Title: Historic Bishop Hill 1846 - 1946 [plus, The Bishop Hill Colony: A Religious Communistic Settlement in Henry County, Illinois]
Author: Emmelyne Arnquist Hedstrom; [Michael Andrew Mikkelsen]
Description: Two books on the history of the utopian Jansenist colony of Bishop Hill in Henry County, Illinois. It was founded in 1846 by Eric Jason, a pietist and dissenter from the Lutheran Church in Sweden, and run as a religious commune until its dissolution in 1861.
1) An original copy of Historic Bishop Hill 1846 - 1946, published in 1946 for the centennial celebration of the settlement of the colony. Good condition. Blue card covers. Covers show soiling and a little bit of edge wear. Scotch tape repair on page 2. Pages show some minor spotting and a few markings (a few underlined words and a name added to the text). 104 pp (including 39 pages of local advertising, mostly from Galva and Bishop Hill). 8.8 x 5.8 inches.
2) a 2003 UMI reprint of the 1892 edition of The Bishop Hill Colony: A Religious Communistic Settlement in Henry County, Illinois, by Michael Andrew Mikkelsen. 80 pp. 9 x 6.5 inches. Card covers. Very good to near fine with light handling of front cover.
Binding: Soft Cover
Publisher: [printed by The Times Record Company]
Place: [Aledo, Ill.]
Keywords: history, Jansonism, Jansonists, pietism, religious, commune, utopian, Henry County, Illinois, Swedish immigrants, religious dissidents,
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