The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
1772-1936
Inclusive dates
1772-1936
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Register, 1772-1936. Called "the big Church Register," this compilation was begun in 1868 by James H. Toomer, Secretary to the Church Conference, who planned to record in one volume all the information possible concerning the history of the church and its members. Succeeding secretaries endeavored to continue his plan. The historical sketches of the church are of interest to the study of Methodism in southeastern Virginia and the state as a whole. These sketches also reveal the effects of historical events on the church. The unusual Table of Contents reveals the scope of the Register. (Accession 29799a; Misc. reel 380)
  • Record of baptisms, 1822-1840. Includes baptisms, 25 August 1822-4 October 1840, which are not entered in Accession 29799a, Register, 1772-1936. (Accession 29799b; Misc. reel 380)
  • Trustees' book, 10 January 1815-26 July 1843, documenting the administrative affairs of the church and listing officials present for each meeting. Also includes items dated 1796, 1804, 1807 as transcribed into the volume. (Accession 29799d; Misc. reel 380)
  • Minutes of Quarterly Conferences, 11 March 1820-27 September 1842, reporting financial statements and the problems and concerns of the church. This conference is referred to as the Quarterly Conference of Portsmouth Station. The presiding elder conducted the meeting, with the preacher, exhorter, stewards, and class leaders also present. (Accession 29799e; Misc. reel 380)
  • Minutes of Quarterly Conferences, 27 December 1842-31 December 1856. This volume follows the organization of the preceding volume. Includes reports from the African Methodist Church, organized in 1843 by African-American members of Dinwiddie Street Methodist Church who wanted their own church. (Accession 29799f; Misc. reel 380)
  • Treasurer's book, 1 January 1873-15 May 1887, kept by the treasurer of the Board of Trustees during the period of building a new church to replace the structure destroyed by fire during the Civil War. (Accession 29799c; Misc. reel 380)
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Monumental Methodist Church traces its origin to 1772, when Robert Williams preached in the area. Williams' ministry influenced Isaac Luke, a leader in the Anglican Church, to organize a Methodist society said to be the first south of the Potomac. In 1831, the growth of this society resulted in the establishment of Dinwiddie Street Methodist Church in Portsmouth. During the Civil War, Dinwiddie Church was destroyed by fire. Rebuilding was not completed until 1876, at which time the name was officially changed to Monumental Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as it had been known for several years. For more information see, HISTORY OF MONUMENTAL METHODIST CHURCH, 1772-1966, by Dorothy Fleet Monroe, 1966.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Records
Label
(microform)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
vesicular
Extent
1
Generation
unknown
Immediate source of acquisition
Monroe, Elmer, Mrs.
Positive negative aspect
negative
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000496135
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/reductionRatio
b
ReductionRatioRange
unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reel.

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
Processing Feedback ...