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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Henry Conrad Blanford papers MSS.0171


University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266

May 2009


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Collection Title:

Henry Conrad Blanford papers

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama


0.1 Linear feet (5 items)




Bound prayer book and related materials dealing with this Lay Reader of the Episcopal Church's healing missions in Anniston and Ensley, Alabama.


Blanford, Henry Conrad

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains materials relating to Blanford's work as a Lay Reader of the Episcopal Church. One item is a bound prayerbook containing typescript copies of prayers of dedication and healing, his “Prayer List,” which lists recipients of prayers and their afflictions, and a list of prayer meetings from 19 November 1920 to 8 February 1922. The collection also contains two fliers for the Healing Ministry, two admission tickets for the “Christian Healing Mission” conducted by Blanford at St. Michael’s Church, Anniston, and a certification by Episcopalian Bishop of Alabama Charles Minnigerode Beckwith (b. 1854) licensing Blanford as Lay Reader at St. Michael’s “with privilege of speaking,” dated 15 October 1920.

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Paul Musselman and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2006

Preferred Citation:

Henry Conrad Blanford papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1989

Biographical/Historical note

After evidently becoming involved in Episcopalian Church activities as a Lay Reader in Anniston, Alabama, Blanford operated the “Healing Ministry” at 2515 Ensley Avenue, Ensley, during the early 1920s.

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Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama Churches (Local)

Anniston (Ala.) (lcsh)

Certificates (aat)

Episcopal Church (lcsh)

Jefferson County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Prayer books (aat)

Religion and Spirituality (localbroad)

Papers Box 3115