lauradi at zS96dygpOq3sy8LbfhC_gOlhtA83x0g7wGRX8Xo3K1DL35-vm5-C6SV_ZlMlsTTLDGQk9YFKBTU.yahoo.invalid
Wed Jun 20 15:20:36 BST 2012
>>Even though the tower pre-dated Cutler's return to Boston in
The tower wasn't built until 1740. The 1723 construction was the
sanctuary. Cutler was back by Christmastime 1723.
The Massachusetts historical society has the early paperwork about the
bells in their Old North (Christ Church) collection.
The folder (box?) with the church's building records from 1729 - 1834
has " papers relating to the installation of the church's bells,
including correspondence with Abel Rudhall, bell-founder in Gloucester,
England, regarding the strength of the church's steeple, the weight of
the bells, their design, the mottos to be placed on the bells, and
Rudhall's receipts. "
I could try to find out what one has to do to see the actual
documents, if you think the text of the letters would answer any of
your questions. I've emailed the education contact at Old North to see
whether he knows of a connection with Governor Shute, but haven't heard
back. I have also emailed folks at Trinity NYC asking about the dates
of the bells that are now hung as a chime. They have been hung dead for
a long time, but I don't know *how* long.
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