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Peck was a pioneer Baptist minister, missionary, and journalist in the western United States. Twelve of the letters are from prominent Baptist leaders with decided views on missionary funds, support for Peck's newspaper and missionary activities, and doctrinal questions. Several of the letters relate to book purchases and are not addressed to Peck.

Biographical and Historical Note

Peck was a pioneer Baptist minister, missionary, and journalist in the western United States.

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Collection Overview

Twelve of the letters are from prominent Baptist leaders with decided views on missionary funds, support for Peck's newspaper and missionary activities, and doctrinal questions. Several of the letters relate to book purchases and are not addressed to Peck.

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Collection Inventory

  • Accession Sheet / Box 1 Folder 1
  • Correspondence by author (1796-1841)
    • Bradley, Joshua (1773-1855) ALS Middletown, Feb. 15, 1830 (1830) / Box 1 Folder 2  Scope and Contents Note

      Letters dated from 1796-1841 from or to John Mason Peck, a pioneer Baptist minister, missionary, and journalist in the Western United States. 12 of the letters are from prominent Baptist leaders with decided views on missionary funds, support for Peck's newspaper and missionary activities, and questions of doctrine. Several letters relate to book purchases and are not addressed to Peck.

    • Bennett, Alfred (1780-1851) ALS St. Louis, Jan. 12, 1835 (1835) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Howell, Robert Boyte Crawford (1801-1868) ALS White Creek Springs, Tenn., Aug. 8, 1839 (1839) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Wilson, John S. (1795-1835) ALS Louisville, Sept. 1834 (1834) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • McCoy, Isaac (1784-1846) ALS Westport, Missouri, Dec. 11, 1834 (1834) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Rogers, William (1751-1824) ANS to William Young, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1796 (1796) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Lincoln, Heman (1821-1887) ALS Boston, July 10, 1834 (1834) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Broaddus, Andrew (1770-1848) ALS St. Francisville, Missouri, June 3, 1840 (1840) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Benedict, David (1779-1874) ALS Pawtucket, April 14, 1840 (1840) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Brown, Thomas, ALS Scotch Plains, March 1, 1811 (1811) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Taylor, James Barnett (1819-1871) ALS Richmond, Va., May 25, 1841 (1841) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Johnson, William Bullein (1782-1862) ALS to William M. Woodward, Columbia, Oct. 7, 1811 (1811) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Ruter, M. ALS to Samuel Williams, May 29, 1827 (1827) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Staughton, William (1770-1829) ALS Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 1819 (1819) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Bolles, Lucius (1799-1844) ALS to Hubbel Loomis, Boston, Feb. 11, 1830 (1830) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Taylor, Isaac (1799-1847) ALS Philadelphia, Oct. 22, 1832 (1832) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Rogers, Ebenezer (1788-1854) ALS Howard City, Dec. 2, 1833 (1833) / Box 1 Folder 2

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Peck, John Mason, 1789-1858
Title
John Mason Peck Letters
ID
MS3
Date [inclusive]
1796-1841
Extent
0.21 linear feet 1 half letter box
Text [Box]
1
Container
1

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2005
Revision Description
  2014
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z.Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Processing Information
Processed by John Woodard. Encoded by Apex, March, 2005. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), with support provided through North Carolina ECHO
Preferred Citation
MS 3, John Mason Peck Letters, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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