Preston A. Laury to Carroll Herman Little, July 16, 1917
Description
Creators
Preston A. Laury, Correspondent
Carrol Herman Little
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
Handwritten letter from Preston Laury, president of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, to Carroll Herman Little on July 16, 1917. Laury encourages Little to accept the call as professor to the Seminary, and advises him to ensure that the housing is properly heated.
Notes
Includes envelope.

Carroll Herman Little (1872-1958) was a Lutheran pastor, and a professor and administrator at the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada (later Waterloo Lutheran Seminary; now Martin Luther University College) in Waterloo, Ontario.

Little was born in Hickory, North Carolina in 1872. He was the eldest of ten children born to Rev. Marcus Lafayette Little (1848-1891) and Candace Mary Almetta Herman (1848-1947). Marcus L. Little, a Lutheran pastor and educator, was killed in a train accident in Newton, North Carolina on February 16, 1891.

C. H. Little received his early education and work experience in North Carolina, graduating from Gaston College in 1889. From 1888-1891 Little worked as editor of a newspaper founded by his father in Dallas, North Carolina. He also taught in North Carolina schools. After his father’s death, Little entered Roanoke College in Virginia, graduating with a BA (Classics) in 1893. From 1897-1898 he was enrolled in post-graduate studies in the Classics Department at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 1901 Little graduated from Mount Airy Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following in his father’s footsteps, C. H. Little was ordained by the Ministerium of Pennsylvania on June 3, 1901. After ordination he accepted a call to the Nova Scotia Synod, serving as pastor in the New Germany parish from 1901-1909, and the Mahone Bay parish from 1909-1911. From 1911-1914 he was housefather of Bethany Orphans’ Home in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. During this time he also served the Nova Scotia Synod as secretary (1904-1909), president (1911-1914) and editor of the Nova Scotia Lutheran (1907-1911). In 1914 Little was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. Little left Nova Scotia in 1914 when he accepted a call to the St. Lawrence Parish in Morrisburg, Ontario.

In 1917 C. H. Little accepted a teaching position at the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada (now Waterloo Lutheran Seminary) in Waterloo, Ontario. He remained at the Seminary for the rest of his career, retiring in 1947. In addition to his responsibilities as professor, Little also held various administrative roles including acting President, 1918-1920, 1929-1931, and 1942-44; Bursar, 1918-1933; and Dean, 1920-1927. Little continued to pursue his own education through correspondence studies with the Chicago Lutheran Seminary, receiving the degrees of BD and STM in 1924, and an STD in 1928.

Publications authored by C. H. Little include New Testament handbook (1941); Lutheran confessional theology : a presentation of the doctrines of the Augsburg Confession and the Formula of concord (1943); and Explanation of the book of Revelation (1950). He was a long time contributor to the Canada Lutheran, and held editorial positions for the publication.

Little married Edith Blanche “Bonnie” DeLong (1888-1974) on September 9, 1908 in Nova Scotia. They had ten children: Carolus DeLong, Herman Luther, Marion, Arthur Bernard, Robert Paul, Margaret Eileen, Ruth, Catharine, Florence Josephine, and John Frederick.

Carroll Herman Little died in Waterloo, Ontario on March 31, 1958.
Date of Original
July 16, 1917
Dimensions
Width: 20.5 cm
Height: 25 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
RG-102.13_2.6
Collection
Carroll Herman Little fonds
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 40.86173 Longitude: -78.73031
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Correspondence from Preston A. Laury to Carroll Herman Little, 16 July 1917, RG-102.13, File 2.6, Carroll Herman Little fonds, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Reproduction Notes
RG-102.13 Disc11
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

Full Text

341 Garrison Street, Bethlehem, Pa.

7.16.7

Dear Doctor Little,

Our letters crossed again, but no matter, your letter is important. You ought to be on hand the first week in September. There is only college work but it will afford you an excellent opportunity to get your bearings. We will devote that time chiefly to the languages. Greek, Latin, English & German. If Prof. Lincke refuses to teach Greek in English you will take some of that work. Also some of the classes in English.

Our courses can be outlined when we meet in Waterloo. Not all the subjects in Practical Theology must be taught this year. But Liturgies, Hymnology, Architecture, the subjects formerly taught by Rev. Voelker, but dropped when he became objectionable on account of the feeling of the boys against him, must be taken up this year. S.S. need not be taught this year. I will take care of Pedagogy under Psychology. Homiletics & Catechetics must be provided for. Missions & Comparative Religions I will take, especially the latter, if your hours are all taken.

Rev. Sorensen, no doubt told you all. He is generally reliable. The present system is positively inadequate to heat the building. But a new system will make the rooms habitable & comfortable, unless the wind is too high. Then you must seek ‘shelter’ in that part of the house not effected by the wind. Ask for a radiator in the kitchen.

If we had not put up a coal stove in the study which became a living room in cold weather, the family could not have survived. Insist on adequate heating facilities before you accept, for it is hard to get those comforts when you are on the ground.

Hoping you will see your way clear to accept the call, I remain, with hearty good wishes to all,

[signed] Preston A. Laury.

P.S. Be sure to ask any questions.

P.A.L.

(Envelope)

The Celebration Medal

Quadricentennal of the Reformation

1517-1917

The Philadelphia Committee

3120 Park Avenue, Philadelphia

The Rev. C.H. Little, D.D,

Morrisburg, Ont

Canada

Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

thumbnail








Preston A. Laury to Carroll Herman Little, July 16, 1917


Handwritten letter from Preston Laury, president of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, to Carroll Herman Little on July 16, 1917. Laury encourages Little to accept the call as professor to the Seminary, and advises him to ensure that the housing is properly heated.