Charles Cole was born May 20, 1733, at Wellow, in Somersetshire, and died on December 3, 1813. He joined the Baptist church at Bradford, Wilts, and in 1758 began to preach at Whitechurch, Hants. In the year following he became pastor of the Baptist church there, a position he maintained with honor and usefulness for fifty years. He published A Three-fold Alphabet of New Hymns. I. On the Public Ministry of the Word. II. On Baptism. III. On the Lord's Supper. To which is added a Supplicatory Supplement, Lon., 1792." The title, "Three-fold Alphabet," was given from the fact that the hymns in each of the first three sections are arranged alphabetically, every letter being represented with the exception of X. The total number of hymns, including the Supplement, is 104. These hymns are sober and scriptural in sentiment, but prosaic in style. Several are found in the older collections as Denham, Gadsby, and others; but they have almost died out of use. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
"Joshua Smith's Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs was an important collection of folk hymn texts published in eighteenth-century New England. . . . 'Divine Hymns must certainly be considered on of the most influential hymn collections of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in the United States.'" -- David W. Music, "Joshua Smith's Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs," American Baptist Quarterly 25 (2006): 63
Christmas recital divivded into two parts: Part I consists of various works performed by students, faculty, and the choral club; Part II is a performance of The Adoration by George Nevin. Date of document December 19, 1916
John Fawcett was "converted at the age of 16 under the ministry of [George] Whitefield, he at first joined the Methodist, but 3 years later united with the Baptist Church at Bradford. . . . In 1811 he received from America the degree of D.D., and died in 1817, at the age of 78." -- Dictionary of Hymnology, s.v. "Fawcett, John."
Revised program of the concert at an unnamed Baptist Church on March 10, 1918. This concert is for a different time and is to be held at Ross Avenue Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Date of document, March 1918.