Illustration depicts the immediate aftermath of the accident at sea in the shipwreck of the French luxury steamship Ville du Havre and the British iron ship Loch Earn in the mid-Atlantic ocean. Published by Cur... More
Handwritten cablegram, Atlantic Cable Message, The Western Union Telegraph Company. To [Horatio Gates] Spafford, 159 LaSalle St., Chicago [law office of H. G. Spafford]. Received at Chicago, Ill., Dec. 2d, 5:4... More
Handwritten cable message, Post Office Telegraphs Co. Originating in Edinburgh; received 11 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London. Dated stamp London Jan. 10, 1874. Evangelist Moody invites Horatio Gates Spafford... More
Printed business card of law firm Spafford, McDaid & Wilson (H. G. Spafford, H. O. McDaid, and John P. Wilson) Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Room 37 Republic Life Building, 157 & 159 LaSalle Street, Chicago.
Typed document, copy (draft), 1 p. Horatio Gates Spafford expresses thanks for letter received, and offers opinions regarding scriptural prophecy and Jewish restoration in Zion.
Typed document, copy, 1 p. Re Executive Committee Anglo-Jewish Association praising Horatio Gates Spafford's work as an English teacher at the Lionel Rothschild School in Jerusalem, his lack of religious bias ... More
Printed "In Memoriam" card with pressed Holy Land flowers applied, made by the American Colony in Jerusalem Flower Card Department. With prayer for male departed. Associated with memorial service for Horatio Ga... More
Typed lettter signed, 1 p. On National Geographic Society letterhead. From Washington, D.C., to Whiting in Jerusalem. Re planned publication of Whiting's story on the 1915 locust plague in Palestine and rejecti... More
Typed letter signed, 1 p. On U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction division letterhead. From agricultural explorer in charge, Washington, D.C., to Whiting... More
Typed list of fourteen monetary donations, by name of individual, dated Dec. 1, 1916 to April 20, 1917, with amounts received. Followed by total expenditures for foodstuffs and fuel, distribution of soup, week... More
Typed letter on Christian and Missionary Alliance letterhead. Enclosing a letter from Mr. Fowle of Constantinople for forwarding (enclosure not extant with original) and reference to the three lady missionaries... More
Black and white photographic print of the Louds outdoors in yard on lakeshore in Michigan. Loud was a benefactor of American Colony-supervised charities. Photographer unknown.
Typed letter signed, recipient's copy, on Zionist Commission to Palestine Finance Department letterhead, written from Jerusalem July 7, in response to Vester's July 6 letter to van Vriesland. Re relief for Jewi... More
Handwritten note on Dr. T.B. Haddad letterhead, Jerusalem, referral note stating that the bearer is very poor and has tuberculosis.
Typed letter on American Red Cross, National Headquarters, letterhead to Mrs. Vester in Jerusalem. Re receipt of material from Jerusalem for the Red Cross Museum (1 p.)
Autograph draft manuscript, unsigned. In ink, with pencil revisions. 1 p., on lined paper. Pencil drawing on verso. Note by author at the top reads "in London, Israelites, at the close of the last meeting hel... More
Scans include handwritten notes in front and back sections of the Bible, plus samples of Spafford notations on selected passages from scripture (from Genesis, Exodus, 1 Kings, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Matthew, Joh... More
Handwritten manuscript copy of verses of "It is Well With My Soul," written in ink on Brevoort House, Madison Street between Clark and La Salle Streets, Chicago, hotel letterhead. Pencil notes on verso. "It is... More
Studio portrait of Horatio Gates Spafford taken in Paris. Three-quarters length portrait of Spafford standing, arm leaning on pedastal, in bow tie, double-breasted jacket, and holding cap in one hand.
Autograph letter signed, pen and ink, 6 pp. Dwight L. Moody writes to fellow evangelist and hymn writer Whittle re finances, preaching, Christian calling, and Horatio Gates Spafford.
Black and white stereo photograph of family home of Anna and Horatio Gates Spafford, Lake View, Illinois. Four unidentified adults and one child in yard, with large tree. Photograph by P.B. Greene, Photographe... More
Photograph of Spafford family home, Lake View (Chicago), Ill. Photograph by Stone & Brooks Photographers, 195 West Indiana St., Chicago, Ill. Penciled note on back of photograph reads "From Whiting."
Copyright 1878 by F. H. Revell, Publisher of Evangelical Literature, 148 and 149 Madison St., Chicago. Printed by Ottawa & Company, Printers, Chicago. Printed pamphlet, 53 pp. Contains Spafford poems adapted ... More
Autograph manuscript, unsigned. Written on verso of Office of David C. Cook Publisher, General Dealer in Sunday School Supplies, letterhead, Chicago, Ill. 1 p. Dateline by author reads "Lesson 7 -- 2d quarte... More
Printed issue (Nov. 1882) vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 161-168, with illustrations. By "The Editor." Published by Thomas Wilson, Chicago, Ill., and W. H. Guest, Pateroster Row, London, England. Illustrated with views of... More
Studio portrait of Horatio Gates Spafford taken in Jerusalem, ca. 1885-88. Head and shoulders portrait of Spafford looking left, wearing eyeglasses, jacket, vest, and collar. With beard. Photograph by G. Krik... More
Black leather-bound sample booklet with accordion-style purple paper page insert and samples of types of lace (product numbers 28-50), with prices per yard for each style. Associated with marketing for the Ame... More
Autograph letter signed, in pen, 4 pp. Re social activities and entertainments American Colony in Jerusalem; the emotional and spiritual significance of the "old house on the wall" (original American Colony res... More
Article printed in Appleton's Magazine, vol. VIII, no. 6 (Dec. 1906): 643-655. On the formation and functions of the American Colony in Jerusalem and the various controversies it faced, including those with the... More
Typed letter, file copy, 2pp. Re controversies with Selah Merrill, the American Consul in Jerusalem, and erroneous reporting by him to the U.S. State Department re American Colony activities.
Typed document, file copy, 3 pp. Re work of the American Colony Photo Department and Flower Card Department; botanical collection; scripture plant sets; stone carvings; cakes and jams; bread baking; Dairy Depar... More
Black bound scrapbook containing clippings, correspondence, pictures, and ephemera, with loose enclosures, representing exchanges over years between friend and patron Fannie L. Koster of Brooklyn, N.Y., and the... More
Typed document, 8 pp. On Fr[ederick] Vester & Co.--The American Colony Store letterhead, 1913. From Jerusalem, addressed to The University [of Pennsylvania] Museum, care of Dr. Gordon, 33rd & Spruce St., Phil... More
Typed transcript, carbon, "Released for Publication August 17. From William T. Ellis, Swarthmore, Pa." Re the American Colony; the development of telephone, water, and transportation systems in Jerusalem; anti... More
Green cloth and black leather spine bound photograph album containing 296 captioned prints depicting events, troop movements, and military activities during World War I, with emphasis on Ottoman, German, and A... More
Black and white print photograph of Bertha Spafford Vester with her two young children John (Jock) and Louise, socializing at an outdoor table with Turkish army commander Jamal Pasha.
Stamped pass, in Turkish. 2 pp. text, recto & verso. Note in English on recto, lower left corner indicates "Pass to Nablus via Jaffa in carriage Dec. 25, 1916." Note in English on verso indicates "to Jaffa, M... More
Stamped pass on graph paper, with the name "John Whiting" written in English near the bottom left corner. Labeled on the back as "Hospital nurse night Pass, W.W. [World War]"
Loud prints letter dated Aug. 20, 1916 including text of various letters received, including the U.S. State Department to Otis A. Glazebrook, Esquire, American Consul, Jerusalem, Dec. 23, 1916; Jacob Spafford... More
Group photograph of American Colony Nurse volunteers with medical staff, Frederick Vester in dark suit, standing, and Bertha Spafford Vester in uniform and cap, sitting, center. Twenty-nine individuals depicted... More
Typed list of names of nurses who volunteered under auspices of the American Colony in World War I-era hospitals, Jerusalem. Possibly prepared for purposes of a combined pass. List is not comprehensive of all ... More
Handwritten accounts received and distributed, in cardboard-bound lined "Exercises" notebook, hand-labeled on the cover "Relief Fund." Includes listings "Money received from Mr. Trowbridge Feb. 4, 1918-April 19... More
Handwritten note signed by Mrs. Bertha Vester, in pencil (2 pp., recto & verso same sheet of paper). Re numbers and types of garments made and note re disinfection.
Handwritten document describing work of the Syrian and Palestine Relief Fund Sewing Rooms and Christian Herald Relief Fund Lace Industry beginning Feb. 20, 1918 at St. Mary's School. With list of garments sewn.
Handwritten ledger sheet with categories for Charity, Sewing headquarters, Expenses, Loans, Friends Remittances, Remittances & salaries and tuition at St. Georges' School, for Feb.-March 1918.
Printed copies of letters to Loud received by him May 13 and May 20, 1918 (written April 1 and April 10, 1918) from the American Colony and Jacob Spafford. Includes information on remittances received from Loud... More
Typed carbon record copy of letter to Loud, intended for circulation to donors; re wartime relief efforts and wartime experience in Jerusalem, Turkish army actions, etc. 6 pp.
Military pass for John D. Whiting, British Intelligence, from Beirut to Jerusalem ("Reporting to Jerusalem"). 2 pp, recto and verso.
Unsigned letter [from Bertha Spafford Vester] to Dr. van Vriesland (of the Zionist Commission to Palestine) written from American Colony, Jerusalem. Re Miss Larson's interview with van Vriesland and the conditi... More
Carbon copy of typed letter from Vester to Miss Goldman, written from American Colony, Jerusalem, July 6, 1920, with handwritten postscript by Vester dated July 10, 1920. Re donations to support non-sectarian ... More
Draft handwritten notes re work begun in rooms at the St. Mary's Girls' School in February  which developed into use of the entire school and employment of 250-300 women representing various religions, in... More
Printed card with illustrations on one side and text describing American Colony Industrial School and its products on the other.
Black leather-bound record book with listing of information about individual girls involved in the Christian Herald Orphanage and its outreach, as conducted by the American Colony. Individual listings include ... More
Handwritten receipt for furniture loaned to American Colony. On Christian and Missionary Alliance letterhead, Palestine Mission. 1 p. & description verso.
Tri-fold illustrated flyer for the School of Handicrafts and Dressmaking, American Colony Aid Association, Jerusalem. Printed document. Text regarding the purposes and activities of the school, with one-parag... More
Newspaper clipping, 1 p. Olga Owens' review of My Father: An Intimate Portrait of Dwight Moody (Boston: Little, Brown & Co.) by Paul D. Moody. Headline: "A Great Evangelist Seen in the Eyes of His Son." Includ... More