Publication Date

10-1-2014

Comments

This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434; mssfa@wku.edu

Abstract

Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 518. Full text of Sears family documents can be accessed by clicking "Additional Files" below. Shaker manuscript hymnal commenced by Polly Ann Smith in 1848; copy book of Shaker Chauncey E. Sears, 1840-1870, which includes occasional original poems and essays by Sears as well as short examples of popular and historical authors; an 1829 letter from Rufus Bishop that extols the moral virtues of the Shakers; historical and genealogical information about the Sears family.

Disciplines

Christian Denominations and Sects | Religion | United States History

Sears 1.pdf (276 kB)
William Henry Sears Letters (2)

Sears 2.pdf (68 kB)
Charles May Sears - Brief Biography

Sears 3.pdf (222 kB)
Chauncey Sears - Brief Biography

Sears 4.pdf (824 kB)
General Information About Shakers

Sears 5.pdf (85 kB)
Sears Family Genealogy

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