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Heman Lincoln papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 290

Scope and Contents

The Heman Lincoln Papers, 1838-1887, primarily document the professional work of Lincoln. The collection is arranged according to the following categories: diaries, letters, lectures and essays, sermons, student lecture notes, and notes on readings, miscellaneous papers. The miscellaneous material includes data related to Lincoln's pastorates and scrapbooks of clippings related to Baptist churches in general. The bulk of the collection consists of sermons, including 215 undated sermons and dated sermons from 1838-1880.

Dates

  • 1838 - 1887

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the Andover Newton Theological School collection, transferred in 2017

Arrangement

Arranged in seven series: I. Diaries.

II. Letters.

III. Lectures and Essays.

IV. Sermons.

V. Student Lecture Notes.

VI. Notes on Readings.

VII. Miscellaneous Papers

Extent

5 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/divinity.290

Overview

The Heman Lincoln Papers primarily document the professional work of Lincoln as a Baptist minister and professor at Newton Theological Institution.

Biographical / Historical

Chronology
1821 April 14
Born in Boston, MA
1840
Graduated from Brown University
1840-1842
Principal, Academy at Derby, VT
1845
Received certificate, Newton Theological Institution
1845 September 21
Ordained (Baptist), Boston, MA
1845-1850
Minister, New Britain Baptist Church, PA
1848-1853
Editor, Christian Chronicle
1850-1853
Minister, Franklin Square Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA
1853-1859
Minister, First Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain, MA
1854-1867
Editor, Watchman and Reflector
1860-1868
Minister, Central Baptist Church, Providence, RI
1868-1873
Professor, Church History, Newton Theological Institution
1873-1878
Professor, Homiletics, Pastoral Duties and Church Polity, Newton Theological Institution
1878-1887
Professor, Church History, NTI
1887 October 18
Died, Newton Centre, MA
Title
Guide to the Heman Lincoln Papers
Author
Staff of Andover Newton Theological School Library and Yale Divinity Library
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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