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John Margetts Bull Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: --
Date: circa 1980

Biographical History

John Margetts Bull (1812?-1897?) was an American Methodist clergyman.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The John Margetts Bull Papers consist of biographical material and photocopies of writings by Bull, including addresses, book reviews, essays, lectures, notes, reviews, and sermons. The latter constitute the bulk of the collection. They are of course religious in character, but also refer to current events and social questions of the time, such as a typhoid epidemic, the Great Rebellion (Civil War), and the characteristics of a good teacher.

Arrangement of the Collection

Material is arranged alphabetically.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has the papers of numerous clergymen as well as the records of a number of churches. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Bull, John Margetts.


Clergy -- United States.
Methodist Church -- Clergy.


New York (State) -- Manners and customs.

Genres and Forms

Book reviews.
Notes (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

John Margetts Bull Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Marian Bull Wheeler, February 1988. Given in honor of her father, Charles King Bull.

Table of Contents

Biographical material