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Reverend James and Grace Morehead Collection--Ledger/Letters

 Unprocessed — Box: 06095 B
Identifier: H2014-055

Content Description

The collection consists of one ledger book (12 x 7 ½ x 1 inches) showing various accounts and correspondence from Grace Morehead to her husband Reverend James Morehead. The ledger book includes various accounts starting in March of 1892. Information listed include groceries, dry goods, drugs, bills, incidentals, cash received, hired help, expenses, literature and writing materials. After looking through the ledger, it is believed that this is the account book for Reverend Morehead, which also helps show where he ministered. On page 31, the ledger reads, “Commencing October 1, 1894. Lodi, SD.” This goes on for several pages until page 37 reads, “Second Conference Year 1895, Alcester, SD” and from there to page 44 and “Laurel, Nebraska.” Later pages in the ledger include: “Sermons,” “Visits,” and more accounting information. Other towns named in the ledger include Bridgewater (S.D.) and Vermillion (S.D.). Other place names (possibly townships) include Pleasant Hill, Star Prairie, Pleasant Ridge and Logan Center. On page 155 the ledger book lists a “Vermillion Circuit, 1897” which corresponds with the letters sent by Grace to Reverend Morehead addressed to Vermillion. There are roughly eighteen letters from Grace to James in the collection, dating from the 1890s-1900s. The collection also includes United Brethren in Christ preaching approval certificates for both James and Grace Morehead. Also found in the collection are three chattel mortgage notes concerning James Morehead and a number of cancelled checks from various states. The collection also features a 1908 “Trans-Continental Clergy Bureau” booklet with certificates for railroad travel. The tickets allowed clergy to travel by rail under special “clergy fairs.”

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1890s-1900s


0.25 Cubic Feet