Manning, William T.

Rector of New York’s Trinity Church 1908-21, Episcopal Bishop of New York 1921-46

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(1866-1949) English-born Episcopal Bishop of New York City 1921-46, led a major campaign to raise funds for additional construction on the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. His family moved to the US when he was 16. He became a deacon in 1889, and was ordained a priest in 1891. He was Rector of Trinity Church, New York 1908–21. During WW I, he served as a volunteer chaplain at Camp Upton. For his service during WWI, he was awarded the chevalier of the Légion d'honneur of France and an officer of the Order of the Crown of Belgium After the War, as Bishop of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manning led a $10M capital campaign to revive construction and complete more sections of the church. Under his direction, the cathedral employed and trained neighborhood men as skilled stonemasons and carvers during the decades of the continuing project. 3 ½ x 5 ¼ card signed as Episcopal Bishop of New York, undated but early-mid 1940s.

Condition: Very good, faint uniform toning
Type:Signed Card






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