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Sermon Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: circa 1970

Biographical History

Nothing is known of the author(s) of these sermons, other than that he was a clergyman, probably a circuit preacher, traveling between the towns of Haddam, East Haddam, and Hadlyme, all situated on the Connecticut River in Middlesex County, Connecticut. Given the eighty-year date span, the sermons are likely from more than one author, though the differences in handwriting are not so extreme as to clearly indicate two authors.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Sermon Collection consists of 26 handwritten sermons. Some of the sermons bear two dates, suggesting they were used more than once on the circuit. The author(s) on occasion have also indicated weather conditions and the size of the congregation. Following is a list of the sermons in date order, giving date, text, and number of pages.

Arrangement of the Collection



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

See also the William N. Fanton Sermons; Tristan Gilman Sermons; Gyles Merrill Sermons.

Subject Headings


Clergy -- United States.
Preaching -- History.
Sermons, American.


Connecticut -- Religious life and customs.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Sermon Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 1969.

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