2 folders, 2 volumes (.35 cubic feet).
This collection consists of church records kept by John Watrus Beckwith, including sermons, baptisms, marriages, and burials of All Hallow's Parish, Maryland, 1856-1860. Also included are personal accounts and records of his Georgia ministry from 1863-1890. While primarily a private diary of his ministry, it does contain some burial, baptismal, and marriage records.
Collection is open for research.
[Item identification], John Watrus Beckwith papers, MS 64, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Stephen Elliott memorial book, MS 1575.
William C. Granberry collection on Episcopal churches in Georgia, MS 2183.
John Watrus Beckwith (1831-1890) was an Episcopalian Bishop of Georgia from 1868 until his death. Before becoming Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia, he was rector at various churches. After being ordained bishop, he lived in Macon, Savannah (1870-1874), Marietta, and Atlanta, where he died. Additional information on the Rt. Rev. Beckwith may be found in the Journals of the Conventions of The P.E. Church in Georgia, volume six, 1891-1894.
Collection materials are in English.
Finding aid is available in repository.