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Papers of Isaac Lunsford - Collection 353

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Biography of Isaac Lunsford

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

Lists of Microfilm in This Collection (Location Records)


Brief Description.
Day-to-day journal account, November, 1791-July, 1795, of the itinerant preaching of Isaac Lunsford, pioneer Baptist preacher. Lunsford gives accounts of the Baptist General Conference in Baltimore; travels from Nova Scotia to the West Indies on foot and by ship; accounts of revival meetings, visits to preach in Methodist and Presbyterian churches, Baptist meeting houses; texts of sermons; spiritual counseling and pastoral duties. Microfilmed by the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. There are no restrictions on this collection. Vol: 1 Microfilm CN # 353 .

Collection 353
[February 16, 2001]
Lunsford, Isaac
Papers; 1791-1795
1 Reel of Microfilm


There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


Itinerant Baptist preacher.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a microfilmed day-to-day journal, dating from November 1791 to July 1795 kept by Isaac Lunsford, itinerant preacher for the Baptist Church. Content describes an account of his preaching activities along the east coast of America from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to the West Indies. Also includes: his attendance at a Baptist General Conference in Baltimore in 1792; descriptions of travel by foot and by ship; preaching at Methodist and Presbyterian churches and Baptist meeting houses; spiritual counseling and pastoral duties; sermon texts and personal spiritual concerns. Filmed by the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.



The materials for this collection were received by the Center in May 1986 from the Billy Graham Center Library.

Accession 86-56
April 28, 1987
Frances L. Brocker
J. Nasgowitz

Accession 86-56
Type of Material: Microfilm

The following itme is located in the CENTER LIBRARY MICROFILM ROOM:

Reel 1 - Journal of Isaac Lunsford, 1791-1795. 35mm, positive copy.

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