D.C. Allen House of David Collection: 1795-1980 (bulk 1903-1980)
Summary Information
Title: D.C. Allen House of David Collection
Creator: Allen, D. C., collector
Inclusive dates: 1795-1980
Bulk dates: 1903-1980
Extent: 22 linear feet (in 24 boxes)
Extent: 69 volumes
Extent: 5 microfilms
Extent: 39.4 GB (online)
Abstract:
D. C. Allen was a Three Oaks, Michigan book dealer and collector of material on the House of David, an adventist cult founded in England. The leader of this cult was Benjamin Purnell who made Benton Harbor his home and the site of his follower’s business activities. The Allen collection (formerly housed at the Wyoming American Heritage Center) consists of most of the publications by and about the Israelite House of David, scattered manuscript materials mainly documenting the colony's business operations and court cases involving Purnell and the colony, and photographs and postcards depicting activities of the colony.
Call number: 9997 Aa/2; mf 476c-mf480c
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Leonard Coombs, Christie Peterson, and Thomas E. Powers, 2005-2006

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was received from the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (donor no. 9643) in September 2005. The materials had previously been given to the Center by Three Oaks, Mich., book dealer, D.C. Allen.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Copyright:

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Alternate Format:

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Provenance:

D. C. Allen was a Three Oaks, Michigan book dealer, bibliographer, and collector of all kinds of materials relating to the House of David colony in Berrien Springs. Allen had the bookman's keen interest in the publications of Benjamin Purnell, the House of David, and the preceding Adventist messengers. For his catalog, Allen researched each pamphlet, monograph, and tract, creating note cards with information on publishing history and the importance of the item to House of David history. Allen sold his collection to the American Heritage Center in 1980 who subsequently transferred it to the Bentley Historical Library in 2005 when it was determined to be out-of-scope.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, D.C. Allen House of David Collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

Summary Contents List

  1. Publications
    • Publications of the House of David -- Boxes 1-4 (part) and separately cataloged volumes
    • Publications of Mary's City of David -- Box 4 (part) and separately cataloged volumes
    • Writings about the House of David and City of David -- Box 4 (part) and separately cataloged volumes
    • Publications by and about Joanna Southcott (First messenger) -- Box 5 (part) and separately cataloged volumes
    • Publications by and about Richard Brothers (Second messenger) -- Box 5 (part) and separately cataloged volumes
    • Publications by and about George Turner (Third messenger) -- Separately cataloged volumes on shelf
    • Publications by and about John Wroe (Fifth messenger) and the Society of Christian Israelites (Christian Israelite Church) --B ox 5 (part) and separately cataloged volumes
    • Publications by and about James Jezreel (Sixth messenger) (New and Latter House of Israel) -- Box 5 (part) and separately cataloged volumes
    • Publications by and about Helen Barltrop (The Panacea Society) -- Separately cataloged volumes on shelf
    • Publications about British-Israelism -- Box 5 (part) and separately cataloged volumes
    • Publications by and about Richard W. Hill (follower and interpreter of Benjamin Purnell) -- Box 5 (part)
    • Esoteric and other writings of uncertain connection with the House of David or Southcottian prophets -- Box 5 (part) and separately cataloged volumes
    • Newspapers published by the House of David -- Boxes 6-8 and oversize folders
    • Newspapers published by the Mary's City of David -- Boxes 9-14
  2. Manuscript Materials
    • Background/Biographical -- Box 15 (part)
    • Administrative Papers -- Box 15 (part)
    • Litigation -- Box 16
    • Scrapbooks -- Microfilm rolls, 1-5
    • Miscellaneous -- Boxes 17-18
  3. Visual Materials
    • Photographs -- Boxes 19, 21-22
    • Postcards -- Box 20
  4. Realia
    • Calendars and other artifacts -- Boxes 23-24

History

The Israelite House of David was established at Benton Harbor, Michigan, in 1903 by "King Benjamin" Purnell, a former roving preacher, and his wife Mary. In 1895, Purnell received a revelation that he was the "seventh messenger" described in the Book of Revelation. The previous six "angels" were Joanna Southcott, Richard Brothers, George Turner, William Shaw, John Wroe, and James Jezreel, all of England. As outlined in biblical scripture, the function of the seventh angel was to gather together the tribes of Israel prior to the second coming of Christ.

Incorporated under a religious charter, the Israelite House of David was a commonwealth with all possessions of members surrendered to Purnell who in turn provided for their support from a central fund which he administered. Most of the original members of the colony came from Indiana and Ohio, but this number increased dramatically following a trip to Australia in 1904-05 when Purnell appeared before the members of the previous messenger's followers, James Jezreel. During its heyday in the 1920s, the Benton Harbor colony numbered more than 900 members.

Activities of the colony included a farm, numerous commercial ventures including an amusement park, an open air tabernacle, a vegetarian restaurant, hotel, bands, crafts for sale in a gift shop, and a printing press. The colony was also remembered for its traveling baseball team with players' trademark braided long hair and beards.

Almost from its inception the colony and Purnell were the subject of both controversy and litigation. In 1923, some members of the colony brought suit against Purnell for the restitution of their property and wages for the time they had worked without pay. In another case, the people of the state of Michigan questioned the colony's tax exempt status for its many commercial ventures. Most damaging, Purnell was the subject of several morals charges. Just days before his death in December 1927, an order was issued to him to vacate the House of David premises and to dissolve the religious association.

Internal power struggles which began before Purnell's death culminated in a split in 1930 and the formation of a new colony, the Israelite House of David as Re-organized by Mary Purnell, later shortened to Mary's City of David, led by Purnell's widow Mary. The original colony which had earlier shortened its name to the House of David was led by Judge H. T. Dewhirst, the colony's chief secretary. In 1966, membership in the House of David numbered under 100, though some operations continued, such as the miniature train locomotive. The aging membership was still devout in their expectation of the imminent second coming.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection gathered together by D. C. Allen includes published materials, manuscripts and other paper documentation, and photographs, postcards, and other visual materials. The published material consists mainly of books and pamphlets written by House of David founder "King Benjamin" Purnell and his wife Mary and others associated with the House of David. This collection was formerly stored at the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Cults -- Michigan.
  • Baseball teams -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor.
  • Benton Harbor (Mich.) -- Church history.
  • Business enterprises -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor.
  • Benton Harbor (Mich.) -- History.
  • Baseball -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor.
  • High Island (Mich.)
  • Benton Harbor (Mich.)
  • Business enterprises -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor.
  • Collective settlements -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor.
  • Buildings -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor.
  • Amusement parks -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor.
  • Miniature railroads -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor.
  • Automobile dealerships -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor.
  • Ice industry -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor.
  • Postcards.
  • Glass negatives.
  • Photographs.
  • Allen, D. C.
  • House of David.
  • Mary's City of David.
  • Purnell, Benjamin Franklin, 1861-1927.
  • Purnell, Mary Stollard, 1862-1953.
  • Louis, Joe, 1914-1981.
  • House of David.
  • Mary's City of David.
  • Purnell, Benjamin Franklin, 1861-1927.
  • Purnell, Mary Stollard, 1862-1953.
  • Allen, D. C.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Publications [series]

The Publications, divided into several series, contains Allen's collection of books, pamphlets, and periodicals published by the House of David and by Mary's City of David. Also included are works about the House of David and publications by and about Joanna Southcott and the other Messengers preceding Benjamin Purnell in the House of David's understanding. The collection also includes a few other works, mainly dealing with esoteric knowledge, for which the connection to the House of David is unclear. For the ease of researchers, all other works in the Bentley Library's collection relating to the House of David have also been included in this inventory.

Allen kept detailed notes on the sometimes confusing publication history of the House of David and City of David. His notecards are available in the Bentley Library Reading Room card file. Portions of his notes directly relating to editions and printings have been excerpted in this inventory. The cards often include additional information about the significance and meaning of the texts.

The publications series is organized by publisher or subject: Publications of the House of David (sometimes called the Israelite House of David, including both the organization led by Mary and Benjamin Purnell before 1929 and the succeeding organization led by Judge Dewhirst after the split); Publications of Mary's City of David (initially known as the Israelite House of David as reorganized by Mary Purnell); Writings about the House of David and City of David; Publications by and about the six predecessor Messengers, Joanna Southcott, Richard Brothers, George Turner, William Shaw (no publications), John Wroe and the Society of Christian Israelites, and James Jezreel and the New and Latter House of Israel; Publications of Helen Barltrop (and the Panacea Society) and British Israelism (successors to Joanna Southcott not directly related to the House of David); Publications of Richard W. Hill (a follower and interpreter of Benjamin Purnell); Esoteric and other writings of uncertain connection with the House of David or other Southcottian prophets.

Within each category, all titles are arranged in this inventory alphabetically by title. More substantial bound volumes are not located in the manuscript boxes, but should be retrieved by the call numbers listed for them.

 
Publications of the House of David [subseries]
Box   1  
Aged script prophesies 7 angels will pour fire on beast of Armageddon(Benton Harbor, Mich.: Israelite House of David [1917]) 8 p.

(Allen annotation: Predictions by Brother Johannes, a sixteenth century French monk. Only a few copies were printed for members.)

Volume   FA 25 P985 A456  
Alphabetical index to Shiloh's messenger of wisdom(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David [1926]) 70 p.

(Allen annotation: A dozen copies of this index were printed at the time of the state trial in 1926. About three copies were bound and the balance left in sewn sections. Most of this balance were destroyed in the print shop fire. This is one of the three copies that survived.)

Box   1  
Answers, and criticism of so called authors of booklet called Fall and rise of Man[Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1917] 31 p.

(Allen annotation: Though presented as the work of an ex-colony member written in support of the teachings of the House of David it May be definitely credited to the pen of Benjamin. The pamphlet criticized was written by former members attempting to establish a rival colony (Golden Age Publishing Co.))

Box   1  
The ascent to the mount of vision / Jane Lead [Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1932] 60 p.
Box   1  
[Benjamin's special song book] [Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, c 1926] [32] p.

(Allen annotation: 14 songs issued in a very small edition for members of the colony close to Benjamin.)

Box   1  
A bird's eye view of the conspiracy against the House of David[Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1924]) 16 p.

(Allen annotation: Written by Judge Dewhirst. Printing of this pamphlet was not authorized by Benjamin and at the urging of attorney Wm. Barnard and others distribution was suppressed. It is likely that a very few copies escaped and were circulated but it must be considered quite rare.)

 
Book of dialogues1st ed.(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1912-1914) (5 volumes)
Box   1  
Book 1(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1912) 126 p.
Box   1  
Book 2(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1912) 125 p.
Box   1  
Book 3(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1912) 127 p.

(Allen annotation: Cover title underscored with red rules, tree type motifs on cover printed in red.)

Box   1  
Book 3(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1914]) 127 p.

(Allen annotation: Although marked "First edition" and dated 1912 this is in reality the 2nd edition. Cover title underscored with dark blue rules, tree motifs in blue and imprint set in different type.)

Box   1  
Book 4(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1913) 124 p.
Box   1  
Book 5(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1914) 125 p.
Box   1  
The book of Henoch the prophet, literally translated from the Ethiopic / by Richard Laurence, archbishop of Cashel, late professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford. A reprint from an edition edited, with variations, and published by John Thomson, Glasgow, 1882 (Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1912) 112 p.

(Allen annotation: The 1st House of David edition. Printed in blue ink with brown laid paper wraps. The cover title is within yellow and black ruled border. Cover title reads "The book of Enoch" Israelite House of David. The paper of the first edition is somewhat thinner than of the second.)

Box   1  
The book of Henoch the prophet, literally translated from the Ethiopic / by Richard Laurence, archbishop of Cashel, late professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford. A reprint from an edition edited, with variations, and published by John Thomson, Glasgow, 1882 (Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1912 [i.e. 193-]) 110 p. (2 copies)

(Allen annotation: 2nd House of David edition. The work was completely reset in different type. The wraps are brown leather grained paper. The wrapper title is within a single brown rule border. "Book of Enoch" House of David. Although still bearing the 1912 date, printing of this edition was not accomplished until the early 1930s and carries the Dewhirst imprint "House of David.".])

Box   1  
The book of Jasher : from Adam to the Flood(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1915]) 23 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st ed.])

Box   1  
The book of Jasher : from Adam to the Flood(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1917]) 23 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd ed.)

Box   1  
The book of Jasher : from Adam to the Flood (Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, [1935]) 23 p. (4 copies (Copies are, tan, blue, two shades of green))

(Allen annotation: 3rd ed. The issue in tan, leather grained wraps May have priority. There is another issue of this second [sic] printing recognizable by its green wraps and a third issue in blue wraps.)

Box   1  
"Book of life." Open "In the hand of the angel."--Rev. 10:2 "The word of God." Rev. 19:13 "The everlasting gospel."--Rev. 14:6 ... A message addressed to the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad greeting([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1903]) 20 p. (2 copies)

(1 copy is a photocopy with slightly different pagination. Title revised in mss. to read: The little book of life [Allen annotation: Without doubt the earliest printing for the colony at Benton Harbor though quite likely not printed by the colony.])

 
A book of remembrance(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, c 1931)

(Cover title: The what? where? when? why? and how? of the House of David.)

(BHL holdings according to Allen publishing history, with Allen annotations:)

Box   1  
1st edition(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1931) 33 p. (Green and gilt pictorial wraps, portrait.)
Box   1  
2nd edition, 1st issue.(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David) 32 p. (Portrait and 9 illustrations but the wraps are the same as the 1st edition.)
Box   1  
2nd edition, 2nd issue(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1935 ?) 32 p. (Differing from the 1st edition only in the style of wraps and lacking three of the illustrations printed in the 1st edition.)
Box   1  
2nd edition variant (Not described by Allen. Different style of wraps.)
Box   1  
3rd edition(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1938?) 32 p.

(Considerably revised with additional information on the cold storage plant built in 1937. Six of the plates and illustrations have been deleted. Typographical error on page 17, line 30.)

Box   1  
Reprint(1950) 32 p. ([Reprint of 3rd edition with typographical errors on page 17 corrected.] (with differing styles of wraps))
 
Later revision(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, after 1960) 31 p.

(Appears to be a late-20th-century revision.)

Box   1  
Book of rules

(see Rules and regulations for the kingdom of God's sake)

 
The book of wisdom(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1904-])

[Allen annotation: The Books of wisdom were the second of Benjamin's divine writings and were second only to the "Star of Bethlehem" in importance. While the message of the Star is, for the most part, aimed at the followers of the previous messengers, the Books of wisdom are a basic introduction and catechism of the Israelite faith.]

(BHL note: The Book of wisdom was issued first as a single volume of 64 pages in 1904. The BHL collection does not include a copy of the 1904 volume. The book was Expanded to four volumes of 64 pages in 1905. The BHL collections includes only books two and three. In 1908 the fire in the print shop destroyed the stock and plates. The set then was revised to 100 pages and extended to five volumes. In 1912 the set was further expanded to its final form with the printing of the sixth and seventh volumes. In its final form the first six volumes contain a prefatory message titled "Images and likenesses" signed by Mary and Benjamin. After the division in 1930 those copies remaining in stock were subjected to a symbolic erasure of Mary's name.)

 
Original Printing
Box   1  
Book 2. 64 p. (The wraps are pale blue. The cover title is within a single thin rule border. The trumpet insignia is the early simple form. There is no frontis, preface or the preliminary article "Images and likenesses." The only other publication offered for sale is the Star obtainable from "Mary and Benjamin or the House of David." The text is printed in blue ink. No title page, cover and caption title only.)
Box   1  
Book 3. 64 p. (Similar to Book 2, wraps are red.)
 
Circa 1910 printing
Box   1  
Book 1 (blue wraps, no portrait, no prelims, no publication list)
Box   1  
Book 2 (Pale brick orange wraps, thin, thick rule surrounding cover title, no publication list. Type 1 portrait of Benjamin. Text printed in blue ink. There is no imprint on the wrapper.)
Box   1  
Book 3 (2 copies (Cover title within thin, thick rule, wraps ivory colored. No publication list. Type 1 portrait of Benjamin. Lack of cover imprint corrected by rubber stamping 1st leaf. Text printed in blue ink. A few copies were issued in wraps intended for Book 1))
Box   1  
Book 4 (2 copies (Cover title within thin, thick rules. Type 1 frontis portrait of Benjamin. Some copies lack cover imprint which has been corrected by rubber stamping the first leaf. Text printed in blue ink.))
Box   1  
Book 5 (Cover title within thin, thick rules. Wraps very pale blue color. No imprint on cover. Copies with type 1 and type 2 portrait. Text printed in blue ink.)
 
Circa 1912 printing
Box   1  
Book 6[1st edition.] (2 copies (Cover title within thin, thick rules, type 1 frontis portrait of Benjamin. Blue wraps. Text printed in blue ink.))
Box   1  
Book 7[1st edition.] (Cover title within thin, thick rules. Type 1 frontis portrait of Benjamin. Text printed in blue ink.)
 
Circa 1913 printing

(BHL note: In the publication list only the first four Dialogue books are offered. It seems logical to assume that this issue was prior to 1914 when the 5th Book of dialogues was issued but must date 1912 or after when the first four Dialogue books were issued. Copies without the literature list were for the membership.])

Box   1  
Book 1 (2 copies (The wraps are red, cover title within thin, thick rules. Type 1 frontis portrait. The text is printed in blue ink.))
 
Book 4 (Cover title within thin, thick, thin rules, type 2 frontis portrait of Benjamin. 4 Dialogue books offered. Ball of fire not offered. Wraps pale blue. Some copies have type 1 portrait.)
 
Circa 1914 printing
Box   1  
Book 1

(Issued in 1914 on basis of publication list.)

(Red wraps. Cover title within thin, thick, thin rules. Type 2 frontis portrait. Text printed in blue.)
 
Circa 1916 printing
Box   1  
Book 6 (2 copies ([Cover title within thin, thick, thin rules. Blue wraps. Type 3 frontis portrait of Benjamin. Ball of fire vol. 1 and 2 offered in publication list. Text printed in black ink. On later printings the Israelite House of David imprint has been altered to read House of David.]))
Box   1  
Book 7[2nd edition]. (4 copies ([Cover title within thin, thick, thin rules. Blue gray wraps. Type 4 frontis portrait of Benjamin. Text printed in black ink. In later printings the Israelite House of David imprint has been altered to read House of David.]))
Box   1  
Circa 1917 printing
 
Book 1 ([White wraps with three color cuts of flag and eagle. Trumpet insignia printed in red. Wrapper title within a border of chain links. Text printed in black ink. Type 2 frontis portrait.])
Box   1  
Book 1 (2 copies ([Pink wraps with two color cut of flag and eagle. Trumpet insignia printed in red. Wrapper title within equal size rules. Type 4 frontis portrait. Text printed in flack ink. A later is sue has the wrapper title within thick, thin rules and the wrapper with the flag and eagle cut is printed in one color. Text printed in black ink. Type 4 frontis portrait.]))
Box   1  
Book 5 (2 copies ([Cover title within thin, thick, thin rules. Very pale blue color. Type 2 frontis portrait of Benjamin. Ball of fire, etc., offered in publication list. Text printed in black ink.]))
 
Circa 1918 printing
Box   1  
Book 1 (2 copies ([Pink wraps, cover printed in one color. Thick thin ruled border.]))
Box   1  
Book 2 (2 copies ([Darker orange wraps, cover title within thin, thick, thin rules. Publication list offers Ball of fire, Books of poetry, Eden paradisiacal liberty. Type 4 portrait. Text printed in black ink.]))
 
1970 printing
Box   1  
Book 2 ([Photo offset reprint])
Box   1  
Book 3 ([Photo offset reprint])
Box   1  
Book 4 (2 copies ([Photo offset reprint]))
Box   1  
Book 5 (2 copies ([Photo offset reprint]))
 
Unidentified printing
Box   1  
Book 2 ([appears to be photo offset reprint])
Box   1  
Book 3 ([appears to be photo offset reprint])
Box   1  
The book of wisdom(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1904-] (6 volumes)

(Books 1-6 [Allen annotation: Various issues. This set belonged to Bessie Daniels who betrayed Benjamin Purnell to the police in 1927.])

Box   1  
Brief concordance to the Star of Bethlehem(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1910 ?]) 158 p.

(Allen annotation: A few copies were printed up for the use of the colony officers and for the preachers. Printed in black and/or blue ink on cheap paper. Most of the copies were later bound up with the Star in the one volume edition.] (BHL has photocopy of cover only))

Box   1  
Brief pocket concordance to "Extracts" and "Private Word"([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1905]) 36, 17 p. (2 copies)

(Allen annotation: Contains "Extracts from John Wroe" and "Extracts from the 'Extracts.'"])

Box   2  
Brief points of Benjamin's travels(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1926) 30 p. Cover title: Very brief points of Benjamin's travels : which perhaps never were finished.

(Allen annotation: 1st edition. The wraps are gray in color with red printing and, strangely, the text is not printed in blue ink.)

Box   2  
Brief points of Benjamin's travels(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, [1968]) 30 p. Cover title: Very brief points of Benjamin's travels : which perhaps never were finished. (2 copies)

(Allen annotation: 2nd edition. Reissued with no change of date from the 1st edition. The type has been completely reset, the wraps are buff in color and the text is printed in blue ink.)

Box   2  
A brief scripture concordance(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [circa 1906]) 90 p.

(Allen annotation: completely without imprint. Intended for the use of the preachers.)

Box   2  
Chorus song book(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [ca. 1920]) 73 p.

(Allen annotation: the first 43 pages are a reprint of "Song book, words by Benjamin" followed by 11 blank leaves. This is followed by a title page for the Chorus song book and pages 45-73 plus 10 blank leaves. In the only copy which it has been possible to locate mimeographed slips with additional songs have been tipped onto the blank leaves. BHL has photocopy of cover only)

Box   2  
The comforter : the mother's book([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1908]) 208 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st edition. This was the first of Mary's "Comforters." The frontis portrait is of Mary. Many copies destroyed by the Dewhirst faction, at the time of the separation.)

Box   2  
The comforter : the mother's book. Book 2. 1st ed.(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1912) 144 p. (2 copies)
Box   2  
Copy of a letter written by J. J. Jezreel August 30th, 1882([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1905]) 7 p.

(Allen annotation: The work is without imprint or any printing information to connect it with the House of David.)

Box   2  
Correspondence with W.J. Barnard and other matters of general interest to the members([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1928]) 35 p.
Box   2  
The dark and bright side of man and woman(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1931) 16 p.

(Allen annotation: This originally appeared in "Dialogues 1 to 20" printed 1908. At the time of the separation and ill feeling between the rival colonies it was rediscovered and reissued as a none to subtle attack on Mary Purnell. The initial leaf bears "Copyright 1931 House of David, Benton Harbor, Mich." Distribution was probably intended more for members of the faith and those sympathetic to the colony than for the general public.)

Box   2  
Debate references, Earth and Sun([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1905-1910) 6 p.

(Allen annotation: Only a few copies printed and not intended for general distribution, but for the use of the preachers. There is no imprint or printing information. The references are to the writings of John Wroe, James Jezreel, Benjamin and the scriptures.)

Box   2  
Dialogue between the angel Uriel and Esdras([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1915]) 51 p.

(Allen annotation: Without imprint. Players script with instructions.)

Box   2  
Dialogue--Locating paradise([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1908]) 27 p.
Box   2  
Dialogues 1 to 20([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1908]) 127 p.

(Allen annotation: without imprint. The first printing of the dialogues used at the auditorium at the colony and sometimes by the traveling preachers. Selected dialogues were later printed up in the five Books of dialogues for distribution to the general public. This volume was for the use of the cast only.)

Box   2  
Dialogues 21 to 27([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1908]) p. 128-259

(Allen annotation: Paper labeled stiff wraps. The label calls for dialogues 21 to 27. This has been corrected in mss. to read 21 to 29 (as the volume contains). No imprint of any sort. Intended for members participating in the dialogues only. These dialogues are based mainly on the dissensions between Benjamin's followers and the 5th and 6th churches.)

Box   2  
Dialogues 21 to 29([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1908]) p. 128-257

(Allen annotation: Stiff wraps with title printed on wrap. Pages 128 through 223 correspond with "Dialogues 21 to 27," The balance from pages 224 has been revised and reset, reducing final page in this volume to 257. there are two dialogues numbered 27 thus this work actually contains dialogues 21-30.)

Box   2  
Dialogues 31 to 36([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1910]) p. 236-404

(Allen annotation: Without imprint. There is a hiatus in the pagination. This volume as a continuation, should begin with page 260. Portions of these dialogues were printed later as part of the Books of dialogues for public distribution however this volume was for the use of the cast and was not given general distribution among the membership.)

Box   2  
Dialogues 37 to 39([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1910]) 32 p.

(Allen annotation: No imprint whatsoever. These dialogues were presented for the membership only and were not for the general public. These pamphlets were in the form of a script for the use of the participants in learning their lines.)

Box   2  
Dialogue 40([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1910]) 20 p.

(Allen annotation: This dialogue sets forth the Israelite views on Christmas. Again this would appear to be a misnumbering as there is a dialogue 40 included in Dialogues 40 to 43.)

Box   2  
Dialogues 40 to 43([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1910]) 80 p.

(Allen annotation: Annotation identical to that for Dialogues 37 to 39.)

Box   2  
Dialogue 44([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1916]) 48 p.

(Allen annotation: The final number in the series of dialogues and one of the most elaborate having a cast of 73. As with the "Rule book" and the "Perjury books" this is in bright pink wrappers. Copies of the dialogue or play, as the wrapper indicates, were not to be distributed.)

Box   2  
[Dialogues: no collective title] ([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1906]) 16, 12, 22, 12, p.

(includes "A controversy between Jew and Gentile and Israel," "A dialogue between Jew and Gentile and Israel," New Year dialogue," "A dialogue between Jew and Gentile and Israel.")

Box   2  
[Dialogues: no collective title] ([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1906]) [69], 8, 85 p.

(includes "A dialogue and controversy between Jew, Gentile and Israel," "A dialogue and controversy between Jew, Gentile and Israel," "A controversy between the House of David and the two old houses")

Box   2  
Eden's paradisical liberty : prohibition(?) temperance(?). Book 1(Benton Harbor, Mich.: House of David, c 1916) 29 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

(Allen annotation: Strangely enough Book 1 states on the title page "Copyright 1916." This would indicate Book 1 was issued after Book 2 (1915). This is probably explained by the fact that all or nearly all the material appeared first in "Scriptures are in favor of wet")

Box   2  
Eden's paradisical liberty : prohibition(?) temperance(?). Book 2(Benton Harbor, Mich.: House of David, c 1915) 33 p.
Box   2  
Elocution(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1914) 8 p.

(Allen annotation: Completely without imprint information. Although innocent appearing this was for the purpose of speech training for those members who might be called to appear as court witnesses in the Fortney trial. Some use was later made of this by the preachers for self cultivation. As in the case of the "Rule book" and the "Perjury books" the wraps are bright pink.)

Box   2  
Extracts from Book no. 2 entitled Eden's paradisical liberty : prohibition(?) temperance(?) : prove all things before voting! Folder no. 5. ([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1916]) 4 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   2  
Extracts from the books of Esdras, Tobit, Wisdom of Solomon, Book of Enoch(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1906?) 28 p.

(Allen annotation: Chapter and verse pertinent to the Israelite faith have been extracted from various apocryphal works. Only a few copies printed for limited distribution to the preachers and membership.)

Box   2  
A few brief facts concerning the House of David : its purpose, government, home life, industries; and also about joining the commonwealth(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, [1930]) 4 p.

(Allen annotation: Issued immediately following the separation but in use for only a few months.)

Box   2  
A fishing expedition([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1923]) 16 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

(Allen annotation: Undoubtedly written by Judge Dewhirst)

Box   2  
The flaming ball of fire.

(For volumes 1-3 see Rolling ball of fire)

Box   2  
The flaming ball of fire. Vol. 4(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, c 1925) 112 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st edition. The 1st issue is printed on cheap pulp paper. The frontis portrait is the same as in volume 3. There is no literature list. The 2nd issue is on coated paper stock with the exception of the title page which appears to be a utilization of an overrun from the 1st issue. The frontis portrait is the same as the 1st issue and there is no literature list.)

Box   2  
1st issue (2 copies)
Box   2  
2nd issue (3 copies)
Box   2  
The flaming ball of fire. Vol. 5(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, c 1925) 112 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st edition. The 1st issue is printed on cheap pulp paper. The frontis portrait is the same as in volume 3. There is no literature list. The second issue is printed on coated paper stock.)

Box   2  
1st issue (2 copies)
Box   2  
2nd issue (3 copies)
Box   2  
The flaming ball of fire. Vol. 6(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, c 1925) 110 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st edition. 1st printing on cheap pulp paper. In addition to the regular frontis portrait of Benjamin there is a second frontis portrait of Benjamin seated on a white horse. A 2nd printing is on coated stock. There is no literature list. Portrait as in volume 3 and an additional one of Benjamin seated on a white horse.)

Box   2  
1st issue (2 copies)
Box   2  
2nd issue (3 copies)
Box   2  
Fun in a vaudeville agency([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1915]) 16 p.

(Allen annotation: Without imprint. Script for the use of the actors in this comedy presented at the colony park. Strictly for amusement with no religious undertones.)

Box   2  
Garden of Eden dialogue([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1908]) 25 p.

(Allen annotation: Without imprint. A dialogue version of material that was later to be printed as "Where did Cain get his wife." Copies were printed up for use of the cast in presenting the play at the colony's auditorium but were not given general distribution among the membership.)

Box   2  
The House of David : its purpose, government, home life, industries, vocations and requirements for membership(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1940) 24 p.

(Allen annotation: Although undated internal evidences indicate a printing after 1937. Said to have been written by Judge Dewhirst.)

Box   2  
[House of David song book] ([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1932]) 33 p.

(Allen annotation: Without imprint or title, a preliminary issue, on poor paper, of the revised song book for the membership, typographical variation on page 22 and without index.)

Box   2  
House of David song book([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1932]) 33 p. (2 copies (blue and white))

(Allen annotation: Copies are bound in both blue and white wraps.)

Box   2  
[Hymns] ([Benton Harbor, Mich. Israelite House of David, ca. 1908-1910]) 136 p.

(Allen annotation: Without title page or imprint. This greatly expanded hymnal replaced the small "Songs of the House of David" issued ca. 1905. contains 138 hymns.)

Box   2  
I inquired of one of the angels concerning this Son of Man; who he was; whence he was; and why he accompanied the Ancient of Days([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1905]) 7 p

(BHL has photocopy only)

(Allen annotation: Printed on singleton leaves and then cemented at the inner margins into pamphlet form.)

Box   2  
The ingathering of Israel(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, [19--]) 4 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   2  
The ingathering of the children of Israel(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, 19--) 32 p.
Box   2  
Instruction book and chart for tempering and hardening steel : based upon scientific laws note heretofore understood, yet always existing (Benton Harbor, Mich. : G. Wheeler & Co., [19--]) 9 p.

(Allen annotation: George Wheeler was one of Benjamin's early converts. This work was apparently printed up under the G. Wheeler & Co. imprint with a view that it would have an easier technical acceptance than had it borne the Israelite House of David imprint.)

Box   2  
The invitation from the House of David([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1905]) 22 p.
Box   2  
Israel's work both natural and spiritual([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 19--]) 2 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   2  
John Wroe reference book(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1905) 61 p. (2 copies)
Box   2  
Joseph in Egypt : Joseph sold into Egypt, and deliverance of Jacob's family : descriptive dialogue in seven acts(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1913) 60 p.
Box   2  
The key of the House of David(Benton Harbor, Mich : House of David 1911-) 32 p.

Allen identifies four printings but without sufficient description to match BHL holdings. Allen printings:

  1. 1st edition, printed during the winter of 1910-1911
  2. 2nd edition, 1917 with the flag and eagle cut on the upper wrap;
  3. 3rd edition, ca. 1928 flag and eagle within single rule border;
  4. ca. 1930s there are two issues of this edition, differing only in that one has the wrapper title within a single heavy rule border and the other has the title within a double, thin, thick border.

The BHL holdings are grouped into six sets based on physical characteristics.

Box   2  
Set 1. Allen 2nd ed., publisher "Israelite House of David, Benton Harbor" (Grayish tan wraps, chain border, flag and eagle printed in two colors)
Box   2  
Set 2. Allen 3rd ed., publisher "Israelite House of David, Benton Harbor" portrait of Benjamin without hat (Green wraps, thick border, flag and eagle printed in one color)
Box   2  
Set 3. publisher "House of David, Drawer G, Benton Harbor" portrait of Benjamin with hat (3 copies (Green wraps, thick border, flag and eagle printed in one color))
Box   2  
Set 4. Allen 1930s ed., publisher "House of David, P.O. Box 477, Benton Harbor" (Light green wraps, thin, thick border, flag and eagle printed in one color)
Box   2  
Set 5. Allen 1930s ed., publisher "House of David, P.O. Box 477, Benton Harbor" (4 copies (Light green wraps, thick border, flag and eagle printed in one color))
Box   2  
Set 6. publisher "House of David, P.O Box 1067 Benton Harbor" portrait of Benjamin with hat (Green wraps, thick border, flag and eagle printed in one color)
Box   2  
Das kleine Buch(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1907) 48 p. (2 copies)

(Allen annotation: 1st edition. Allen notes copy with red wraps as later issue, ca. 1908.)

Box   2  
Das kleine Buch(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1910) 48 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd edition. Pale green wraps.)

Box   2  
A late brief explanation of time([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1905]) 32 p. (2 copies (1 original (damaged); 1 photocopy (complete)))
Box   2  
Letter of Pontius Pilate to Caesar, the sovereign at Rome. Recorded at Rome, Italy([Los Angeles, Calif. : Anthony P. King, ca. 1910]) 8 p. (2 copies)

(Allen annotation: Originally published by Anthony P. King of Los Angeles, a few copies were secured by the colony and new wraps printed and circulated among the members. A House of David edition was issued much later.)

Box   2  
Letter of Pontius Pilate to Caesar, the sovereign at Rome. Recorded at Rome, Italy(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1974]) 8 p.
Box   3  
Den lilla boken : i ängelns hand(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, [ca. 1925] 34 p.

(Allen annotation: Swedish translation of "The little book" translated by a member of the colony. The date of publication was secured from a member of the colony who recalled the circumstances of its printing.)

Box   3  
The little book : in the hand of the angel. Rev. 10:2. The hand was sent unto me, and lo! a roll of a book was therein. ... Addressed to the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad, greeting(Benton Harbor, Mich. : [Israelite House of David, ca. 1903]) 32 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st edition. In some copies of the first edition an appended leaf is bound in notifying of the establishment of a "Headquarters for the ingathering of Israel in Australia." These copies would be issued 1905 and after.)

Box   3  
The little book : in the hand of the angel. Rev. 10:2. The hand was sent unto me, and lo! a roll of a book was therein. ... Addressed to the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad, greeting(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [ca. 1906]) 36 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd edition. Reset and revised and enlarged to 36 p. The notice of the Australian headquarters now appears printed on the inside upper wrap. The wrapper title is within a double ruled border. The trumpet insignia is of a simpler design than used on the first edition.)

Box   3  
The little book : in the hand of the angel. Rev. 10:2. The hand was sent unto me, and lo! a roll of a book was therein. ... Addressed to the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad, greeting(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [ca. 1910]) 36 p.

(Allen annotation: 3rd edition again revised with considerable textual variation. This edition was used for several years without change. It is quite probable that a quantity was printed and then bound up as needed. There is a running title in this edition. Cover title within double ruled border and still a different cut of the trumpet insignia is used.)

Box   3  
The little book : in the hand of the angel. Rev. 10:2. The hand was sent unto me, and lo! a roll of a book was therein. ... Addressed to the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad, greeting(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [ca. 1915]) 32 p.

(Allen annotation: 4th edition. Revised and shortened to 32 p. Some copies have a frontis portrait of Benjamin. The format is noticeably smaller.)

Box   3  
The little book : in the hand of the angel. Rev. 10:2. ... Addressed to the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad, greeting(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, [19--]) 32 p. [Later printings] (6 copies)
Box   3  
Little book of life see Book of life
Box   3  
The new House of David : the bridal church of the first born son of God(Benton Harbor, Mich. : [Israelite House of David 1903]) 24 p.

(BHL copy accompanied by printed mailing envelope.)

(Allen annotation: Singleton leaves printed on one side only. Signed at end "Mary and Benjamin 144 Euclid St. Benton Harbor." Without doubt the second item printed at the colony, the first being the Star.)

Box   3  
The new House of David : the bridal church of the first born son of God(Benton Harbor, Mich. : [Israelite House of David 1904]) 23 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd edition with revisions in the text.)

Box   3  
An open letter to all members of the House of David, Benton Harbor, Mich., October 4, 1929(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1929) 7 p.

(Allen annotation: Signed at the end by Ada (Ross) and Edith (Bell).)

Box   3  
Park rule book, 1920([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1920]) 13 p.
Box   3  
Patriotic songs / by Benjamin, House of David(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, c 1918) 11 p. (2 copies)
Box   3  
Poetry by Benjamin([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1916]) 16 p.

(Allen annotation: Caption title.)

Box   3  
Poetry by Benjamin(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1917) 56 p. (2 copies)

(Allen annotation: Wrapper title: Glad tidings of great joy, peace on Earth goodwill to men. Printed in green ink.)

Box   3  
Poetry by Benjamin. Book 2(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1917) 44 p. (3 copies)

(Allen annotation: 1st edition printed on pulp paper and without the frontis portrait. Wrapper title "Laws of creation, parting of two worlds." As with the first book of poetry this is printed in green ink.)

Box   3  
Poetry by Benjamin. Book 2(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1917) 44 p.

(Allen annotation: Wrapper title: Laws of creation, parting of two worlds. As with the first book of poetry this is printed in a green ink. Second edition printed on better quality paper and with frontis portrait of Benjamin.)

Box   3  
[Preacher's concordance and references book] ([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, 190-]) 19 p.

(Allen annotation: Completely without imprint or title. First leaf was written by Benjamin although the sermons in the second section May be by Mary. The title has been supplied as a descriptive measure.)

(Photocopy.)
Box   3  
[Preacher's reference book] ([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1910]) 64 p.

(Allen annotation: Without title or imprint.)

Box   3  
Preacher's reference book(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1910) 22 p.
Box   3  
Prince of Peace and King of Glory : a descriptive account of the birth, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1913) 67 p.

(Allen annotation: Some copies have printed cancels posted in over portions of the text. Curiously enough some of these cancels have been in turn canceled.)

Box   3  
Prince of Peace and King of Glory([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1913]) 67 p.

(Allen annotation: The text is as in the regular edition prior to the cancels. There is no imprint or printing information and no publication list. These copies were for the use of the cast only.)

Box   3  
Prince of Peace, King of Glory : the ministry, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1904]) 48 p. (2 copies)

(Allen annotation: Earliest version of this most popular of all dialogues presented by the colony. Indications are that this was the first dialogue written and internal evidence in Part 2 establish this to have been written prior to the acceptance of Benjamin as Seventh Messenger by the Australians (late fall 1904).)

Box   3  
[Prince of Peace, King of Glory]. Part 2, His second coming([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1904]) 48 p.

(Allen annotation: This can be dated from internal evidence as prior to the acceptance of Benjamin as Seventh Messenger by a portion of the Wroe Church in Australia.)

Box   3  
Principal words used in modern music : with abbreviations and explanations([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1915]) 6 p.
Box   3  
Prove all things, hold fast to the good(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Mary and Benjamin, [1906]) 80 p. (2 copies)
Box   3  
References from the Star showing we do not teach cleansing by the flesh([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 19â?â??]) 1 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   3  
A reply to H. W.’s book([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1908]) 53 p.
Box   3  
The rolling ball of fire. Vol. 1(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, c 1915) 126 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st edition. The 1st issue is printed on a cheap grade of pulp paper. The wraps are of stiff mottled paper, with white printing. The publisher' imprint on the wrapper is in slightly smaller letters than the second issue. On the frontis page appeared the words "Title registered in U.S. Patent Office." The second issue is printed on coated paper stock. The words "title registered in U.S. Patent Office" appears on the frontis of some copies but has been erased in others. The publisher's imprint on the wrapper is printed in slightly larger letters than the first issue. A third issue varies from the second only in that the reference to title being registered has been deleted from the plate. The 2nd edition, although bearing the 1915 date, was reissued shortly after the printing of the last four volumes of the set (ca. 1930). The "Star of Bethlehem" is still offered for sale in the literature list. The wraps are of a deeper green color and of stiff, grained paper and are printed in black ink. The paper is coated stock.)

Box   3  
1st edition, 1st issue (2 copies)
Box   3  
1st edition, 1st issue

(Benjamin's frontis portrait removed and frontis plate for vol. 2 inserted)

Box   3  
1st edition 2nd issue
Box   3  
2nd edition

(2 copies with slight variation)

Box   3  
The rolling ball of fire. Vol. 2(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, c 1916) 128 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st edition. There are four issues or impressions of the 1st edition in all. The work was printed from plates with wrapper printed in white ink from type. There are variations in the type used to print the wrapper. By checking the literature list at the back of the volumes the conclusion is the 1st impression was on pulp paper, the 2nd impression was on coated stock, the 3rd on pulp and the 4th on coated stock. The four impressions were issued over the period 1916-1925. 2nd edition. Although bearing the 1916 date the 2nd edition, 1st impression was issued shortly before printing of the last four volumes of the set in 1925. The paper is of a better quality and the wraps are still of stiff mottled rose paper. The printing on the wrap is in black ink. A 2nd impression was issued after 1925 with the literature list offering all six volumes of the Ball of fire. 3rd edition. The wraps are of red leather grained paper. The frontis portrait is of the type used in the last four volumes of the Ball of fire. There is no literature list in this edition. There is sufficient internal evidence to qualify this as a distinct edition.)

Box   3  
1st edition, 1st issue
Box   3  
1st edition, 2nd issue (1916) (2 copies)
Box   3  
1st edition, 3rd issue (1917)
Box   3  
1st edition, 4th issue (2 copies)
Box   3  
2nd edition, 1st issue
Box   3  
2nd edition, 2nd issue
Box   3  
3rd edition (2 copies)
Box   3  
The rolling ball of fire. Vol. 3(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, c 1925) 112 p.

(Allen annotation: The 1st edition was printed on cheap pulp paper. The frontis portrait is different than used in volumes one and two. There are three issues of the first edition, the 1st issue is in gray wraps printed on cheap paper entirely, the second issue has the title page on coated stock, and the 3rd issue is entirely on coated stock.)

Box   3  
1st edition, 1st issue
Box   3  
1st edition, 2nd issue (2 copies)
Box   3  
1st edition, 3rd issue (2 copies)
Box   3  
The rolling ball of fire.

(For volumes 4-6 see Flaming ball of fire)

Box   3  
Rules and regulations for the kingdom of God's sake([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1910]) 18 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st edition of the Rule book. The Book of rules was distributed by Mary and Benjamin to the sweepers, supervisors and to certain of the members only.)

(BHL has photocopy only)
Box   3  
Rules and regulations for the kingdom of God's sake([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1914]) 32 p.

(Allen annotation: Wrapper title Book of rules. 2nd edition expanded to 32 p. by the inclusion of a number of Biblical quotations of "rules" or advises. The second edition was issued in the bright pink wraps used on several of the works of highly restricted distribution.)

Box   3  
The scriptures are in favor of wet([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1915]) 36 p. (2 copies)
Volume   FA 25 P985 B724  
Sefer ha-yashar, or, The book of Jasher; referred to in Joshua and second Samuel(New York : M.M. Noah & A.S. Gould, 1840. Reprinted Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1973) 267 p.

(BHL also holds partial copy, p. [i]-xxiii, [1]-8 only, chiefly prefaces)

(Allen annotation: Full facsimile reprint of the Noah and Gould edition printed in New York 1840.)

Box   3  
7 baskets of fragments(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1907-]) 4 vol.

(Allen annotation: 1st. edition. Many copies destroyed at the time of the separation and replaced with the 2nd edition.)

Box   3  
Book 1(1907) 118 p.

(Allen annotation: From sermons given between June 15, 1906 and April 28 1908. The 1st edition was printed on coarse paper and the wraps are purple in color. There is a three page preface but no title page as such.)

Box   3  
Book 2(1908) 142 p. (2 copies)

(Allen annotation: Excerpts from Mary's and Benjamin's preaching between May 1, 1907 and April 26, 1908. The 1st edition is on coarse paper with purple wraps.)

Box   3  
Book 3(1909) 61, 69 p. (3 copies)

(Allen annotation: Only edition. This volume contains more excerpts from Mary's sermons than the two prior volumes. After the separation Dewhirst's followers blacked out the passages by Mary or destroyed the book entirely. The majority of copies were destroyed and it was not sold again or reissued. The wraps are gray with red and blue printing. These fragments were taken down by Francis Thorpe from preaching between May 1, 1908 and April 30, 1909.)

Box   3  
Book 3, another issue(1910) 142 p.

(No Allen annotation. This volume contains excerpts previously printed in Book 2 and Book 3.)

Box   3  
Book 4(1910) 32 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st and only edition. These fragments were taken down by Francis Thorpe from preaching between May 2, 1909 and November 21, 1909.)

Box   3  
7 baskets of fragments : briefs from Benjamin's discourses!(Benton Harbor, Mich. Israelite House of David, ca. 1931) (2 volumes)

(Allen annotation: 2nd edition. After the separation with Mary's adherents, many members destroyed their copies of the 1st edition of the Fragments and replaced them with this 2nd edition from which all reference to Mary had been removed.)

Box   3  
Book no. 1. 118 p.
Box   3  
Book no. 2. 135 p.
Box   3  
The seven books of wisdom(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [ca. 1914])

(Allen annotation: A few sets of the seven volumes of the Book of Wisdom were bound up with a printed paper cover title laid onto the upper cover. Pagination varies due to some of the bound sets including all prefatory articles and frontis portraits while others eliminated a portion of these. Intended for the use of the officers and preachers only.)

Box   3  
Book 11914 ed.(1915) 100 p., (thin thick thin, red toned portrait)
Box   3  
Book 2 100 p. (no images and likeness, no preface, no frontis, thin thick thin, no lit list, block printing)
Box   3  
Book 3 100 p. (no portrait, images, preface, introduction, thin thick thin)
Box   3  
Book 4 100 p. (images, preface, thin thick thin)
Box   3  
Book 5(1917) 100 p., (images, preface, thin thick thin)
Box   3  
Book 61912 ed. 100 p. (thin thick rule)
Volume   FA 25 P985 S497  
Book 71st ed. 100 p. (blue ink)
Box   4  
Shiloh's coming and a brief explanation of times and dates(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Mary and Benjamin, ca. 1906) 45 p. (2 copies)
Box   4  
Shiloh's messenger of wisdom

(See series Newspapers Published by the House of David, Boxes 6-8)

Box   4  
Song book(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [ca. 1916]) 28 p.

(Allen annotation: This 1st edition of the song book for the public was offered in Ball of Fire Vol. 2 which appeared in 1916.])

Box   4  
Song book : words by Benjamin 1916-1917(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1917]) 43 p.

(Allen annotation: The wraps are printed in six colors.)

Box   4  
[Song book] ([Benton Harbor, Mich. Israelite House of David, 19--]) 66 p.

(Allen annotation: No imprint. Single leaves containing Israelite songs and hymns bound into a stub volume or stapled into plain pink wraps for the use of the Girls Chorus.)

Box   4  
[Song book] ([Benton Harbor, Mich. Israelite House of David, ca. 192-]) [82] p.

(Allen annotation: No title page or imprint. The 30 songs are printed in very large type on 30 numbered and 11 unnumbered singleton leaves. There is a preliminary leaf with portrait of Benjamin and two of Benjamin's poems.)

Box   4  
[Song sheets] ([Benton Harbor, Mich. Israelite House of David 19--]) 6 sheets
Box   4  
Souvenir, Eden Springs, House of David, Benton Harbor, Michigan, U.S.A.(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [ca. 1920]) [54] p.

(Allen annotation: The upper wrap is die cut to permit viewing the first plate (Graham and Morton steamer entering St. Joseph harbor).)

 
The star of Bethlehem : the living roll of life. 3rd edition(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Mary and Benjamin 1910 c 1903) (4 volumes)

(Allen annotation: Printed in blue ink. The wraps are white printed in multicolor. Wrapper title within a yellow and red ruled border. Cut of Benjamin's trumpet insignia and of a seven rayed star. On the title page appears the symbols 12-1910-20M. The earliest issues carried a companion frontis portrait of Mary. This was not included in the later bindings. The last copies bound up used a type 2 portrait.)

Box   4  
Book 1. 200 p. (2 copies)
Box   4  
Book 2. p. 201-400 (2 copies (1 copy with later portrait of Benjamin))
Box   4  
Book 3. p. 401-600 400 (2 copies (1 copy with later portrait of Benjamin))
Box   4  
Book 4. p. 601-780 400 (2 copies (1 copy with later portrait of Benjamin and Mary))
Volume   FA 25 P985 S795  
The star of Bethlehem : the living roll of life. 3rd ed.(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Mary and Benjamin, [1910], c 1903) 780 p.

[Allen annotation: This, the first of Benjamin's divine writings was also the principal document, the charter of faith and discipline of the Seventh Church. The size of the edition is not known but quite likely did not exceed 500 sets. A large percentage of the first edition was sent to the followers of John Wroe in Australia and to the followers of the Jezreel Church in England. The balance of the edition no doubt going quickly to the various followers in the United States and Canada. A second edition was printed at Benton Harbor immediately after establishing their printing office in 1903. Of this second edition a quantity were burned along with the plates for printing in the fire that destroyed the printing office in the winter of 1907-1908. In the late fall of 1910 the following announcement appeared in "Shiloh's messenger of wisdom" "on account of many printers' errors in the first edition of the Star, which in many placed changed the original meaning, it was necessary that it be revised and these errors corrected. We have been busily engaged on this winter and announce that the first volume of the Star of Bethlehem, the corrected edition, is ready to be sent out to those who are ready to receive same."

"Many changes of things written pertaining to the two Old Houses has been taken out and replaced with later writings pertaining more to the present time. Therefore we wish to ask all those who are in possession of the old Star, having paid for same, to kindly return them to headquarters and we shall exchange the new Star for them which will be sent to you immediately upon receipt of the old Star." This request for the return of the first (and second) editions of the Star was apparently honored almost without exception as only a single surviving set has been located ant that in the files of the House of David.

The Star was not distributed indiscriminately and was available to "Israel only." Prospective converts were expected to study the introductory works and the Seven books of wisdom then, upon showing evidence of their faith the Star of Bethlehem was supplied. During the 1927 trial the state attacked the Star charging that it taught perjury to the membership. Fearing that the state might confiscate and destroy their most precious book, many copies were hidden.

After the trial and the death of Benjamin many copies were destroyed by members who "lost faith," or, feeling that Mary had some part in writing the Star they destroyed them during the difficulties prior to the separation when feeling against her ran high. Wm. Barnard, as attorney for Mary and a portion of the membership recommended to the Michigan Supreme Court that the so called perjury books be destroyed ant that the objectionable portions of the Star be deleted. In the edition printed later by Mary's City of David these portions no longer appear in the work and it was again distributed on the same restricted basis as formerly. The old House of David did not reissue the work and no longer distributed it at all. All mention of the Star was removed from the literature lists and as far as the public was concerned it no longer existed.]

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The star of Bethlehem: the living roll of life. 3rd ed.(Benton Harbor, Mich.: Mary and Benjamin, [1910], c 1903) 780 p.

(BHL has photocopy of cover only)

(Allen annotation: A very few sets were bound up for the use of the officers and preachers in a single volume with green printed paper covered board binding. Bound with the Star were "A brief concordance to the Star of Bethlehem," "Star of Bethlehem subject texts" and "References from the Star showing we do not teach cleansing by the flesh." The volume was made by binding up unbound sheets of the Star and by taking disbound copies of the other three works and binding them in. The cover title reads "Star of Bethlehem/ rule/ The Living Roll of Life/ rule/ cut of trumpet insignia/ with Concordance/ double rule/ Published by the/ Israelite House of David, Benton Harbor, Mich. U.S.A.")

Box   4  
Stranded strangers([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David ca. 1916]) 16 p.

(Allen annotation: A comedy play presented at the park by member of the House strictly as entertainment.)

Box   4  
Subject texts to Rolling ball of fire no. 1 : references on earth, sun, moon, stars, etc., from scriptures, Enoch & Jasher([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1916]) 48 p.
Box   4  
Subject texts to Rolling ball of fire no. 2 : a few references from Jasher, apocrypha & scriptures([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1916]) 48 p.
Box   4  
Subject texts to Sixth book of wisdom and Images and likenesses([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1912]) 32 p.

(Allen annotation: Without imprint. Printed in black ink.] (BHL has photocopy of cover and title page only))

Box   4  
Subject texts to Seventh book of wisdom and Images and likenesses([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1912]) 28 p.
Box   4  
The sword of the spirit of the House of David([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Mary and Benjamin 1904?]) 39 p.

(Cover title: Answer of the spirit : answer to letters written from the heads of the sixth church of England to America] (BHL has photocopy only)

 
The sword of the spirit of the House of David(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Mary and Benjamin, [1905]) (2 volumes)

(Allen annotation: Wrapper title: "Private! To "Extract" readers only, or to those of the old house. This is not from a cut-off member, therefore you can lawfully read it." Updated and expanded version of "Answer of the spirit.")

Box   4  
Book 1. 56 p. (2 copies)
Box   4  
Book 2. p. 57-128
Box   4  
The testimony of Benjamin (including Benjamin's manuscript notes) given in open court in the trial of the state of Michigan vs. House of David(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, [1928]) 73 p.
Box   4  
To whomsoever this May concern([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1914]) 8, 2 p. (2 copies)

(Allen annotation: This pamphlet was printed at the time of the Federal Investigation and Fortney charges to instruct the members how to testify at the trial if one were held. The work is in plain pink wraps on which a printed number appears. They were to be read and then turned in; 500 copies were printed and nearly all were destroyed eventually.)

Box   4  
The true light, the word of God : addressed to the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1908]) 36 p.

(Allen annotation: Printed in the fall of 1908.)

Box   4  
The true light, the word of God : addressed to the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, [1918]) 32 p.

(Allen annotation: 3rd edition with the flag and eagle cut on the wraps.)

Box   4  
Truth about the House of David : series of letters by members of the House of David. Pamphlet no. 1(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1923) 16 p.

(Allen annotation: It has not been possible to locate an additional pamphlet in the series.])

Box   4  
[Untitled] ([Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, 192-?]) 7 p.

(Text begins: "This is to be read and studied, and intended for war purposes only, notwithstanding our faith. This is not to be loaned, not misplaced, but kept secret." (BHL has photocopy only)

Volume   FA 25 P985 V422  
Vegetarian cook book. 3rd ed.(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, [1924]) 276 p.

(Allen annotation: Of the five editions of the cook book, this is the largest, serving as a working cook book on vegetarianism rather than as a novelty for the public.] (2 copies, one with black wraps, one with maroon wraps)

Volume   FA 25 P985 V423  
Vegetarian cooking. 4th ed.(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1943) 55 p. n

(Cover title The House of David vegetarian recipes.)

(Allen annotation: A few copies ;were made up with a wooden board souvenir binding.] (2 copies, one with red wooden board binding, one with green wraps)

Volume   FA 25 P985 V424  
Vegetarian cooking. 5th ed.(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David 1951) 55 p. (2 copies (1 with brown wraps; 1 with blue wraps))

(Cover title The House of David vegetarian recipes. [Allen annotation: Reprinted without change of date after the stock was destroyed in the fire of the printing office.])

Box   4  
Views of the House of David(Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of David, ca. 1936) [36] p. (6 copies)

(Allen annotation: The upper wrap is die cut to permit viewing the 1st plate which is Benjamin seated on a white horse. A view book that included five poems by Benjamin and 32 views of the colony when at its peak of popularity as a tourist attraction. Later issues have a few different views.)

Box   4  
Views of the Israelite colony and surroundings(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Mary and Benjamin, [1906]) [25] p.
Box   4  
Virginia's and Andrew's dialogues([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1906]) 33 p.
Box   4  
The vision of the cellar! : a vision of James J. Jezreel, the sixth messenger of this visitation, concerning Israel, under seven messengers in order, of which the House of David is the seventh([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, ca. 1910]) 8 p.
Box   4  
The vision of the cellar! : a vision of James J. Jezreel, the sixth messenger of this visitation, concerning Israel, under seven messengers in order, of which the House of David is the seventh([Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1970]) 8 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd known printing by the House of David.)

 
What is the soul?(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1912-) 15 p.
Box   4  
1st edition(1912)

(Pale green wraps. Title between thin triple rules. Trumpet insignia in center of wrap. Israelite House of David imprint.)

Box   4  
2nd edition(1918) ([Wraps printed with the flag and eagle cut. Israelite House of David imprint. Textually varying from the 1st edition.])
Box   4  
3rd edition(1920) (2 copies ([Smaller format and revised textually. Israelite House of David imprint. Flag and eagle cut at head of title on upper wrap. One with "House of David" imprint]))
Box   4  
4th edition(ca. 1932) (4 copies ([Flag and eagle cut on wraps. The imprint reads House of David. A later issue (3 copies) is in orange wraps.]))
Box   4  
The what? where? when? why? and how? of the House of David

(see Book of remembrance)

 
Where did Cain get his wife?(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David 1912-) 15 p.
Box   4  
1st edition, 1st issue(1912)
Box   4  
1st edition, 2nd issue. 2nd edition(ca. 1915-1916) ([Varies only in wrap design. The title on the upper wrap is set between narrow triple rule borders top and bottom.])
Box   4  
2nd edition(1918) ([A cut representing the Garden of Eden and the flag and eagle cut are used on the wrap. Textually the same as the 1st edition.])
Box   4  
3rd edition(ca. 1932) (3 copies)
Box   4  
4th edition(ca. 1940) ([Wraps mustard color. Textually the same as the 3rd edition.])
Box   4  
5th edition(ca. 1930s) (3 copies ([Pink wraps. The wrap bears the imprint Israelite House of David however indications are that this was actually printed in the 1930s. The wrap has been completely reset but textually the same as the previous issue.; 14.5 x 11 cm.))
Box   4  
The beautiful mantle of Shiloh Immanuel : standing upon the rock, Christ, Immovable (Under the Voice of Mary and Benjamin). The Seventh--Benjamin, the Last--Mary. The resurrected trump of God. An open letter / by F. T.(Benton Harbor, Mich. : City of David, [1946]) 29 p.
Box   4  
Benjamin's last writings(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as reorganized by Mary Purnell, [1930s] 15 p.

(Allen annotation: 1st ed. A series of six articles dated at the head 1927. Benjamin's authorship of several of these articles May be considered suspect. The questionable articles are edited extracts from his earlier writings. The thoughts are Benjamin's but the literary style is not.)

Box   4  
Benjamin's last writings(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as reorganized by Mary Purnell, [1970s ?] 16 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd ed.)

Volume   FA 25 P986 B724  
The book of heaven, 5th comforter of the mother's book (The first book of the visitation by a woman since Joanna dropped her pen)(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell, City of David 1939) 272 p.
Volume   FA 25 P986 B725  
The book of paradise, the comforter, the mother's book([Benton Harbor, Mich. : City of David 1944]) 301 p.

(Allen annotation: The last of Mary's published writings, other than articles printed in the New Shiloh messenger.)

Box   4  
Cain's wife(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, as re-organized by Mary Purnell 1949) 13 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd City of David edition)

 
The comforter, the mother's book (Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell, [1932-1933])
Box   4  
Vol. 1(1933) 149 p.

(Allen annotation: The 2nd or City of David edition is considerably changed. The preface titled "Images and likenesses" has been dropped and a dozen more "chapters" or articles have been added. The larger format accounts for the fewer pages of this edition. In each of the six Comforter's published by the City of David there is a running title and an alphabetical index.)

 
Vol. 2(1933) 151 p.

(Allen annotation: The 2nd edition printed in larger format and possibly with additions and changes.)

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Vol. 3(1932) 150 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd edition. The 1st edition of the third Comforter, printed at the old Colony was recalled and ordered destroyed by Benjamin. Doubtless some of Mary's faction did not turn in their copies but at the present time it has not been possible to locate and compare a copy with the second edition. Benjamin is said to have referred to the original work as "one hundred forty-four pages and one hundred forty-four delusions." The present edition contains 150 pages of larger format than used on the House of David editions of the Comforters suggesting that considerable addition and changes May have been made in the 2nd edition.)

Box   4  
Vol. 4(1932) 148 p.

(Allen annotation: The priority of this edition presented something of a problem. Francis Thorpe in "Mantle of Shiloh" page 12 states "five of The Mothers Books published with Benjamin's approval at the old House of David printing office..., and the last two, the fifth Comforter, The Mothers Book, The Book of Heaven, and the sixth Comforter, The Book of Paradise, published at her new home and printing office." Until it was discovered that Judge Dewhirst had refused Mary the use of the colony print shop to print her fourth "Comforter" and that she therefore had six typewritten copies of her manuscript made and bound up for circulation among her followers, the existence of a first edition was doubtful. Mary considered these six copies as a legitimate edition and thus indicated on the title page of the City of David printing its status as the 2nd edition.)

Box   4  
The first rudiments of Israel's faith(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell 1948) 28 p.

(Allen annotation: Second City of David edition.)

Box   4  
Gabriel's vision(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell, [196-?]) 30 p.

(Allen annotation: undoubtedly written by Francis Thorpe.)

Box   4  
The ingathering and restoration of Israel at the City of David(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell, [19-?]) 4 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   4  
Mary and Benjamin's travels(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, as re-organized by Mary Purnell, [before 1960?]) 32 p.

(Seems identical to following title with the exception of an earlier publication list on inside back wrap.)

Box   4  
Mary and Benjamin's travels(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, as re-organized by Mary Purnell, ca. 1967) 32 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd City of David edition.)

Oversize Volume   FA 25 T245 M393  
Mary's City of David / [by R. James Taylor](Benton Harbor, Mich. : Mary's City of David 1996) 181 p.
Box   4  
Mary's story of the separation of the two manner of people in the House of David(Benton Harbor, Mich. : City of David, Israelite House of David (as reorganized by Mary Purnell) 1935) 64 p. (2 copies)
Box   4  
The New Shiloh messenger

(See below, Boxes 9-12)

Box   4  
The next war(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, as re-organized by Mary Purnell 1933) 43 p.
Volume   FA 25 T245 P853  
Portraits, the face of a century in faith : the Israelite House of David, 1903 and the reorganization by Mary Purnell, 1930 / R. James Taylor ([Benton Harbor, Mich.] : Mary's City of David 2005) 157 p.
Box   4  
The preachers' book : the last message of life to Israel, who are scattered abroad(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell, ca. 1944) 28 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd City of David edition.)

Box   4  
Questions and the ingathering of Israel(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, as reorganized by Mary Purnell, ca. 1946) 31 p.

(Allen annotation: 2nd City of David edition.)

Box   4  
The royal seed, Jesus' vision (the house of Joseph)(Benton Harbor, Mich. : City of David 1947) 28 p.

(Allen annotation: Written by Francis Thorpe.)

 
Shiloh's wisdom : the living flying roll(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, as re-organized by Mary Purnell, [1933-1934]) (3 volumes)

(Allen annotation: The Seven books of wisdom printed in three and with a new title.)

Box   4  
Vol. 1. 155 p.
Box   4  
Vol. 2. 155 p.
Box   4  
Vol. 3. 155 p.
Box   4  
Song book(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell, [1932]) 32 p. (2 volumes)
Box   4  
The soul(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David, as re-organized by Mary Purnell 1954) 14 p.. Caption title: What is the soul?

(Allen annotation: 2nd City of David edition.)

 
The star of Bethlehem : the living roll of life. 4th ed.(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell 1935-1959) (4 volumes)
Box   4  
Book 1(1935) 171 p.
Box   4  
Book 2(1941) p. 173-349
Box   4  
Book 3(1949) p. 351-521
Box   4  
Book 4(1959) p. 523-680
Volume   FA 25 T245 T974  
200 years : Joanna Southcott, 1792 through the City of David, 1992 : a history of the seven churches of Israel of the latter day / R. James Taylor ([S.l.] : R.J. Taylor, c 1992) 142 p.
Volume   FA 25 P986 V422  
Vegetarian cook book(Benton Harbor, Mich. : City of David, Israelite House of David, as re-organized by Mary Purnell n.d.) 139 p.

(Allen annotation: This edition is basically the same as the earlier edition of the old House of David. Reprinted in 1956.)

Box   4  
Washington's vision : strange forecast of the destiny of the American nation : proofs of its fulfillment and events shaping for its conclusion(Benton Harbor, Mich. : Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell, [1932]) 29 p.
 
Writings about the House of David and City of David [subseries]
Volume   FA 25 G536 B299  
Baseball's bearded boys / by Don Gitersonke (Las Vegas, Nev. : Don Gitersonke 1996) 52 p.
Volume   FA 25 A236 B874  
Brother Benjamin : a history of the Israelite House of David / Clare Adkin (Berrien Springs, Mich. : Andrews University Press, c 1990) 374 p.
Volume   FA 25 A236 B875  
Brother Benjamin : a history of the Israelite House of David / Clare Adkin. Limited ed. (Berrien Springs, Mich. : Andrews University Press, c 1990) 374 p.
Volume   FA 25 F352 C748  
The confusion of tongues : a review of modern isms / by Charles W. Ferguson (Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran 1929) 464 p. [House of David, p. 49-62]
Volume   FA 25 T518 C953  
Crown of thorns : House of David victory and legal troubles reviewed : internal strife cause and effect / by Francis Thorpe (Benton Harbor, Mich. : s.n. 1929) 174 p. (2 copies)

(Allen annotation: Written by Francis Thorpe just prior to the separation and establishment of Mary's City of David. The work could hardly have been printed at the House of David printing shop under the circumstances. Thorpe, as "assistant secretary of the House of David" is listed on the title page as author and publisher. It was doubtless produced privately for Thorpe by one of the local job shops.)

Volume   FA 25 H422 F931  
From Joanna Southcott to the House of David(Carey, Ohio : Robert G. Hayman 1974) p. 75-90.

(In Catalogue 59 Americana)

Volume   FA 25 H393 H842  
The House of David baseball team / Joel Hawkins and Terry Bertolino (Chicago : Arcadia, c 2000) 128 p.
Volume   FA 25 Q1 L192  
Lake Michigan / Milo M. Quaife (Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, c 1944) 384 p. [House of David, p. 262-278]
Box   4  
Millennial visions and earthly pursuits : the Israelite House of David / Robert C. Myers (Berrien Springs, Mich. : Berrien County Historical Association, c 1999) 31 p.
Volume   FA 25 F352 N532  
The new book of revelations : the inside story of America's astounding religious cults / by Charles W. Ferguson. Plain talk ed.(Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran 1930) 464 p.

(Previous ed. titled The confusion of tongues. [House of David, p. 49-62])

Volume   FA 25 F655 R571  
The righteous remnant : the House of David / Robert S. Fogarty (Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c 1981) 195 p.
 
The truth about the House of David / as related by former members Mrs. Isabella Pritchard and Mrs. Harry Achterberg in collaboration with R. Leonard Jackson (Benton Harbor, Mich. : House of Antarrah, c 1927) 39 p.

(also photocopy of a second copy, slightly different printing

 
Publications by and about Joanna Southcott (First messenger) [subseries]
Volume   FA 25 H427 B724  
The book of religions; comprising the views, creeds, sentiments, or opinions, of all the principal religious sects in the world, particularly of all Christian denominations in Europe and America; to which are added church and missionary statistics, together with biographical sketches / by John Hayward (Portland : Sanborn & Carter 1851) 432 p.

("Southcotters," p. 255-258)

Box   5  
A call from the most high God, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, to his ancient people the Jews, scattered throughout the Earth, by his Holy Spirit to the bride, as promised through the prophets, the gospel, and the apostles, to the gentile church(London : Printed by A. Hancock 1845) 11 p.
Volume   FA 25 W948 C357  
A catalogue of the Joanna Southcott collection at the University of Texas / compiled by Eugene Patrick Wright (Austin : Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, c 1968) 138 p.
Box   5  
A communication by the small still voice to Joanna Southcott. July 11, 1811. Answer to a man at Ilminster coming forward in the mission, and meeting with great persecution. With The following communication by the small still voice, to Joanna Southcott, November 18, 1804. On kindred spirits(Bradford, Wiltshire : Daniel Jones, [18-?]) 11 p.
Volume   FA 25 S726 C764  
The controversy between Elias Carpenter and Joanna Southcott. Books 38 to 42(Ashford, Middlesex : A. Seymour, the Clock House Press 1924) 240 p.
Volume   FA 25 M441 E58  
English messiahs : studies of six English religious pretenders, 1656-1927 / by Ronald Matthews (London : Methuen 1936) 230 p.

(Joanna Southcott, p. 43-84)

 
The express : as foretold one hundred years ago, to be published by the hands of a woman in the tenth year of the century; and containing the prophecies and divine writings of the late Joanna Southcott / by Alice Seymour. 2nd ed.(San Diego, Calif. : Carpenter's Book Store 1918)
 
No. 1, part 2, p. [97]-200
 
No. 1, part 3, p. [201]-309
 
No. 2, part 1, 95 p.
 
No. 2, part 2, p. [97]-240
 
No. 2, part 3, p. [241]-343
Box   5  
Joanna Southcott and her box / by "Xenes" (London : W. Foulsham & Co. 19-?) 76 p.
 
Joanna Southcott, the professed prophetess, tried and condemned. Being a sketch of her life, character, and pretensions, up to the present October, 1814 in which her principles are brought to the test of scripture, and future punishment proved not to be millennial but eternal / by Honestus (Warrington : Printed for the author by J. & J. Haddock 1814) 24 p.
Volume   FA 25 B191 P291  
Past finding out : the tragic story of Joanna Southcott and her successors / by G. R. Balleine (London : S.P.C.K. 1956) 151 p.
 
Publications by and about Richard Brothers (Second messenger) [subseries]
Volume   FA 25 M441 E58  
English messiahs : studies of six English religious pretenders, 1656-1927 / by Ronald Matthews (London : Methuen 1936) 230 p.

(Richard Brothers, p. 85-126)

Box   5  
A letter of Richard Brothers, (prince of the Hebrews) to Philip Stephens, Esq. with the answer. A copious index to both parts of Mr. Brothers prophecies and also a table of texts of scripture quoted with an account of the prophecies fulfilled(London : Printed for C. Riebac 1795)

(BHL has photocopy of title page only)

Volume   FA 25 B874 R449  
A revealed knowledge of the prophecies and times...

[cover title on a volume that bound together the four independently published titles listed below:

 
A revealed knowledge of the prophecies and times. Book the first. Wrote under the direction of the Lord God, and published by his sacred command; it being the first sign of warning for the benefit of all nations. Containing, with other great and remarkable things, not revealed to any other person on Earth, the restoration of the Hebrews to Jerusalem, by the year 1798 under their revealed prince and prophet Richard Brothers.(Philadelphia : Printed for Robert Campbell 1795) 84 p.
 
A revealed knowledge of the prophecies and times, particularly of the present time, the present war, and the pophecy [sic] now fulfilling. The year of the world 5913. Book the second. Containing, with other great and remarkable things, not revealed to any other person on earth, the sudden and perpetual fall of the Turkish, German, and Russian Empires. Wrote under the direction of the Lord God and published by his sacred command; it being a second sign of warning for the benefit of all nations. By the man that will be revealed to the Hebrews as their prince and prophet.(Philadelphia : Printed for Robert Campbell 1795) 139 p.
 
Testimony of the authenticity of the prophecies of Richard Brothers, and of his mission to recall the Jews / by Nathaniel Brassey Halhed M.P. (Philadelphia : Printed for Robert Campbell 1795) 47 p.
 
A calculation on the commencement of the millennium, and a short reply to Dr. Horne's pamphlet entitled [sic] "Sound argument, dictated by common sense." Together with cursory observations on the "Age of credulity" / by Nathaniel Brassey Halhed, M.P. To which is added an original letter from Mr. Brothers, to Philip Stephens, esq. with his answer. A paper is subjoined, pointing out those parts of Mr. Brother’ prophecies that have been already fulfilled. (Philadelphia : Printed for Robert Campbell 1795) 28 p.
Box   5  
A testimony of the spirit of truth, concerning Richard Brothers, the man appointed of God to govern the Hebrews, the Elijah promised by the Lord, in these last days...(London : [s.n.] 1795)

(BHL has photocopy of title page only)

Box   5  
The whole of the testimonies and authenticity of the prophecies mission of Richard Brothers, as prince and prophet of the Hebrews. Delivered at various times, and on various occasions by Nathaniel Brassey Halhed, Esq. Member of Parliament for Lymington(London : Printed for the author 1795)

(BHL has photocopy of title page only)

 
Publications by and about George Turner (Third messenger) [subseries]
Volume   FA 25 T946 B724  
A book of wonders; revealed to George Turner, the servant of God: and now commanded to be published, for the information of all people(London : Printed by Thomas Wood 1817) 250 p.
Volume   FA 25 T946 K54  
The kingdom of God, which is now going to be established upon Earth, revealed to George Turner(London : Printed by T. Goyder 1820) 55 p.
Volume   FA 25 T946 W872  
Wonderful prophecies by George Turner, the servant of God, being a call to the Jews to return(London : Printed for the author by A. Redford 1818) 200 p.
 
Publications by and about John Wroe (Fifth messenger) and the Society of Christian Israelites (Christian Israelite Church) [subseries]
 
An abridgment of John Wroe's life and travels; also, revelations on the scriptures, and various communications given to him by divine inspiration, for the public, from the beginning of 1843 to the conclusion of 1852. Likewise, several prophecies, with their fulfillment, during the above period.
Volume   FA 25 W957 A163 1855  
Vol. 3. 1st ed. (Gravesend : Printed for the trustees of the society surnamed Israelites 1855) 507 p.
Volume   FA 25 W957 A163 1902  
Vol. 3. 3rd ed.(Ashton-Under-Lyne : Printed for the trustees of the society surnamed Israelites 1902) 501 p.
Box   5  
Catechism for children of the Society of Christian Israelites. 2nd ed.(Melbourne : J.C. Stephens Pty., printer 1892) 32 p. (2 copies)
Box   5  
Catechism for children of the Society of Christian Israelites. 3rd ed.(Melbourne : J.C. Stephens, printer 1913) 36 p.
Box   5  
Catechism for children of the Christian Israelite Church. 4th ed.(Melbourne : J.C. Stephens, printer 1959) 36 p.
Box   5  
Commandment of the law & testimony. Stereotype ed.(Ashton-under-Lyne : Printed at the press of the Society of Christian Israelites, [19--?]) 52 p.
Box   5  
Communications for full members, given to John Wroe, from the first of first month, 1855 to the thirty-first of twelfth month, 1855(Gravesend : Printed for the Society Surnamed Israelite 1856)

(BHL has photocopy of title page only)

Box   5  
Communications for the members of the Israelite Church, given to John Wroe, from 1843 to the end of 1852.
Volume   FA 25 W957 C734  
Vol. 1 [title page missing] 699 p.
Volume   FA 25 W957 C735  
Vol. 2. 2nd ed.(Gravesend : Printed for the society surnamed Israelites 1863) p. [701]-1405.
Volume   FA 25 W957 C736  
Vol. 3. 2nd ed.(Gravesend : Printed for the society surnamed Israelites 1863) 715 p.
Box   5  
Concerning the faith of the Christian Israelite Church(Australia : Christian Israelite Church, [19--]) 24 p. (2 copies)
Box   5  
Copy of a communication given to John Wroe in answer to an inquiry of a traveller(Ashton-uner-Lyne, England : Christian Israelite Press, [19--]) 4 p.
Box   5  
The covenant book(Gravesend : Printed for the Society of Christian Israelites 1861) 8 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   5  
The elect of God(Melbourne, Australia : Christian Israelite Church 19-?) [4] p. (2 copies)
Box   5  
Extracts from a letter from B. Atkinson to John Wroe, and John Wroe's answer thereto(Ashton-under-Lyne : Printed at the Christian Israelites' Press 1904) 8 p.
Box   5  
Extracts from the teaching of John Wroe : prophet, missionary, 1853-1854(Preston, near Melbourne, Australia : Printed for the Trustees of the Christian Israelite Church by R. Mayne 19â?â??) 87 p.
Box   5  
Extracts from the teachings of the Christian Israelite Church : prophet, missionary, 1855-1856(Preston, near Melbourne, Australia : Printed for the Trustees of the Christian Israelite Church by R. Mayne 19â?â??) 136 p.
Box   5  
The glad tidings of the Kingdom of God(Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia : Trustees of Christian Israelite Church, [19--]) [4] p.
Box   5  
A guide for every male judge and female judges who have a body of members under them(Ashton-under-Lyne : Printed at the press of the Society of Christian Israelites 1879) 12 p.
Box   5  
A guide for the general assembly of Christian Israelites(Gravesend : Printed for the Society Surnamed Israelites 1863) 18 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   5  
A guide for the male and female to be appointed by the judge or judgess of a body of people to attend at the doors as doorkeepers(Ashton-under-Lyne : Printed at the press of the Society of Christian Israelites 1879) 8 p.
Box   5  
A guide for the male and female trustee of the treasury of a county or division(Ashton-under-Lyne : Printed at the Israelites' Press 1900) 10 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   5  
A guide for traveling preachers only([Ashton-under-Lyne : Printed at the press of the Society of Christian Israelites 1879]) 4 p.
Box   5  
Laws for the shaping and making of the females' clothing of the Society Surnamed Israelites(Gravesend : Printed for the trustees of the society, by W. Deane 1859) 14 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   5  
The life & journal of John Wroe, with divine communications revealed to him, being the visitation of the spirit of God to warn mankind that the day of the Lord is at hand, when the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of God, and of his Christ.
Volume   FA 25 W957 L722 1859  
Vol. 1(Gravesend : Printed for the trustees of the society, by W. Deane 1859) 656 p.
Volume   FA 25 W957 L722 1900  
Vol. 1.2nd ed.(Ashton-Under-Lynne : Printed for the trustees of the Society of Christian Israelites at their press 1900) 639 p.
Volume   FA 25 W957 L723  
Vol. 2.5th ed.(Gravesend : Printed for the Society of Christian Israelites 1861) 402 p. (2 copies)
Box   5  
Life immortal : a short account of the faith and doctrines of the Christian Israelite Church(Ashton-under-Lyne, England : Christian Israelite Church Press 1957) 31 p.
Box   5  
Series of 12 sermons : selected from the scriptures, by John Wroe, being a guide to the people surnamed Israelites to preach the everlasting gospel(Ashton-U-Lyne : Christian Israelite Church, [19-?])

(12 pamphlets, numbered 1 through 12)

Box   5  
A sermon, preached by John Wroe, in the Israelites' Sanctuary, Ashton-under-Lyne(Ashton-under-Lyne, England : Christian Israelite Church Press, [19-?])

(3 different pamphlets with this title)

Box   5  
A sermon preached by John Wroe, in the Meeting Room, Ashton, on the 1st of the 5th month, 1859 before his departure for America and Australia(Ashton-under-Lyne, England : Christian Israelite Church Press, [19-?]) 8 p.
Box   5  
Sermons selected from the scriptures, by John Wroe, being a guide to the people surnamed Israelites to preach the everlasting gospel(Ashton-under-Lyne: Printed for the trustees of the Society of Christian Israelites 1899) 74 p.
Box   5  
Some of the truths for which the Christian Israelite Church stands(Melbourne, Australia : Trustees of the Christian Israelite Church 196-?) [4] p.
Box   5  
What is the difference?(Ashton-under-Lyne, England : Christian Israelite Church, [19-?]) 4 p.
 
Publications by and about James Jezreel (Sixth messenger) (New and Latter House of Israel) [subseries]
Volume   FA 25 J59 C697  
A collection of hymns compiled for use at the public meetings of the New and Latter House of Israel.New ed considerably enlarged(London : Trustees of the New and Latter House of Israel n.d.) 183 p.
Box   5  
The destiny of body, soul, and spirit. Tract no. 4(London : New & Latter House of Israel Book Depot 19--?]) 8 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   5  
Extracts from the flying roll. Being a series of sermons compiled for the gentile churches of all sects and denominations, and addressed to the lost tribes of the house of Israel / by James J. Jezreel.
Volume   FA 25 J59 E95 1879  
Sermon 1(Jerusalem : s.n. 1879) 208 p. (2 copies)
Volume   FA 25 J59 E96  
Sermon 2(Jerusalem : s.n. 1879) 268 p.
Volume   FA 25 J59 E97  
Sermon 3(Jerusalem : s.n. 1881) 249 p. (2 copies)
Volume   FA 25 J59 E95 1970  
Extracts from the flying roll. Being a series of sermons compiled for the gentile churches of all sects and denominations, and addressed to the lost tribes of the house of Israel. Sermon 1 / by James J. Jezreel. (Jerusalem : s.n. 1879 reprinted Maidstone, Kent : Printway, 1970) 208 p.
Box   5  
Extracts from the flying roll : being a series of sermons compiled for the gentile churches of all sects and denominations, and addressed to the lost tribes of the house of Israel. Sermon 1, part 1(Jerusalem: s.n. 1879 c 1881) 25 p.
Volume   FA 25 J59 E98  
Extracts from the flying roll. Being a series of sermons compiled for the gentile churches of all sects and denominations, and addressed to the lost tribes of the house of Israel. Volume 1 /by J.J.J. (Jerusalem : s.n. 1881) 208, 268, 249 p.
Box   5  
Foundations for our faith : being reasons for the belief held by "The New and Latter House of Israel." Tract no. 7([S.l. : s.n. 189-?]) 12 p.
Box   5  
Has prophecy ceased? Tract no. 6(London : New & Latter House of Israel Book Depot 19--?]) 8 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   5  
The hope of Israel's twelve tribes. Tract no. 8([S.l. : s.n. 19--?]) 16 p.
Box   5  
Is the law of Moses abolished? Tract no. 2(London : New & Latter House of Israel Book Depot 19--?]) 8 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Volume   FA 25 J59 P662  
The pioneer of wisdom : a weekly newspaper devoted to the ingathering and restoration of Israel. Vol. 3 (1890)
Box   5  
What is immortality? Tract no. 5(London : New & Latter House of Israel Book Depot 19--?]) 7 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

Box   5  
Will any soul suffer eternal pain? (London : New & Latter House of Israel Book Depot 19--?]) 8 p.

(BHL has photocopy only)

 
Publications by and about Helen Barltrop (The Panacea Society) [subseries]
Box   5  
The panacea(Bedford, England : Panacea Society)
Volume   FA 25 B258 P187  
Vol. 8(1931/1932) 288 p.
Volume   FA 25 B258 P188  
Vol. 9(1932/1933) 288 p.
 
Publications about British-Israelism [subseries]
Box   5  
Anglo-Israel; or, the Anglo-Saxon nation identified with the lost tribes of Israel / by Rev. W. H. Poole (New York : James Huggins, printer and publisher, [1880 ?]) 80 p.
Box   5  
The Anglo-Saxon nation or Is Great Britain Israel? / by L. Sale-Harrison (Philadelphia, Pa. : L. Sale-Harrison, c 1928) 29 p.
Box   5  
The Anglo-Saxon riddle: or, The riddle of our Israelitish origin, present grandeur, and future greatness / by Antiquary, a clergyman of the Church of England. Also, Its solution / by Edward Hine. Rev. and reprinted by H.J.H. (New York : James Huggins, printer and publisher 1878) p. 282-296
Volume   FA 25 D222 D366  
The delusion of British-Israelism: a comprehensive treatise / by Anton Darms (New York : Loizeaux Brothers, Bible Truth Depot n.d.) 224 p.
Volume   FA 25 T719 F652  
The focus of history. Sacred and secular. Facts of iron. The times and seasons of Rome / by Charles A.L. Totten. Part 1. Our race, series 4, no. 14 (New Haven, Conn. : Our Race Pub. Co. 1894) 264 p.
Volume   FA 25 W687 I85  
The Israel promises and their fulfillment: an examination of the pronouncements found in the book entitled "The hope of Israel: What is it?" / by Samuel Hinds Wilkinson (London : John Bale, Sons & Danielsson 1936) 195 p.
Volume   FA 25 W668 L881  
The lost ten tribes / by Rev. Joseph Wild, DD (Boston : A.A. Beauchamp 1919) 96 p.
Box   5  
Manasseh and United States, an essay, delivered by the Rev. Joseph Wild, D.D., in Union Congregational Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. before the Lost Israel Identification Society. 2nd ed., rev. and ill.(New York : James Huggins 1879) 16 p.
Volume   FA 25 T719 O93  
Our inheritance in the great seal of "Manasseh," the United States of America. Its history and heraldry; ant its signification unto "the great people" thus sealed / by Charles A.L. Totten. The seal of history, vol. 2. Our race, series 5, no. 19(New Haven, Conn. : Our Race Pub. Co. 1897) 380 p.
Box   5  
A r�©sum�© of the scriptural argument proving the identity of the Anglo-Saxons with the lost ten tribes of Israel / by Philo-Israel. Reprinted, with additions and corrections, from Israel in Britain, by J. Huggins. New and enl. ed.(New York : James Huggins 1880) 8 p.
Box   5  
The United States and the British Commonwealth in prophecy / by Herbert W. Armstrong (Pasadena, Calif. : Radio Church of God, c 1954) 26 p.
 
Publications by and about Richard W. Hill (follower and interpreter of Benjamin Purnell) [subseries]
Box   5  
Bible questions and answers made plain. No. 2, The little book open(Mt. Gilead, N.C. : R.W. Hill 1956) 129 p.
Box   5  
The flying message. No. 2, Life(Mt. Gilead, N.C. : Richard Walter Hill 1949) 28 p.
Box   5  
Light, life and immortality([Mt. Gilead, N.C.? : R.W. Hill?] 1960) 51 p.
Box   5  
The little book of life and redemption. No. 1 / Richard W. Hill (Charlotte, N.C. : Printed by Standard Printing Co., c 1946) 91 p. (2 volumes)

(Allen annotation: Printed by offset lithography. There is another issue printed from the same plates but with different wraps and of slightly larger format.)

Box   5  
Seven seals of truth. Vol. 1(Mt. Gilead, N.C. : Mary Rose Hill 1954) 82 p.

(Allen annotation: Wraps printed from type. Text mimeographed. Apparently only one volume printed.)

 
The seven seals unloosed : a series of twelve volumes, compiled for the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad, the remnant to be gathered from among both Jew and Gentile of all sects and denominations / by Richard Walter Hill (S.l. : Richard Walter Hill 1945-)

(Allen annotation: It has not been possible to determine if the proposed 12 volumes were actually printed. At present only 3 volumes have been located.)

Box   5  
Vol. 1c 1945) 173 p.
Box   5  
Vol. 2c 1947) 155 p.
Box   5  
Vol. 3c 1947) 157 p.
Box   5  
The spirit of the word. Number 1(Mt. Gilead, N.C. : Mary Rose Hill 1937) 105 p.
 
The spirit of truth([Mt. Gilead, N.C.? : R.W. Hill?] 1958-1963) 8 v.

(BHL has 3 volumes only)

Box   5  
Vol. 1(1958) 100 p.
Box   5  
Vol. 4(1960) 101 p.
Box   5  
Vol. 6(1961) 100 p.
Box   5  
The voice of the seven thunders(Mt. Gilead, N.C. : R.W. Hill 1959) 81 p.
 
Esoteric and other writings of uncertain connection with the House of David or Southcottian prophets [subseries]
Box   5  
The Babylonian story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamesh : with an account of the royal libraries of Ninevah([London] : British Museum 1920) 57 p.
Volume   FA 25 C273 B615  
The biochemic system of medicine : comprising the theory, pathological action, therapeutical application, material medica, and repertory of the twelve biochemic remedies. Based on the discoveries of Dr. W.H. Schuessler / by George W. Carey, M.D. Edited by Edward L. Perry, A.B., M.D. 25th ed.(St. Louis, Mo. : Luyties Pharmacal Co. 1930) 535 p.
Volume   FA 25 B724 J39  
The book of Jasher. 1st ed.(Philadelphia : Bible Corp. of America 1954) 267 p.
Box   5  
The coming struggle among the nations of the Earth: or, The political events of the next fifteen years described in accordance with prophecies in Ezekiel, Daniel, and the Apocalypse. Showing also the important position Britain and America will occupy during and at the end of, the awful conflict.. Author's American ed. greatly enlarged (New York : George Taylor 1853) 40 p.
Box   5  
The history and religion of the Samaritans / Priest Amran Ishak, president of the Higher Community of the Samaritan Religion(Jerusalem : Greek Convent Press 19-?) 37 p.
Volume   FA 25 S139 I11  
The "I Am" discourses / by the Ascended Master Saint Germain. 2nd ed.(Chicago : Saint Germain Press, c 1936) 361 p.

(Allen annotation to Book of heaven: During the mid-thirties Mary and a number of the membership were, for a time engrossed with Guy Ballard's teachings of St. Germain--the Mighty I Am. In the Book of heaven Mary skillfully incorporates small portions of this foreign doctrine into the Israelite faith apparently in answer to charges of fraud brought by two former members that she had at first adopted Ballard's teachings and recommended them to the membership but repudiated them when she discovered that adherence to Ballard's teachings would subvert her authority over the members.)

Volume   FA 25 P398 I35  
In Assyrian tents : the story of the strange adventures of Uriel(Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America 1929) 248 p.
Box   5  
The internal uncleanliness of Man. Lessons 3 and 4, The diagnosis of your diseas and the "Magic mirror." Lesson 5, The secret of vitality. Lessons 15 and 16, The transition diet / by Prof. Arnold Ehret (Butler, N.J. : Dr. Benedict Lust, c 1922) 28 p.
Box   5  
Physical exercises(S.l. : ArneGrundstrom, c 1939)

(BHL has incomplete copy, including table of contents and sections 1 and 2 of 8.)

Box   5  
The physiological basis of singing(S.l. : ArneGrundstrom, c 1939) 2 p.
Volume   FA 25 E33 P964  
Prof. Arnold Ehret's mucusless-diet healing system / by Prof. Arnold Ehret. 5th ed.(Los Angeles : Ehret Literature Pub. Co., c 1924) 194 p. Alternate title: A scientific method of eating your way to health.
Volume   FA 25 D342 S625  
The sixth and seventh books of Moses. The mystery of all mysteries. The citation on all spirits, the spirit in the burning bush, "Helmet of Moses and Aaron," healing by amulets. The wonderful magical and spirit arts of Moses and Aaron, and the old wise Hebrews, taken from the Mosaic books of the Cabala and the Talmud, for the good of mankind / prepared for publication under the editorship of Dr. L.W. de Laurence (Chicago : de Laurence, Scott 1910) 190 p.
Volume   FA 25 G779 T355  
A text-book on prophecy / by Rev. James M. Gray, D.D. (New York : Fleming H. Revell, c 1918) 215 p.
Volume   FA 25 H673 T974  
The two Babylons, or, The papal worship proved to be the worship of Nimrod and his wife / by the late Rev. Alexander Hislop (London : S.W. Partridge 1921) 330 p.
Volume   FA 25 U72 B724  
The Urantia book(Chicago : Urantia Foundation 1955) 2097 p.
 
The word of God. To the faithful of all my reformed churches in the world. The apostles' creed; or, Your belief(London : Published for Shiloh 1799) 50 p.
 
Newspapers published by the House of David [subseries]
Box   5  
Shiloh's messenger of wisdom(Benton Harbor, Mich.: House of David, 1st year of the new creation [1903]-)

(See catalog record for complete holdings)

(Allen annotation: The official monthly organ of the House of David began publication December 1903 "14th day of the 8th month, 1st year of the New Creation." The print shop burned after issuing vol. 5, no. 1. Printing of the paper was not resumed until May 1908 and a second printing of vol. 5, no. 1 was issued and the dating made to coincide with May as the first month of the Israelite New Creation calendar.)

 
Volumes 1-18 1903-1922

(shelved with newspaper collection at NB B478 S556)

Box   6  
Volumes 19-45 1922-1949
Box   7  
Volumes 46-66 1949-1970
Box   8  
Volumes 67-77 1970-1979
 
Newspapers published by the Mary's City of David [subseries]
 
The New Shiloh messenger: The star of Bethlehem: Mother's book(Benton Harbor, Mich.: Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell 1930-)

(See catalog record for complete holdings)

(Allen annotation: The monthly organ of the Israelite House of David as re-organized by Mary Purnell. Publication began in April 1930. A volume consists of seventy issues. According to the Israelite's computation of time there are seventy years in one hour of the Lord's time which May account for the deviation from normal publishing practices.)

Box   9  
1930-1941
Box   10  
1942-1954
Box   11  
1955-1964
Box   12  
1965-1972
Box   13  
1973-1980
Box   14  
Duplicate newspapers

(some also in newspaper collection at NB B478 S556)

 
Manuscript Materials 1904-1980 [series]

The Manuscripts series is small and represents but a fragment of the papers and records that once might have been maintained by the people of the colony relating to their beliefs and to their business activities. Of greatest interest perhaps are those documents (briefs, testimony, and transcripts) relating to the various legal suits against Benjamin Purnell and the Israelite House of David in the 1920s. There is also fragmentary correspondence, some of which relates to the scheduling of the traveling House of David baseball team. This portion of the collection also includes clippings and other written materials about the colony, and miscellaneous items, such as calendars, business forms, menus, programs, and related items, which provide a sense of the economic enterprises of the colony.

 
Background/Biographical [subseries]
Box   15  
"A Bibliographical Sketch of Benjamin and Mary Purnell and the Israelite House of David of Benton Harbor Michigan"
Box   15  
Ada Jefferies mss chronology of the House of David colony 1906-1926
Box   15  
Certificate of death -- Mary Purnell
Box   15  
Blatz News-Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 7 1936

(with article about House of David)

Box   15  
House of David history by Raymond F. Hogeboom entitled, "Israelites v. Gentiles: Benjamin Purnell, the Seventh Messenger of the House of David, Their Legal Contentions within the State of Michigan" 1973
Box   15  
Newspaper clippings (4 folders)
Box   15  
Index to newspaper articles about House of David 1914-1927

(see microfilm of scrapbooks)

 
Administrative Papers [subseries]
Box   15  
Agreement: Israelite House of David as Re-organized by Mary Purnell 1930 (photocopy)
Box   15  
Agreements

(include agreement between Carrie Daniels Tyndall and House of David, 1931 and agreement for services form, ca. 1935)

Box   15  
Broadsides (2 folders)
 
Business and outreach activities
Box   15  
Advertising brochures and related (2 folders)
Box   15  
Art Productions catalogs
Box   15  
Baseball team score card and other miscellaneous
Box   15  
Calendars

(in oversize box 24)

Box   15  
Financial statements
Box   15  
Menus

(for vegetarian restaurant and for park restaurant)

Box   15  
Oil and Gas Consumption monthly reports
Box   15  
Order blanks 1950-1967

(monthly expenditures)

Box   15  
Order forms, envelopes, etc. (with House of David printed on them)
Box   15  
Permits giving permission to preach on the streets of Wilmington and Greensboro, North Carolina and New Orleans, LA 1920-1921
Box   15  
Price Lists
Box   15  
Square dance price schedule
Box   15  
By-laws

(include Amended by-laws of the Israelite House of David, a voluntary religious association (1922); Amendments to by-laws of the Israelite House of David, a voluntary association, unincorporated (1929); Articles of faith and by-laws of the Israelite House of David (Undated, 2 copies); "Agreement To Associate Together as, and Articles of the Religious Faith ... and By-laws ...", Benton Harbor, Michigan (1963))

Box   15  
Correspondence 1904-1968 (scattered) (6 folders)

(much of the correspondence for the period 1928-1929 relates to the scheduling of the House of David baseball team)

Box   15  
House of David mailing list 1949
Box   15  
House of David membership list
Box   15  
House of David telephone numbers
 
Official Board of the Israelite House of David
Box   15  
Pamphlet: Minutes of the Meeting of the Official Board of the Israelite House of David ... September 26, 1929
Box   15  
Pamphlet: Resolutions Passed at a Meeting of the Official Board of the Israelite House of David ... and Acceptances by Trustees September 26, 1929
 
Litigation [subseries]
 
1921/1923 Berrien County Circuit Court
Box   16  
Isabella Pritchard vs. Benjamin Purnell, Mary Purnell
Box   16  
Photocopies of court documents
 
US Supreme Court 1924
Box   16  
Benjamin Franklin Purnell, Mary Purnell and His Wife, and the Israelite House of David, A voluntary association vs. John W. Hansel and Margaret Hansel, his wife 1924

(petition for certiorari)

 
1926/1927 Berrien County Circuit Court
 
People of the State of Michigan vs. Benjamin Purnell
Box   16  
Photocopies of depositions and testimony (3 folders)
 
Berrien County Circuit Court 1927
 
People of the State of Michigan, Ex Rel., Andrew B. Dougherty, Attorney General vs. The Israelite House of David, a voluntary association et al.
Box   16  
Opinion of the Court
Box   16  
Answer of defendants
Box   16  
Brief for the plaintiffs (original and photocopy)
Box   16  
Testimony of Benjamin (including Benjamin's manuscript notes) Given in Open Court in the Trial of the State of Michigan vs. House of David (Benton Harbor, 1928)
Box   16  
Transcript of testimony volumes 16, 23, 30, 50, 51

(in two expandable folders)

Box   16  
Subpoena to Mirriam Croft McFarland to appear in court 1927
Box   16  
Photocopies of correspondence and other papers relating to consequences of court decision
 
1928/1929 ? Michigan Supreme Court
 
People of the State of Michigan, Ex Rel, Andrew B. Dougherty, Attorney General vs. Israelite House of David, a voluntary association, Benjamin F. Purnell and Mary Purnell
Box   16  
Brief for plaintiff and appellee (original and photocopy)
Box   16  
Brief for defendants and appellants
Box   16  
Motion for re-hearing
Box   16  
Objection to the motion for rehearing and brief in opposition to motion for rehearing (2 copies)
Box   16  
Decree of the Supreme Court
 
Berrien County Circuit Court 1930
 
William Connon vs. Mary Purnell ... and Israelite House of David as Re-organized by Mary Purnell
Box   16  
Photocopies of court documents and correspondence
Box   16  
Miscellaneous legal
 
Scrapbooks [subseries] (microfilm)
Roll   1  
Index to newspaper articles concerning the House of David 1914-1927 (4 volumes, 84 pages)
Roll   1  
Scrapbook 1922-1927
Roll   1  
Scrapbook 1 December 8, 1921-March 21, 1923
Roll   1  
Scrapbook 2 March 21-April 8, 1923
Roll   1  
Scrapbook 3 April 9-30, 1923
Roll   1  
Scrapbook 4 May 1-18, 1923
Roll   2  
Scrapbook 4 (cont.) May 1-18, 1923
Roll   2  
Scrapbook 5 May 18-July 16, 1923
Roll   2  
Scrapbook 6 July 17, 1923-January 31, 1924
Roll   3  
Scrapbook 7 February 1, 1924-October 9, 1926
Roll   3  
Scrapbook 8 November 17-December 18, 1926
Roll   3  
Scrapbook 9 December 19, 1926-January 30, 1927
Roll   3  
Scrapbook 10 February 1-June 7, 1927
Roll   3  
Scrapbook 11 June 8-July 30, 1927
Roll   4  
Scrapbook 11 (cont.)
Roll   4  
Scrapbook 12 August 1-November 22, 1927
Roll   4  
Scrapbook 13 November 26, 1927-September 14, 1928

(date on volume is inaccurate)

Roll   5  
Scrapbook September 24, 1928-January 21, 1929
Roll   5  
Scrapbook (not in order) 1905-1915
Roll   5  
Scrapbook May 6, 1923
Roll   5  
Scrapbook 1930-1934
 
Miscellaneous [subseries]
Box   17  
Allen (D.C.) correspondence relating to H of D publications 1969-1975
 
Christian Israelite Church (mainly Australia)
Box   17  
Catechism lessons and questions, and miscellaneous
Box   17  
Newsletter
Box   17  
Notes from Our Church Organ 1969-1980 (9 folders)
Box   17  
Ledger containing notes from different sermons and sacred writings
Box   17  
"A Letter from Home" from Mary

(mimeographed mailing)

Box   25  
Note cards
Box   17  
Notes and notepads (2 folders)
Box   17  
Poetry
Box   17  
Various
 
Sound recordings: Cassette tapes and magnetic tapes (2-inch) of messages, some made by David Knight of the Christian Israelite Church (8 audiocassettes)
 
Sound recordings: of messages and sermons of David Knight of the Christian Israelite Church [subseries] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]

The Sound Recordings series consists of cassette tapes and magnetic tapes (2-inch), of sermons, messages, and radio programs of David Knight of the Christian Israelite Churcht. (All the recordings have been dgitized.)

Box   17  
Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church: "The People of Israel" and "The Three Peoples" [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([9997-SR-21-1])
(Tape 1, no. 1, David Knight radio programs and sermons entitled "The People of Israel" and "The Three Peoples.") [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([9997-SR-21-2])
(Tape 1, no. 1, David Knight radio programs and sermons entitled "The People of Israel" and "The Three Peoples.") (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church: unidentified [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 2 3/8 in., 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([9997-SR-22-1])
(Tape 1, no. 2, Unidentified David Knight sermons at the Christian Israelite Church.) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([9997-SR-22-2])
(Tape 1, no. 2, Unidentified David Knight sermons at the Christian Israelite Church.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church: "The New Israel" and "The One True Church" [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 2 3/8 in., 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([9997-SR-23-1])
(Tape 2, no. 1; David Knight radio programs and sermons entitled "The New Israel" and "The One True Church.") [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([9997-SR-23-2])
(Tape 2, no. 1; David Knight sermons entitled "The New Israel" and "The One True Church.") (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church: unidentified [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 2 3/8 in., 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([9997-SR-24-1])
(Tape 2, no. 2, Tape 1, no. 2, Unidentified David Knight sermons at the Christian Israelite Church.) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([9997-SR-24-2])
(Tape 2, no. 2, Tape 1, no. 2, Unidentified David Knight sermons at the Christian Israelite Church.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church: Programme 3 "Spirit Soul and Body," Programme 4 "The True Concept of Life" [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 2 3/8 in., 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([9997-SR-25-1])
(Sermons of David Knight entitled "Spirit Soul and Body", and "The True Concept of Life.") [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([9997-SR-25-2])
(Sermons of David Knight entitled "Spirit Soul and Body", and "The True Concept of Life.") (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church: Programme 5 "Two Important Truths," Programme 6 "Evil and Sin" [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 2 3/8 in., 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([9997-SR-26-1])
(Sermons of David Knight entitled "Two Important Truths" and "Evil and Sin.") [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([9997-SR-26-2])
(Sermons of David Knight entitled "Two Important Truths" and "Evil and Sin.") (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church: Programme 7 "The Attainment of Perfection," Programme 9 "The Day of Trouble" [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 2 3/8 in., 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([9997-SR-27-1])
(Sermons of David Knight entitled "The Attainment of Perfection" and "The Day of Trouble.") [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([9997-SR-27-2])
(Sermons of David Knight entitled "The Attainment of Perfection" and "The Day of Trouble.") (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church: Programme 10 "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ," Programme 11 "The Release from Evil" [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 2 3/8 in., 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([9997-SR-28-1])
(Sermons of David Knight entitled "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ" and "The Release from Evil.") [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([9997-SR-28-2])
(Sermons of David Knight entitled "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ" and "The Release from Evil.") (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
[Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church:] "Sermons" I-2 1976 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([9997-SR-1-1])
(Sermons Selected from the Scriptures by John Wroe - Read by David Knight 1) Sermon 1, 2) Sermon 2, 3) Hymn 123, Quartet, 4) Reading: I John 3.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([9997-SR-1-2])
(Tape 1; Sermons Selected from the Scriptures by John Wroe - Read by David Knight 5) Sermon 3, 6) Hymn 79 Choir, 7) Sermon 4, 8) C.I. Hymn 130 (David Knight and Piano.)) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
[Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church:] "Sermons" I-3 1976 October 16 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([9997-SR-2-1])
(Tape 2; Sermons Selected from the Scriptures by John Wroe, 1) Sermon 5, 2) Sermon 6, 3) Hymn 76, 4) Reading: Hebrews 1 + 2.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([9997-SR-2-2])
(Tape 2; Sermons Selected from the Scriptures by John Wroe 1) Sermon 7, 2) Sermon 8, 3) Various Bible Passages.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
[Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church:] "Sermons" I-4 1977 June 27 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([9997-SR-3-1])
(Tape 3; Sermons Selected from the Scriptures by John Wroe, 1) Sermon 9, 2) Sermon 10, 3) Hymn 73 Choir, 4) Hymn 7 (Read), 5) Hymn 97 Quartet.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([9997-SR-3-2])
(Tape 3; Sermons Selected from the Scriptures by John Wroe, 6) Sermon 11, 7) Sermon 12, 8) Hymn 36 Choir, 9) Amos 9:9 Final Remarks Doxology.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
[Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church:] 4 Radio Programmes I-19 1976 July (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([9997-SR-4-1])
(Radio programs entitled: 1) Ephesians 2:8 and John 14:12, 2) "The Word of Prophecy.") (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([9997-SR-4-2])
(Radio programs entitled: 3) "To Loose Those Appointed to death", 4) "Doing the Will of my Father which is in Heaven.") (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
[Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church:] 4 Radio Programmes I-54 1978 January (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([9997-SR-5-1])
(1) "The Future...", 2) "The herd God shall give unto him the throne of his father, David, and he shall rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his Kingdom there shall be no end.") (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([9997-SR-5-2])
(Radio programs include: 3) "For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy GOD: The Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that laid upon the face of the Earth, 4) The joining of the 2 sticks.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
[Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church:] Musical programme and service Warrimoo, New South Wales 1977 August 13 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([9997-SR-6-1])
(Music programmes and services entitled: 1) Community Hymn Singing...119 100 (w/Band) 127)), 2) BAND...2 items, 3) Bible Reading - HEB 10/9-26, 4) Singing Group...2 Songs (One, composed by David Knight), 5) Piano + Organ Duet..Paul + David, 6) Brief Play, 7) Community Hymns..105.lot v.127, 8) 2 Songs.. Julie Annette Michelle, 9) Recitation..Sandra, 10) BAND..March "Orland.") (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([9997-SR-6-2])
(Musical programmes and services entitled: 10) BAND..Continued, 11) 2 Vocal Duets..Helen Smith + David Knight, 12) Instrumental ..3 Hymns + encore, 13) Community Hymns ..124, 47, 14) Euphonium Solo...James H., 15) Talk. David Knight, 16) Band.. 2 Items, 17) Concluding Remarks Doxology.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
[Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church:] "Praise of Zion" parts 1-9 Composed by David Knight [Undated] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([9997-SR-7-1])
(David Knight sermons entitled "Praise of Zion.") (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([9997-SR-7-2])
(David Knight sermons entitled "Praise of Zion.") (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
Programs of David Knight, Christian Israelite Church: Unidentified [Undated] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([9997-SR-8-1])
(Unidentified David Knight sermons at the Christian Israelite Church.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([9997-SR-8-2])
(Unidentified David Knight sermons at the Christian Israelite Church.) (mp3 file) [access item]
 
Sheet music
Box   18  
Various songs used by teachers in the House of David school

(titles not listed)

 
Visual Materials [series]

Researchers interested in images related to the House of David are advised to begin with Photographs and Post Cards, the most inclusive and most easily physically examined subseries of Visual Materials. Most of the images in the Negatives and Slide subseries are duplicative of images in these first two. Effort has been made to identify those items that are available in this collection only in negative or slide format, so that the researcher may better determine when physically reviewing those items may be useful. Researchers who are interested in additional information about an image, especially dates or names of individuals in the image, will often find that information written on the back of the photographic print or, where available, written in pencil on the negative image.

Box   19  
Photographic prints 1906-1970, circa 1906-1940 [subseries]
 
Buildings
Box   19  
Ark
Box   19  
Bethlehem, Jerusalem and H.O.D. arch
Box   19  
Diamond House
Box   19  
Jerusalem interior
Box   19  
Miscellaneous and unidentified
Box   19  
Shiloh
Box   19  
Winter scenes (color prints)
 
Business Enterprises (4 folders)
Box   19  
Art studio and products
Box   19  
Cold storage building and Benton Harbor fruit market
Box   19  
Dairy farm and farm products
 
Eden Springs / House of David Park
Box   19  
Automobiles, miniature
Box   19  
Aviary & green house
Box   19  
Concession stands
Box   19  
Entertainment performances
Box   19  
Flood 1922
 
General
Box   19  
Early 20th century (2 envelopes)
Box   19  
Black and white prints August 1970
Box   19  
Color prints August 1970
Box   19  
Log Cabins
Box   19  
Open Air Photo Gallery
Box   19  
Swimming pool
Box   19  
Trains, miniature
Box   19  
Zoo & miniature house
Box   19  
Food products and cannery
Box   19  
Ice cream parlor (first)
Box   19  
Machine shop and foundry
Box   19  
Musical instrument making
Box   19  
Oldsmobile dealership and shop
Box   19  
Printing office
Box   19  
Restaurants and staff
Box   19  
Souvenir shop and products
Box   19  
Streetcar depot ("North Depot")
 
People (6 folders)
Box   19  
Administrative workers
Box   19  
Baseball team
Box   19  
Bell, Chick (of and autographed to)
Box   19  
Boxer (Frank Wyland)
Box   19  
Celebrations, including wedding supper
Box   19  
Children
Box   19  
Louis, Joe with H. O. D. members 1936
 
Miscellaneous
Box   19  
Black and white prints, mostly portraits (8 envelopes)
Box   19  
Color prints, circa 1970
Box   19  
Musical Groups (2 envelopes)
 
Purnell family
Box   19  
Benjamin

(see also oversize box)

Box   19  
Benjamin and Mary (includes "dialogue" scene)
Box   19  
Mary
Box   19  
Mary w/ others
Box   19  
Family portraits & children
 
Printed materials (photographs of)
Box   19  
Correspondence
Box   19  
Diagrams of bowling alley machinery, toilet seat and boat propeller designed by Benjamin
Box   19  
Drawings by Benjamin
Box   19  
Hymns (sheet music) with words by Benjamin
Box   19  
Items related to other prophets/leaders
 
Other
Box   19  
Advertisements, including Shiloh's Messenger Carriage
Box   19  
Australians' arrival
Box   19  
Baseball grounds and vehicles
Box   19  
Boats
Box   19  
Bus to Mary's House of David
Box   19  
Color postcards, oversized 1968

(regular-size postcards in box 20)

Box   19  
Dental department
Box   19  
High Island
Box   19  
Ice cutting
Box   19  
John Wroe Church (Victoria, Australia)
Box   19  
Mineral Springs
Box   19  
Parades
Box   19  
World's Fair Busses
 
Post Cards [subseries]
Box   20  
Australians' arrival
Box   20  
Automobiles, miniature
Box   20  
Boat trip to promote H. O. D.
 
Buildings
Box   20  
Bethlehem & Jerusalem
Box   20  
Diamond House
Box   20  
Shiloh
Box   20  
Miscellaneous
Box   20  
Businesses, miscellaneous
Box   20  
City of David
Box   20  
Eden Springs Park
Box   20  
Grande Vista Motor Court
Box   20  
Mary's Vegetarian Restaurant
Box   20  
Model House
Box   20  
Open Air Theater
Box   20  
Parade Cars & Floats
Box   20  
Park Fountain
 
People
Box   20  
Baseball team
Box   20  
Children
Box   20  
Entertainers (non-musical)
Box   20  
Miscellaneous Groups
Box   20  
Miscellaneous Portraits
 
Musical Groups
Box   20  
General
Box   20  
Women
 
Purnell family
Box   20  
Benjamin
Box   20  
Mary
Box   20  
Mary and Benjamin
Box   20  
Sunset Motel (McAllen, Texas)
Box   20  
Trains, miniature
Box   20  
World's Fair booth
Box   20  
House of David Park and Enterprises (1 packets)
 
Negatives [subseries]
 
Film

(Prints available in collection)

Box   21  
Numbered (31 negatives (b/w, 4"x5"))

(Numbered 24,596 through 24,626 according to system at previous repository; numbers match with prints integrated into topical arrangement above.)

 
Topical (3 folders (mostly b/w, 5"x7"))
Box   21  
Administrative workers
Box   21  
Advertisements
Box   21  
Art shop and products
Box   21  
Australians' arrival 1905
Box   21  
Automobiles, miniature
Box   21  
Baseball park
Box   21  
Boats
Box   21  
Buildings
Box   21  
Dental office, circa 1910
Box   21  
Eden Springs / House of David Park
Box   21  
General, early 20th century
Box   21  
Color and b/w 1970
Box   21  
Food products and cannery
Box   21  
High Island
Box   21  
Lewis, Joe with H. O. D. members 1936
Box   21  
Machine Shop and printing shop
Box   21  
Musical groups
Box   21  
Musical instrument making
Box   21  
People, miscellaneous.
Box   21  
Souvenir shop and products
Box   21  
Trains, miniature
Box   21  
World's Fair busses
 
Glass negatives circa 1918-1927 (39 negatives (5"x7"))

(prints available in the collection)

Box   21  
The Ark
Box   21  
Baseball Grounds (H. O. D. vs. Chicago Giants)
Box   21  
Boats
Box   21  
Children
Box   21  
Correspondence
Box   21  
High Island
Box   21  
House of David Park 1927
Box   21  
Men at Mineral Springs
Box   21  
Parade
Box   21  
Patents (toilet seat, bowling alley mechanism)
Box   21  
Portraits
 
Film negatives

(Prints not available in collection)

Box   22  
Mary's House of David free bus
 
Documents (photographs of)
Box   22  
Envelopes addressed to Reorganized House of David 1934
Box   22  
Phone Bill 1926
Box   22  
House of David Cold Storage Bowling Team 1946
Box   22  
Legal documents related to Hansel v. Purnell 1929
Box   22  
Parade float 1939
Box   22  
Preaching trip by Askerlund and Pyke 1921-1922
Box   22  
Rooms with peep holes in walls 1930
Box   22  
Streamline trailer built by H. O. D. 1935
Box   22  
World's Fair souvenir store 1933
 
Slides [subseries]
 
Film (5 slides (color, 1"x1"))
Box   22  
Boone, Dannie and Eddie
Box   22  
Wm. Wright house
Box   22  
Group of people near agricultural fields
 
Glass (95 slides (3.25"x4"; color, hand-tinted and b/w))

(images are mostly duplicative of ones available in Photograph and/or Postcard subseries; only exceptions to this, i.e. images not available elsewhere in the collection, are listed below)

Box   22  
Benjamin's drawings, including one of Mary (11 slides)
Box   22  
Benton Harbor Exchange Club entertaining orphans at park
Box   22  
Blossom parade floats and prizes
Box   22  
Boiler room with worker
Box   22  
Farms, including raspberry fields and orchards
Box   22  
Greenhouse interior images
Box   22  
High Island saw mill and view from the lookout
Box   22  
Kangaroos at the H. O. D. "Australian Headquarters"
Box   22  
Lumberyard
Box   22  
Portrait of Coy Purnell taken at outdoor photo gallery
Box   22  
Zoo animals, including peacock and Irish the monkey
Box   22  
Winter scenes of H. O. D. buildings
 
Realia [series]
Box   23  
Etched printing plates used in the production of postcards and other advertising materials

(images not duplicated in the postcard files)

Box   23  
Promotional materials and other items bearing stamp of House of David; include advertising cards, selection of items from gift shop, pens and pencils, product labels
 
Advertising Cards
Box   23  
The Christian Israelite Church (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Box   23  
House of David Quartet ("Quartette")
Box   23  
Mary's Restaurant and Hotel
Box   23  
House of David Park season pass and miniature railway tickets
Box   23  
House of David membership card
Box   23  
Saint Joseph Souvenir Images (includes H. O. D.)
Box   24  
Calendars
Box   24  
Poster of Jesus the Good Shepherd by Benjamin