AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THE REV. DONALD SAGE MACKAY, PASTOR OF ST. NICHOLAS COLLEGIATE CHURCH, THANKING MAJOR J. B. POND FOR HIS GENEROSITY.


- 37 words penned in black ink on a cream sheet of lettterhead folded once to form 4 sides, each approximately 6-3/4 inches high by 4-3/8 inches high. A raised symbol is printed in silver on the first side at top left. Signed "Donald Sage Mackay". There are some very light glue marks to the lower half of the letter with a light diagonal crease to the paper at top left. Good. Mackay writes to Major J. B. Pond of the Pond Lecture Bureau, New York City, thanking him and his wife for their generosity. "How kind you are! Mrs. Mackay and I owe you and Mrs. Pond a deep debt of gratitude for this fresh token of your generosity." Born in Scotland, Donald Sage Mackay [1863-1908] graduated as a lawyer from the University of Glasgow but found a calling to be a minister. Visiting America in 1889 with a letter of introduction to the Governor of Vermont, he was invited to become the pastor of the First Congregational Church in St. Alban's. After five years in St. Alban's and another five years as pastor of the North Reformed Church in Newark, N.J. Mackay had gained a reputation as a charismatic preacher and community leader. In 1900 he was invited to become pastor of St. Nicholas Collegiate Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in New York City. He remained there for the last eight years of his life. President Theodore Roosevelt attended the church when he was in New York City. Mackay died of pneumonia at the youthful age of 44.

Title: AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THE REV. DONALD SAGE MACKAY, PASTOR OF ST. NICHOLAS COLLEGIATE CHURCH, THANKING MAJOR J. B. POND FOR HIS GENEROSITY.

Author Name: Mackay, Rev. Donald Sage. (1863-1908). Minister in St. Albans, Vermont, and from 1900-1908 pastor of St. Nicholas Collegiate Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, New York City.

Categories: Religion,

Publisher: New York: December 8, 1900.: 1900.

Book Condition: Good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36454

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