The Dutch Dominie of the Catskills<br>By David Murdoch

- by Bruce E. McKinney

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The Rev. Doctor David Murdoch


A review and commentary by Bruce McKinney

Table of Contents
  • A review of The Dutch Dominie of the Catskills, a work of historical fiction written by the Rev. Doctor David Murdoch and published for the first time in 1861. The descriptions of Blacks in this book raise a question whether the descriptions reflect reality or prejudice.


  • The Doctrine of Caiaphas by the Rev. Doctor David Murdoch, a defense of his conduct and a narrative of the events that lead to his being asked to leave his position as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, New York (1860).


  • The obituary of the Rev. Doctor David Murdoch that was published in the Elmira Gazette shortly after his death on June 13th, 1861


  • Two obituaries of Tracy Beadle, Trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira and the man who opposed the Rev. Doctor David Murdoch and forced his resignation.


  • An excerpt from a First Presbyterian Church history (1955).


  • An excerpt from a Lake Street Presbyterian Church history (formerly the Second Presbyterian Church). (1961)