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 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Wilberforce, A. M. The Doctrine of the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ. New York: E. and J. B. Young & Co., 1885. (Owned by George L. Crocket)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Being the King James Version of A.D. 1611 and the Revised Version of A.D. 1881, Arranged on Opposite Pages. New York: American Book Exchange, 1881. (Owned by George L. Crocket)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The New Testament Of Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Vol. 2. New York: American Bible Society, 1868.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The New Testament Of Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Vol. 1. New York: American Bible Society, 1868. (Owned by George L. Crocket)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Shakespeare, William, and Henry Norman Hudson. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Boston: Ginn, Heath & Co, 1883. (Owned by George L. Crocket)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Carlyle, Thomas. Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History. New York: J.B. Alden, 1883. (Owned by George L. Crocket)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Literary Digest Atlas of the World and Gazetteer. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Co, 1927.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Episcopal Church. The Hymnal: As Adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the Year of Our Lord 1892. New York: Printed at the De Vinne Press for Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1892.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: George L. Crocket, book dedicated to him Beckwith, Charles Minnigerode. The Trinity Course of Church Instruction A Method of Teaching the Book of Common Prayer in the Sunday-Schools of the Church. New York: T. Whittaker, 1901.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Pamphlet. Crocket, George L. Questions on the Prayer Book.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Book of Common Prayer. New York: James Potts & Co. for the New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, 1892. (Belonged to Rev. Holbrook)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The Seminary Journal 4, no.1 (March 1957). Contains Bishop Quinn's Obituary.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Texas Episcopalian 97, no.6 (June 1994). And Rosten, Leo. "What is an Episcopalian?" Reprinted from Look Magazine (May 19, 1953) by Cowles Magazines, 1953.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: The Texas Churchman. Volumes 43, no.6 (September 14, 1940); 56, no.2 (October 15, 1952); 56, no.3 (November 15, 1952); and 57, no. 7 (June 15, 1954).Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Lay Readers Sermon, 1956-1959; and Selected Sermons, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Various PamphletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Original Manuscript of The King's Highway, by George L. Crocket.Add 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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