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Frederick Eggert gift acceptance speech by the Board of Trustees, First Methodist Church, Lawrence, Kansas.

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P655

Overview

Typescript of a speech by William F. March, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, First Methodist Church of Lawrence, Kansas, May 20, 1920, accepting a gift from the estate of Frederick Eggert which established the Frederick Eggert Memorial Fund.

Dates

  • May 30, 1920

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

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History of First Methodist Episcopal Church (Lawrence, Kan.)

The First Methodist Church of Lawrence, Kansas was founded in 1854. On May 30, 1920, a special service was held at the church to accept a $5,000 Liberty Bond as a gift from the estate of Frederick Eggert, who died on April 26, 1918 at Portland, Oregon. Prior to his long residency in Oregon, Eggert had been an early settler in Kansas Territory, lived in or near Lawrence from 1856 to 1876, was a survivor of William Quantrill's Lawrence massacre of 1863, and was for many years a successful Lawrence businessman and member of the First Methodist Church.

The church held its service, establishing the Frederick Eggert Memorial Fund, on Mr. Eggert’s seventy-seventh birthday. Hannah Oliver, a lifelong friend of the Eggerts, presented the bond to the church in the name of Mrs. Eggert, who was unable to be present. William F. March, chairman of the Board of Trustees, accepted it on behalf of the church. Minister Samuel Sylvester Klyne officiated. A picture of Mr. Eggert was also presented to the church. In later years, the name of the church became the First Methodist Episcopal Church, and then the First United Methodist Church.

Extent

1 folder (4-page typescript (half sheets))

Scope and Contents

On this four-page undated, unsigned typescript is the text of the May 30, 1920 acceptance speech by William F. March, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the First Methodist Church, Lawrence, Kansas, expressing appreciation for the church's gift from the estate of Frederick Eggert.

Physical Location

RH MS P655

Related Materials

Eggert Family Collection, RH MS P448, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Separated Materials

First Methodist Church photograph of Frederick Eggert: Lawrence Photograph Collection, RH PH 18 K:242, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Title
Guide to the Frederick Eggert gift acceptance speech by the Board of Trustees, First Methodist Church, Lawrence, Kansas, May 30, 1920.
Subtitle
Frederick Eggert gift acceptance speech by the Board of Trustees, First Methodist Church, Lawrence, Kansas.
Author
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006 ; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2006
Date
2006
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Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/3959044392
Preferred citation
Frederick Eggert Memorial Fund acceptance speech by William F. March (Chairman, Board of Trustees, First Methodist Church, Lawrence, Kansas), Kansas Collection, RH MS P655, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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