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Horace Bushnell papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1291

Scope and Contents

Letters by and about Horace Bushnell collected by his daughter, Mary Bushnell Cheney in connection with her book: Life and Letters of Horace Bushnell (New York, Harper & Brothers, 1880). The earliest items are a letter from Bushnell's great-grandmother to his mother (n.d.) and a letter to him from his grandmother, Mary Bushnell (1823 June 7). The letters from Bushnell to his daughter, to friends, and to parishioners seeking advice were written between 1855 and 1874. Also in the collection is a marriage service he used. The letters (1876-1901) to Mary B. Cheney concerning her father and commenting on her book, were written by Cyrus Augustus Bartol, Amos Sheffield Chesebrough, N. H. Egleston, Edwin Pond Parker, and William W. Patton who each have essays or letters on Bushnell printed in her book.

Dates

  • 1823-1901

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In part, gift of Horace B. Learned in 1982.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1291

Overview

Letters by and about Horace Bushnell collected by his daughter, Mary Bushnell Cheney in connection with her book: Life and Letters of Horace Bushnell (New York, Harper & Brothers, 1880). The earliest items are a letter from Bushnell's great-grandmother to his mother (n.d.) and a letter to him from his grandmother, Mary Bushnell (1823 June 7). The letters from Bushnell to his daughter, to friends, and to parishioners seeking advice were written between 1855 and 1874. Also in the collection is a marriage service he used. The letters (1876-1901) to Mary B. Cheney concerning her father and commenting on her book, were written by Cyrus Augustus Bartol, Amos Sheffield Chesebrough, N. H. Egleston, Edwin Pond Parker, and William W. Patton who each have essays or letters on Bushnell printed in her book.

Biographical / Historical

Horace Bushnell: ordained in the Congregational Church, 1833; pastor of North Church, Hartford, Ct., 1833-1859; author of numerous books; tried and acquitted of heresy, 1850.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Horace Bushnell Collection
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
June 1982
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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