Excerpt from The Christian Annual: For the Year of Our Lord 1912 The first Annual published by the Christians was edited and compiled by B.M. Stoddard in 1897. The title was The Christians Annual. Of this publication the Herald of Gospel Liberty had this to say: The Christians Annual, for the year 1897 is the successful beginning of a work that ought long since to have been done. The book contains a mass of information that makes it valuable to all interested in our own people, and it is indispensable to all workers. The publication bears the imprint of The Christian Publishing Association with B. M. Stoddard as Agent for the years 1897, 1898, and 1899. For the year 1900 it bears the imprint of The Christian Publishing Association without naming any one as editor. The year 1901 was without issue, the Agent getting out an enlarged edition of the Herald which contained all the Information, statistics, and references usually found in the Annual. This year the Rev. W. D. Samuel was Agent for the Association. For the years 1902, 1903, and 1904, the imprint is that of The Christian Publishing Association, with J. N. Hess, Agent. For the years 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, and 1911, the publication bears the name of Rev. Henry Crampton as editor. That the publication has been well edited and developed to a high degree of literary character is well attested, and if the same high standard shall be maintained the present management shall be worthy of congratulations. For many years prior to the issuing of The Christian Annual, the Christian Almanac and Year Book was published, and in many ways served the purpose for which it existed. It is horably crowned in giving place to its worthy successor. In presenting this number I wish to ackwledge the prompt and efficient service of the Conference Secretaries, and take pleasure in saying that only a few were tardy in furnishing the reports of their conferences. It would be too much to expect that a work produced under such limitations of time and service should be entirely free from errors, both of omission and commission, but twithstanding all its defects, it yet contains an amount of information concerning the Christians and their definite activities, which will prove a great advantage to all its readers. Very special care has been taken to have the names of ministers and their post-office addresses correct, which fact is also true of the names of churches and church clerks, in some instances writing to persons for the spelling of a single name. But with all its errors and defects, its value and its virtue. It is given to the brotherhood with the hope that it may be a blessing to all its readers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.