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John Bouton Lawrence papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 982

Scope and Contents

The John Bouton Lawrence papers consist of unpublished prose and poetry written by Lawrence on such themes as ancient civilizations, religious feelings, and the moral condition of the contemporary world. The papers also include correspondence with various publishers, editors, and famous people to whom Lawrence sent his works.

Dates

  • 1926-1946

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are 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 John Bouton Lawrence, 1944-1946.

Extent

1.25 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.0982

Overview

The John Bouton Lawrence papers consist of unpublished prose and poetry written by Lawrence on such themes as ancient civilizations, religious feelings, and the moral condition of the contemporary world. The papers also include correspondence with various publishers, editors, and famous people to whom Lawrence sent his works.

Biographical / Historical

John Bouton Lawrence, B.D. 1885

Born June 13, 1856, in Conquest, N.Y.; Died June 26, 1946, in East Norwalk, Conn.

Father, Charles Miner Lawrence, a foreman Norwalk Lock Company, South Norwalk; son of Hiram and Antonette (Clinton) Lawrence of South Salem, N.Y. Mother, Hannah Harriet (Bouton) Lawrence; daughter of John and Hannah (Betts) Bouton of South Norwalk.

Selleck's Academy, South Norwalk; B.A. Dartmouth College 1882; attended Yale Divinity School 1882-85 (B.D. 1885; Commencement speaker); ordained in Congregational church, Kansas City, Kans., July 23, 1885, and minister there 1885-88; minister Congregational church, Middleboro, Mass., 1888-92 and Claremont, N.H., 1892-98; retired from ministry in 1903; owner The Lawrence Agency, real estate and insurance, South Norwalk, 1898-1937; engaged in writing 1938-45; author: Oracles of the Office (1919); associate member Legal Advisory Board 26th Senatorial District of Connecticut 1917; member First Congregational Church, South Norwalk.

Married September 2, 1885, in South Norwalk, Clara Candee, daughter of Homer Northrup and Sara (Candee) Dunning. Children: Amy Louise, the wife of John Lee Henry; Homer Dunning; Louisa Ruth (Oberlin Conservatory of Music 1909-1912), the wife of Howard Jefferson Parker; and Paul Miner (Major, U.S.A.). Mrs. Lawrence died June 27, 1913.

Death due to coronary sclerosis. Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk. Survived by children and ten grandchildren.

[Taken from Yale University Obituary Record, 1945-47, page 193].
Title
Guide to the John Bouton Lawrence Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Diane Ellen Kaplan
Date
December 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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