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Box 1


Contains 26 Results:

Genealogical material on Bentley family and ancestral families: Headley, Bull, and Boyd

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id170115
Scope and Contents

19 items. Includes photocopies of commissions and papers of family revolutionary war veterans.

Dates: 1896-1987

Genealogical material on Wood and Cake families

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: id170116
Scope and Contents

5 items. Includes several copies of Bishop Bentley's The Cake Family: A Bibliographical Memorandum,and other computations of information.

Dates: 1896-1987

Genealogical material, 1965-1966

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: id170117
Scope and Contents

29 items. Includes notes and family correspondence related to compilation of Bishop Bentley's The Cake Family: A Biographical Memorandum.

Dates: 1965-1966

Bishop Bentley's personal correspondence, 1917-1981

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: id170120
Scope and Contents

44 items. Including letters and postcards to his parents from France during World War I, letters from French citizens, personal letters thanking him for ministerial services, letters from Giles Buckner Cooke (1838-1937) (last surviving member of R. E. Lee's staff) found (with photo of Cook) in Bentley's copy of D.S. Freeman's R. E. Lee, Volume I. See also correspondence of Elvira C. Bentley.

Dates: 1917-1981

Bishop Bentley's personal items, 1896-1980

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: id170121
Scope and Contents

23 items. Including birth certificate, school reports, passports, inoculation records, wedding invitation, driver's license (items from personal documents wallet), membership certificates, copy of a poem by Bentley, and copy of will, 1950, of Nancy Jones, for whom Bentley was an legatee.

Dates: 1896-1980

Bishop Bentley's items, relating to his army service, 1971-1928

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: id170123
Scope and Contents

41 items. Including certificates of promotions and training, identity pass for service in France, roster and casualties of Battery B, 111th Field Artillery, a pressed poppy flower from Chateau Thierry, and 5 uniform insignias. See also medium oversize file.

Dates: 1971-1928

Bishop Bentley's personal correspondence, 1930-1937

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: id170124
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents 35 items. Including letters to Elvira C. Bentley describing his travels and work in the interior of Alaska, especially travel conditions, weather, conditions at missionary posts, and his performance of official acts. Also includes several orders for supplies for mission and undated records of daily temperatures.

Dates: 1930-1937

Bishop Bentley's personal correspondence, 1959-1961

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: id170125
Scope and Contents

45 items. Including letters to Elvira C. Bentley during his world tour of 1959 and tours of Latin America, 1960 and 1961. Descriptions and impressions of London, Paris, Geneva, Israel, several cities in India, Singapore, Thailand, Taipei, Japan, and the Philippines. Includes cursory discussions of church work.

Dates: 1959-1961

Bishop Bentley's correspondence and other items, 1984-1985

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: id170127
Scope and Contents

20 items. Items relate to his receipt of an honorary degree (Doctor of Divinity) from the College of William and Mary, May 1985. Including program and Alumni Gazette. See also Medium Oversize file.

Dates: 1984-1985

Bishop Bentley's documents, relating to his personal religious milestones, 1913-1981

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: id170128
Scope and Contents

14 items. Items include baptism certificate, licenses as lay reader and marriage commissioner, certificate as Suffragan Bishop of Alaska, and programs for observation of 50th anniversary of his consecration. See also Medium Oversize file.

Dates: 1913-1981

Bishop Bentley's biographical information, 1943-1981

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: id170129
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents 5 items. Typed transcript of his oral history interview (September 19, 1981) as part of Columbia University's "Bishop Henry Knox Sherrill Oral History Project". Bentley discusses his own career, missions and missionary work, and Bishop Sherrill. Also a 1 page resume written ca. 1943.

Dates: 1943-1981

Bishop Bentley's correspondence, 1925-1974

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Identifier: id170130
Scope and Contents 75 items. Items relate to his ministerial career, including extensive correspondence in 1930-1931 and 1937 among Bentley, Bishop P. T. Rowe, and W. A. R. Goodwin regarding Bentley's appointment(s) in Alaska, Williamsburg area in the 1920's, letters from Bishop Rowe discussing work in Alaska, extensive correspondence with Bishop Henry K. Sherrill regarding Bentley's appointment as director of overseas missions, and correspondence relating to Bentley's nomination as Suffragan Bishop of...
Dates: 1925-1974

Bishop Bentley's correspondence, 1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: id170140
Scope and Contents

85 items. Items include letters congratulating Bishop Bentley on his appointment as Directory of Overseas Missions, including letters from missions around the world.

Dates: 1947

Letters congratulating Bentley on the 25th anniversary of his consecration as Bishop, 1956

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: id170141
Scope and Contents

9 items. See also bound volume of letters.

Dates: 1956

Bishop Bentley's correspondence, 1963-1966

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: id170142
Scope and Contents

27 items. Items are in regards to his retirement as Director of Overseas Missions; letters received from missions and church officials around the world, together with carbon copies of Bentley's acknowledgments. See also bound volume of letters received and Medium Oversize file.

Dates: 1963-1966

Letters congratulating Bentley on the 50th anniversary of his consecration as Bishop, 1981

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: id170143
Scope and Contents

133 items. Items include Bentley's list of letters, gifts, etc., received and date acknowledged.

Dates: 1981

Bishop Bentley's papers, 1964-1984

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17
Identifier: id170145
Scope and Contents

22 items. Items include programs and bulletins from church services, historical observances and ceremonies in which Bishop Bentley participated, including bulletin of 1984 William and Mary commencement ceremony.

Dates: 1964-1984

Bishop Bentley's papers, 1933-1970

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: id170146
Scope and Contents

10 items. Items include addresses at commencement ceremonies, dedications, ordinations, memorial services, and historical society meetings, 1933-1970, including comments on duties of priests, missionary work, and historical events.

Dates: 1933-1970

Bishop Bentley's papers, 1971-1979

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 19
Identifier: id170148
Scope and Contents

17 items. Items include addresses at ordinations, memorial services, and historical observances, 1971-1979, including outline of 1975 address entitled "Williamsburg As I Knew It."

Dates: 1971-1979

Bishop Bentley's papers, including sermons, 1927-1932

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Identifier: id170150
Scope and Contents

10 items. Most items handwritten, a few typed, including record of occasions on which each was delivered; arranged chronologically, according to date first delivered.

Dates: 1927-1932

Bishop Bentley's sermons, 1934-1948

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 21
Identifier: id170152
Scope and Contents

13 items. Items include records of occasions on which they were delivered; arranged according to date first delivered.

Dates: 1934-1948

Bishop Bentley's record of sermons and addresses delivered primarily in Southern Virginia, 1965-1985

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 23
Identifier: id170156
Scope and Contents

1 item.Typed on 126 pages from looseleaf notebook. Arranged by place and date, specifying occasion and text used.

Dates: 1965-1985

Bishop Bentley's "Appointments Completed", 1964-1978

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 24
Identifier: id170157
Scope and Contents

1 item. 159 pages. Comprehensive calendar/schedule of daily activities, including official acts, meetings, addresses, and invocations, including record of miles traveled and expenses incurred on his travels, mostly on the Virginia peninsula.

Dates: 1964-1978

Bishop Bentley's copies of annual and monthly (tabular) reports of "Official Acts", 1964-1969

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 25
Identifier: id170159
Scope and Contents

5 items. Official acts include baptisms, confirmations, marriages, etc. that he performed in Diocese of Southern Virginia. Arranged chronologically, grouped by year.

Dates: 1964-1969