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Henry Davies Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 85

Scope and Contents

There is just one folder of correspondence in this collection. The remainder of the material is notes, sermons, and writings of Davies. The class notes taken while studying for his B.D. and Ph.D. at Yale are a valuable source of information regarding the curriculum and methods of teaching at Yale during the period 1886 to 1896. Courses taken by Davies dealt primarily with philosophy, psychology, and theology. His professors included Ladd, Duncan, and Sneath. One of the notebooks compiled by Davies while a Congregational minister deals sketchily with public school conditions in Connecticut.

Davies complemented his clerical duties by delivering lectures before various clubs and organizations. These lecture notes are arranged chronologically with topics noted on the folders. Typical topics include: "The Life and Poetry of Browning", "Evolution", and "Religion and Health". Also included among Davies' writings is a publsihed book, a manuscript draft of another book, and articles written for the Christian World in 1933.

Dates

  • 1888-1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Arrangement

  1. I. Correspondence, 1899-1933
  2. II. Writings and Notes, 1886-1933

Extent

3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/divinity.085

Overview

Notes and writings document Davies' education and work. Henry Davies (1864-1940), was first a Congregational minister and later an Episcopal minister, primarily in Connecticut and Maryland. He was a lecturer on the History of Philosophy at Yale from 1896 to 1904.

Biographical / Historical

1864 July 11
Born in London, England
1886
Completed studies at Cheshunt College, Cambridge, England
1888
B.D., Yale Divinity School
1888 December 5
Ordained as Congregational minister
1888-1890
Pastorate in Red Jacket, Michigan
1890-1898
Pastorates in Greens Farms, Derby, Rocky Hill, and Storrs, Connecticut
1896
Ph.D., Yale University
1896-1900
Lecturer on the History of Philosophy, Yale
1900-1904
Lecturer on the History of Philosophy and Aesthetics, Yale
1903 November 8
Ordained as an Episcopal minister
1903-1907
Pastorate in Salisbury, Connecticut
1907-1922
Pastorate in Easton, Maryland
1922-?
Pastorate in Collingdale, Pennsylvania
1940
Died
Title
Guide to the Henry Davies Papers
Author
Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
Date
1998
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Divinity Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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