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R. B. Marsh letters

 Collection — Box: 57
Identifier: MS-SC1001

Scope and Contents

The majority of letters are from Marsh to Morris and show his anxiety over the Conventions refusal to accept him. There is also correspondence between Morris and Brigham discussing the Conventions qualms and Morris's defense of Marsh.


  • Created: 1890 - 1891


Biographical sketch

Universalist minister in Michigan who was asked to take the Universalist Church in Peoria, Illinois. His beliefs were considered liberal and the Illinois Universalist Convention was hesitant to accept his letter from Michigan and to give him acceptance into the Illinois church. Rev. L.W. Brigham of the Convention informed Marsh of their desire to question him to "prove" himself. Marsh enlisted the help of John Morris, a Chicago lawyer and Universalist to help him.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 20 items

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