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Guide to the Peter Lowe correspondence 1974.008

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Collection processed by Jonathan W. Montgomery

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Creator: Lowe, Peter
Title: Peter Lowe correspondence
Dates [inclusive]: 1782-1818
Abstract: The Reverend Peter Lowe (1764-1818) was born in Esopus (now Kingston), New York. Lowe pursued his theological studies in New York City and, after completing his studies, accepted a call to serve as Collegiate Pastor over a combination of six churches in Kings County (Long Island). Lowe lived in Flatbush, now part of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The collection contains correspondence to and from Lowe, principally with fellow clergymen. The subjects of the correspondence primarily include pleasantries and expressions of spirituality. There is some commentary on finding preaching positions, performing clerical duties and seeking to redeem sinners. In this connection, there is an unsent 1788 letter from Lowe in which he expresses frustration that his church will not allow African-Americans to become members; he details the objections of the members and his answers to those objections.
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet in 46 folders in one manuscript box
Language of Materials: The bulk of the documents are in English. Several are in Dutch and one is in Latin.
Call Phrase: 1974.008