March 10: P-R-E-S-B-Y-T-E-R-I-A-N

A simple post today, the image scanned below is of a small card recently discovered in one of the books in our research library at the PCA Historical Center. I think it can be seen as an interesting example of Presbyterianism in the late nineteenth-century Victorian era.

In archival terms, cards and other items like this come under the heading of ephemera — things easily lost, destroyed or cast aside as unimportant, as they were only originally intended for short-term use. Consequently the card itself is probably quite rare. A search of the Internet turned up no record of the acrostic printed here. The author of the acrostic is of course hidden forever behind his or her initials.




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