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Edward Robie Papers

Call Number: RG 293

Scope and Contents

The Edward Robie Papers document his professional work. Almost all material is undated, but it could be presumed that the manuscripts span his pastoral career at Greenland, NH, 1852-1917. The collection includes an autobiography (1868), European travel journal (1896), letters (2 items), sermons (arranged by biblical text) addresses, unpublished literary manuscripts, and book reviews (arranged in alphabetical order).


  • 1852 - 1896

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to Andover Newton Theological School by the Community Congregational Church of Greenland, New Hampshire in 1987 and transferred to the Yale Divinity Library in 2017.


The collection is organized into seven series:

Series I. Autobiography

Series II. Travel Journal

Series III. Correspondence

Series IV. Sermons

Series V. Addresses

Series VI. Unpublished Literary Manuscripts

Series VII. Book Reviews


5.75 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The collection documents Robie's professional work at Andover Theological Seminary and as a Congregational minister in Greenland, New Hampshire from 1852 to 1917.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Robie was born in Gorham, Maine in 1821. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1840 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1843. He studied in Germany during the next three years, at the universities of Halle and Berlin. When he returned to the U.S. he taught ancient and modern languages at Gorham Academy, 1846-1848. He returned to Andover to become Librarian and Instructor of Sacred Literature at the Seminary, positions he held until 1851. Robie was ordained to the Congregational ministry at Greenland, NH, on February 25, 1852 and remained as pastor of the Greenland church until his death in 1917.
Guide to the Edward Robie Papers
Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity Library staff
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Finding aid written in English.

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