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ITEM Identifier: bMS 379

Papers, 1840-1842.

Collection consists of Wells and Hilliard's 1809 Cambridge, Massachusetts printing of Johann Jakob Griesbach's edition of the Greek New Testament, which is completely interleaved and extensively annotated by Harvard Divinity School student Amos Smith.

Dates

  • 1840-1842.
  • 1840 to 1842

Extent

1 linear feet (2 volumes)

Collection consists of Wells and Hilliard's 1809 Cambridge, Massachusetts printing of Johann Jakob Griesbach's edition of the Greek New Testament, which is completely interleaved and extensively annotated by Harvard Divinity School student Amos Smith. Smith's annotations are based on lectures he attended from 1840 to 1842 which were given by Harvard's Dexter Professor of Sacred Literature John Gorham Palfrey (1796-1881) and Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages and Dexter Lecturer on Biblical Literature George Rapall Noyes (1798-1868). Smith's annotations are largely in English, but occasionally in Greek.

Biographical / Historical

Amos Smith (1816-1887) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1838 and from the Harvard Divinity School in 1842. After his ordination to the Unitarian ministry in December 1842, he became the colleague pastor of Rev. Dr. Francis Parkman at the New North Church on Hanover Street in Boston. He was also pastor in Leominster from 1848 to 1856, and in Belmont from 1856 to 1872.

Acquisition Information

Collection purchased in December 2004 from Carmen D. Valentino, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Philadelphia, PA.
Title
Smith, Amos, 1816-1887. Papers: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00379

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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