Sermons collection, 1640-1875.

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Sermons collection, 1640-1875.

Sermons collection, 1640-1875.

The Sermons Collection contains over two hundred sermons and sermon notes, for the period 1640 to 1875, written mainly by Congregational, Episcopal, and Unitarian ministers in New England, New York, and South Carolina. The subjects generally are explications of specific scriptural passages with occasional sermons devoted to public fasts and historic events, such as the expedition of Gen. William Pepperrell (1696-1759) in 1745, and the death of Connecticut Governor Gurdon Saltonstall (1666-1724). There are also religious essays (e.g., "The Mystery of Godliness" and "Marks of Growth in Grace" (undated), and "On politics ..." written in 1735). Of special interest is a sermon written in the Mohawk language by an unidentified French priest of the Catholic mission near Quebec, Canada, in 1810, as well as a sermon fragment pertaining to the rights of American colonists, ca. 1770. There is also an octavo volume, kept by an unidentified minister, entitled "Treatises on the Attributes of God." Many of the sermons in this collection were written by notable clergymen, including Mathew Henry (1662-1714), Timothy Edwards (1669-1758), Edward Bass (1726-1803), first Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, Jonas Clarke (1730-1805), and Samuel Langdon (1722/23-1797), president of Harvard College.

3 boxes.1 v. ; octavo.

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Henry, Matthew, 1662-1714

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English Biblical commentator. From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Chester, to Francis Tallents, 1696 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270474474 From the description of Autograph notes for a sermon : [n.p.], 1697 Jun. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270476851 ...

Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759

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Army officer and Colonial governor, of Kittery, Me. From the description of Letter, 1755 May 2. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70950078 From the description of Letter, 1737 June 22. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70944443 Pepperrell was a merchant, politician and soldier who served in the colonial governments in Massachusetts. Israel Williams was a soldier and commander of a Hampshire County regimen...

Bass, Edward, 1726-1803

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First Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts. From the description of Edward Bass papers, 1759-1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 654373132 Edward Bass was Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts, 1797-1803. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886194 Born in Dorchester. Graduated from Harvard 1747. Ordained to Episcopalian priesthood 1752. ...

Langdon, Samuel, 1723-1797

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Congregational clergyman and president of Harvard. From the description of Sermon on the character of a parent [manuscript], ca. 1790. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 642177271 Samuel Langdon (1723-1797) was the thirteenth President of Harvard College from October 14, 1774 to August 30, 1780. He presided over the college during the American Revolution. From the description of Papers of Samuel Langdon 1745-1790, 1902. (Harvard University). WorldCat record ...

Clark, Jonas, 1730-1805

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Clergyman. From the description of Jonas Clark papers, 1780-1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453517 Congregational clergyman and patriot, of Lexington, Mass.; surname also appears as Clarke. From the description of Rev. Jonas Clarke family papers, ca. 1660-1947 (bulk 1755-1805). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 456566386 From the description of Jonas Clarke collection, 1749-1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 500920937 ...

Saltonstall, Gurdon, 1666-1724

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Saltonstall (A.B. 1684) served as governor of Connecticut (1708-1724). From the description of A memorial offered to the General Assembly of his Majesties Colony of Connecticut holden in Hartford May 7th-10th, 1716 / by Gurdon Saltonstall [Esq.] : one of the trustees in Trust of the Mohegan Fields, in the Township of New London, for the use of Cesar, Sachem of Mohegan & his Indians; upon the occasion of wsch Cesar complaint to wsh Assembly, of wrong done him & his Indians in ...

Edwards, Timothy, 1669-1758

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Born in Hartford, Conn.; graduated from Harvard in 1691; first pastor of East Windsor, Conn. From the description of Heads of sermons, 1716-1717. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57065449 ...