Alexander Metcalf Fisher Papers
Scope and Contents
- 1803 - 1898
- Majority of material found within 1809 - 1822
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
5.8 Linear Feet ((16 boxes) + 1 art)
Biographical / Historical
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Former call numbers: MS Vault Fisher AM, MS Vault Section 5 Drawer 3, Z150.
The collection was first inventoried and verified in 1921-1922, and received partial arrangement and file description circa 1966 and 2015. Notes in typescript created circa 1966 were left in the folders with the material they describe. A collection file containing the original collection inventory can be found in Box 1.
Printed materials listed in the original inventory or legacy catalog records not found as of April 2018: Works of Virgil ("2 volumes bound together, London, 1794"), American Journal of Science and Arts (unspecified issues), and Catalogue of the members of the Connecticut Alpha of [the Phi Beta Kappa...] (1813).
- Andover Theological Seminary -- Students
- Beecher, Catharine Esther, 1800-1878
- Beecher, Edward, 1803-1895
- College students -- Connecticut -- New Haven
- College students -- Massachusetts -- Andover
- College teachers -- Connecticut -- New Haven
- College teachers -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- 19th century
- College teachers -- Religious life -- Connecticut -- New Haven
- Commonplace books -- United States -- 19th century
- Copper engravings (visual works) -- United States -- 19th century
- Day, Jeremiah, 1773-1867
- Diaries -- United States -- 19th century
- Emmons, Nathanael, 1745-1840
- Fisher, Alexander Metcalf, 1794-1822
- Fisher, Caleb, 1768-1862
- Fisher, Sarah Cushing, 1771-1835
- Fisher, Willard, 1796-1866
- Lectures -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- 19th century
- New Haven (Conn.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
- Physics -- Study and teaching -- Connecticut -- New Haven
- Yale College (1718-1887) -- Faculty
- Yale College (1718-1887) -- Religion
- Yale College (1718-1887) -- Students
- Guide to the Alexander Metcalf Fisher Papers
- By Ève Bourbeau-Allard
- May 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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