Christ Episcopal Church Collection, 1844-2004 | East Texas Research Center

By Brandon Plaster & Linda Reynolds

Collection Overview

Title: Christ Episcopal Church Collection, 1844-2004Add to your cart.

ID: B/119

Extent: 16.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged at the folder-level in 11 boxes. There are also several oversize items.

Subjects: Christ Episcopal Church (Nacogdoches, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence, Church records and registers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Church societies -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Crocket, George Louis, 1861-1936 -- Diaries, Crocket, George Louis, 1861-1936 -- Sermons, Sermons

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Christ Episcopal Church Collection includes a wide range of records (blueprints, correspondence, land, minutes, photographs, programs, receipts, sermons, slides, yearbooks) relating to the administration, membership, expansion, and history of the church. This includes, but is not limited to records from the vestry, parish, Christ Church Guild, Associated Women of Christ, and George Crocket Guild. The collection also has many of George L. Crocket sermons, one of his diaries, and books and bibles from his personal library.

Collection Historical Note

The Christ Episcopal Church of Nacogdoches, one of the first in the Diocese of Texas, traces its history to the earliest years of statehood. The idea for an Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches came to pass in 1848 when local Judge Amos Clark convinced Rev. Henry Sansom, who had just arrived in Texas to minister to the people of San Augustine, to also hold services in Nacogdoches. Sansom agreed, and held the first Episcopal service at the Nacogdoches Courthouse Sunday, June 14th, 1848.

Services continued in the courthouse until 1852, when the Christ Church of Nacogdoches opened its doors for the first time. Located at the end of a short lane (later renamed Church Street) off Main Street, the church was consecrated in 1855. The first Vestry included Judge Clark, who gave $500 in gold to build the church, Frost Thorn, who donated the land, Col. Hayden Edwards, and Judge Richard S. Walker. Other well-known early members include Col. Henry Raguet, Dr. James Harper Starr, Dr. Robert Irion, Judge William B. Ochiltree, and Capt. Henry Hancock.

In 1902, the church moved to a new location adjacent the old Nacogdoches University. Famous architect and vestryman Dietrich Rulfs designed the structure. The church moved to its present location on the corner of Mound Street and East Starr Avenue in the 1930s.

(Christ Episcopal Church, History of Christ Episcopal Church, Nacogdoches, Texas, http://www.christchurch-nacogdoches.org/history.html [Accessed 15 April 2011].)

Subject/Index Terms

Christ Episcopal Church (Nacogdoches, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence
Church records and registers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Church societies -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Crocket, George Louis, 1861-1936 -- Diaries
Crocket, George Louis, 1861-1936 -- Sermons
Sermons

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Separated Materials: The oversize materials from this collection are located in Map Case 7, Drawers 17 and 18.

Related Materials: George Louis Crocket Papers. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-12


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Oversized 1: Blueprints of church expansion and several photographs],
[Oversized 2: Crocket, George L. Feb. 9, 1900. "Old Christ's Church." Daily Sentinel],
[Oversized 3: Large Bible],
[All]

Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Church Service Programs, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Church Service Programs, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Church Service Programs, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Church Service Programs, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Church Service Programs, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Church Service Programs, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Church Service Programs, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Church Programs, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Church Service Programs, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Church Programs, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Church Service Programs, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Church Programs, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Church Programs, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Church Programs, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Church Programs, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Service Programs, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Church Service Program, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Church Service Program, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Church Programs, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Church Programs, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Church Programs, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Service Programs, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Church Programs, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Church Programs, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Church Programs, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Service Programs, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Programs, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Program, Consecration of Bishop of Texas, 1965, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Church NewslettersAdd to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Oversized 1: Blueprints of church expansion and several photographs],
[Oversized 2: Crocket, George L. Feb. 9, 1900. "Old Christ's Church." Daily Sentinel],
[Oversized 3: Large Bible],
[All]

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