St. Thomas Episcopal Church Collection

ca. 1910
Manuscript Collection #987
Creator(s)
Draper, T. R.
Physical description
0.001 Cubic Feet, 1 item
Preferred Citation
St. Thomas Episcopal Church Collection (#987), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions


Biographical/historical information

St. Thomas Parish was formed after Bath County was established in 1696. Around 1701, a small group began holding services in local homes. The vestry and church wardens began building the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located in Bath, NC, around 1734 and finished it many years later. In 1840 during a storm, the roof and the interior were damaged. New furniture and fixtures were installed, reflecting the Victorian era. In 1939, the building underwent restorations. Today, the church is the oldest church building in the state.


Scope and arrangement

The collection is a photographic print of a church altar (c.1910) captioned "St. Thomas Episcopal Church, built in 1734, at Bath, N.C., 1705," with "Historical Sketch" of the church, by J.N.B. printed on the verso.


Administrative information
Custodial History

January 8, 2004, 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; Photographic print of a church altar (ca. 1910) captioned "St. Thomas Episcopal Church, built 1734 at Bath, N.C., 1705," with "Historical Sketch" of the church, by J.N.B., printed on the verso. Photographed by T.R. Draper, Bath, NC. Sepia mounted on cardboard. Donor: Anonymous

Source of acquisition

Anonymous gift

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, March 24, 2008

Processed by Aleck Tan, February 2020

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Container list
Box 1 Folder a , c.1910

Photographic print of the altar at St. Thomas Parish Church in Bath, NC, c.1910