Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909

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Pastor of Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, and minister at large.

From the description of Letter : Burlington, N.J., to Amzi Dodd, Newark, N.J., [18--] May 23. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28328263

Epithet: American Presbyterian minister

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x0000d9

Theodore Ledyard Cuyler (January 10, 1822-February 26, 1909) graduated from The College of New Jersey (later known as Princeton University) in 1841, and was ordained as a minister in 1848. On March 17, 1853, he married Annie E. Mathiot (d. July 12, 1915). In 1854, Cuyler founded the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in New York City. He was Brooklyn's leading proponent of the YMCA after he moved to Brooklyn, circa 1859. Cuyler also helped found the National Temperance Society and its publication house in 1865, serving as the Society's president from 1885 to 1893. Cuyler began serving as pastor of Brooklyn's Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1860 and remained at that church until 1890. In 1885, Culyer started the Sunday Mission School on lower Atlantic Avenue in order to bring the Christian religious faith to the poor. The Sunday Mission School was soon known as Cuyler Presbyterian Church, located at 360 Pacific Street. In 1902, he published Recollections of a Long Life . Cuyler resided at 176 South Oxford Street.

From the guide to the Theodore L. Cuyler correspondence, 1860-1890, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

Minister of Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1860-1890; and founder of the National Temperance Society.

From the description of Correspondence, 1872-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155461289

Presbyterian minister, Burlington and Trenton, New Jersey, 1846-1853, and New York City and Brooklyn, New York, 1853-1890; author and lecturer.

From the description of Lincoln - after thirty years, [1895]. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28637377

Presbyterian clergyman, writer.

From the description of Theodore Ledyard Cuyler notecard [manuscript], 1[18]88 Dec. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 191118542

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creatorOf Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909. Autograph letter signed T[heodore] L[edyard] Cuyler to: Dear Brother [James William] Kimball February 3, 1868. Wellesley College
creatorOf Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Autograph signature, between late 1830s and 1846 Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXXXV (ff. 273). 2 May-July 1881.includes:f. 1 William Sergeant Lee: Letter to W. E. Gladstone: 1881.ff. 4, 105 John Medows Rodwell, Rector of St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate; oriental scholar: Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1874-1891.f. 6 Ju... British Library
creatorOf Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909. Lincoln - after thirty years, [1895]. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909. [Letter] 1895 March 11, Brooklyn [to] William Shriver, Baltimore, Md. / Theo. L. Cuyler. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
referencedIn Dunnington, F. P. (Francis Perry), 1851-1944. Matters concerning the University Temperance Hall [manuscript], [1895?] University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Colles family papers, 1801-1957 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Colles family. Colles family papers, 1801-1957. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cuyler, Theodore, 1822-1900. Correspondence, 1872-1900. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916. Papers, 1818-1956. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Davidge, William Pleater, 1814-1888,. Autograph letter signed from William Pleater Davidge, Brooklyn, to Doctor -- , 1858 November 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909. To the catalpa-tree : manuscript, 1861 May 18. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Bellamy, Joseph, 1719-1790. Princeton, N.J., manuscript, 1842-1918. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909. Letter : Burlington, N.J., to Amzi Dodd, Newark, N.J., [18--] May 23. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Augustus Mendon Lord collection, Lord (Augustus Mendon) collection, (bulk 1876-1908), 1778-1908 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Morrell family. Correspondence and papers, 1808-1909. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Webster, E. F. Autograph letters, 1873-1899. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909. Theodore Ledyard Cuyler notecard [manuscript], 1[18]88 Dec. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Theodore L. Cuyler correspondence, 1860-1890 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909. To the catalpa-tree : manuscript, 1861 May 18. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904. Alonzo B. Cornell papers, 1830-1904. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Childs, George William, 1829-1894. person
associatedWith Colles family family
associatedWith Colles family. family
associatedWith Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904. person
associatedWith Davidge, William Pleater, 1814-1888, person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Dodd, Amzi, 1823-1913. person
associatedWith Kimball, James William, 1812-1885. person
associatedWith Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Lord, Augustus Mendon, 1861-1941 person
associatedWith Morrell family. person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
associatedWith National Temperance Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton Theological Seminary. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. corporateBody
associatedWith Shriver, William P. (William Payne), 1872-1957. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. person
associatedWith Webster, E. F. person
associatedWith Yale University. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
South Africa, Africa
Ireland, Europe
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Presbyterian Church--New York (State)--Kings County
Clergy--New York (State)--Kings County


Birth 1822-01-10

Death 1909-02-26





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