We will be posting links to key books over the next several months. Check back on our progress.
Psalms & Hymn Books
Church Psalmist: or Psalms & hymns for the public, social * private use of Evangelical Christians (1856, New York; 40th edition), courtesy Making of America Books, Univ. of Mich. Library
Shown below is Isaac Watt's Hymns and Spiritual Songs first published in 1724. At lower right is the 1741 Philadelphia edition printed by Benjamin Franklin (partly printed in NY and bound in Boston) click for larger image.
Learn what role this book played in the American Revolution.
The Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat is willing to review the following for possible inclusion in its permanent archival collection (after January 2008):
- Manuscripts, letters, documents not required to be deposited with the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia or at a Presbyterian Seminary, such as Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.
- Reference & research books
- Montreat brochures and other paper ephemera.
We are specializing in the history of Montreat and Presbyterianism both in the U.S. and through American missionaries around the world.
A more detailed Collection Guideline will be issued in late November 2007.
If you have a question or have something you wish to consider donating or leanding to the Presbyterian heritage Center at Montreat, please contact us (click to email) before sending anything. Thank you.