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Joseph Bellamy papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 609

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.

Dates

  • 1752-1785

Creator

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

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.0609

Overview

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.
Title
Guide to the Joseph Bellamy Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Ruth Gay
Date
August 1981
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

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours