The Clergy of Litchfield County [Connecticut]

The Clergy of Litchfield County
Arthur Goodenough

“To write of one county among the many counties of this great country may seem a little thing. To give special attention to one class of men in a single county may seem a matter of still less importance. When that county is the county of Litchfield, in Connecticut, and the class of men selected comprises those who for more than a hundred and fifty years have been the pastors of its churches, the question has a new significance.” In addition to the abundance of valuable data preserved on these pages, this well-written book is a pleasure to read. It opens with the foundations, followed by the pioneers, manners and customs, and an eighteenth century sermon. Biographies and personal sketches precede the section devoted to Episcopal churches. Baptists, Methodists, the clergy as citizens, the clergy in literature, wit and humor, and ministers’ children are also discussed. A lengthy appendix contains lists of congregational ministers arranged by town. Numerous vintage photographs of churches and people enhance the text

(1909), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 294 pp.

ISBN: 9780788427008