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Eleazar Thompson Fitch Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 93

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.

Dates

  • 1817-1852

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Arrangement

  1. I. Sermons, 1817-1852

Extent

4 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/divinity.093

Overview

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
1810
B.A., Yale College
1812
Served briefly as Rector of Hopkins Grammar School.
1815
Graduated from Andover Theological Seminary, where he assisted Jeremiah Evarts in editing the Panopolist.
1817
Married Elizabeth Wooster, who died in 1821
1817
Returned to New Haven to serve as Livingston Professor of Divinity in Yale College, a position vacated by the death of President Timothy Dwight.
1822
Married Susan Root, who died in 1846
1822
Asked Yale administration to appoint an additional theological instructor, resulting in the organization of the Yale Divinity School for graduate theological study.
1822-1824
Acting Professor of Sacred Literature at Yale Divinity School
1824-1861
Lecturer on Homiletics at Yale Divinity School
1828
D. D., University of Pennsylvania
1848
Married Mary Lunt, who died in 1893
1852
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
Title
Guide to the Eleazar Thompson Fitch 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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