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Daniel R. Biddlecom letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4148

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript letter to Reverend Nathaniel Stacy in Michigan Territory regarding preaching and religious persecution. Perrysburg, Ohio, December 28, 1836.

The writer proposes that Father Stacy meet him at a point midway between their respective homes, that they exchange horses and return to preach at one another’s congregations. (. . . they will want to hear the word spoken in the strength of the wisdom of age . . .).

Biddlecom writes that Perrysburg Universalists have suffered at the hands of the Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists. I have had to sustain a most violent assount from the Enemy . . . they showed themselves to be most bitter. Bless me! . . . The arrows of slander were thrown thick & fast at first, but you know there is nothing to be feared from them while we have the shield of faith . . . 8 by 10 inches. 2 pages and integral address leaf (approximately 450 words).


  • 1836


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Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Daniel R. Biddlecom letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Daniel R. Biddlecom (1805-1885) was a Universalist preacher in Ohio.

Daniel R. Biddlecom was born in July 1805 in Deerfield, Oneida, New York. He married Mary Ann Edmondson May 26, 1842 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio. Daniel R. Biddlecom was a well-known Universalist preacher in Ohio. He was known in the West as a minister of the Restitution. He died December 19, 1885 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

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One letter from Daniel R. Biddlecom to Reverend Nathaniel Stacy, dated 1836.

Custodial History note

Purchased from Rick Grunder in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; Rick Grunder; 1989.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Related Archival Materials note

BX 9969.S75 A3 Stacy, Nathaniel, 1778 or 9-1868. Memoirs of the life of Nathaniel Stacy, preacher of the gospel of universal grace [microform]: comprising a brief circumstantial history of the rise and progress of Universalism in the State of New York, as identified therewith.

MSS SC 2436 Stacy, Nathaniel, 1778 or 9-1868. Letters received, 1811-1836.

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 17 July 2007.

Register of Daniel R. Biddlecom letter
H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors; John Murphy, curator
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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Brigham Young University
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