Title: The King's Business. Proceedings of the World's Convention of Christians at Work and Seventh Annual Convention of Christian Workers in the United States and Canada. Tremont Temple, Boston, Mass., Nov. 10-16, 1892
Author: [Rev. John C. Collins (editor)]
Description: Half pebbled, green cloth with marbled paper sides. Gilt lettering on spine label. Previous owner's rubber stamp on front paste-down. A few minor blemishes; a few hand written notes and minor marginalia; tide mark in top margin on some pages. One unpaginated plate loose. Illustrations. Index. 521, viii. pp. 8.75 x 6 inches.
A thorough record of the 1892 non-denominational, evangelical Christian convention including the addresses and reports given. One of these is a talk given by Booker T. Washington, called "Normal Industrial School for Colored Young Men and Women" including a question and answer segment as recorded by the stenographer.
A wide variety of other topics are covered, e.g. The Stereopticon and its Uses in Christian Work; Christian Nurses for the Sick Poor; International Medical Missionary Society; Work for Fallen Women; The Bedford Street Mission (Philadelphia); Tracts and How to Use Them; Gospel and Colportage Carriage Work; Evangelistic Solution of the Country Church Problem; Work Among Factory Girls; Progress Report from Burnham Farm (Canaan, NY); An Excursion for Poor Children and What Became of It; Christian Work for Jews; Correspondence Work for Prisoners; Work Among Firemen; Christian Work Among Indians, Mormons and Mexicans; How to Care for Revival Converts in a Great City; Aggressive Work in Whitechapel (London); The Anti-Gambling Association; Tent Work in Chicago; Rescue Work for Women in Western India; Christian Homestead Mission (Buffalo, NY, featuring a map of the Canal Street vicinity showing the locations of the houses of ill-repute, liquor stores, free theatres, etc.).
One appendix shows the portraits of 40 "saved drunkards" and provides their names and biographies (some of them quite detailed). Previous owner was the Rev. John August H. Wuttke (1870-1948), a Baptist minister who served at churches in Bethany (Oregon), Tacoma, Winnipeg, Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Bureau of Supplies for Christian Workers
Place: New Haven, CT
Keywords: Booker T. Washington, Christian missions, Christianity, outreach, Christian,
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