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Jonathan Brace Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1906

Scope and Contents

Letters, journals, and sermons by or relating to Jonathan Brace, Congregationalist minister at First Congregational Church in Litchfield and Milford, Connecticut, 1785-1877. Some materials pertain to members of the Brace family, specifically Brace's mother, Lucy Mather Brace; his aunt, Fanny Brace; and his grandfather, Congressman Jonathan Brace (1754-1837).

Dates

  • 1785-1877

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Jonathan Brace Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Correspondence, 1785-1877. II. Papers, 1808-1876.

Extent

1.67 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.jonathanbrace

Overview

Letters, journals, and sermons by or relating to Jonathan Brace, Congregationalist minister at First Congregational Church in Litchfield and Milford, Connecticut, 1785-1877. Some materials pertain to members of the Brace family, specifically Brace's mother, Lucy Mather Brace; his aunt, Fanny Brace; and his grandfather, Congressman Jonathan Brace (1754-1837).

Biographical / Historical

Jonathan Brace (1810-1877) graduated from Amherst College in 1831 and pursued theological studies in Andover, Massachusetts; New Haven, Connecticut; and Princeton, New Jersey. In 1844, after having served as pastor of the Congregational Church in Litchfield, Connecticut, for about eight years, he resigned from his post. By the following year, he had resumed his ministry at the First Congregational Church in Milford, Connecticut.

Brace was married to Sarah E. Brace ( -1866), with whom he had a son, William Henry Brace ( -1846).

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.

Former call number: MS Vault 8:1.
Title
Guide to the Jonathan Brace Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Beinecke Staff
Date
June 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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