In an old, dilapidated book, found among a trove of
yet-to-be processed archival material at Green-Wood Cemetery, the inevitable
resting place of four famous brothers is revealed. James, John, Joseph Wesley
and Fletcher Harper, the founders of the eponymous publishing house, Harper
& Brothers, purchased four adjacent 300 sq. ft. burial plots in Green-Wood
Cemetery in May of 1845.
A page from the Spiritual Journal of Walter Elliott on the subject of Hell.
This object is part of a six-page excerpt from the Spiritual Journal of Walter Elliott. Walter Elliott, born on January 6, 1842, was one of the first missionaries with the Paulist Fathers, a group dedicated to spreading the word of God and reaching out to immigrant communities, those who are alienated, those who question or seek faith, and people of diverse racial, cultural and economic backgrounds. Elliott was ordained a priest in 1872 and around that same time, authored a spiritual journal where he discussed fourteen individual topics related to religion and Catholic Christianity. Continue reading →