Alvah Hovey Papers
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 The collection includes autobiographical essays, diaries, correspondence, sermons, addresses, lectures, essays, unpublished and published literary manuscripts, student lecture notes from Dartmouth College and Newton Theological Institution, notes on Biblical texts and theological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.
- 1842 - 1903
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.
The collection is arranged in ten series:
- Series I:
- Autobiographical Material and Diaries
- Series II:
- Series III:
- Sermons and Addresses
- Series IV:
- Series V:
- Series VI:
- Notes and Notebooks
- Series VII:
- Collected Material
- Series VIII:
- Associated Items
- Series IX:
- Writings by Others
- Series X:
14.5 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
Language of Materials
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
- 1820 March 5
- Born in Greene, NY
- Graduated from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
- Graduated from Newton Theological Institution
- Pastor in Gloucester, Maine
- 1850 January 13
- Ordained in Boston, Massachusetts
- Assistant Instructor, Hebrew, Newton Theological Institution
- 1851-1852; 1858-1859
- Acting Professor, Biblical Literature and Interpretation, NTI; married to Augusta Rice, 1852
- Professor, Christian Theology, NTI
- Professor, Theology and Christian Ethics, NTI
- Professor, General Introduction and Apologetics, NTI
- President, Newton Theological Institution
- Acting Professor, Biblical Interpretation, N.T., NTI
- 1903 September 6
- Died, Newton Centre, Massachusetts
- Guide to the Alvah Hovey Papers
- Andover Newton Theological School 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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