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Henry Conrad Blanford papers

Identifier: MSS-0171

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains materials relating to Blanford's work as a Lay Reader of the Episcopal Church. One item is a bound prayerbook containing typescript copies of prayers of dedication and healing, his “Prayer List,” which lists recipients of prayers and their afflictions, and a list of prayer meetings from 19 November 1920 to 8 February 1922. The collection also contains two fliers for the Healing Ministry, two admission tickets for the “Christian Healing Mission” conducted by Blanford at St. Michael’s Church, Anniston, and a certification by Episcopalian Bishop of Alabama Charles Minnigerode Beckwith (b. 1854) licensing Blanford as Lay Reader at St. Michael’s “with privilege of speaking,” dated 15 October 1920.


  • 1920-1922


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Biographical/Historical note

After evidently becoming involved in Episcopalian Church activities as a Lay Reader in Anniston, Alabama, Blanford operated the “Healing Ministry” at 2515 Ensley Avenue, Ensley, during the early 1920s.


0.05 Linear Feet (5 items)

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Bound prayer book and related materials dealing with this Lay Reader of the Episcopal Church's healing missions in Anniston and Ensley, Alabama.


Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1989


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Paul Musselman and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2006



Guide to the Henry Conrad Blanford papers
May 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266