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 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Building Program: Starr and Mound Receipts, 1939-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Building Program-Starr and Mound Receipts, 1942-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Parish House Fund, 1944-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Construction Plans PacketAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Records For Serendipity House, 1952-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Vestry Notes and Day School Records, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Day School ConstructionAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Construction Bid, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Capital Funds Campaign, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Capital Funds Campaign, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Capital Funds Campaign Final Report, November 5, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Capital Funds Campaign, Newspaper Articles, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Special Gifts Division Guidelines (Rector's Copy), 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Capital Fund Drive, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Capital Fund Drive, Letters, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Ledger with Church Budget Reports, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Financial Records, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Vestry Bank Information (Checks, Receipts, Statements)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Insurance, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Insurance, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Insurance, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Insurance, 1953-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Insurance, 1957-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Insurance, 1961-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Letters, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Letters, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Letters, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Letters, to George Crocket, re: Early Church RectorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: License, Act as Lay reader, George Crocket, 1881, 1883, 1884, 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 30: George Crocket's Sermons, Aug. 1920 - Aug. 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 31: George Crocket's Sermons, Dated, Aug. 1926 - 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 32: George Crocket's Sermons, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: George Crocket's Sermons, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: George Crocket's Sermons, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: George Crocket's Sermons and Speeches, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: George Crocket's Sermons and Speeches, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: George Crocket's notes for Sermons and Speeches, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: George Crocket's notes for Sermons and Speeches, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Letters to George CrocketAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Gillette Tiford, Speech, "Essay on old age"Add to your cart.
Folder 41: "Have you been saved" Sermon by Rev. H Raymond Kearby", 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 42: History of Christ EpiscopalAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: History of the church, newspaper articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Consecration of Historical MarkerAdd 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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