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Inventory of the California Baptist Convention and Association Proceedings
GTU 2005-5-01  
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Description
This collection of minutes and annual reports from the 19th and 20th centuiry was donated to the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) by the American Baptist Seminary of the West. The materials show the development of the Baptist church in California from the Gold Rush period forward.
Background
Rev. O.C. Wheeler was sent by the American Baptist Home Missionary Society, to California in 1849 during the Gold Rush to establish a Baptist church. During these early years Rev. Wheeler found that due to the migratory lifestyle associated with the Gold Rush, he had a difficult job in establishing a church. In 1853 the California Baptist Convention was formed with headquarters in San Francisco.
Extent
7 containers, 7 linear feet.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.