Edward Stevens Sanborn Papers
Scope and Contents
This record group provides a detailed record of the work of a New England Congregational minister between the years 1896 and 1931.
The first series, Biographical Documentation, includes Yale and YDS class reports as well as material supplied by Edward Stevens Sanborn's son, Leonard F. Sanborn, and a chronological record of activities for parishes served by Edward Stevens Sanborn from 1896 to 1907. Similar records for Edward Stevens Sanborn's pastorates in East Barrington, NH and Dover, MA have been given to the Congregational churches in those towns.
Series II, Sermons, consists of approximately 250 packets of manuscript sermon notes in numbered sequence, with supporting enclosures, primarily clippings from periodicals. Each sermon was preached several times, and the dates and places preached are noted on the sermon or its envelope. The dates listed in this finding aid are the earliest date preached for the first sermon in each box.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Leonard F. Sanborn.
- I. Biographical Documentation, 1896-1936
- II. Sermons, 1894-1931
3.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Sermons and biographical material document the life and work of a New England Congregational minister during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Edward Stevens Sanborn (1866-1945) was a Yale Divinity School graduate who served various Congregational parishes in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
Biographical / Historical
- 1866 April 19
- Born in Kingston, New Hampshire
- B.A., Yale
- B.D. Yale Divinity School
- Congregational minister in Ridgebury, CT, followed by pastorates in the following towns:
- Georgetown, CT
- East Hartland, CT
- East Barrington, NH
- Dover, MA
- Gilmanton, NH
- Canterbury, NH
- Acworth, NH
- Guide to the Edward Stevens Sanborn Papers
- Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
- 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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