Pastors' Memoirs

The pdf files linked below are pages of "Memoirs -- 200 Years" - Soldiers of the Cross, 1785-1987, a collection of memorials for deceased ministers of what is now the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. The volume was published in 1988 by William D. Keene Jr.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints agreed to scan Mr. Keene's book and convert the contents  to a pdf file that could be posted on the Virginia Conference Web site, free of charge, and it is also accessible in their data library. The permission to publish files are available in the opening pdf files.
Because of the size of the files, they have been broken down into five  sections by page number. An index of all the names and page numbers where the memoirs can be found is available in the final section of pdf files or in the "Index" file. The files are still quite large, so patience is required while downloading.
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Index Pages
Pages 1-230
Pages 231-518
Pages 519-842
Pages 843-1200 


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