Scope and Contents
The Chauncey Booth Papers, 1808-1844, are primarily the sermons of Booth's entire pastoral career in South Coventry, Connecticut. The sermons are arranged chronologically; undated sermons are arranged according to Biblical text. There is an index to the sermons.
In addition, there is a small number of items that document Booth's academic work. Included in this material are lecture notes and brief compositions. There is no itemization of the compositions, most of which are fragments which cannot be identified by title.
- 1808 - 1844
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Andover Newton Theological School, 2017. Donated to Andover Newton Theological School by Booth and Dimock Library, South Coventry, Connecticut in 1953.
The collection is organized in two series:
Series I. Sermons
Series II. Lecture Notes and Compositions
5 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Language of Materials
The papers consist primarily of the sermons from Booth's pastoral career in South Coventry, Connecticut from 1815 to 1844.
Biographical / Historical
Chauncey Booth was born in East Windsor, Connecticut, on March 15, 1783. He graduated from Yale College in 1810 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1813. After completion of his theological training, he spent a brief period of time in Bridgewater, New Hampshire, where he engaged in missionary work.
On September 20, 1815, he was ordained and installed as pastor of the Congregational Church in South Coventry, Connecticut. His ministry was characterized by several periods of spiritual revival during which almost 300 persons were received into church membership. He remained as pastor until 1844, when he requested dismission because of ill health. His health continued to deteriorate over the next several years; and he died in South Coventry on May 24, 1851.
- Guide to the Chauncey Booth Papers
- Andover Newton Theological School Library and Yale Divinity Library staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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