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Letter to W.H. Acton Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Item 32
Level of Description


  • 1902 March 1 (label)


  • Scope and Contents

    Original letter and one typed transcript. Written in Streatham Hill, London, England. Comments on W.H. Acton's continued work in creating a new New Church society in Cardiff, Wales. Expresses a lacking trust in human organizations. Comments at length on the purpose and function of the Baptismal rite. Questions W.H. Acton's reasons for going back to America. Encourages W.H. Acton to begin an in-depth study of Ancient Egypt (in particular, the connection between embalming and the process of regeneration). Mentions that he donated his entire Egyptian book collection to the Academy, prior to the current controversay. Individuals mentioned: Mrs. Acton, Mr. Balls, Ganeau (French writer), Swendborg, Vetterling, Eugene (?), Mr. Tilson, and Mrs. Benade.