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Letter from Reverend Thomas Quinton Stow
Title : Letter from Reverend Thomas Quinton Stow Letter from Reverend Thomas Quinton Stow
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Creator : Stow, Thomas Quinton, 1802-1862
Source : D 6518 (L)
Date of creation : 1839
Format : Letter
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Letter from Reverend Thomas Quinton Stow to Reverend Wells, Finsbury, London, reporting on his church work and the growth of his congregation.

"We have at length begun with out new chapel. On Monday next, I am to lay the first stone. In the meanwhile it has been found necessary to enlarge our present chapel, which has been done solely by my own hands, and is now capable of holding 300 people, though I cannot say that we have so many as that present at one time." D 6518 (L) See transcript for full letter.

Thomas Quinton Stow, South Australia's first Congregational minister served in Adelaide for 19 years. He died in July 1862 in Sydney, but was buried in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide and his name was commemorated in the new church. With the opening of the new and larger church the old chapel served a variety of tenants.

Image is of Rev. Stow, B 6849.

Related names :

Rev. Wales

Coverage year : 1839
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Adelaide
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Cameron, John. In Stow's footsteps: a chronological history of the congregational churches in S.A., 1837-1977, Glynde, S. Aust.: South Australian Congregational History Project Committee, c1987

Church book, 1858-1904, SRG 95/137

Three-quaters of a century: in which is incorporated the jubilee record of Congregationalism in South Australia/ compiled by F.W. Cox. And, the story of the last twenty-five years compiled by Leonard Robjohns, Adelaide: [Congregational Union], 1912

Whitehead, John. Adelaide city of churches, Magill [S. Aust.]: M.C. Publications, 1986

Colwell, M and Alan Naylor. Adelaide: an illustrated history, [Joslin, S. Aust.]: McP, 1981

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