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Northwest District (LCMS) H. A. C. Paul Correspondence

Identifier: NWD.37
The collection consists of letters in German (mostly handwritten) from H. A. C. Paul to fellow pastors or to the District Mission Board. The letters have been transcribed into Latin characters and have been translated into English. Also included is brief biographical material.


  • 1902 - 2009
  • Majority of material found in 1902 - 1902

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in German with English translations.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use Note

The Northwest District Archives is the owner of the materials in the H. A. C. Paul Collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Northwest District Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.


1 folder


Correspondence of H. A. C. Paul, President of the Northwest District (1909-1918), in German with English translations. Includes biographical material.

Biographical note:

The Rev. Heinrich August Carl Paul was born in Kassel, Germany, in 1858. He emigrated to South Australia and then to the United States. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, Springfield, Illinois, in 1889 and was ordained at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Blooming (Cornelius), Oregon. He also served parishes in Sherwood, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; Endicott, Washington; Denham, Indiana; and Goodland, Indiana. For reasons of health, he moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he died one day later on 21 April, 1922.

He was the first president of the Oregon and Washington (now Northwest) District of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod from 1899-1902. He married Emilie Noack in 1881 in Kapunda, South Australia.
Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) H. A. C. Paul Correspondence
Nolan R. Bremer
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Repository Details

Part of the Northwest District (Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod) Archives Repository

Northwest District Archives
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland Oregon 97211-6099 USA