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"Homer S. Thrall (1819-1894). Thrall arrived in Galveston in 1840. His circuits took him throughout the state. In 1843-44 he held the first camp meeting on the Guadalupe River (near the present location of Cuero), with Texas Rangers on hand to guard against Indian raids. He early made acquaintance with the early political leaders of the Texas--which he later credited with his interest in Texas history. He spent 50 years in the Methodist ministry in Texas. From author's Prefatory Note: ""In this little volume the reader will find a condensed history of the rise and progress of Methodism in Texas; with brief sketches of leading preachers, and also the organization of local churches and the erection of church-buildings; the formation of circuits, districts, and Annual Conferences, especially in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. One chapter is devoted to our literary institutions, and one to the Texas Christian Advocate. The facts and figures in the body of the book and in the full statistical tables of the Appendix are from official sources."" Bound in publisher's textured brown cloth with slightly dulled gilt lettering on spine, rubbed some at extremities, small tear in cloth near top of spine repaired, green endpapers, light foxing & tanning of pages, edge of front free endpaper worn and with.8cm tear repaired, small tears (.5cm) in edge of first few pages repaired, large tear (6cm) in p15 repaired. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, p.3 dedication, (1) blank, p.5 Prefatory Note, (1) blank, 7-10 Contents, 11-304pp. "
Title: A Brief History of Methodism in Texas. By Homer S. Thrall.
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn.,, Printed for the Author. Publishing House of the M.E. Church, South. J.D. Barbee, Agent,: 1889 1889
Size: 19th Century Books,|American Church History,|Meth
Weight: 2.00 Item
Item Number: 17879
Keywords: 19th Century Books, American Church History, Methodism, Regional/Local Church History,