Smith, B. B. (Benjamin Bosworth), 1794-1884

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Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

From the description of Benjamin Bosworth Smith papers, 1825-1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 664136572

Bishop, Educator.

Born in Rhode Island, Smith received a degree from Brown University in 1816. After his ordination into the priesthood of the Protestant Episcopal Church, he served in parishes in Massachusetts, Virginia, Vermont, and Pennsylvania before he moved to Lexington, Ky. in 1830 to assume the pastorate of Christ Church. Two years later, he was consecrated Bishop of Kentucky. After 1837, he gave up his parish in order to devote himself to the demands of his diocese. He also became Kentucky's first superintendent of public instruction, opened a girl's school in Louisville, and tried to raise funds for the Theological Seminary in his diocese. In 1868, he became Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States and moved to New York in order to fulfill his duties.

From the description of Benjamin Bosworth Smith papers, 1822-1883, 1870-1883 (bulk dates). (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 14396109

Bishop, Educator.

Born in Rhode Island, Smith received a degree from Brown University in 1816. After his ordination into the priesthood of the Protestant Episcopal Church, he served in parishes in Massachusetts, Virginia, Vermont, and Pennsylvania before he moved to Lexington, Ky. in 1830 to assume the pastorate of Christ Church. Two years later, he was consecrated Bishop of Kentucky. After 1837, he gave up his parish in order to devote himself to the demands of his diocese. He also became Kentucky's first superintendent of public instruction, opened a girl's school in Louisville, and tried to raise funds for the Theological Seminary in his diocese. In 1868, he became Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States and moved to New York in order to fulfill his duties.

From the description of Benjamin Bosworth Smith papers, 1832-1883. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 14438986

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hare, William Hobart, 1838-1909. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Bishop Smith, 1872 Nov. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Smith, B. B. (Benjamin Bosworth), 1794-1884. Benjamin Bosworth Smith papers, 1825-1882. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
referencedIn Gist, Henrietta Clay, 1828-1884. Henrietta Clay Gist letters, 9 January 1844-12 April 1844. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864. Papers, 1828-1871. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Upfold, George, 1796-1872. Autograph document signed : "Diocese of Indiana," to Bishop Smith, 1858 Aug. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ashton, Leonora Sill,. Bishops' and lay leaders' correspondence, 1788-1913. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Smith, B. B. (Benjamin Bosworth), 1794-1884. Benjamin Bosworth Smith papers, 1822-1883, 1870-1883 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Potter, Horatio, 1802-1887. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Bishop Smith, 1867 Feb. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Smith, B. B. (Benjamin Bosworth), 1794-1884. B.B. Smith letter : 1828. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
creatorOf Sumner, Charles Richard, 1790-1874. Autograph letter signed : St. James's Square, to Bishop Smith, "Tuesday evening" [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Smith, B. B. (Benjamin Bosworth), 1794-1884. Benjamin Bosworth Smith papers, 1832-1883. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Armitage, William Edmond, 1830-1873. Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, to Bishop Smith, 1866 Oct. 4 and 1873 Oct. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Robbins, Howard Chandler, 1876-1952,. Bishops' papers, 1761-1943. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Smith, B. B. (Benjamin Bosworth), 1794-1884. B. B. Smith papers, 1835-1934 [microfilm manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Bedell, Gregory Thurston, Bishop of Ohio, 1817-1892. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Bishop Smith [Bishop of Kentucky and presiding bishop], 1873 Sept. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Odenheimer, William Henry, 1817-1879. Autograph letter signed : Burlington, N.J., to Bishop Smith, 1869 Jul. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Beatty-Quisenberry family. Beaty-Quisenberry familty papers, 1798-1962. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, 1799-1873. Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Bishop Smith, 1873 Feb. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Onderdonk, Henry U. (Henry Ustick), 1789-1858. Miscellaneous pamphlets, 1815-1835. Virginia Theological Seminary, Bishop Payne Library
referencedIn Beall-Booth family. Beall-Booth family papers, 1778-1956. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Williams, J. (John), 1817-1899. Autograph letter signed : Middletown, to Bishop Smith, 1866 Aug. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852. Papers, 1820-1849. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Howe, William Bell White, 1823-1894. Autograph letter signed : Abbeville, to Bishop Smith, [Bishop of Kentucky and presiding Bishop], 1875 Sept. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Coit, Thomas Winthrop, 1803-1885. Record book, 1837. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn General Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.). Bishops' papers collection, 1724-1935, 1786-1935 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Smith, B. B. (Benjamin Bosworth), 1794-1884. Papers, 1831-1872. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Episcopal Bishops collection, 1778-1911 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Stevens, William Bacon, 1815-1887. Autograph letters signed (2) : Philadelphia and New York, to Bishop Smith, 1865 Oct. 28 and [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Paddock, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Henry), 1828-1891. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Bishop Smith, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Johns, John, 1796-1876. John Johns papers, 1819-1876. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
creatorOf Literary Confederacy (New York, N.Y.). Aeronaut collection, 1820-1822, 1877-1878. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Clarkson, Robert H. (Robert Harper), 1826-1884. Autograph letter signed : Chicago, to Bishop Smith, 1866 Feb. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf B. B. Smith Papers, ., 1835-1934 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
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associatedWith Ashton, Leonora Sill, person
associatedWith Attwell, Joseph Sandford. person
associatedWith Beall-Booth family. person
associatedWith Beatty-Quisenberry family. family
associatedWith Bedell, Gregory Thurston, Bishop of Ohio, 1817-1892. person
associatedWith Boswell, Harriet Richards Campfield. person
associatedWith Briscoe, James, Reverend. person
associatedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith Christ Church Episcopal (Lexington, Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Christ Church Episcopal (Lexington, Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Church of England corporateBody
associatedWith Church of England. Province of Canterbury. Archbishop. corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus (Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith Clarkson, Robert H. (Robert Harper), 1826-1884. person
associatedWith Coit, Thomas Winthrop, 1803-1885. person
associatedWith Coxe, A. Cleveland (Arthur Cleveland), 1818-1896. person
correspondedWith Croes, Robert B. person
associatedWith Cummins, George D. (George David), 1822-1876. person
associatedWith Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852. person
associatedWith Episcopal Church. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Church Temperance Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Diocese of Kentucky. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Diocese of Kentucky. Bishop (1832-1884 : Smith) corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Freedmans' Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. General Convention. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. General Convention 1871 : Baltimore, Md.) corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. House of Bishops. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. House of Bishops. Mexican Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Presiding Bishop (1868-1884 : Smith) corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Theological Seminary in Kentucky. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Theological Seminary in Kentucky. corporateBody
associatedWith Gallagher, John B., d. 1849. person
associatedWith General Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Gist, Henrietta Clay, 1828-1884. person
associatedWith Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. person
associatedWith Hare, William Hobart, 1838-1909. person
associatedWith Howe, William Bell White, 1823-1894. person
correspondedWith Johns, John, 1796-1876. person
associatedWith Lambeth Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith Literary Confederacy (New York, N.Y.) person
associatedWith McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, 1799-1873. person
associatedWith Odenheimer, William Henry, 1817-1879. person
associatedWith Paddock, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Henry), 1828-1891. person
associatedWith Payne, John, 1815-1874. person
associatedWith Perrin, G. H. person
associatedWith Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864. person
associatedWith Potter, Horatio, 1802-1887. person
associatedWith Robbins, Howard Chandler, 1876-1952, person
associatedWith Smith, Harriet L. person
associatedWith Stevens, William Bacon, 1815-1887. person
associatedWith St. Stephen's Church (Middlebury, Vt.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sumner, Charles Richard, 1790-1874. person
correspondedWith Tait, Archibald Campbell, 1811-1882 person
associatedWith Thompson, Eugene H. person
associatedWith Transylvania University. corporateBody
associatedWith Upfold, George, 1796-1872. person
correspondedWith Whittingham, William Rollinson, 1805-1879 person
associatedWith Wilberforce, Samuel, 1805-1873. person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, J. (John), 1817-1899. person
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Mexico
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Southern States
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Turkey
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African American clergy
Baptists--Relations--Episcopal Church
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Freedmen--Education
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Old Catholic Church--Relations--Episcopal Church
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Birth 1794

Death 1884

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