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Alvah Hovey Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 288

Scope and Contents

The Alvah Hovey Papers, 1842-1903, document the professional work of Hovey. The collection includes autobiographical essays, diaries, correspondence, sermons, addresses, lectures, essays, unpublished and published literary manuscripts, student lecture notes from Dartmouth College and Newton Theological Institution, notes on Biblical texts and theological subjects, newspaper clippings, and association items.

Included in Series II, Correspondence, are letters of other 19th century Baptist clergy and educators including Elisha B. Andrews, George D. Boardman, John A. Broadus, Charles R. Brown, Henry S. Burrage, Ernest D. Burton, William N. Clarke, William H.P. Faunce, Shailer Mathews, George E. Merrill, George W. Northrup, Edwards A. Park, George D. B. Pepper, Henry E. Robins, Ezekiel G. Robinson, Artemus W. Sawyer, Augustus H. Strong, and Henry G. Weston. A more detailed listing and name index for the correspondence are included in the original finding aid for the collection, which is linked to from https://web.library.yale.edu/divinity/special-collections/andover-newton.

The documents in Series VIII, Association Items, are not in Hovey's hand; and their relation to other material in the collection is unclear. This series includes letters and literary manuscripts.

Dates

  • 1842 - 1903

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

Portions of the collection are available in microfilm format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Andover Newton Theological School, 2017.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in ten series:
Series I:
Autobiographical Material and Diaries
Series II:
Correspondence
Series III:
Sermons and Addresses
Series IV:
Lectures
Series V:
Writings
Series VI:
Notes and Notebooks
Series VII:
Collected Material
Series VIII:
Associated Items
Series IX:
Writings by Others
Series X:
Addendum

Extent

14.5 Linear Feet (30 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/divinity.288

Overview

This collection documents the work of Alvah Hovey (1820-1903) who taught at Newton Theological Institution in Newton Centre, Massachusetts from 1849 to 1903 and was President of the Institution from 1868-1898.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical information

Chronology

1820 March 5
Born in Greene, NY
1844
Graduated from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
1848
Graduated from Newton Theological Institution
1848-1849
Pastor in Gloucester, Maine
1850 January 13
Ordained in Boston, Massachusetts
1849-1854
Assistant Instructor, Hebrew, Newton Theological Institution
1851-1852; 1858-1859
Acting Professor, Biblical Literature and Interpretation, NTI; married to Augusta Rice, 1852
1854-1870
Professor, Christian Theology, NTI
1870-1899
Professor, Theology and Christian Ethics, NTI
1899-1903
Professor, General Introduction and Apologetics, NTI
1868-1898
President, Newton Theological Institution
1892-1894
Acting Professor, Biblical Interpretation, N.T., NTI
1903 September 6
Died, Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Title
Guide to the Alvah Hovey Papers
Author
Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity Library staff
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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