Brethren Archive Exploring the history of some of those known as "Plymouth Brethren", and a few other things.

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Photo of Many Prominent 'Grant' Brethren

Very interesting photo that shows many of the well known American Brethren.




Tom said ...
Mr Fleming is probably a son of Inglis Fleming?
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 : 19:30

Amanda Napior said ...
Hi there,

Does anyone know when this photo was taken?

And/ or, might you know when A. E. Booth's Chart from Eternity to Eternity might have first been published? I recently acquired a print of a 7th edition from my mother, and I'm trying to figure out who some of Booth's contemporaries were, with whom he was studying and friends.

Many thanks,
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 : 16:10

Tom said ...
Hi Amanda,
Good question - I haven't been able to do this yet, but I think quite an accurate estimate of the date might be made from the age of those present. And from the photographers inscription it was probably at a meeting around that area in PA. I have quite a lot of letters from around that time in boxes waiting to be scanned so might find a reference to whatever meeting it was at some point.
There should be quite a bit of biographical info available on Booth I imagine as he was prominent in the meetings.
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 : 20:21

Tom said ...
Some notes on this I was sent;
The owner of Claar Studios that produced the picture was owned by a brother in the meetings, Jesse Claar. His son Joe is still alive and in his 90s (I have met him a few times actually.)
"That picture may have been taken in Baltimore as some of the people were local there."
"B.C. Greenman, [in this picture] he is much younger than in a 1925 (approximately) photo I have."
The photo must be pre 1916 as that was when Paul Loizeaux died.
Somebody estimated 1900 or earlier.
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 : 21:50

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