Collection of Connecticut and Massachusetts sermons, 1681-1823.


Collection of Connecticut and Massachusetts sermons, 1681-1823.

Manuscript sermons, donated to CHS primarily during the 19th century, gathered into a single collection. About half were by ministers located in Connecticut, and the other half were by ministers in Massachusetts.

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes).


SNAC Resource ID: 7792507

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Connecticut Historical Society (person)

Robbins, Ammi Ruhamah, 1740-1813 (person)

Hobbey, William, 1707-1765. (person)

Webster, Samuel, 1718-1796 (person)

Buckminster, Joseph, 1751-1812 (person)

Congregational clergyman in Portsmouth, N.H. From the description of Joseph Buckminster sermon, 1797 July 11. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 173609868 Reverend Joseph Buckminster was born in Rutland, Massachusetts, in October 1751. Buckminster descended from ministers on both sides of his family, and entered Yale College at the age of 15. After receiving his bachelor's degree in 1770, Buckminster remained at Yale for further study, after which he mov...

Forbes, Eli, 1726-1804 (person)

Eli Forbes (1726-1804) was born Eli Forbush in Westborough, Mass., and changed his name during the French and Indian War when a Scottish officer convinced him he was spelling it wrong. He was a pupil of Ebenezer Parkman (1703-1782) and later married Parkman's daughter, Mary (1725-1776). He graduated from Harvard in 1751. During 1758 to 1759, he served as a chaplain in the Lake George campaigns of the French and Indian War, and later participated in the capture of Ticonderoga. ...

Marsh, Jonathan, 1714-1794 (person)

Trumbull, John, 1714 or -15-1757. (person)

Perkins, Nathan, 1748-1838 (person)

Burr, Aaron, 1716-1757 (person)

Clergyman and college president. From the description of Deed for sale of land in Fairfield township, Conn., 1738. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452376 Aaron Burr was born on January 4, 1716, to Daniel and Elizabeth Burr in Upper Meadows, Connecticut. He excelled in languages and sciences at Yale College, from which he graduated in 1735. He stayed at Yale for an additional year to study theology, supported by the Berkeley Foundation, during which he became in...

Messinger, Henry, dd 1695-1750. (person)

Robinson, Samuel, 1786-1875 (person)

Mather, Richard. (person)

Langdon, Timothy, 1758-1801 (person)

Woodbridge, John, 1644-1691. (person)

Dwight, Josiah, 1670/1-1748. (person)

Billing, Edward, 1707-1760 (person)

Rev. Billing served at Belchertown, Mass., 1740-1752, and was installed at Greenfield, Mass., Mar. 28, 1754. See Packard's History of Churches & Ministers ... (Boston, 1854), pp. 174-176, and Sibley's Harvard Graduates IX:22-28. From the description of Diary of Rev. Edward Billing of Cold Spring (Belchertown) and Greenfield, Mass., 1743-1756 [microform] (Historic Deerfield Library). WorldCat record id: 30855013 From the description of Diary of Rev. Edward Billing of Cold...

Hallock, Jeremiah, 1758-1826 (person)

Ellsworth, William L. (person)

Lathrop, Joseph, 1731-1820 (person)

Joseph Lathrop (1731-1820) was born in Norwich, Conn. He graduated from Yale College in 1754 and was ordained minister of the Second Parish in Springfield (now West Springfield), Mass., in 1756. He remained there until his death in 1820. Lathrop was considered a liberal Calvinist. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Yale in 1791 and from Harvard in 1811. From the description of Sermons, 1758-1813. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259486 ...

Tappan, David, 1752-1803 (person)

Tappan graduated from Harvard in 1771 and taught theology at Harvard. From the description of Papers of David Tappan, 1781. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972896 ...

Woodbridge, Timothy, 1656-1732 (person)

Kellogg, Ezra B. (Ezra Benedict), 1795-1878 (person)

Eckley, Joseph, 1750-1811 (person)

Joseph Eckley (1750-1811) was born in London and moved to America to settle in New Jersey around 1767. He graduated from Princeton in 1772 and was licensed by the Presbytery of New York in 1776. In 1779, he was ordained pastor of the Old South Church in Boston, Mass., where he served until 1811. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Princeton in 1793 and he died in Boston. From the description of Commonplace book, 1774-1782. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record...

Robinson, John, dd 1668 or-9-1727. (person)

Parkman, Ebenezer, 1703-1782 (person)

Reverend Ebenezer Parkman was born in 1703 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of William and Elizabeth (Adams) Parkman. He graduated from Harvard College in 1703 and received his M.A. in 1724. In 1722, he began to preach, and in 1724, he and Jacob Eliot, a graduate of Harvard in 1723, were chosen by the Westborough town meeting as candidates to become the town’s first minister. Parkman was called by the town and ordained on October 28, 1724. He and Mary Champney were married in 1724 and became...

Checkley, Samuel, 1696-1769 (person)

Samuel Checkley (1695/6-1769) was born and died in Boston, Mass. He received an AB degree from Harvard College in 1715, and an AM in 1718. He was ordained in 1719 and was minister of the New South Church of Boston from 1719-1769. Checkley was an Overseer of Harvard College and in 1725 was chosen Chaplain of the House of Representatives. His published works included: _The Death of the Godly_ (Boston, 1727); _The Christian Triumphing over Death ..._ (Boston: Samuel Webb, 1765); and others. ...

Tyler, Lemuel, 1761-1810 (person)

Clergyman, of Preston, Conn. From the description of Lemuel Tyler sermon, 1788 Sept. 1. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71129284 ...

Hawley, Rufus, 1740-1826. (person)

Stiles, Abel, 1709-1783 (person)

Congregational clergy. From the description of Sermons, 1740-1759. (Andover Newton Theological School). WorldCat record id: 13619475 ...

Mather, Samuel, dd 1706-1785. (person)

Kellogg, Ebenezer, 1789-1846 (person)

Ebenezer Kellogg (1789-1846), educator at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts (1815-1846), born in Vernon, Connecticut. From the description of Ebenezer Kellogg diary, 1817-1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478046 ...

Brattle, William, 1662-1717 (person)

Standard text at Harvard until the 1770s. From the description of Compendium logicae secundum principia D. Renati Des:cartes catechisticé propositum / per Dom. Brattle, in usum pupillorum ; A compendium of logick according to the modern phylosophers extracted from Le-grand and others their systems / by Mr. Brattle, in usum pupillorum : manuscript, 1707. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612843242 Brattle (A. B. 1680) was a Boston minister. From the descr...

Danforth, John, 1660-1730 (person)

Mills, Samuel John, 1743-1833 (person)

Woodbridge, Ephraim, 1680-1725. (person)

Laidlie, Archibald, 1727-1779 (person)

Wood, Luke (person)

Whitney, Josiah, 1731-1824 (person)

Clap, Thomas, 1703-1767 (person)

Graduate of Harvard (1722); pastor at Windham, Connecticut (1726-1740); rector and president of Yale College (1740-1766). From the description of Arguments for the doctrine of original sin : [New Haven], 1759. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146138 ...

Frost, Henry, 1785-1843 (person)

Green, Jacob, 1722-1790 (person)

Reverend Jacob Green was born at Malden, Massachusetts, in 1722. He graduated from Harvard in 1744 and set out for Georgia with Reverend Whitefield. When they reached Elizabethtown, New Jersey, Green decided to remain there where he studied divinity under the Reverend Jonathan Dickinson; he became the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, in 1746. Despite being a member of the clergy, Rev. Green took an active role in political issues, throwing his suppor...

Heaton, Stephen. (person)

Keep, John, 1749-1784 (person)

Williams, Eleazer, 1688-1742. (person)

Merrick, Noah, 1711-1776. (person)

Mather, Increase, 1639-1723 (person)

"Increase Mather, the youngest son of the Reverend Richard Mather of Dorchester, and the father of Cotton Mather, has been described as the 'foremost American Puritan' of his generation. Teacher of the Second Church of Boston for more than fifty years, President of Harvard College from 1685 to 1701, agent for Massachusetts Bay in England to request the return of the Charter, and the author of approximately 175 books, pamphlets, prefaces and printed sermons, Mather was intimately involved in poli...

Miller, Jonathan, 1761-1831 (person)

Phillips, George, 1664-1739. (person)

Newell, Abel, 1730-1813 (person)

Woodbridge, Benjamin, 1712-1785 (person)

Ely, Zebulon, 1759-1824 (person)

Strong, Lyman, 1781-1861 (person)

Church, Aaron. (person)

Gallaudet, Peter Wallace, 1756-1843 (person)

Langdon, Samuel, 1723-1797 (person)

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 ...

Austin, Samuel, 1760-1830 (person)

Samuel Austin (1760-1830), Congregational minister, was graduated from Yale College in 1783 and was a New-Light disciple of Jonathan Edwards. He first preached at the Fair Haven Church in New Haven, Conn., from 1786 to 1790; from 1790 until his dissociation in 1818, Austin served as minister at the First Congregational Church in Worcester, Mass. From 1815 to 1821, he was president of the University of Vermont, following which he assumed the pulpit of the First Congregational Church in Newport, R...

Ashley, Jonathan, 1712-1780 (person)

Jonathan Ashley, the son of Jonathan and Abigail (Stebbins) Ashley was born in Westfield, Mass., Nov. 11, 1712. He graduated from Yale College in 1730, where he studied theology. Jonathan was a teacher in Suffield, Conn., until Nov. 8, 1732, when he was ordained as pastor of the Congregational Church in Deerfield. In 1736 he married Dorothy Williams, whose father was also a minister. Ashley was socially prominent in Deerfield, as a minister ranked high in the town hierarchy. He supplemented his ...

Williams, Samuel, 1743-1817 (person)

Samuel Williams (1743-1817) was the son of Rev. Warham Williams (1699-1751) of Waltham, Mass. In 1761 he graduated from Harvard College and became minister of Bradford, Mass., until 1779 when he was chosen professor of philosophy at Harvard. Williams was a member of the American Philosophical Society, helped organize the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and served on various state commissions. Forced to resign his post at Harvard due to a scandal involving forgery, Williams moved to Rutlan...

Parish, Elijah, 1762-1825 (person)

Williams, William, 1665-1741 (person)

Strong, Joseph, 1729-1803 (person)

Johnson, John B. (John Barent), 1769-1803 (person)

Rodgers, John Augustus, 1848-1933 (person)

Tucker, John, 1719-1792 (person)

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Bean, Joseph, 1716-1784 (person)

Grad. Harvard 1748. From the description of Diary : 1741 February - 1744 January. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 32721161 ...

Hopkins, D. L. (person)

McLean, Allen, 1781-1861 (person)

Parsons, David, 1749-1823 (person)

Balch, William, 1704-1792 (person)