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The notes for this talk are quite sketchy, with no obvious “through-line” indicating what Davis spoke of. It is worth noting that Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where Earl Davis was then serving, was home to a large population of Mennonites.

One nice surprise: In addition to the notes for this talk, the envelope contained a playbill for the comedy “Tillie.” at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster. It is nice to think of Earl and Annie Davis attending this performance shortly before or after this talk. Included in the supplementary files is a scan of the playbill.

Date refers to Date Given.

The primary downloadable document contains the original document followed by the transcription. The bottom of each item page also features the primary document as an embedded pdf for browsing.

Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.


Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, Mennonites, playbills

Rights Statement

Mennonites: Notes of a Talk Given at Wilmington, Delaware



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