Stephen Higginson Tyng Signed Slip (1800 – 1885), "Stephen H. Tang", 3.25 x 1.25, by the leading clergyman of the evangelical party of the Episcopal Church. He recognized that a new urban ministry was needed in parts of the city with growing numbers of immigrants. He instituted social service programs as well as altering church interiors to make people feel more welcome. Considered one of the greatest preachers of his day, this Episcopal clergyman served as rector of St. George's Church in New York City from 1845 to 1878; it is largely due to his efforts that Sunday Schools are such an integral part of American church life, hence his moniker "The Champion of Sunday Schools." Tyng converted J.P. Morgan to the faith and he in turn helped build a new church on East 16th Street and Rutherford Place, facing Stuyvesant Square in New York. Under Tyng, the new St. George served the rich and the poor together, with 2,000 children in its Sunday School. This bold, ink signature is in fine condition, with minor age toning and small crease at bottom.