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From [William Francis] James in Fisher Street, Malvern, Australia, to [Lewis] Court.

Samuel Way, who looks to James for information about various Church matters, has sent a copy of the letter in which Court asked for various books, photos etc for the proposed permanent Bible Christian Centenary museum. Samuel will no doubt send some at least of the articles which Court asked for, and with the aid of Samuel's Chief Clerk at the Supreme Court, James is sending the following:.

- Six copies of James's book re `Father Hamarck??', which contains a picture of the first Bible Christian Church and Manse in Australia. With regard to James Way's pastorate at Burra there were 320 conversions and he also oversaw the erection of the largest Bible Christian Church in Australia. Burra was incidentally James's first ministerial appointment in Australia from 1884 to 1887. In the Manse at the side of the Church was born his dear son Alfred, who died at the age of twenty. At the time of his death his name was on the preaching plans of three circuits.

- Report of James Way's Jubilee, with a brief sketch of Revd. Samuel Keen, one of the most energetic and successful Bible Christian ministers in Australia - this item should be returned.

Methodist Union in Canada - An abject lesson for Australasian Methodism. This served as an handbook for years and is to be returned after use.

- Copies of Seven Years Pioneer Mission Work in Cardiff and Seven Years in Cardiff and after.

Since writing the above yesterday, many hours have been spent in different ways on the affairs of the Supreme Court over which Samuel Way is presiding. It is Samuel's office which is getting things together for the Centenary Museum. Mention is made of Methodist Union in Canada.