Historical Records of the Young Men's Christian Association, from 1844 to 1884. with a List of Associations Throughout the World

Historical Records of the Young Men's Christian Association, from 1844 to 1884. with a List of Associations Throughout the World

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...many coming fresh from the country had found good homes by coming with introductions to the institution. The attendance at the daily noon prayer meetings had been improved by a series of addresses given by the Rev. William M. Hay Aitken. During the year a series of Medical Talks had been given at the institution by medical men; and the Rev. Thomas Champness (Wesleyan) had also given a series of addresses. In the educational classes the usual six prizes had been competed for and awarded. The reports from the branches in London and from the provinces were of a cheering character, and new associations were being founded in Denmark and Russia, and two more in Spain. The total number of associations now known was two thousand one hundred and seventy-eight. It was reported that the ninth universal general conference had been held during the previous summer at Geneva, when two hundred delegates were present. Of those who came from the United States as delegates, Mr. Williams entertained them at breakfast when they passed through London, and Messrs. Bevan, Gurney, and Morley gave them a public reception at Ealing Park. The receipts for the year were 5,376; expenditure, 5,301; balance in hand 75; an unusual privilege, but an urgent appeal was made for the 1,100 to cover the cost of the repairs of the institution building. The adoption of the report was moved by Sir John Kennaway, Bart., M.P., seconded by Sir Harcourt Johnstone, Bart., M.P., and ably supported by the Uev. Alexander McAuslane, D.D., and adopted. The second resolution was moved by the Rev. Canon Fleming, B.D., seconded by the Rev. J. P. Chown, and supported in an earnest address by the Rev. Thomas Champness, who dwelt on the dangers surrounding a young man in London...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565193
  • 9781236565198