Finding aid created by: CMV
Date: 11 Oct 1979
|11 Mar 2010||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|7 Jan 2014||added Stephen Crane connection (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Title:||George Peck Papers|
|Quantity:||4.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American Methodist Episcopal clergyman, author, and President of Cazenovia Seminary, a Methodist-supported school in Madison County, New York. Collection includes correspondence (1793-1878); financial records (1823-1876); an autbiographical essay; diaries (1852-1875); notebooks (1856-1868); sermons; and personal memorabilia, including clippings, financial records, and photographs.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
George Peck (1797-1876) was an American Methodist Episcopal clergyman, author, and President of Cazenovia Seminary, a Methodist-supported school in Madison County, New York. Through his daughter Mary, he is the grandfather of American novelist and poet Stephen Crane.
Born on August 8, 1797 in Middlefield, New York, Peck was associated with the Methodist Episcopal Church throughout his life. He married Mary Myers on June 10, 1819 and the couple had five children: George Myers, Luther W., Mary, William Fletcher (died aged 7 months), and Wilbur Frank. Peck received his A.M. degree from Wesleyan University in 1835 and a D.D. from August College in 1840. He became president of Cazenovia Seminary in 1835, and was also the editor of the Methodist Quarterly Review and the New York Advocate. He died in Scranton, Pennsylvania on May 20, 1876.
The George Peck Papers consists of correspondence, financial material, memorabilia, miscellanea, published material, and writings.
Correspondence (1793-1878) includes personal, financial and business letters. Financial material (1823-1876) consists mainly of receipts. Memorabilia contains such articles as eyeglasses and a stereoscope card of Peck Hall. Published material consists of advertisements, clippings, and copies of Methodist Quarterly Review and The Ladies' Repository. Writings includes a set of diaries from 1852-1875, as well as articles, sermons and reports pertaining to the Methodist Episcopal Church for which Peck worked.
Correspondence and financial material are arranged chronologically. Memorabilia, published material, anmd writings are arranged alphabetically.
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Peck, George, 1797-1876.
Methodist Episcopal Church -- Clergy.
Clergy -- United States.
Clergy as authors.
Educators -- United States.
Methodists -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Autobiographies (literary works)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
George Peck Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||1819-1859 (39 folders)|
|Box 2||1860-1878 (13 folders)|
|Box 2||1823-1876 (6 folders)|
|Box 2||Business cards|
|Box 2||Golden wedding anniversary poem and program 1869|
|Box 2||Leather pouch|
|Box 2||Peck family genealogy|
|Oversize 1||Print of George Peck|
|Box 2||Railroad certificate|
|Box 2||Stereoscope card of Peck Hall|
|Box 3||Advertising materials|
|Box 3||Clippings 1838-1871|
|Box 3||Evangelical Alliance 1846|
|Box 3||The Ladies' Repository Jul 1843, Jun 1859, Apr 1860, Oct 1864|
|Box 3||Map of camp meeting ground 1869|
|Box 3||Methodist Quarterly Review Apr 1862, Jul 1880|
|Box 3||Miscellaneous 1853-1875|
|Box 3||Pamphlets 1832-1872|
|Box 3||Autobiographical sketch 1813|
|Box 3||Bank book 1863-1868|
|Box 3||Camp meetings 1870|
|Box 3||Camp accounts book 1821-1826|
|Box 3||Cash book 1837-1838|
|Box 3||Cash book 1870-1871|
|Box 3||Catholicity 1866|
|Box 4||1852-1863, missing 1857 and 1860 (10 volumes)|
|Box 4||1863, 1867, 1868, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1875 (7 volumes)|
|Box 4||Family record|
|Box 4||Farm book 1867-1868|
|Box 4||First Methodist Class at Ross Hill|
|Box 4||History of Sanford Charge|
|A transcript of this document is available in the finding aids files.|
|Box 4||History of the Sheshequin Charge 1868|
|Box 4||Journal 1846|
|Box 4||Memorandums of circuit travels 1816-1818|
|Box 5||Miscellaneous 1821-1861|
|Box 5||Miscellaneous notebooks 1856-1865 (3 volumes)|
|Box 5||Notebook 1868|
|Box 5||Report of the Committee on Pastoral Address|
|Box 5||The Seminary As It Relates to the Ministry|
|Box 5||Sermon notes 1820-1834, 1849-1860 (3 folders)|
|Sermons and speeches|
|Box 5||National evils and their remedy 1841|
|Box 5||The past and the present 1866|
|Box 5||Subscription book 1857|
|Box 5||Wyoming Camp Meeting Association stock record|
|Box 5||Wyoming District Meeting records 1871-1873|