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Advertising a Mormon Lecture, 1897

By: Ardis E. Parshall - May 08, 2013

This handbill was posted in or near Hetton, in North Yorkshire, advertising a lecture to be given by 53-year-old missionary Joseph Benjamin Walton, of Alpine, Utah. (The bill itself isn’t dated, but Elder Walton is known to have been giving other lectures in that area during April 1897.)

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I’m going to throw up several minor bits this morning that hardly count as a day’s post individually … but maybe altogether they’ll amount to something.



3 Comments »

  1. I wondered if that Miners’ Hall was still there in Hetton, but haven’t been able to find it. And the latest references I can find to it are in the records of some boxers–it seems that in addition to religious services and lectures, the hall was used for boxing matches.

    And, who knows, perhaps some boxing matches broke out during some of the religious services.

    Comment by Mark B. — May 8, 2013 @ 8:11 am

  2. I wouldn’t be surprised! That’s the very nature of my upcoming Mormon History Association paper.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — May 8, 2013 @ 8:15 am

  3. Studying the “fighting Fullmers”?

    Comment by The Other Clark — May 10, 2013 @ 11:59 am

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