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ITEM — Box: A-3 - A-5, Volume: A-3, Folder: 1 Identifier: Mss:821 1782-1820

College; Ministry, 1782-1801 Digital

Scope and Contents

Contains papers and notebooks of Samuel Griswold related to his college experience and his ordainment as gospel minister of First Congregational Church in New Milford, dated 1782-1801. There are a loose account of dates of each term Griswold attended Yale College (1782-1786), and a volume entitled "An account of my studies at College," describing his undergraduate courses each year; a number of the pages are in Hebrew and Latin. Additionally there is a notebook containing of an oration by Griswold in Hebrew (1786), and a booklet with Griswold's Latin valedictory oration, possibly delivered when he received his AM from Yale (1789), as well as printed copies of a Baccalaureate hymn.

Other papers concern his hire as the "Gospel Minister" by the First Society of New Milford. Includes votes by First Society in Lyme and in New Milford to make Griswold the gospel minister in 1789, with salary proposals from each society. Griswold's acceptance of the position at the First Congregational Church in New Milford was contingent on receiving 40 cords of wood in addition to his annual income of 100 pounds.


  • 1782-1801

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7 linear feet (2 volumes, 3 boxes)

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Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

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