Updated through online information from James C. Burke, Ph.D.. -- An examination of primary source documents housed at William M. Randall Library at the University of North Carolina shows that this organ was the same instrument built by William Goodrich in 1818. It was disassembled and installed in the new church building, then replaced by an organ by George Jardine in 1848. In a letter to George Jardine dated March 1848, the "old organ" was shipped to New York. Previously cited secondary sources stating that a new organ arrived from New York in sixteen boxes on 23 October 1839 appears to be in error. The actual bill of lading for the schooner "A.F. Thorn" is filed with documents concerning the organs in the St. James Collection. The contents of this shipment, however, did not include an organ. Source: St. James Collection. Wilmington, NC: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, William M. Randall Library, Special Collections. MS# 169, Box 4, File 10, File 17; MS# 169, Box 16, File 11
Updated through online information from James C. Burke, Ph.D.. -- An entry in the church records dated 23 October 1839 notes that the organ arrived on the schooner "A.F.Thorn." Source: McEachern, Leora Hiatt. Chronological History of St. James Parish, 1729-1979. Wilmington, NC: New Hanover County Public Library, North Carolina Room, 1982. 20.
Updated through online information from James C. Burke, Ph.D.. -- St. James Episcopal Church had its first services in it present building on 25 March 1839. Church records dated 23 October 1839 indicate that the organ arrived from New York in 16 boxes in October 1839. It was put up for sale in March of 1848 when replaced by an organ by George Jardine. [Sources: Block, Susan Taylor. Temple of Our Fathers: St. James Church (1724-2004). Wilmington, NC: Artspeaks Publishers, 2004. 85, n193; Tetterton, Beverly. Wilmington: Lost But Not Forgotten. Wilmington, NC: Dram Tree Books, 2005. 68; Wilmington Chronicle, 17 May 1848.]
The 23 March 1848 edition of the "Wilmington Journal" includes a stop list in the advertisement for the sale of the organÂ Â Â
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