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Cartoon drawing of the controversy over the Rev. Michael Hummer and the Bell. The attached PDF contains the transcribed text of the cartoon's panels. The text document is likely from the 1940s, while the cartoon may have been contemporary to the bell…

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Postcard sent to Mabel Walker, postmarked December 23, 1907. Ben Franklin 1-cent stamp.

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American Bankers Travelers Cheques advertisement from First National Bank of Iowa City. Postcard sent from T. Frank Hersch to A.E. Irmscher, postmarked March 12, 19??. George Washington 1-cent stamp.

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Sr. Murray, Sir in compliance with your request I enclose to your address in substance a copy of my brother’s letter __________ to the __ Bell. From the indifference manifested through Mr. Sharp, I concluded that I could be of no service to the…

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Property description for 530 Ferson Ave.

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Letter from Theodore Sanxay to Rev. Michael Hummer. The letter is dated June 6, 1844, and is addressed to Rev. Hummer in New York. It speaks of the ongoing construction of the Church and materials for it, so it seems likely that this was during one…

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Letter from Theodore Sanxay to Rev. Michael Hummer, written during one of Rev. Hummer's trips out east to raise funds for the construction of the Church.

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Constitution of the First Presbyterian Church.

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First pages of ledger detail money collected by Rev. Michael Hummer in 1847, for the building of the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Hummer made two trips out East to raise funds for the Church, and the ledger records the amounts received in…

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An expense ledger kept by Rev. Michael Hummer from mid-1845 to 1847. The ledger details the amounts paid for various materials and services related to building a church. Rev. Hummer was the first pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and had been…

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Sermon from dedication of First Presbyterian Church

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Cross Bill filed by the Board of Trustees, in response to Rev. Hummer’s Bill of Complaint against them. The Cross Bill has several questions that the Board compels the Court to have Rev. Hummer address, and also asks the Court to rule against Rev.…

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Response by the President and the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church to the Bill of Complaint brought by Rev. Michael Hummer.

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Letter written by Rev. Michael Hummer to Rev. John Crozier, detailing a time and place where the two of them can meet. The letter was written in Hamilton, Illinois.

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Rev. John Crozier (August 27, 1822-December 23, 1891) was pastor at First Presbyterian Church from May-August, 1853. During his short tenure he met several times with Rev. Michael Hummer to discuss the stolen Church bell and Rev. Hummer’s claims…

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Report by Rev. John Crozier to the Board of Trustees of the Church, detailing two monetary claims against the Church. The first claim is held by Rev. Michael Hummer, former pastor of the Church, for $658.00. The second claim is held by Miss Legare,…

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Report by Rev. John Crozier to the Board of Trustees of the Church, detailing his attempts to settle Rev. Michael Hummer’s claim against the Church for unpaid salary. The report was written in Burlington, Iowa, where Rev. Crozier had gone to meet…

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A request by the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City, to the Treasurer of the Church, stating that Rev. Michael Hummer should be paid $490.00 out of any available Church funds. This request comes after many months of…

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A proposed settlement written by Rev. Michael Hummer, given to Rev. John Crozier and sent to the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Crozier’s report. Rev. Hummer asks for $400.00 down and $100.00 within the year, at ten…

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Receipt for $600.00 received by Rev. F.A. Shearer, for services as pastor from April 1, 1854 to April 1, 1855.

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A list of people who pledged to pay money for a bell for the North Presbyterian Church. The North Presbyterian Church was the First Presbyterian Church, and was located where Old Brick is. The church building that stood in 1855 was destroyed by fire…

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A list of people who pledged to pay money for a bell for the North Presbyterian Church. The North Presbyterian Church was the First Presbyterian Church, and was located where Old Brick is. The church building that stood in 1855 was destroyed by fire…

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A letter formally stating the resignation of the Board of Trustees.

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Receipt for $905.85, received by Rev. Oliver O. McClean, for services to the the First Presbyterian Church from June 1, 1859 to May 31, 1860. Rev. McClean was elected to fill the position in April, 1859, and started his duties in October. He remained…

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Sheriff’s Certificate, describing Sheriff Edmund Harrison’s posting of a specific lot of land for sale (block 86, lot 8, the northwest corner of Market St. and Clinton St.) in November, 1859. An added portion, written by N. Oakes and dated August…

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Receipt for carpet, $480.75

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“Received Iowa City, February 13, 1865 of H. Murray, one hundred dollars being balance of payment for building church cornice [Finkbine Lovelace?]"

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Bill deliverance for windows for $746.50 (could be $146.50). U.S. Express collect bill and return Chicago in greenbacks or national currency. Express charge $2.00 = $748.50. Received payment, R.A. McCheesney.” Receipt for payment of stained glass…

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“Received in good order from E Cooke four (4) boxes stained glass” Receipt for stained glass sent from Chicago.

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Ledger detailing amounts paid for specific pews in the First Presbyterian Church during 1868-1869.

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“$120. By the 1st June 1869 I promise to pay the trustees of the (north) Presbyterian Church. One hundred and twenty dollars for [unreadable…] after maturity. For pew #14. Joseph Barker. August 14, 1868”

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Handwritten note detailing the amount of money to be paid for a section of a particular pew in the North (First) Presbyterian Church during the year 1869. Signed by Alfred Stevens.

Internal Revenue 5 cent certificate stamp, hand canceled with Aug…

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Booklet recording the cost of and rentals paid by Church members for specific pews.

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Ledger detailing the amounts pledged by Church members for a new bell during the years 1869-1871.

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Handwritten contract between Sheets and Adams carpenters and the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church for a new spire. The contract details the amount to be paid and the conditions under which the spire will be built. Signed: Rush…

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Receipt for payment for extra brick work and labor for building First Presbyterian Church.

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A receipt for bricks for building the First Presbyterian Church

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A receipt for payment to apply to the contract to build cornice at the First Presbyterian Church

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Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church.

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Receipt for funds received for building First Presbyterian Church spire on contract.
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