Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, Episcopal Diocesan Center
Ives's correspondence while rector of St. Luke's Church, New York City, and later as Bishop, is chiefly with his close friend William R. Whittingham, both before and after Whittingham became Bishop of Maryland. Subjects include affairs of St. Luke's Church, 1831-1832, the General Theological Seminary, the New York Protestant Episcopal Press, the difficulties of Bishops Benjamin T. Onderdonk and George W. Doane, and the consecration of Stephen Elliott as Bishop of Georgia, 1840. Some letters concern Ives's interest in education and his school in Raleigh, as well as descriptions of conditions, visitations, and events in his diocese. Ives's High Church views and conversion to the Roman Catholic Church are fully covered, including papers about his deposition, 1853, and comments of several bishops thereon. Also includes later biographical materials
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sermons, undated writings, lectures on education, and some church-related correspondence of Mason. Among the correspondents is Bishop Levi Silliman Ives
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Regretting that he missed an opportunity to see him; saying he has "many things to say to you;" asking him to write to him "before I leave for the frightful south & let me know anything & every thing at all interesting to the general interests of the church -- I am not for innovations, but for improvements--not for wandering from the "old paths" but for setting into them.".
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Expressing his pleasure at his [Hopkins] election to the rectorship of St. Stephen's Church [New York]; explaining that he had been offered the position and declined it for personal reasons but recommended Hopkins
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Apologizing that he will not be able to see him again before leaving town
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Asking whether, "in any case, it is expedient to admit the preacher of another denomination into my pulpit;" adding that "No objection has been raised against the anti Communion Service which has always been read.".
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Referring to the "real and threatened difficulties in our Diocese--I fear every true friend of the Chh has too much reason to tremble for its interests in America;" saying he learned, "that, at a meeting of the clergy on Saturday evening, sentiments & feelings were developed in the radical party.....they made the most open account of their determinations either to reform or divide the chh. in the United States;" reporting that his family is all well
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Expressing his concern for a recent loss; worrying that letters he has sent to friends have not been received; asking about the status of several publications; reporting on the success of his new parish
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Requesting copies of his book and providing delivery details for them
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Thanking him for his congratulations, his support and his encouragement; saying "Whatever the world may think of this business, I am confident that you, my bro, know me too well not to believe that my acceptance of the Bishoprick of N.C. has cost me & my family a mighty effort at self denial. I do not pride myself upon high attainments in this christian grace--but in the present instance I have been called upon to take a long & most difficult step in its rugged path;" congratulating him in his "new and important relation to the church. The position you are about to occupy is one of high & almost unparalleled importance to the welfare of our Zion in these parts and you will not think me [illegible] when I say that you appear to me to be the well-selected soldier for that...".