My answer to a recent email:
I forwarded your email to Mr. Schulz. The information on our public blog
about William Imre Mann is old research, and we have updated it since. We do not
have a photo for him. If the Watchtower Society has questions about the first
Watch Tower directors they may contact Mr. Schulz directly. They have his
Mr. Schulz has been a Witness since 1952 or earlier. I am a simple historian
with a religion of my own. Personally, I'm reluctant to share our hard won
research without an expectation of reciprocity. Mr. Schulz is more giving than I
We have some photos of Russell's early associates, but though
we've searched for Mann's we haven't located one. We don't have Simon Osborne
Blunden's photo or that for J. F. Smith, though we have a photo of his place of
business and some letters he wrote. William C. McMillan's personal records have
come our way in a limited way. We have H. B. Rice's photo; several for Paton; B.
W. Keith's photo; original letters by and a photo of Sunderlin.
As I said above, if the Watch Tower needs this information, they should
contact Mr. Schulz directly. We no longer post significant research to our
public blog because of harassment from various sources and the unattributed use
of our research. All our current research goes up on an invitation only blog.
are no longer taking requests for access from people we do not know. Access is
open to professional historians who we many know personally or individuals who
come with a recomendation from someone we know and who can contribute in a
meaningful way to our current research.
R. M. de Vienne