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Object Name Certificate, Baptismal
Date June 12, 1881
Description Certificate of baptism. Engraved illustration at top of a baptismal ceremony in a church. Printed and handwritten inscription: "Certificate of Baptism. / This Certifies, / That Della La Grange Van Name, Infant, daughter / of Paul M. and Susie A. Van Name, born in / Tottenville S.I. on the 22nd day of November, 1879, / having been presented for Holy Baptism, and it having / been solemnly promised that she shall be taught the nature and / end of this Holy Sacrament, and all other things which a Christian / ought to know and believe, in order to a virtuous and holy life, was / this day baptized by me, in the name of the FATHER, and of the / SON, and of the HOLY GHOST, according to the Discipline and / Usages of the METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. / Lewis A. [Dunn?] / Presiding Elder / Tottenville S.I. June 12, 1881." Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse: "Paul R. Van Name Esq / Tottenville SI".
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1881
Latest Date 1881
Material Paper
Subjects Baptismal certificates
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Van Name, Della La Grange
Van Name, Paul Mersereau
Catalog Number 57.019.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
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