Daniel R. Biddlecom letter

Daniel R. Biddlecom letter

Dates: 1836

Manuscript letter to Reverend Nathaniel Stacy in Michigan Territory regarding preaching and religious persecution. Perrysburg, Ohio, 28 December 1836. The writer proposes that Father Stacy meet him at a point midway between their respective homes, that they exchange horses and return to preach at one another’s congregations. ( . . . they will want to hear the word spoken in the strength of the wisdom of age . . .). Biddlecom writes that Perrysburg Universalists have suffered at the hands of the Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists. I have had to sustain a most violent assount from the Enemy . . . they showed themselves to be most bitter. Bless me! . . . The arrows of slander were thrown thick & fast at first, but you know there is nothing to be feared from them while we have the shield of faith . . . 8 by 10 inches. 2 pages and integral address leaf (approximately 450 words).

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Biddlecom, D. R.
  • Call Number: MSS 4148
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4148; Daniel R. Biddlecom letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4148, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Rick Grunder in 1989.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Rick Grunder; 1989.
Related Material
BX 9969.S75 A3 Stacy, Nathaniel, 1778 or 9-1868. Memoirs of the life of Nathaniel Stacy, preacher of the gospel of universal grace [microform]: comprising a brief circumstantial history of the rise and progress of Universalism in the State of New York, as identified therewith. MSS SC 2436 Stacy, Nathaniel, 1778 or 9-1868. Letters received, 1811-1836.
Subject Terms
Correspondence; Material Types; New York (State)--Universalism--History; Ohio--Baptists--History; Ohio--Methodists--History; Ohio--Presbyterians--History
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 17 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Biddlecom (Daniel R.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors; John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:45-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Daniel R. Biddlecom (1805-1885) was a Universalist preacher in Ohio.

Daniel R. Biddlecom was born in July 1805 in Deerfield, Oneida, New York. He married Mary Ann Edmondson 26 May 1842 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio. Daniel R. Biddlecom was a well-known Universalist preacher in Ohio. He was known in the West as a minister of the Restitution. He died 19 December 1885 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana.

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