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Collection Number: 05123

Collection Title: R. T. Roche Book of Excerpts, 1870s

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Abstract Episcopal minister R. T. (Robert Timpany) Roche was born in 1823 and spent more than 50 years as a missionary and a clergyman in Canada and the United States. The R. T. Roche book of excerpts was compiled by Roche in the middle of the 19th century. The book contains hand-copied excerpts from several texts, at least two of which are concerned with alchemy and the fabled Philosopher's Stone. The markings in the book indicate that it was in Roche's possession during his years at St. Paul's Church of Philadelphia, ca. 1871, and St. James' Church of Eatontown, N.J.
Creator Roche, R. T. (Robert Timpany), b. 1823.
Language English.
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the R. T. Roche Book of Excerpts #5123-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Spencer Robinson of Winston-Salem, N.C., in April 2003 (Acc 99490).
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Robert Timpany Roche was born in February 1823. His parents, William and Mary Ann, resided in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Roche served as a missionary in the United States and as an Episcopal clergyman in both Canada and the United States. While living on Canada's Prince Edward Island, he served as rector for Georgetown and was elected to the Prince Edward Island Orange Association in February 1862. He was a grand officer in the organization and acted as its chaplain. His positions in the United States included pastorates in Riverton, N.J.; St. Paul's Church of Philadelphia; Christ Church of Muscatine, Iowa; Palatka, Fla.; Monticello, Fla.; and St. James' Church of Eatontown, N.J. The spelling of Roche's name is alternately given as "Roach" up to, at least, 1864.

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Book of excerpts compiled by Episcopal minister  R. T. Roche in the middle of the 19th century. The book contains hand-copied excerpts from several texts, at least two of which are concerned with alchemy and the fabled Philosopher's Stone. The markings in the book indicate that it was in Roche's possession during his years at St. Paul's Church of Philadelphia, ca. 1871, and St. James' Church of Eatontown, N.J.

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Book of excerpts compiled by Episcopal minister  R. T. Roche in the middle of the 19th century. The book contains hand-copied excerpts from several texts, at least two of which are concerned with alchemy and the fabled Philosopher's Stone. The markings in the book indicate that it was in Roche's possession during his years at St. Paul's Church of Philadelphia, ca. 1871, and St. James' Church of Eatontown, N.J.

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Book of excerpts #05123, Series: "Book of Excerpts, 1870s." Folder 1

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