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Harry P. Dewey Papers

Call Number: RG 297

Scope and Contents

The Harry P. Dewey Papers, 1896-1936, document the professional work of Dewey. The collection is arranged according to the following categories: biographical material, travel journal, meditations, addresses, sermons, prayers and miscellaneous literary manuscripts. The bulk of the collection consists of addresses and sermons.


  • 1896 - 1936

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Andover Newton Theological School in 2017.


The collection is organized in seven series:

Series I. Biographical material

Series II. Travel Journal

Series III. Meditations

Series IV. Addresses

Series V. Sermons

Series VI. Prayers

Series VII. Miscellaneous Literary Manuscripts


3 Linear Feet (7 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 the professional work of Harry Pinneo Dewey (1861-1937), a Congregational minister in New Hampshire, Brooklyn, and Minneapolis.

Biographical / Historical

Harry Pinneo Dewey was born October 30, 1861, in Toulon, Il. He graduated from Williams College in 1884 and completed the course of study at Andover Theological Seminary in 1887. He was ordained at South Congregational Church in Concord, NH, October 12, 1887, and served that church as minister until 1900. From New Hampshire he moved to New York to become minister of Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn. After seven years in Brooklyn, in 1907 Dewey became minister of Plymouth Church in Minneapolis, where he remained until his retirement in 1935.

Dewey was a trustee of several schools and Congregational organizations: Andover Theological Seminary (1907-1937), Home Missionary Society (1908-1909), Carleton College (1911-1937), American Missionary Association (1914-1923), and Straight University (1916-1935). He was also an active member of several other organizations: National Service Commission of Congregational Churches (1917-1919), National Council Commission on Missions (1921-1927), National Council Commission of Twelve for Unification of Congregational Missionary Societies (1923-1927), Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America from National Council (1923-1930).

Dewey died in Babson Park, Fl., April 26, 1937.
Guide to the Harry P. Dewey 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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