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Wesley Chapel, New Albany, Indiana collection

 Collection — Folder: S2156
Identifier: S2156

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photostat copies of documents related to the Wesley Chapel at New Albany, Indiana, including a circa 1840s resolution signed by committee members G.H. Harrison, Abraham Case and H.M. Dowling regarding the treatment of N. H. Cobb by Rev. Isaac Owens, a college agent for Asbury University (now DePauw University); a June 25, 1850 document regarding charges against John C. Davis for "willful falsehood" and "imprudent conduct" for which he was found guilty; and a document of the recorded testimony in the case of John C. Davis. The photostat copies were made by the Indiana State Library on April 14, 1937 from the originals in the possession of Miss Ellen Louise Stay of Indianapolis.


  • circa 1840s-1850

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.

Historical Note

In October 1816, settlers in New Albany, Indiana met for prayers in a cake shop owned by Harriet Reynolds. On June 20, 1817, a service was held by circuit rider John Shrader and the decision was made to form a Methodist society and built a church. The congregation met for the first time in their new building on November 25th and the members unanimously agreed to name the church Wesley Chapel in honor of John Wesley. Since the founding of the church, the congregation has worshiped in a number of church buildings in New Albany before building its present facility off U.S. Highway 150 in Floyds Knobs in 2013.


Creason, Carl, Hannah O'Daniel, Katherine Gann, Daniel Michael, and Leanna Smith. “Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.” Discover Indiana. Accessed February 26, 2021,


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/03/02 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/03/02 by Laura Eliason.
Wesley Chapel, New Albany, Indiana collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.