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M-009 Parnell Family, Papers, 1870-1914.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Church records kept by Benjamin Franklin Parnell, steward of Mount Lebanon Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and trustee for the Mount Lebanon Methodist Episcopal Church, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, and related papers; business records and correspondence of his son, Rinaldo Franklin Parnell (d. 1945). 4 folders.

RESTRICTIONS

Fragile - Access to documents requires approval of Department Head.

BOX:001

FOLDER:001
DESCRIPTION:
Minutes of Quarterly Conferences of Mt. Lebanon Circuit, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1870-1872.
Letter, March 1872, to Rev. I. Fulton from E.D. House about his application to the Conference for license.

FOLDER:002
DESCRIPTION:
Mount Lebanon Methodist Episcopal Church Records, 1866-1884. Receipts and note, 1866.
Two financial statements, 1870.
Minutes of meeting of Board of Trustees, Oct. 1870.
Resolution, Jan. 1873[?], accepting proposition of two creditor members to help settle indebtedness of the church.
Letter to Trustee R.A. Smith from T.J. Upton, Jan. 1873, about settling his and others claims as creditors against the church.
Minutes of Board of Trustees meetings, March and April 1873.
Sunday school and pastoral reports, undated.
Deed for the Gibsland Methodist Episcopal Church at Gibsland, Louisiana, 1885.

FOLDER:003
DESCRIPTION:
Business Records and Correspondence of the Parnell Mercantile Agency, 1904-1914, including statements concerning liquidation of S.J. McMillan & Co. Original checks from Gibsland State Bank (1904).

FOLDER:004
DESCRIPTION:
Miscellaneous: business papers of B.F. Parnell; correspondence course of the National Correspondence Institute; advertisements and circulars.


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