History of Witnessing in the UK.

by Chariklo 34 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat

    The Memoirs of Aunt Sarah is an interesting booklet on early Bible Students in Scotland. A Watchtower from 1914 mentions that there was a memorial attendance of 16 in my hometown in that year, so they were already established then. Glasgow also had a reasonable number. James Beckford's book Trumpet of Prophecy has a good discussion of early Bible Student activity in the UK.

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep
    By 1891, when C. T. Russell personally made his first visit to Britain...

    I have a copy of a copy of a copy of a photo from that visit.

  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat

    Wow Rob thanks for the reference. It looks like Hudson's book is online.

    http://www.heraldmag.org/olb/contents/history/british%20history.htm

  • Chariklo
    Chariklo

    Thanks again, everyone!

    What a good find, slimboyfat!

    Can't write any more tonight, and I'll get back to you all some time tomorrow. I'm more than half asleep!

  • AnnOMaly
    AnnOMaly

    That IS a good find, slimboyfat! I was looking all over to see if Hudson's book was archived anywhere online and couldn't track it down.

  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat

    I found this page with early Bible Student literature too. I thought the booklet on socialism was particularly interesting.

    http://www.ukbiblestudents.co.uk/John%20Edgar/john%20edgar%20index.htm

    What I have not been able to find anywhere is the Memoirs of John Edgar which I would really like to read.

  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat

    Where Are the Dead? is also interesting as the booklet Fred Franz claimed brought him into the organisation.

    Plus there are some booklets advertised inside Where Are the Dead? that I don't know if they survive at all. The Preservation of Identity in the Resurrection sounds interesting, but I can't find copies anywhere.

  • Earnest
    Earnest

    The Memoirs of Aunt Sarah and the Memoirs of John Edgar can be obtained from the Portland Area Bible Students.

    They can be found in a compilation of 12 booklets entitled Faith's Foundations for $7 plus postage. The blurb regarding this compilation states :

    FAITH'S FOUNDATIONS - $ 7 (View Sample)
    414 pages, perfect bound: New and expanded edition: This is a compilation of 12 booklets first printed in Scotland mostly before 1914 by John, Morton and Minna Edgar. Here are a variety of devotional and doctrinal subjects, including: Abraham, Socialism, Trees, Where are the Dead, Resurrection, Faith, Waiting on God, Mythology, Israel, Prayer, Memoirs of Aunt Sarah and John Edgar.

    Also, of interest on the same website is

    GLEANINGS from GLASGOW - $ 15 (View Sample)
    792 pages, case bound: Gleanings assembles never before published or reprinted treatises, reports, discourses, notes, open letters and correspondence from John and Morton Edgar beween 1923 to 1950. This is supplementary to their more widely circulated publications. The format and fonts closely match the original documents. Subjects include the Great Pyramid, Chronology, Israel, Daniel, Restitution, Kingdom, Unity in Christ, Sin Offering, Faith, Memorial and numerous correspondence regarding Bible Student events.
    A CD in Adobe PDF fromat is included, or ordered separately for $2 (View CD face)

  • Chariklo
    Chariklo

    Wow, this is really incredible! Oddly enough, for some reason, I'd heard of Faith's Foundations, though I can't think where. Could be from an old elder here.

    I have a copy of a copy of a copy of a photo from that visit.

    Black Sheep, that looks really interesting.

    Thanks again so much, all of you.

  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat

    Hey Earnest, how are you doing? Thanks for the information. Presumably these are newly printed versions of the booklets that are on offer. I might buy them as a last resort, but in the meantime i'll keep any eye out for PDFs of the originals online. At least we know none of them have been lost. I already have physical copies of the pyramid booklets and the Aunt Sarah booklet, which is a fascinating insight into the early Bible Students in Scotland and features my hometown.