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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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A receipt to apply on the contract for building cornice on the north end of the First Presbyterian Church.

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Receipt to apply on contract for building First Presbyterian Church spire.

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

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Receipt for payment on contract for building spire at First Presbyterian Church.

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Receipt to apply to contract to build spire at First Presbyterian Church.

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Receipt to apply to contract to build spire for First Presbyterian Church.

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Receipt to apply on contract for building spire at First Presbyterian Church.

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Receipt for payment on contract to build spire at First Presbyterian Church.

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1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City + order to pay cash to J.P. Sanxay

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A receipt to apply to the contract for building a spire for the First Presbyterian Church

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A receipt for payment to apply to contract to build a spire for the First Presbyterian Church

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A receipt for a payment to apply to the contract to build a spire for the First Presbyterian Church

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Contract payment receipt for building spire of First Presbyterian Church

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Receipt for hardware from J.P. Sanxay

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A warranty obligation created by Sheets & Adams, binding them to the Board of Trustees for $1500 (or the cost of damages) if they do not fulfill their contract for the spire. Signed Sheets & Adams; Jos. [illegible]; Mortimer Ryan; R M…

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Document recording a meeting where the First Presbyterian Church has been asked to consider a purchase of the Stone Church on Burlington St. by Rev. S. S. Howe. The document details the state of the building as well as its liabilities and any value…

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1873 Sunday School Attendance record book

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Moses Bloom (1833-1893) was mayor of Iowa City in 1874, serving one term. Bob Hibbs wrote the following for the Iowa City Press Citizen's Fabulous 150, "Born in France, he arrived in Iowa City in 1857, becoming the first long-time clothier. After…

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William Morrison was Iowa City's mayor from 1880 to 1881, serving two terms.

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C.M. Reno was mayor of Iowa City from 1884 to 1885, 1889 to 1892 and 1895 to 1896, serving five terms. According to Volume 35 of the Iowa Journal of History and Politics, Morgan Reno was the Iowa Territorial Treasurer from 1840-1846 as well as the…

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D.S. Barber was mayor of Iowa City from 1887 to 1888, serving one term. He was elected in a special election on February 25, 1887.

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Program created for the First Presbyterian Church’s Jubilee Anniversary, which took place September 11-13, 1890. The Church celebrated 50 years of organization with special services and activities. Rev. Edward Barrett was pastor at the time.

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Letter from John Shoup to Rev. Dr. Barrett about the Church's 50th anniversary

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Letter written by Rev. John Crozier to Rev. Edward Barrett in 1890. In it, Rev. Crozier talks about Rev. Michael Hummer at length, including information about his parents, his education, and his early days as a reverend. Crozier states that Hummer’s…

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A letter written by Rev. Oliver O. McClean (to the then-current pastor Rev. Edward Barrett?) sending his regrets that he could not attend the First Presbyterian Church’s 50th anniversary Jubilee. The letter was written in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

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Frank Stebbins was mayor of Iowa City from 1897 to 1904 and 1917 to 1918, serving eight terms. According to Volume 2 of Leading Events in Johnson County Iowa History, Mayor Stebbins helped Iowa City make progress on the paving and sewage fronts. "He…

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Ralph Otto was mayor of Iowa City from 1909 to 1910, serving one term.

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A letter from Andrew Meneely, President and General Manager of the Meneely Foundry in West Troy, New York. The letter was written to Rev. D. W. Wylie and describes the record (dated Aug. 16, 1849) of a bell being made for a church in Iowa City. The…

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George Gibbs, writing as Secretary to the President of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, responds to a previous letter from Walter Davis inquiring about the possibility of the First Presbyterian Church’s missing bell being in possession…

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Letter from W.D. Williams, Rector of Trinity Church in Iowa City, to the First Presbyterian Church on occasion of their 70th anniversary.

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Rev. J.P. Schell writes to Rev. D. W. Wylie about the Church’s missing bell. He states that, in addition to hearing about the bell from other sources, while serving as a missionary in Utah he met Brigham Young’s brother George, and that George Young…

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A letter to Meneely & Co., possibly written by Rev. D. W. Wylie. The letter is in response to a previous letter from Andrew Meneely, and relates to Rev. Wylie’s search for information about the Church’s missing bell. It mentions a bell that is…

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George Koontz was mayor of Iowa City from 1911 to 1916, serving three terms.

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Letter from Andrew Meneely, President and General Manager of Meneely & Co., about the various stamps the company used on bells previous to 1849. This letter is in response to a previous letter to Meneely & Co, and relates to Rev. Wylie’s search for…

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Ingalls Swisher was mayor of Iowa City from 1919 to 1922, serving two terms. He resigned during his second term. According to Volume 76 of the Palimpsest, "Swisher, who had only reluctantly agreed to run for a second term as mayor the previous year,…
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