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American Texts

Texts organized by subject, period or place of origin

Eighteenth Century documents

Pastoral Letters from the House of Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America

Church Mission to Deaf-Mutes

The Community of Saint Mary

The General Theological Seminary
Nashotah House Theological Seminary

The Martyrs of Memphis

Papers of the Russo-Greek Committee of the Protestant Episcopal Church

The Seabury Family

The Carey Ordination

The American Church Union

Catholic Congresses of the Episcopal Church

Anglicanism in Alaska

Anglicanism in Hawai'i

Anglicanism in Minnesota

The Reformed Episcopal Church

Society for the Increase of the Ministry

Miscellaneous documents


The Church of the Advent, Boston

Saint Stephen's Church, Providence

Trinity Church, New Haven

Christ Church, New Haven

Saint Mary the Virgin, New York City

Saint Ignatius of Antioch, New York City

Church of the Transfiguration, New York City

Grace Church, Newark

Saint Clement's Church, Philadelphia


William Edmond Armitage, 1830-1873

Thomas Atkinson, 1807-1881

Gregory Thurston Bedell, 1817-1892

Nathaniel Bowen, 1779-1839

Chauncey Bunce Brewster, 1848-1941

Phillips Brooks, 1835-1893

John Henry Hobart Brown, 1831-1888

Thomas Church Brownell, 1779-1865

George Burgess, 1809-1866

Philander Chase, 1775-1852

Joseph Blount Cheshire, 1850-1932

Thomas John Claggett, 1743-1816

Thomas March Clark, 1812–1903

Robert Harper Clarkson, 1826-1884

Leighton Coleman, 1837-1907

Arthur Cleveland Coxe, 1818-1896

John Croes, 1818-1896

Thomas Frederick Davis, 1804-1871

Theodore Dehon, 1776-1817

George Washington Doane, 1799-1859

William Croswell Doane, 1832-1913

William Heathcote De Lancey, 1797-1865

Angus Dun, 1892-1971

Manton Eastburn, 1801-1872

Stephen Elliott, 1806-1866

Richard Stanley Merrill Emrich, 1910-1997

Charles Fiske, 1868-1942

Thomas Frank Gailor, 1856-1935

Alexander Charles Garrett, 1832-1924

Mahlon Norris Gilbert, 1848-1900

Charles Chapman Grafton, 1830-1912

William Mercer Green, 1798-1887

David Hummell Greer, 1844-1919

Alexander Gregg, 1819-1893

Alexander Viets Griswold, 1766-1843

William Alexander Guerry, 1861-1928

A.C.A. Hall, 1847-1930

Charles R. Hale, 1837-1900

William Hobart Hare, 1838-1909

John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw, 1792-1852

John Henry Hobart, 1775-1830

James Theodore Holly, 1829-1911

John Henry Hopkins, 1792-1868

Frederic Dan Huntington, 1819-1904

Levi Silliman Ives, 1797-1867

Abraham Jarvis, 1739-1813

John Johns, 1796-1876

Jackson Kemper, 1789-1870

John Barrett Kerfoot, 1816-1881

Frederick Joseph Kinsman, 1868-1944

George Herbert Kinsolving, 1849-1928

William Ingraham Kip, 1811-1893

Cyrus Frederick Knight, 1831-1891

William Lawrence, 1850-1941

Henry Champlin Lay, 1823-1885

Alfred Lee, 1824-1901

Henry Washington Lee, 1815-1874

Abraham Newkirk Littlejohn, 1824-1914

Arthur Selden Lloyd, 1857-1936

Samuel Allen McCoskry, 1804-1886

Charles Pettit McIlvaine, 1799-1873

William E. McLaren, 1831-1905

William Thomas Manning, 1866-1949

William Meade, 1791-1861

Benjamin Moore, 1748-1816

Richard Channing Moore, 1762-1841

Benjamin Wistar Morris, 1819-1906

Henry Adams Neely, 1830-1899

Isaac Lea Nicholson, 1844-1906

George Ashton Oldham, 1877-1963

William Henry Odenheimer, 1817-1879

Benjamin T. Onderdonk, 1791-1861

Henry Ustick Onderdonk, 1789-1858

James Hervey Otey, 1800-1863

Benjamin Henry Paddock, 1828-1891

Austin Pardue, 1899-1981

William Paret, 1826-1911

William Stevens Perry, 1832-1898

James Albert Pike, 1913-1969

William Pinkney, 1810-1883

Leonidas Polk, 1806-1864

Alonzo Potter, 1800-1865

Henry Codman Potter, 1835-1908

Horatio Potter, 1802-1887

Samuel Provoost, 1742-1815

Charles Todd Quintard, 1824-1898

George Maxwell Randall, 1810-1873

John Stark Ravenscroft, 1772-1830

Philip Mercer Rhinelander, 1869-1939

Charles Franklin Robertson, 1835-1886

George F. Seymour, 1829-1906

Henry Knox Sherrill, 1890-1980

Herbert Shipman, 1869-1930

Charles Lewis Slattery, 1867-1930

Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1794-1884

Horatio Southgate, 1812-1894

John Franklin Spalding, 1828-1902

William Bacon Stevens, 1815-1887

George Craig Stewart, 1879-1940

Ernest Milmore Stires, 1866-1951

Ethelbert Talbot, 1848-1928

Robert Elwin Terwilliger, 1917-1991

Hugh Miller Thompson, 1830-1903

Daniel Sylvester Tuttle, 1837-1925

George Upfold, 1796-1872

Thomas Hubbard Vail, 1821-1889

Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright, 1793-1854

William Walter Webb, 1857-1933

Reginald Heber Weller, Jr., 1857-1935

Edward Randolph Welles, 1830-1888

Henry Benjamin Whipple, 1822-1901

William White, 1748-1836

Cortlandt Whitehead, 1842-1922

Henry John Whitehouse, 1803-1874

William Rollinson Whittingham, 1805-1879

Charles David Williams, 1860-1923

John Williams, 1817-1899

Richard Hooker Wilmer, 1816-1900

Frank Elmer Wilson, 1885-1944

John Freeman Young, 1820-1885


Daniel Dulany Addison, 1863-1936

Frederick S. Arnold

Edward Wilson Averill, 1870-1948

Joseph Gayle Hurd Barry, 1858-1931

Eben Edwards Beardsley, 1808-1892

William Agur Beardsley, 1865-1946

Bernard Iddings Bell, 1886-1958

William Dwight Porter Bliss, 1856-1926

James Aaron Bolles, 1810-1894

James Lloyd Breck, 1818-1877

Thomas McKee Brown, 1841-1898

Francis Guild Burgess, 1856-1935

Kenneth Walter Cameron, 1908-2006

Edward Clowes Chorley, 1865-1949

Thomas Winthrop Coit, 1803-1885

Algernon Sidney Crapsey, 1847-1927

Gardiner Mumford Day, 1900-1981

James DeKoven, 1831-1879

George Edmed DeMille, 1898-1983

Morgan Dix, 1827-1908

William Porcher DuBose, 1836-1918

Samuel Smith Drury, 1878-1938

Thomas Underwood Dudley, 1837-1904

Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie, 1789-1827

Ferdinand C. Ewer, 1826-1883

Robert Brinckerhoff Fairbairn, 1818-1899

George McClellan Fiske, 1850-1923

Thomas Gallaudet, 1822­1902

Frank S. B. Gavin, 1890-1938

William Mercer Grosvenor, 1863-1916

Francis Joseph Hall, 1857-1933

Edwin Harwood, 1822-1902

Francis Lister Hawks, 1798-1866

George Morgan Hills, 1825-1890

Eugene Augustus Hoffman, 1829-1902

Urban T. Holmes, III, 1930-1981

Robert Earl Hood, 1936-1994

George Hendric Houghton, 1820-1897

Shirley Carter Hughson, OHC, 1867-1949

William Reed Huntington, 1838-1909

Samuel Farmar Jarvis, 1786-1851

Evan Malbone Johnson, 1791-1865

Howard Albert Johnson, 1915-1974

William Lupton Johnson, 1800-1870

Samuel Johnson, 1696-1722

Samuel Roosevelt Johnson, 1802-1873

Cave Jones, 1769-1829

Alden Drew Kelley, 1903-1980

Edward Allan Larrabee, 1852-1924

Harold Baxter Liebler, 1889-1982

Milo Mahan, 1819-1870

William McGarvey, 1861-1924

John McVickar, 1787-1868

James Milnor, 1773-1845

Flavel Scott Mines, 1811-1852

William Augustus Muhlenberg, 1796-1877

John Rathbone Oliver, 1872-1943

Edgar Legare Pennington, 1891-1951

William Norman Pittenger, 1905-1997

Oliver S. Prescott, 1824-1903

Smith Pyne, 1803-1875

Charles Woodruff Rankin, 1819-1886

Arthur Ritchie, 1849-1912

Louis S. Schuyler, 1852-1879

Massey Hamilton Shepherd, Jr., 1913-1990

Samuel Moor Shoemaker, III, 1893-1963

Frederic Hastings Smyth, 1888-1960

Walter Herbert Stowe, 1895-1989

Stephen Chipman Thrall, 1825-1892

Isaac Henry Tuttle, 1811-1896

Stephen Higginson Tyng, 1800-1885

William Harman Van Allen, 1870-1931

George Roe Van De Water, 1854-1925

Frank Lawrence Vernon, 1873-1944

Francis Vinton, 1809-1872

Alexander Hamilton Vinton, 1807-1881

Edward Abiel Washburn, 1819-1881

Theodore Otto Wedel, 1892-1970

Edward Nason West, 1909-1990

William Edward Wyatt, 1789-1864


Murray Hoffman, 1791-1878

John Jay, 1817-1894

Frederic Cook Morehouse, 1868-1932

Clifford Phelps Morehouse, 1904-1977

Frank William Stringfellow, 1928-1985

Texts organized by date

A Memorial Representing the Present State of Religion, on the Continent of North-America
By Thomas Bray
London: Printed for the Author, 1701.

A Letter to Samuel Osgood, Esq. Occasioned by his Letter upon the Subject of Episcopacy; addressed to a young Gentleman of this City.
By Philalethes.
New-York: Printed by Collins and Perkins, 1807.

A Plea in Behalf of a Separation of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States of America.
By A Foreign Missionary.
Boston: Protestant Episcopal press, 1835.

Address in Behalf of the China Mission
By the Rev. William J. Boone, M.D., Missionary of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America to China.
New-York: W. Osborn, 1837.

The City of the Mormons; Or Three Days at Nauvoo, in 1842
By the Rev. Henry Caswall, M.A.
London: J.G.F. & J. Rivington, 1842.

Church Authority: A Sermon, Preached at Auburn, at the Opening of the Convention of the Diocese of Western New-York, August 10, 1843.
By Lloyd Windsor.
New York: James A. Sparks, 1843.

The New-York Ordination: A Letter Sustaining the Ordination of Mr. Arthur Carey, by the Revd Stephen H. Tyng. Published 1843.

The Joy of the Saints: A Discourse on the Third Sunday after Easter A.D. MDCCCXLIV. Being the first Sunday after the Intelligence of the Death of the Rev. Arthur Carey, A.M., An Assistant Minister in the Church of the Annunciation, New York
By the Rev. Samuel Seabury, D.D.
New York, 1844.

The American Missionaries in Greece
An Address Delivered at St. Luke's Church, in the City of Philadelphia, on the Evening of the Thirteenth of October, 1856.
By Henry D. Gilpin.
Philadelphia: King & Baird, 1856.

The Nature of Worship: A Sermon, Preached by the Rev. J. Sabastian B. Hodges, Assistant Rector, at St. Peter's Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., August 24th, 1856.
London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1857.

The Symbolism of the Christian Dead; Or, the Silent Teachings of the Sepulchre.
A Sermon delivered in St. Paul's Church, Hoboken, Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, 1862.
By Vandervoort Bruce
Hoboken, New Jersey: A. O. Evans, 1863.

Memorial of the Rev. Wm. Chauncy Langdon, on the Subject of the Italian Reform Movement.
Philadelphia: McCalla & Stavely, 1865.

Pastoral Letter of the House of Bishops to the Clergy and Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, A.D. 1868.
Hartford: The Church Press Company, 1868.

Report on Ritualism by the Committee of Five Bishops.
No place: no publisher, no date, c. 1868.

The Coming Council of 1871, and then _________?
By Americus.
New York: Pott and Amery, 1871.

The Limits of Ritualism in the Protestant Episcopal Church
By the Rev. W. W. Lord, D.D.
Vicksburg, Miss. May 26th, 1872.
Printed at the Herald Book and Job Office, 1872.

A Sermon Commemorative of the Reverend Joseph Richey, preached in Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore, on the twenty-first Sunday after Trinity, October 21st, 1877
By William F. Brand, Rector of S. Mary's Church, Harford Co., Maryland. Baltimore: Innes and Company, 1877.

A Sermon Preached in Grace Church, New York, October 31, 1877, on the Occasion of the Consecration of the Rev. Samuel I.J. Schereschewsky, D.D., as Missionary Bishop of Shanghai, having Jurisdiction in China.
By Rt. Rev. Wm. Bacon Stevens, D.D., LL.D., Bishop of Pennsylvania.
New York: Foreign Committee, [1877]

The See-Principle and the Cathedral Church
Practically Considered with Reference to the Diocese of Wisconsin
Milwaukee: Printed by the Milwaukee News, 1878.

Can a bishop prevent the settlement of a "Qualified Minister of the Church" as rector of a parish in his diocese? An opinion. Printed by order of the rector; wardens and vestrymen of the Church of the Good Shepherd Quincy, Ill., accompanied with a letter addressed to the Clerical and Lay Delegates of Quincy, July, 1883. n.p.

William West Skiles
A Sketch of Missionary Life at Valle Crucis in Western North Carolina 1842-1862
Edited by Susan Fenimore Cooper
New York: James Pott & Co., 1890.

Some American Churchmen
By Frederic Cook Morehouse
Milwaukee: The Young Churchman, 1892.

The Historic Episcopate
An Essay on the Four Articles of Church Unity Proposed by the American House of Bishops and the Lambeth Conference
By Charles Woodruff Shields, D.D., LL.D. Professor in Princeton University.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894.

The Episcopal Church and the Colored People: A Statement of Facts
By the Rev. Owen Meredith Waller, Rector of St. Luke's Church, Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.: Emmett C. Jones & Co., [1898]

The College Warden
By Henry A. Fairbairn
New York: Thomas Whittaker, 1899.

The American Priest at Work: A Symposium of Papers
Edited by the Rev. Edward Macomb Duff, A.M., Rector of St. Thomas' Church, Buffalo, N.Y.
Milwakuee: The Young Churchman, 1900.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1900.

The Tories of Chippeny Hill, Connecticut: A Brief Account of the Loyalists of Bristol, Plymouth and Harwinton, Who Founded St. Matthew's Church in East Plymouth in 1791
By E. LeRoy Pond.
New York: The Grafton Press, 1909.

The Church in the Confederate States
A History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States
By Joseph Blount Cheshire, D.D., Bishop of North Carolina
New York, London, Bombay and Calcutta: Longmans, Green and Co., 1912.

Charles N. Lathrop, Catholic and Reformer
By Clinton Rogers Woodruff.

The Use of the Chalice
A Report of the House of Bishops on the Use of the Cup in the Holy Communion, 1913
Milwaukee: Morehouse, n.d.

Notes for Meditation on the Beatitudes of the Psalter
By Arthur W. Jenks, D.D.
New York: Crothers, 1914.

Christ's Challenge to Man's Spirit in This World Crisis
Advent Addresses at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York
By George William Douglas
New York and London: Longmans, 1918.

The American Episcopal Church Interpreted for English Churchmen
By Arthur Whipple Jenks
London: SPCK, 1919. New York: Macmillan, 1919.

The People's Book of Worship: A Study of the Book of Common Prayer
By John Wallace Suter and Charles Morris Addison
New York: Macmillan, 1919.

Diary and Letters of the Reverend Joseph W. Cook, Missionary to Cheyenne
Arranged by the Rt. Rev. N. S. Thomas, S.T.D.
Laramie, Wyoming: The Laramie Republican Company, 1919.

The Catholic Faith and the Religious Situation. A Series of Addresses Given under the auspices of The Transfiguration Branch of the Churchmen's Alliance. Lent, 1921.
New York: The Churchmen's Alliance, 1921.

The New American Prayer Book: Its History and Contents
By E. Clowes Chorley, D.D.
Historiographer of the Protestant Episcopal Church
New York: Macmillan Company, 1929.

American Congress Booklets. Published for the Catholic Congress of the Episcopal Church.
Milwaukee: Morehouse, ca. 1933.

History of the American Episcopal Church 1600-1915
By the Reverend S. D. McConnell, D.D., D.C.L., LL. D.
Eleventh Edition
Milwaukee: Morehouse; London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., 1934.

Our Church and Orientals in America
New York: The National Council, 1937.

To His Soul's Health
By the Reverend Gordon B. Wadhams and the Reverend Thomas J. Bigham, Jr.
Church of the Resurrection, Manhattan: Lenten Booklet, 1944.

The Establishment of the American Branch of the Guild of All Souls,
An historical address by the Reverend Thomas J. M. Davis, delivered at the Easter Meeting of the Guild, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, New York, 20 April 1963.

History of the Church of the Ascension, Chicago, Illinois 1857-1982
By George C. Giles, Jr.
Aberdeen, South Dakota: North Plains Press, 1984.

This Planted Vine: A Narrative History of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.
By James Elliott Lindsley.
New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1984.

A Pioneer Missionary
By the Rt. Rev. Lemuel H. Wells
Seattle: Progressive Printing, no date.

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