Monday, August 25, 2014

On Writing the History of the American Bible Society--Update #55

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As I mentioned in my last post, Friday was the last day of my summer research at the American Bible Society archives in New York.  It was a productive summer.  On Friday I cleaned up some odds and ends by reading through the minutes of the ABS Board of Managers between 1860 and 1865.  I also read some very interesting letters, written during the Civil War, between the Memphis and Shelby County Bible Society (Tennessee) and the ABS.  It seems that some of the members of this Tennessee Bible society were trading cotton for Bibles.  More on this later.

It is now time to start writing.  I hope to have three chapters written by the end of the month.