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Harvey Reeves Calkins

Updated on May 29, 2015

Minister served as missionary in India, authored books on Methodism and money management

Harvey Reeves Calkins (1866-1941) was a Methodist minister who graduated from Northwestern University in the Chicago area, rose to prominence as a representative of the Pentecostal League and American editor of "Tongues of Fire," the League's monthly publication based in London, England, which was part of the Wesleyan Holiness Movement during the 1890s. Calkins served for ten years as pastor of Grant Road Church in Bombay, India, returning to the United States in 1910. He authored several books, including "The mind of Methodism" and "A man and his money." He died in 1941 in San Franscisco.

1890

U.S. Passport Application, June 11, 1890

State of Illinois, County of Cook

I, Harvey R. Calkins, a native and loyal citizen of the United States, do hereby apply to the Department of State at Washington for a passport for myself and wife, my wife Helen, born at Evanston on the 4 day of December, 1865.

In support of the above application, I do solemnly swear that I was born at Valparaiso, in the State of Indiana, on or about the 11 day of April, 1866; that my father, deceased, was a native citizen of the United States; that I am domiciled in the United States, my permanent residence being at Evanston, in the State of Illinois where I follow the occupation of a clergyman; that I am about to go abroad temporarily; and that I intend to return to the United States Sept. 30, 1891, with the purpose of residing and performing the duties of citizenship therein.

Oath of Alegiance: Further, I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion: So help me God.

(Signature of applicant:) Harvey R. Calkins

Sworn to before me this 7 day of June, 1890

John Esdrens, Notary Public.

Identification:

I hereby certify that I know the above-named Harvey R. Calkins personally, and know him to be a native-born citizen of the United States, and that the facts stated in his affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

(Witness:) Hannah S. Pearsons, Evanston, Ill.

Applicant desires passport sent to following address: Harvey R. Calkins, 419 Church St., Evanston, Ill.

1891

Tongues of Fire, Tuesday, December, 1891, page 1

We have good news from Mr. and Mrs. Calkins, at Colorado, U.S.A. Mrs. Calkins is steadily recovering, and Mr. Calkins is being used of God to stir up the churches. May God bless them.

"Tongues of Fire" is twelve months old; it has already become an acknowledged organ of the Un-sectarian Holiness Movement. It advocates Entire Sanctification as the birthright of every Christian. God has greatly owned it to the conversion and sanctification of very many precious souls. Many, however, have never heard of it, will you help them and us by making it widely known, or by getting at least one new subscriber as soon as possible. Pray over this and see what you can do. (1891)

Tongues of Fire, December 1891

  • Page 3: Which?

    By the Rev. Harvey Reeves Calkins

    Two pictures rise often in my fancy.

    In one, an excited group of men and women is standing in the court of the high priest's house in ancient Jerusalem. It is a bleak night in early spring, and a fire of coals in the center of the circle casts a ruddy glow on their faces. They are speaking of Jesus, who is standing yonder, the butt of vulgar jokes and rude horseplay. He offers no resistance to His tormentors, indeed, He seems unconscious of their petty malice, for the untold agony of Gethsemane still presses down upon Him.

    A little apart from the rest, yet near enough to catch the genial warmth of the fire, is standing a man, whose simple dress and rugged frame need no word to assure the close observer that his home is in the north.

    There is a mingled expression of love and shame in Peter's face. He looks furtively towards his suffering Lord, yet does not offer to defend Him by word or act. Can this be the Peter whose loving heart that very day had burst forth with the impetuous words: "With Thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death?" When the kiss of betrayal had given Jesus into the power of His enemies, Peter indeed had followed, but it was afar off; and now, though he sees insults heaped on that dear head, his hands hang powerless at his sides and his tongue refuses to defend his Lord.

    No, Peter was not a traitor. His heart was true, but he felt the power of that subtle wile of Satan which Christians feel today - public opinion. Jesus is in disgrace. Peter's pride is touched, and the tempter's power is strong.

    It were shame enough to stand in silence, but open denial soon follows secret sin. Suspicion asks the question, "Art thou not His disciple?" and Peter stains his soul with falsehood. Twice, thrice the lie is given while oaths and curses falls rom those lips that had been taught to bless. Though the air is filled with profane jests which do not seem to touch the Master's ear, yet when such words fall from Peter's lips, Peter His own disciple, the Savior turns and looks upon him. It is not a look of anger and scorn, but of sorrow, of tenderness, of infinite yearning. It is enough. Peter's heart is broken, and away from that accusing face, under the chill stars, Peter pours out his soul in the anguish of remorse.

    Another scene is before me. Several weeks have passed. Ten days ago the risen Lord ascended to His Father. The disciples have been awaiting the promised Comforter. Today the Spirit of God has been poured into their waiting hearts. The city is thronged with people. The pretensions of the crucified Jesus are still the gossip of court and market place. Many a derisive taunt has been hurled at the disciples. If they were fools before, they are worse than fools now. The mission of Christ is a failure!

    But what means this burst of sudden interest? Whither are the people hurrying? Why this deepening crowd? Look yonder. A man is speaking. Listen, you can catch his words. He is speaking of Jesus. What! Dare he open his mouth in behalf of that hated Nazarene in the very teeth of the Jews who slew Him? Dare he! Look at his face and read the answer to your question. It is the same Peter; yet how different! There is the same open face, that old ardent temperament is unchanged. But something is different. In those fearless eyes I see no unbelief, pride is gone, self has disappeared. That radiant face reflects a soul where sin no longer lurks.

    Listen, as in simple yet burning words, he tells them of their Savior. He does not fear to charge them with His murder. He speaks in no honeyed words of human eloquence. He boldly denounces sin, yet gladly speaks of pardon. His words are the winged messengers of the Holy Spirit. Conviction spreads from heart to heart. Men are falling on their knees, there, yonder, all about us, and the cry is rising from a thousand lips, "What shall we do?" Is this the Peter that denied his Master? Nay, not so. That Peter has been crucified with his Savior. That Peter must needs die ere the risen Christ could dwell within him. Another Peter stands before us, cleansed from the sin of his nature and filled with the Holy Ghost. "Public opinion?" "Afraid?" Today Peter fears not man or demon. The perfect love of Christ has cast out fear. "What will people think?" "Whether it be right to heaven unto (men) rather than unto God, judge ye," the hero answers.

    Peter the fearful is gone; Peter the fearless is here.

    Two types of Christian character are before us; two phases of Christian experience. The choice is ours. Brother Leaguers, which shall it be?

    Colorado Springs, Colorado, Oct. 6, 1891.

Gone Before

Tongues of Fire, Monday, May 1, 1893, page 4

We deeply regret to announce the death of Mrs. Harvey R. Calkins, an honored and much loved member of the Pentecostal Mission, which took place in the end of March, at Colorado Springs, U.S.A. Prayer is earnestly requested for her husband, the Rev. Harvey R. Calkins, who is also a member of the Mission.

1894

Minutes of the annual conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Conference

Rock River Conference, (Illinois), 1894, page 370.

Quest 1: Who have been received by transfer, and from what conferences?

Harvey R. Calkins, from Colorado

Tongues of Fire, March 1896

  • Page 1

    A correspondent from Manchester writes: - "After reading the February number of "Tongues of Fire" this morning I returned to the office and found the fire in the stove almost quite gone out. Putting up the blower and stirring the ashes at the bottom to give it breath, in a few minutes there was a bright fire, and I remembered Paul's words, 'I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up (Gr. stir into flame) the gift of God which is in thee.' 2 Tim. 1:6. God help us to 'stir up the gift of God which is in' us, till heart and life be aflame for Him."

  • Page 6: God's Work at Acton

    By the Rev. Harvey R. Calkins, of Chicago, U.S.A.

    For the past fifteen months Mrs. Christie, of Acton, has been used by the Master in carrying on a noble work in that place. She has gradually drawn about her a band of earnest men and women, whom she has instructed in the things of God as He has revealed them to her. It was in the interests of this work that two members of the Pentecostal Mission Band, (my wife and myself) were asked to conduct a series of special meetings. For a month past we have held daily services in the mission room, and God has signally owned and blessed His Word. The obligation of men and women to be holy in this life and the possibility of such an experience have been the central thought of the Mission.

    This theme has been made prominent in all the addresses, Bible readings and testimony meetings, as well as in private conversation. Unusual prominence has been given to the purifying power of the Holy Ghost. This has been done from the earnest conviction that, wherever the Holy Spirit is honored in testimony and prayer, and allowed free access to the hearts of believers, the work of God will prosper in all its departments. And so it has been. Not only have believers entered into full salvation by faith, but backsliders have been reclaimed, and sinners have been converted. At some meetings sinners have been deeply convicted and have sought for pardon, although not a word had been addressed directly to them. The Holy Ghost was preached in His fulness, and He did the work best fitted to each heart.

    On January 30, Acton was shocked to see a large crowd marching through the busiest streets, singing and praising God. It was the occasion of a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Reader Harris, accompanied by a large delegation from the Pentecostal Mission Headquarters. After a spirited march through the streets, to the astonishment of the natives and delight of the small boys, we repaired to Churchfield Hall, which was already well filled with a wondering, yet interested audience. Part of an hour was spent in prayer and testimony. Many gave clear and definite witness that God could save men from sin. There were ringing testimonies from heart and lip, that the precious blood of Christ was a sufficient remedy against the inbred depravity of the human heart. There is virtue in the Atonement to cast our Satan as well as bind him. Mr. Reader Harris followed with a short searching address to hearts. He said Christ was manifested to "Baptize us with the Holy Ghost," as well as to secure our reconciliation to God. That many have not claimed their full privilege under the Gospel if they have not received this sacred baptism. After a few earnest words from Mrs. Harris, many responded to the exhortation to seek the purifying baptism of the Holy Ghost.

    But the results of the Word do not always appear at first. Many have since testified that the change in their hearts began at that first meeting in Churchfield Hall. Since then, the same hall has been filled every Sunday night with men and women yearning to know the truth, and through these and other meetings many have found the "Comforter, even the Spirit of truth."

Tongues of Fire, April 1896

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    The Rev. and Mrs. Calkins, Editors of the American "Tongues of Fire," are coming from Chicago expressly for these meetings. They are both remarkable products of vital and vitalizing Christianity. Mr. Calkins has succeeded in keeping his Church in a blaze of holy fire since the day, two years ago, when he became its minister. Mrs. Calkins is said to be one of the most brilliant women preachers of America. It is difficult to forecast the effect of their burning words upon such audiences as will gather that day in Exeter Hall.

Tongues of Fire, May 1896

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    Saturday, May 9, 102, Regents Park Road, N.W., Rev. Harvey R. & Mrs. Calkins, of Chicago.

    Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10, Aylesbury. The Corn Exchange, Rev. Harvey R. and Mrs. Calkins, of Chicago, and Rev. Earnest Goode, of Lower Clapton, Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 and 8 p.m.

    Friday, May 15, Lower Clapton. U.M.F.C., Pennbury Grove, Monthly United Meeting of N.E. Centres, Rev. Harvey R. and Mrs. Calkins, 8 p.m.

Tongues of Fire, June 1896

  • Page 5: "The Christian Commonwealth." At the May meetings.

    The Pentecostal League, which was established in 1891, for the avowed purpose of uniting in Christian fellowship and prayer Christians of all denominations who believe the Lord Jesus Christ as a Savior who "saves to the uttermost," and who earnestly desire that all believers should be filled with the Holy Spirit and become effective workers for God, held its fifth anniversary on Wednesday at Exeter Hall. The gatherings were of a threefold nature. In the morning a united League conference took place, which was mainly devoted to short, bright treports from ministers of various denominations, and secretaries and delegates of centers, of what God has wrought during the past twelve months in answer to prayer. A crowded gathering was held in the afternoon, the addresses given having especial reference to the Divine method of missions, or, in other words, God's way to win the heathen at home and abroad. Mrs. Reader Harris presided, and the Rev. Harvey Calkins, the leader of the League in America was the chief speaker. Mr. Calkins does not impress one like Mr. Reader Harris. He has an air of sentimentalism that is altogether foreign to the famous Q.C. He aspires after a rapt expression and pronounces the word "fancy" neither as an American, nor an Englishman.

    Mr. Reader Harris, Q.C., pointed out that the heathen are gaining on Christianity by leaps and bounds. During the past century, he remarked, two million heathen are said to have been converted, but within that same period of time the population of the world has increased by two hundred millions, and therefore today there are one hundred and ninety-eight millions more of unconverted heathen than there were in the year 1800. Then, with regard to home missions, notwithstanding the fact that in London there are at present about six thousand ministers and thousands of lay workers, yet seven-eighths of the population never enter a place of worship. What is the cause of this condition of things? The organization of the Church is admirable, but she had ceased, he affirmed, to claim what is the birthright of every believer - the power of a personal Holy Ghost.

    The evening meeting was even more largely attended than that in the afternoon, and the proceedings were of an encouraging and enthusiastic character. Mr. Harris, who was again present, dealt with much the same line of thought as at the previous gathering, and Mr. Calkins was also amongst the speakers. The proceedings were specially marked by two London ministers who testified to increased earnestness and spirituality in their churches as the result of meetings conducted by members of the Pentecostal Mission. Rev. Dr. Lawson Forster (Congregationalist), referring to what he considered eccentricities in connection with the working methods adopted by the League, remarked that it was far more important to have earnestness with eccentricity than half-heartedness with decorum. He had long since come to the conclusion that undue formalism is one of the curses of Christianity today, and he could assure them that there were many churches perishing from respectability.

  • Page 9: Notes of the Month.

    Aylesbury. - "Viewed from the natural man's standpoint our recent first annual special meetings on May 8 to 10 would not appear sweepingly successful, but we who see with other eyes have reason to rejoice and be glad. The Friday evening address by the Rev. Ernest Goode, on 'Worry versus Trust,' proved a very fitting and timely word to the members of a twelve months' old Center. The Corn Exchange meetings, conducted by the Rev. H.R. and Mrs. Calkins, were not crowded to expectations, but God's blessing was abundantly manifest in them all; the Sunday evening meeting, at which Mrs. Calkins gave the address, being especially a time of power and victory. In the morning Mr. Calkins preached from the Wesleyan pulpit to a very attentive audience, taking for his subject the story of Zacharias. - "G. Vallance, Sec." (We wish we had room to reproduce the interesting notes of Mr. Calkins' sermon sent to us by the Secretary."

    Clapton (Lower). - "The united meeting of the N.E. Centres was held at Pembury Grove Chapel on Friday, May 15, conducted by the Rev. H. R. and Mrs. Calkins. Each Cntre was well represented, and a large number of people came from the surrounding churches. Both for numbers and power it was undoubtedly the best meeting yet held. The whole audience seemed as clay in the hands of the great Potter. There was breathless attention as Mr. and Mrs. Calkins gave their addresses, and it was evident that God was dealing very definitely with many hearts. At the close of the meeting a very large number responded to the call for full surrender and the communion rail was crowded with seekers. It is many years since such a scene was witnessed in Pembury Grove Chapel. God grant it may not be the last. (Rev.) E. Goode."

    Regents Parka and Hampstead. - "Our Saturday afternoon meetings at 102, Regents Park Road have been hours of great blessing during the winter and spring….At our last meeting on May 9, we had Mr. Reader Harris and Rev. H.R. and Mrs. Calkins with us. Mr. Calkins spoke from Luke 1:6, on the need of Zacharias of the filling of the Spirit, notwithstanding that he and his wife 'were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless,' and said that the 'whereby shall I know this,' proved his need of cleansing from unbelief, but that during these long months of dumbness he learnt to obey God. - "Agnes Moor, Sec."

Tongues of FIre, July 1896

  • Page 8: At Headquarters

    During the last week of the visit of Rev. H. and Mrs. Calkins, the American Leaders of the League, to this country, they conducted a Revival Mission of five days at Headquarters, from Wednesday, May 20, to Whit-Sunday. Bank Holiday following next day seemed but a continuation; and on the Tuesday a praise meeting was held, when many testified to great blessing received; and at the Thursday holiness meeting the same week Mr. Calkins gave his farewell message, sailing the next day again for America.

    From the first night God greatly blessed His servants' messages; Mr. or Mrs. Calkins giving the Word as the Lord led. One evening the Word came specially on the line of waiting on God with prayer and fasting, when John Wesley's testimony on this was quoted, as a habit he was won't to urge on his disciples.

    "God moves in the realm of law even though He Himself is the Author of it: He wants you up to His standard, He will never come down to yours," was a truth reiterated, and men and women were urged to get themselves out of the way, letting God have his way, to carry out the great purposes for which He had apprehended them.

    Two special services were held for the children, Mrs. Calkins addressing them on the opening evening of the mission and Mr. Calkins at the Sunday School, when many young hearts were touched and led to yield to the Lord.

    Bright new choruses were pleasing features of the meetings, one brother praising God in the Praise meeting for the "American legacy" of choruses.

    The attendances were good throughout, and night by night as the conduct of the after-meetings varied, souls were at the close found seeking blessing from the Lord.

    Whit-Monday followed on to crown the blessing, and we believe some in whose hearts the Spirit of God had been striving, found it to be a blessed thing to yield wholly to the Lord that night.

    Readers of "Tongues of Fire" are so familiar with the accounts of Bank-Holidays at Headquarters it is scarcely necessary to give a lengthened description. The day began with a good seven o'clock prayer meeting.

    A meeting for prayer at Speke Hall at 1:30 p.m., a march up to Clapham Common, with the Band from Long Ditton to lead, where the holiness demonstration was held. Good reinforcements from Brixton and other League Centers joined and helped in forming a splendid ring, from which many living, Holy Ghost testimonies to a wonderful salvation were given.

    One blessed line of testimony came continuously from a mother, two sons and two daughters, all of whom the Lord is using.

    Souls responded to the invitation at the close, and then after joining in singing, "Praise God from Whom all blessings flow," came the march back to the Hall; tea, and the evening meeting.

    As usual at these meetings, no plan was prearranged for the order of speakers - one after another gave short testimonies as the Lord led; Mr. Reader Harris presiding.

    Mrs. Harris was the first speaker, pointing out that as the dew came when Gideon's fleece was spread out, so the Holy Spirit will come when He is invited.

    Mrs. Maxwell said one verse had been specially with her this Whitsuntide, "The river of God is full of water." Psalm 65:9, R.V.

    Miss Sturdee illustrated "Yield yourself" by a lesson learnt in dimming, if she wanted to swim she must "lift both feet."

    Mr. Akhurst, League Secretary from East Finchley, followed, testifying to the blessing received at the mission held by Miss Schofield and Miss Sturdee, and how the Lord had taught him to "let go" the things that held him back. He was living now consciously in the presence of the Lord.

    The Secretary of the baby Centre, Mr. Williams, of Waltham Cross, gave a note of praise for the mission just held in their church.

    A friend from Islington: "I will wait for the God of my salvation, my God will hear me." Micah 7:7.

    Then a testimony followed from a youth saved at the open air meeting on Clapham Common last August Bank Holiday. He gave three short rules, "Go all the way; give up all; be willing to die to all.

    Several more followed, and then came a message from Miss Isabella Leonard, of America, whom many were indeed glad to see again in restored health and strength. She said, "Scores here are wishing they knew the joy that has been testified to here. I have been out in Arizona, a desert until the river flowed in, then they were not much benefited till the people made ditches. Surely the kingdom of God is near, it is a terrible responsibility to you to dig deep ditches; won't you cry out, 'Lord, help me to dig the ditches.'"

    Mrs. Calkins gave a word from Rev. 22:1-5: The pure river. I'm so glad the river has reached over to America, the wondrous river of life, the Holy Ghost living forever. Where the river comes, no more curse. Glory to God for a salvation that has taken away the curse.

    Mr. Calkins said how it used to be the theory of his life - God is - then if He is I ought to know Him, and speak to Him, and hear Him speak to me. He ought to be able to communicate Himself to me, as no finite being can. This theory has become real, I tell solely, it has become perfectly true, I know Him.

    The closing message was given by Mrs. John W. Johnson, of Sunderland.She said one thought was filling her heart that night, concern for those who were not at rest in the Lord. She passed on four little words in Psalm 37: "Trust in the Lord." "Delight thyself in the Lord." "Commit they way unto the Lord." "Rest in the Lord," giving in the message a blessed personal testimony of how the Lord had led her into perfect rest.

    As the meeting closed very many pressed forward to have that night a personal dealing with the Lord. Praise him for another Bank Holiday!

1903

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illiinois

498. Harvey Reeves Calkins

Alumni record of the College of liberal arts, page 189

Born 11 April 1866, at Valparaiso, Inc. Prepared in Northwestern University Academy. A.B. 1890, B.D., Garrett Biblical Institute. Hinman. Beta Theta Pi. Hinman and Deering prizes. Class president in the sophomore year. Travel abroad, 1890-91. preaching at Colorado Springs and Denver, in Colorado Conference, 1891-94; preaching at Sheffield Avenue Church, Chicago, Rock River Conference, 1894-1900, except on year abroad in 1896. Pastor of Grant Road Church, Bombay, India, 1900-. American secretary of the Pentecostal League (International Prayer Union), 1891-. Editor of "Tongues of Fire," a religious monthly, 1895-1900. Married (1) Helen May Pearsons (No. 519), 8 July 1890, at Evanston; she died 27 March 1893, at Colorado Springs, Colo. (2) Ida Von Holz (Ohio Wesleyan University), 3 Oct 1894, at Concinnati, Ohio. Child - Helen, born 9 July 1899. Residence, Bombay, India, via Brindisi.

1903

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

519. Helen May Pearsons.

Alumni record of the College of liberal arts

Born 4 Dec. 1865, at Evanston, Ill. Prepared in Northwestern University Academy. Ph.B. Alpha Phi. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1892. Private tutor, 1888-89; Instructor in Latin and History in the Misses Smead Seminary for Girls, Toledo, O., 1889-90. Married Rev. Harvey Reeves Calkins (No. 498), 8 July 1890, at Evanston, Ill. Died March 1893, at Colorado Springs, Colo.

1903

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

23. Henry Alonzo Pearsons.

Alumni record of the College of liberal arts

Brother of No. 519 and Father of No. 830. Born 14 Aug. 1843, at Bradford, Vt. Entered from Northwestern University Academy. A.B. Sigma Chi. President of Alumni Association, 1890-91. Enlisted as Private in Co. F, 8th Illinois Cavalry, 2 Sep. 1861; soon promoted to 1st Sergeant; 2nd Lieutenant, 1 March 1864; 1st Lieutenant, 5 Jan. 1865. Mustered out 22 July 1865. Since the ear in real estate business, also loan broker and banker. Trustee of Northwestern University, 1880-90. Graduated 1866 as of class of 1862. Married Catherine J. West of Uniontown, Pa., 3 Jan. 1867.

Child — Harry Putnam, born 15 Jan. 1873. (No. 830). Residence, 1718 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Ill.

1906

Annual report of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Directory of Foreign MIssionaries, page 564.

Directory of Foreign Missionaries: Harvey R. and Mrs. Ida V. Calkins, Cawnpore, India (Rock River).

S.S. Parisian

Glasgow to Boston, arriving July 1910

The S.S. Parisian was the first North Atlantic mail steamer built of steel and the first built with bilge keels to reduce the ship's rolling on the waves. The ship could accommodate 150 first-class passengers, 100 second-class passengers, and 1,000 third-class passengers. The S.S. Parisian was built in Glasgow and first launched in 1880. In 1902 the ship was equipped with the first Marconi wireless telegraphy. The S.S. Parisian played a role in the Titanic disaster but although did not find any survivors when searching the wreck site. The S.S. Parisian was scrapped in 1914.

1912

Page 1: Y.W. To Meet at One Today.

The Minnesota Daily, The University of Minnesota, May 9.

Dr. Harvey R. Calkins of India will speak at the Y.W.C.A. meeting today. Dr. Calkins is here for the Methodist conference, and has spoken in Minneapolis several times. On account of the academic council election at 12 o'clock the Y.W.C.A meeting will be at 1 p.m.

1913

Page 8: Dr. Coker's Missionary Parliaments.

The Christian Educator: A Quarterly Magazine of Facts, May 1913.

The Men's Movement was ably represented by Rev. Fred D. Fisher, of New York City; the work of the Board of Education by Dr. J.W. Hancher, and our great Foreign Missionary enterprise by Rev. Harvey R. Calkins and Rev. A.A. Parker, both foreign missionaries at home on furlough.

A Man and His Money by harvey reeves calkins

A Man and His Money
A Man and His Money

Book Review: By Harvey R. Calkins. Originally published 1915 by The Methodist Book Concern. True stewardship is a Christian principle too much neglected in practice though recognized as an ideal. The Methodist Stewardship secretary here gives us a careful, historical, and romantic study of the subject - not primarily Biblical but wholly practical and Christian. It is not a mere theoretical discussion, but one filled with concrete face and human interest. Pastors and speakers will find here valuable material for addresses.

 
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1920

U.S. Passport Application, August 11, 1920

State of New York, County of New York

I, Harvey R. Calkins, a native and loyal citizen of the United States, hereby apply to the Department of State, at Washington, for a passport, accompanied by my wife.

I solemnly swear that I was born at Valparaiso, Indiana, in the State of Indiana, on the 11 day of April, 1866; that my father, William T. Calkins, was born in New York state and is now deceased; that I have resided outside the United States at the following places for the following periods: India, from 1900 to 1910; that I am domiciled in the United States, my permanent residence being at 2016 Sheridan Road, Evanston, in the State of Illinois, where I follow the occupation of missionary; that I am about to go abroad temporarily; that I intend to return to the United States within five years with the purpose of residing and performing the duties of citizenship therein; and that I desire a passport for use in visiting the countries hereinafter named for the following purpose: Misisonary lectures in Japan, China (Hong Kong), Malaysia, India.

I intend to leave the United States from the port of Vancouver, sailing on board the Empress of Asia on August 26, 1920.

My last passport was obtained from Washington, D.C., on 1890 and was mislaid.

Oath of Alegiance: Further, I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion: So help me God.

Signature of applicant: Harvey R. Calkins.

Sworn to before me this 9 day of August, 1920

Elma V. Waldron, Agent, Department of State.

Affidavit of Identifying Witness.

I, Harry Farmer, solemnly swear that I am a native citizen of the United States; that I reside at Madison, N.J.; that I have known the above-named Harvey R. Calkins personally for 22 years and know him to be a native citizen of the United States; and that the facts stated in his affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Witness: Harry Farmer, Secretary

Board, Foreign Missions

150 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA

Sworn to before me this 9 day of August, 1920

Elma V. Waldron, Agent, Department of State

Applicant desires passport to be sent to the following address:

c/oPassport Agency, New York City, NY, USA

S.S. American Trader

from London to New York, arriving July 25, 1927

The S.S. American Trader was a steam-powered passenger and cargo ship built in 1920 at the Hog Island Shipyard in Philadelphia, Penn. The ship was known as the S.S. Sitkum and S.S. Marne before it was acquired for U.S. Lines Co. in 1924 and renamed the S.S. American Trader. The S.S. American Trader operated between London and New York until 1940 as part of the American Merchant Lines. The ship was capable of carrying 800-900 tons of cargo in addition to passengers. In February of 1940 the ship was sold to Belgium and renamed the S.S. Ville de Hasselt. On August 31, 1940, the ship was hit by a torpedo from a German U-boat and sank about 100 miles northwest of the Outer Hebrides. The ship's 52 crew members and all 10 passengers were rescued.

1929

Page 8: Denville Community Church

Rockaway Record, Rockaway, N.J., April 4, 1929

The recent missionary Sunday in the church resulted in the following classes pledging support of an Indian Boy in School this next year: Mrs. Doll's class; Busy Bee Class; Queen Esther class; Lo-te-wo class; Mrs. Samuel Peer's class; Mr. Kengeter's class; Young Men's Bible class; also the Junior League of the Church. The Unity Bible Class are contributing to an emergency sick fund of a native District Superintendent of Lucknow Conference, India. A teacher has pledged support of a native preacher next year.

The School Board have contributed $75 to the World Service apportionment of the church and have sent the balance of this last year's missionary money to the Permanent Endowment Fund of the Theological Seminary of Fuchow, China, at the direction of Professor Philip S.S. Yu, who will return to become President of that institution.

Dr. Harvey R. Calkins, of Lucknow Conference, India, will direct the use of the above funds for India.

The services Sunday will be in charge of the three local preachers of this church.

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