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Dr. Stephen Hunt, "History of Methodism at Coatesville" essay

 Collection — Folder: S2150
Identifier: S2150

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of Stephen Hunt's essay "History of Methodism at Coatesville". Written circa 1890s-1910s, the essay gives a historical sketch of the early history of the Coatesville (Indiana) Methodist Church. He lists the names of some of the first members, mentions early pastors and class leaders, and church revivals. Dr. Hunt's original manuscript was copied by his daughter, Mary R. Hunt, in 1971 and typed by Mina Emily Seidler on April 6, 1971.


  • circa 1890s-1910s, 1971

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Stephen Hunt was born on June 17, 1845 in Friendship, North Carolina and move to Hendricks County, Indiana when still a young man. He graduated from Asbury College (now DePauw University) in 1874 and from the Rush Medical College in Chicago. He began his medical practice in Coatesville, Indiana in 1880 and practiced medicine there for over 30 years. On February 12, 1887, he married Minnie Risher, daughter of Rev. D.W. Risher, a former pastor of the Coatesville Methodist Church. They became the parents of two children, Merwyn and Mary. Dr. Hunt passed away at the age 69 on November 8, 1914.


"Dr. Stephen Hunt Suddenly Dies at Cotesville, Ind." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), November 9, 1914.

"The Passing of Dr. Hunt." Coatesville Herald (Ind.), May 22, 1913.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from The Plainfield (Indiana) Public Library on 1971/04/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/02/11 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/02/11 by Laura Eliason.
Dr. Stephen Hunt, "History of Methodism at Coatesville" essay
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