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Edwards Amasa Park papers

Call Number: RG 291

Scope and Contents

The Edwards Amasa Park Papers, 1835-1899, document the professional work of Park. The collection is arranged according to the following categories: correspondence, sermons, lectures, notes on theological subjects, notes on readings, miscellaneous notes (fragments), student questions, newspaper clippings, and association items.

The correspondence is business and personal in nature, although much of the material relates to Park's work as editor of Bibliotheca Sacra. There is a name index to the correspondence available in the orignal finding aid for the collection, available at the repository.

The lecture notes are arranged according to order for a theological system prescribed by Park and described in document titled Syllabus of Lectures. This document is not written in Park's hand, but was almost certainly dictated by him. The document does contain revisions in Park's hand.

There is one document case of material which is arbitrarily assigned the category of association items. These items were found with unprocessed Park papers. The documents are not in his hand; and there is no readily apparent way to link them with other material in the collection. This group consists of a small number of letters and miscellaneous manuscripts.


  • 1835 - 1899


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Andover Newton Theological School, 2017


Organized into five series: I. Correspondence

II. Sermons

III. Lectures

IV. Notes and Clippings

V. Association Items.


9 Linear Feet (20 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


The papers primarily document Park's work as Professor of Sacred Rhetoric (1836-1847) and Professor of Christian Theology (1847 to 1881) at Andover Theological Seminary, and as editor of Bibliotheca Sacra from 1844 to 1884.

Biographical / Historical


1808 December 29
Born in Providence, RI
Graduated from Brown University
Principal, classical schools, Weymouth & Braintree, MA
Received B.D. from Andover Thelogical Seminary
1831 December 21
Ordained as Congregational minister
Colleague Pastor with Richard S. Storrs, First Church, Braintree, MA
Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy; Hebrew Literature, Amherst College, MA
Professor of Sacred Rhetoric, Andover Theological Seminary
Professor of Christian Theology, Andover Theological Seminary
Editor, Bibliotheca Sacra
1900 June 4
Died in Andover, MA
Guide to the Edwards Amasa Park 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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