Reichel's MORAVIANS IN NORTH CAROLINA, 1857
Reichel, Levin T[heodore], Rev. THE MORAVIANS IN NORTH CAROLINA. An Authentic History. Salem, N.C.: O.A. Keehln; Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1857. iv, -206 pages. Original green cloth with gilt spine lettering. 16 x 10.5 cm. The cloth is a little faded and shows some faint stains; the endpapers are browned. Moderate scattered foxing; leaves browned along the edges. Good plus. Penciled owner's inscription, "B.F. Crosland, New York, 1857," on front flyleaf. This was perhaps Benjamin Franklin Crosland (1826-1899), a merchant and hotelier of Salem.
FIRST EDITION. A history of the Moravians in North Carolina from the founding of Salem in 1752 to the time of publication. There are chapters on the Cherokee War (1759), the Revolutionary War, the founding of the Salem Female Academy, and the commencement of the Indian and Negro missions (in 1801 and 1822, respectively), plus lists of ministers, teachers, early settlers, and historic buildings. The author, Levin Theodore Reichel (1812-1878), was one of the sons of Bishop Reichel and a minister in the Moravian Church.
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