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Jezreel's Tower

Gillingham, England

Description of the Jezreelite Collection

These are materials published by the Jezreelite community of Kent, England, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This movement, also known as the "New and Latter House of Israel," inspired Benjamin and Mary Purnell to later establish the Israelite House of David community in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Our printed collection of Jezreelite community materials can be researched through our online catalog.

Materials presented here are primarily from the archives of Mary's City of David, now housed at Hamilton College.

Thank you to the Israelite House of David for the loan of issues of Free Press of the New Eve for digitization.


Research on site at Hamilton College

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Christian Goodwillie, Director and Curator of Special Collections and Archives
E-mail: cgoodwil (at) hamilton (dot) edu
Telephone: (315) 859-4447

Special Collections
Burke Library
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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Free press of the New Eve, New House or Body of Israel
Publication of the Jezreelite intentional community led by Michael K. Mills in Detroit in the 1890s. Mills was a disciple of James Jershom Jezreel and claimed to be his successor. Vol. 1, no. 1 (29th day of the 1st month, 1895)-. Holdings: vol. 0, iss. 0, 1, 1 (extra), and 21; vol. 2, no. 7 and 9; vol. 3, no. 4, 5, and 6., The graft at Detroit occurred March 12, 1895 when Benjamin Purnell had the ... [description clipped]
Messenger of wisdom and Israel's guide
A monthly publication of the New and Latter House of Israel, New Brompton, England, addressed to all sects and denominations. The Library owns v. 1, no. 2 (2 pages), v. 1, no.3 (16 pages), v. 1, no.9 (12 pages), v. 1, no.14 (28 pages), v. 1:no. 17 (4 pages, covers only), v. 1, no.23 (12 pages) and n.s. no. 23 (20 pages).
New eve: Leaves of healing
Publication of the community led by Prince Michael (Michael K. Mills) which settled in buildings formerly occupied by James Jershon Jezreel. An American, Mills was a disciple of Jezreel's and claimed to be his successor. Holdings: vol. 1, no. 4, 5, and 6.
Pioneer of wisdom
Periodical publication of the New and Latter House of Israel, London, England. Began with: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 4, 1889); Monthly, 1892-1903; Weekly, 1889-1891