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Isaac Blanchard Letter

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 18 May 2011

Biographical History

The Millerites were followers of the teachings of American Baptist preacher William Miller. Miller, a self-taught Biblical scholar from New York State, is credited with initiating the Christian movement known as Adventism. His followers of the time believed that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ would take place in or around 1843.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Isaac Blanchard Letter consists of a single letter from Isaac Blanchard, Millerite, to Mary Elizabeth Chase of Hopkinton, New Hampshire. The letter is an elaborate exegesis of the biblical basis for the second coming of Christ in approximately 1843 and reflects the Millerite view of the world.

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Subject Headings


Blanchard, Isaac.


Adventists -- History -- 19th century.
Millennialism -- History of doctrines -- 19th century.
Millerite movement.
Second Advent.

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Isaac Blanchard Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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