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Transatlantic Visitors and Evangelical Networks, 1829–61

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 February 2016

John Wolffe
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In June 1829 John Angell James, minister of Carr’s Lane Congregational Church in Birmingham, wrote to his friend William Wilson Patton, minister of a Presbyterian congregation in New York, thanking him for his congregation’s interest in the spiritual welfare of the British churches.

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Copyright © Ecclesiastical History Society 1994

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1 Dale, R.W., The Life and Letters of John Angeli James (London, 1861), 2523.Google Scholar

2 Massie, J. W., The Evangelical Alliance; Its Origin and Development (London, 1847), 286;Google Scholar Evangelical Alliance: Report of the Proceedings of the Conference Held at Freemasons Hall, London (London, 1847), lxxvii–xcvii.

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13 Baird, Robert, Visit to Northern Europe, 2 vols (New York, 1841), 2: 31114.Google Scholar

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15 Ibid. 2: 181–204 Scott, George, Tellstrom and Lapland with an Introductory Sketch of the Stockholm Mission (London, 1868), 1215.Google Scholar

16 Ibid. 2: 334.

17 For an overview of Cheever’s life, see York, Robert M., George B. Cheever, Reli gious and Social Reformer (Orono, ME, 1955).Google Scholar

18 Cheever, G. B., Wanderings of a Pilgrim in the Shadow of Mont Blanc and thejungfrau Alp (Glasgow, 1847).Google Scholar

19 Cf. Mulvey, Christopher, Transatlantic Manners: Social Patterns in Nineteenth- Century Anglo-American Literature (Cambrige, 1990), 34.Google Scholar

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21 CP, GBC to CBC, 13 May 1837, 8 October 1837; GBC to EBC, 21 July 1844.

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23 CP, GBC to CBC, 13 May 1837; to Nathaniel B. Cheever (brother), 18 May, 4 June 1837; New York Observer, 22 July 1837.

24 York, Cheever, 84.

25 CP, GBC to CBC, 14 June 1837; to EBC, 20 June 1837; GBC, Journal, 17 July 183.

26 CP, GBC to EBC, 20 June 1837.

27 New York Observer, 12 August 1837; GBC, Journal, 18, 22 July 1837.

28 Ibid., 6 January 1838.

29 Ibid., 12 August 1837, 23 December 1837, 6 January 1838.

30 York, Cheever, 102–6

31 New York Evangelist, 8 August 1844.

32 Ibid., 12, 26 September 1844.

33 Ibid., 26 December 1844; Cheever, , Wanderings, 48–9 112, 184, 190.Google Scholar

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35 York, Cheever.

36 CP, GBC, Journal, 7 April 1861.

37 Ibid., 18, 28 March 1861.

38 Ibid., 19, 22 March 1861.

39 Ibid., 11 January, 4 February 1861; CP, G. R. Badenoch to GBC, 4 August 1860.

40 GBC, Journal, 23, 27 March 1861.

41 Ibid., 10 June 1861.

42 Ibid., 24 June 1861.

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