Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Everything that matters will start appearing on the private blog. If you have an interest in our research, follow the instructions in the previous post to apply for blog access.


A new version of the chapter dealing with Russell's early association with Barbour and Paton in on the private blog. To read it you must be a member. To apply see details below.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Many thanks to ....

Amy Reytar of the United States National Archives for locating and sending copies of original documents re: J. B. Adamson and his wife. Yipeeeee!


The Private Blog

The new blog has been partially formatted. There are no posts yet. We're still distracted by research, but we're moving updates and comments there soon. This will be an invitation only blog. If you have an interest in our research and wish to have access to the new blog you must do the following:

1. Establish a google or blogger account. There will be no totally anonymous posts. You will need an established name. It need not be your real name; in fact I would discourage that. Just create a "name" that tags your posts to an identity. I don't care what name you choose as long as it doesn't make me spit coffee on my computer screen. Even something like Poodle Walker is okay. Be inventive.

2. Send Bruce a short email explaining that you'd like access to the new blog. Tell us why. Be aware that if you use roadrunner and live in Brooklyn your access will be canceled. You know why. [Of course if you do use roadrunner and live in Brooklyn and are an innocent party, you can always try to convince us of your pure heart and golden intentions.]

His email is BWSchulz2 [at] yahoo. com.

There are several days of formatting ahead of us. I'm a bit ill and struggling through the formatting. So there is no huge hurry. There won’t be anything interesting over there for a few days.

This is an open ended invitation. Anyone who wants access can ask. I don’t see us refusing many. The same rules that exist here will exist there. Simply put they are 1. be nice and 2. be nice. For full details see previous “rules” posts.

Expect delays. There are always delays, right? So expect them. I have children to raise, goats to feed, students to annoy, a husband to beat with a stick (not really), a book going to trade paper in a few weeks, a writing partner to stress, and cookies to bake. Expect delays.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ira Allen's Signature

From the front end sheet of his copy of Day Dawn. Courtesy of Frank Marotta. The book is currently on ebay, and Frank kindly made this scan for me.
Ira Allen was Lizzie A. Allen's father. He was an associate at various times of Storrs, Hastings, Wendell, Barbour, and lastly Russell.

Finding what you know must be there ...

The Allegheny Church, listed not as a Second Adventist Congregation but as a
One Faith Congregation.
Do you have any idea how much this alters the traditional view?
We looked long and hard for this.

Friday, October 15, 2010

From The Restitution, Oct. 10, 1877

Intersting things in Restitution. I've just started reading it. Russell promises an article on the Great Pyramid. If it was written, it does not appear in the issues to which I have access. There's a longish discussion in 1881 about the date of the memorial. Russell's views are considered. This find confirms things Rachael and I have suspected but could not prove. We're looking at a major change in one chapter and some re-writes in two others. We have such a mass of things to read through. I'll post bits of it as I can.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Many thanks ...

to Jan Stilson of the Church of God - General Conference for extensive biolgraphical information on Hiram Vaughn Reed and for putting us on the trail of scanned copies of verious age to come publications. If you haven't read any of Jan's articles in Journal from the Radical Reformation, you should do so. Many of them are available online.

Excellent help!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Russell and Joseph Marsh

For one of his early preaching tours, Russell used the general topic "things pretaining to God's kingdom." This was a borrowing from Marsh who "defined the Gospel as things concerning
the Kingdom of God, especially as the promises to Abraham were fulfilled."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A. B. Simpson and Conley

Rachael passed on bits of her research to me this afternoon. Conley met Simpson no later than December 1885 in Pittsburgh. This is, we would say, a 97 percent certainty. She's still working on it.

I'm working on the Church of God in Pittsburgh. The progress is slow, be I am making some.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hiram V. Reed

We need to see: The kingdom of God: or, The reign of Christ on earth, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures. To which is added, "What is truth?" or, divine instruction to the inquirer after truth, office of the Millennial Harbinger, 1861. by H V Reed and Thomas G. Newman.

Anyone have a copy?