Archives and History

From the Archives: James Lloyd Breck’s Letter to Mrs. Whittingham

James Lloyd Breck, priest, missionary and “Apostle of the Wilderness” is commemorated in the Episcopal Church’s liturgical calendar on April 2. Breck had a long and close relationship with Maryland’s Bishop William R. Whittingham, whom he first met in 1838 at General Theological Seminary, where Breck was a student and Whittingham taught Ecclesiastical History.

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From the Archives: Alexis

Several years ago, some controversy arose over whether Bishop Whittingham actually owned a slave. William Rollinson Whittingham was Bishop of Maryland from 1840-1879, and a native New Yorker. He was an adamant Unionist during the Civil War, but his views on slavery were complicated.

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