Eleazar Thompson Fitch Papers
Scope and Contents
These manuscript sermons document what was preached in the Yale College chapel during Fitch's tenure as Livingston Professor of Divinity, 1817-1852.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- I. Sermons, 1817-1852
4 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Language of Materials
The papers consist of manuscript sermons by Fitch. Eleazar T. Fitch (1791-1871) was Livingston Professor of Divinity at Yale from 1817 to 1852, in which his main duty was the supply of the College pulpit. He was Lecturer on Homiletics at the Yale Divinity School from 1824 to 1861.
Biographical / Historical
- 1791 January 1
- Born in New Haven
- B.A., Yale College
- Served briefly as Rector of Hopkins Grammar School.
- Graduated from Andover Theological Seminary, where he assisted Jeremiah Evarts in editing the Panopolist.
- Married Elizabeth Wooster, who died in 1821
- Returned to New Haven to serve as Livingston Professor of Divinity in Yale College, a position vacated by the death of President Timothy Dwight.
- Married Susan Root, who died in 1846
- Asked Yale administration to appoint an additional theological instructor, resulting in the organization of the Yale Divinity School for graduate theological study.
- Acting Professor of Sacred Literature at Yale Divinity School
- Lecturer on Homiletics at Yale Divinity School
- D. D., University of Pennsylvania
- Married Mary Lunt, who died in 1893
- Resigned his office as Livingston Professor of Divinity, in which his main duty had been the supply of the Yale College chapel pulpit.
- 1871 January 31
- Died in New Haven
- Guide to the Eleazar Thompson Fitch Papers
- Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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