsh-Americans from throughout the United States].
[Notebook with Welsh and English-Language Sermons and Financial Accounts of Welsh-Americans from throughout the United States].

[Notebook with Welsh and English-Language Sermons and Financial Accounts of Welsh-Americans from throughout the United States].


Curious American religious notebook containing three sermons on verses from the Gospel of John—two in Welsh and one in English—and what appear to be financial accounts from 1876 and 1877. Over 50 pages are in Welsh, likely for immigrants including some in mining regions in Pennsylvania and Ohio, farming communities in Wisconsin, and elsewhere.

The financial accounts are for men and women from throughout the United States, most with identifiable Welsh surnames. Names seen include Lloyd, Owen, Jones, Williams, Davies, Morgan, Griffith, Rees, etc.

It is unclear what the dollar amounts refer to—church donations?; a newspaper subscription? A few pages, however, are labeled “Payments” or “Advertisements,” possibly suggesting a publication of some kind. States represented include Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and California.

An intriguing Welsh-American manuscript book, national in scope, and including three sermons, two of which are in Welsh, likely for immigrants.


Description: [Notebook with Welsh and English-Language Sermons and Financial Accounts of Welsh-Americans from throughout the United States].

[America, c. 1870s]. [59]ff. comprising approx. [115] pages of manuscript. Notebook. 7½ x 4½ inches. Full, flexible black sheep with blind rules; all edges gilt; machine ruled leaves. Some rubbing to extremities; upper hinge starting; very good.

[3728747]

Price: $150.00

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