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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 730

Boardman, Benjamin, 1731-1802. Sermons, 1769-1797.

This collection consists of six sermons by Rev. Benjamin Boardman, given at various locations from 1769-1797.


  • 1769-1797
  • 1758
  • 1760
  • 1762
  • 1783
  • 1776
  • 1784.


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1 boxes

This collection consists of six handwritten sermons which were delivered by Boardman between 1769 and 1797. Each sermon was given in several locations and on various dates, and that information is noted on each sermon.

Biographical / Historical

Benjamin Boardman (1731-1802) was born at Glastonbury, Connecticut to Edward and Dorothy (Smith) Boardman. He graduated from Yale College in 1758 and was tutor there in 1760. In 1762 he was settled as pastor in Middle Haddam, Connecticut and remained there until 1783. He married Ann (Johnson), widow of Stephen Hosmer, Jr. Boardman served as a chaplain in the Revolutionary War. He was with Captain Comfort Sage’s Troop of Horse from Middletown at the Lexington alarm, and was present at the Boston siege, 1775. He was chaplain of Colonel Durkee’s Connecticut regiment in Washington’s army in 1776. He was installed as the pastor of the Second Church of Christ in Hartford, Connecticut in 1784. He remained pastor of this church until his death in 1802. (from The History of the Second Church of Christ in Hartford, by Edwin Pond Parker.)

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Mrs. C. K. Hansen, 1923.

Processing Information

Processed by Fran O'Donnell, 2014.
Link to catalog
Boardman, Benjamin, 1731-1802. Sermons, 1769-1797. (bMS 730): A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

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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