BETHESDA, An Historical Sketch of Whitefield's House of Mercy in Georgia, and of the Union Society, His Associate and Successor in Philanthropy. Thomas Gamble, Jr.
BETHESDA, An Historical Sketch of Whitefield's House of Mercy in Georgia, and of the Union Society, His Associate and Successor in Philanthropy

BETHESDA, An Historical Sketch of Whitefield's House of Mercy in Georgia, and of the Union Society, His Associate and Successor in Philanthropy

by

Orig. pub. Savannah 1902. Reprinted 1972, 1996, 1999. 150 pp., illus. Item #40
ISBN: 9780871520784

Bethesda, in Savannah, Georgia, was the first orphanage in the United States and was established by the Rev. George Whitefield, a Methodist evangelist. At Whitefield's death, the orphanage passed through a period of trusteeship and ultimately to the state, under whose sponsorship it declined. The Union Society of Savannah reestablished Bethesda in the 19th century. This short history also deals with the character of Whitefield and the phases of his life which pertained to his Bethesda project.

Price: $25.00

See all items in Georgia
See all items by ,