Scope and Contents
The papers contain twenty-one items of correspondence, sermons, and manuscripts of Joseph Bellamy, theologian and minister of Bethlehem, Connecticut. He was a disciple of Jonathan Edwards and a prominent advocate of the New Light theology in the Great Awakening. Correspondents includeJohnathanEdwards, John Erskine, Samuel Finley, Samuel Hopkins, John Long, William Smith, and Benjamin Trumbull.
The papers came to Yale University in two gifts: from Dr. Harold S. Arnold in 1948 and from Mrs. David Bellamy in 1964. This collection has been filmed. See MICROFILM HM 4.
The researcher should note that the major part of Bellamy's papers is at the Case Memorial Library, Hartford Seminary Foundation, in Hartford, Connecticut.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.The entire collection is available on microfilm. Patrons must use HM 4 instead of the originals.
Existence and Location of Copies
Entire collection is also available on microfilm (235 frames on 1 reel, 35mm.) from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, at cost. Order no. HM4.
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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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
Gift of Dr. Harold S. Arnold in 1948 and of Mrs. David Bellamy in 1964.
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Language of Materials
The papers consist of correspondence, sermons and manuscripts of Joseph Bellamy, theologian and minister. In 1738 Bellamy became minister of the new parish of Bethlehem, Connecticut, where he remained until his death. He was a disciple of Jonathan Edwards and a prominent advocate of the New Light theology in the Great Awakening. Correspondents include Jonathan Edwards, John Erskine, Samuel Finley, Samuel Hopkins, John Long, William Smith, and Benjamin Trumbull.
- Bellamy, Joseph, 1719-1790
- Bethlehem (Conn.)
- Edwards, Jonathan, 1745-1801
- Erskine, John, 1721-1803
- Finley, Samuel, 1715-1766
- Great Awakening
- Hopkins, Samuel, 1721-1803
- Long, John
- Smith, William, 1697-1769
- Trumbull, Benjamin, 1735-1820
- United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
- Guide to the Joseph Bellamy Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Ruth Gay
- August 1981
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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