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S. Parkes Cadman Letter

A description of his letter at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cadman, S. Parkes (Samuel Parkes), 1864-1936.
Title: S. Parkes Cadman Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1928
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Typewritten, signed letter from Rev. S. Parkes Cadman to Mrs. Frederick Fuhrer, apologizing for his inability to visit Gloversville, NY.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

S. Parkes Cadman (1864-1936) was an American clergyman, newspaper columnist, and radio personality. He was a radio pioneer, one of the first Christian ministers to begin broadcasting sermons in the 1920s. He was known for his promotion of tolerance and interfaith cooperation.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The S. Parkes Cadman Letter consists of a typewritten letter on Central Congregational Church letterhead dated 8 February 1928 and signed by Cadman. It is addressed to Mrs. F. Fuhrer of Gloversville, New York. This is likely Mrs. Frederick Fuhrer, who donated many family papers to the Special Collections Research Center. In the letter, Cadman apologizes for being unable to visit Gloversville as Mrs. Fuhrer requested. He mentions that the Gloversville Y.M.C.A. and a group of local ministers have also been asking him to come in May, but he does not have time.

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Use Restrictions

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Subject Headings


Cadman, S. Parkes (Samuel Parkes), 1864-1936.
Fuhrer, Mrs. Frederick.


Central Congregational Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Congregational churches -- Clergy -- Correspondence.
Congregational churches -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn.
Congregationalists -- New York (State)


Gloversville (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

S. Parkes Cadman Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Frederick Fuhrer, 1962.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: LMD
Date: 25 January 2010
Revision history:

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