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Series 1
Correspondence, 1906-1964, undated
Boxes 1-2

Scope and Content Note

Includes personal and professional correspondence written and received by Bishop Purcell. The items in the folders marked “personal” were designated as such by Bishop Purcell; however, much personal correspondence is also found in the general correspondence files. Prominent correspondents included several other Methodist bishops: Warren Candler, Hoyt Dobbs, Denny Collins, and Edwin Hughes. Topics of note include the union of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South with the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Protestant Church, litigation related to the union of churches, prohibition and temperance, and race relations within the church. There are also several folders of letters congratulating Bishop Purcell on his election as bishop (1938) and president of the Council of Bishops (1955).

Box Folder Content
1 1 1906-1919
1 2 1920-1929
1 3 1930-1939
1 4-5 1940-1949
1 6-7 1948 July
1 8-9 1950-1958
1 10-12 1959-1964
1 13 undated
1 14 Central Jurisdiction, 1939-1955
1 15-19 Congratulatory Letters, 1938
1 20 Congratulatory Letters, 1954-1956
1 21 Collins, Bishop Denny, 1939-1948
1 22 Dobbs, Bishop Hoyt M., 1932-1948
1 23 Duke University, 1939-1948
1 24 Hospitals and Homes, Board of, 1944-1948
1 25 Hughes, Bishop Edwin H., 1939-1948
2 1 Humorous and Human Interest, 1938-1948
2 2 Layman’s Organization for the Preservation of the Southern Methodist Church, 1939
2 3 Legislative, 1959
2 4 Methodist Litigation, 1945-1950
2 5 Personal, 1924-1939
2 6-7 Personal, 1940-1941
2 8-9 Personal, 1942-1944
2 10 Personal, 1945-1947
2 11-13 Personal, 1948
2 14-15 Personal, 1949
2 16 Personal, 1950
2 17 Personal, 1951-1952
2 18 Personal, 1953-1955
2 19 Personal, 1956
2 20 Personal, 1957-1960, undated
2 21-22 S.C. Matters, 1944-1948
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