Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - New Hope Missionary Baptist Church record book [Amity, AR] and loose correspondence, MS.000816

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church was founded on July 2, 1910 in Amity, Arkansas, by M.P. Thomas and W.F. Willis. They followed the articles of faith laid out by the Red River Association of Arkansas. J.T. Moore was a missionary in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution, and received funds from the New Hope Church in Amity. His letters are reports to the church about his missionary work and thanking them for the funds to carry on that mission.
This collection contains one record book from the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Amity, Arkansas, and loose pieces of correspondence from Reverend J.T. Moore in Los Esteros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The record book contains the minutes of the church and the articles of faith. The letters are reports to the New Hope church about J.T. Moore's missionary work and his thanks for the funds to carry on that mission. They also detail how the Mexican Revolutionary War affected the people of Mexico.
·         Empty Envelope
·         To New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Amity, Arkansas, from J.T. Moore, Los Esteros, Tamaulipas, Mexico 1911 July 1
·         To New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Amity, Arkansas, from J.T. Moore, Los Esteros, Tamaulipas, Mexico 1911 February 28
·         New Hope Missionary Baptist Church records 1910-1927
·         Receipt for two dollars and fifty cents to J.T. Moore from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Amity, Arkansas

·         Receipt for Poll Tax for William E. Howell 1905

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