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John and George Sawyer Papers

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 18 Nov 2010

Biographical History

George Sawyer was a prominent minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church in New York State. His son Azariah H. Sawyer became a judge. The relationship of George Sawyer to John Sawyer is uncertain. The items relating to John are dated earlier; George's father's name was Manasseh so perhaps John was an elder brother or other relative.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The John and George Sawyer Papers consists of correspondence and a number of authorizations, in the names of each man, to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church. There are also a few miscellaneous other items, such as a subscription form for a seminary.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Sawyer, George.
Sawyer, John.

Corporate Bodies

Methodist Episcopal Church -- Clergy.
Methodist Episcopal Church -- New York (State)


Clergy -- United States.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

John and George Sawyer Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer, 1967.

Table of Contents

Church-related documents