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Title Rev. Oscar Henry Elmer Diary
Call Number MSS 19
Extent 1 box
Dates of Creation 1869, 1872-1889
Creator Rev. Oscar Henry Elmer
Scope & Content The collection contains a transcript of the diary of Oscar Henry Elmer which stretches from the years 1869-1889. There is a synopses of the diary in the first folder of the box followed by the rest of the diary in the folders separated by year and arranged chronologically.
Admin/Biographical History Reverend Oscar Henry Elmer was a preacher that served both Fargo and Moorhead. He was born in Unionville New York on August 27th, 1844. He attended Hamilton College in Clinton New York where he graduated in 1865. He attended seminary from 1865-1868 in New York City. He was ordained January 28th 1869 in St. Paul Minnesota where he served from 1868-1871. In 1871 he was sent to Moorhead by the Presbyterian Church. His first sermon in Moorhead took place on October 22nd 1871 in the dining room of the Chapin House in front of 25 people. He later became the first pastor of Moorhead's first Presbyterian Church which was organized with seven members on May 26th 1872.
People Elmer, Oscar Henry
Subjects First Presbyterian Church (Moorhead, MN)
Church
Fargo (ND)
Moorhead (Minn.)
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Received from the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, April 1955. Accession #55.34
Containers 1869-1871
1872
1873
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
Synopses of Diary and Background Information, 1955
1880
1889