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Edward Tallmadge Root family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1248

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, diaries, sermons, essays, speeches, and printed matter relating to E. Tallmadge Root's service as a Congregational minister in churches in New England, 1890-1935. Included also are speeches made in connection with his candidacy in Massachusetts for governor (1940) and Senator (1944) for the Prohibition Party. Personal papers include autograph albums, family account books, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous family correspondence. One-third of the papers consist of diaries kept by E. Tallmadge Root from 1874 to 1948; by William Scott Root from 1874 to 1880; and by other family members from 1842 to 1899.

Dates

  • 1804-1948
  • Majority of material found within 1874 - 1948

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for 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

Gift of Dorothy C. Root, 1981 and 1983.

Extent

3.5 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

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1248

Overview

Correspondence, diaries, sermons, essays, speeches, and printed matter relating to E. Tallmadge Root's service as a Congregational minister in churches in New England, 1890-1935. Included also are speeches made in connection with his candidacy in Massachusetts for governor (1940) and Senator (1944) for the Prohibition Party. Personal papers include autograph albums, family account books, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous family correspondence. One-third of the papers consist of diaries kept by E. Tallmadge Root from 1874 to 1948; by William Scott Root from 1874 to 1880; and by other family members from 1842 to 1899.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Tallmadge Root: clergyman; graduate, N.Y. Classical Institute, 1883; A.B., Yale, 1887, B.D., 1890; ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church, 1890; pastor, Second Congregational Church, Baltimore, 1891-1896, Elmwood Temple Congregational Church, Providence, 1896-1904; secretary, R.I. Federation of Churches, 1903-1912, Mass. Federation of Churches, 1904-1930; pastor, Congregational Church, Westmore, Vermont, 1933-1935; prohibition candidate for governor, 1940, for U.S. Senator, 1944.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Edward Tallmadge Root Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Lynn J. Stewart
Date
March 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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