Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The New Jerusalem Church (Illinois) mss., 1851-1903, are records of the Illinois association of the New Jerusalem Church and the New Church of Peoria, Illinois.

Included for the state association are two minute books, May 30, 1851-October 5, 1860 and October 11, 1861-October 25, 1868, the earlier one containing the constitution of the association, a list of members and a registry of baptisms; the secretary's book of the Board of missions, October 10, 1890-September 15, 1903; four letters, 1879-1894, relating to church affairs; and two printed pamphlets on the Illinois association of the church.

For the Peoria church there is a volume of minutes, June 17, 1868-October 29, 1887, which also contains the constitution; and an unsigned holograph "History of the New Church in Peoria."

Collection size: 9 items

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