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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 398

Sermon Books, 1822-1826.

Three volumes of abstracts of sermons which were delivered in the North Church in Salem, Massachusetts. These abstracts were written by Abigail West between 1822 and 1826, when she was from fourteen to sixteen years of age.

Dates

  • 1822-1826.

Extent

1 boxes

This collection consists of three volumes of abstracts of sermons which were delivered in the North Church in Salem, Massachusetts. These abstracts were written by Abigail West between 1822 and 1826, when she was from fourteen to sixteen years of age. Each volume records the date on which each sermon was given, the text that was the subject of the sermon, the name of the preacher, the place, and the page number on which the sermon appears.

Biographical / Historical

Abigail Phippen West, born in 1808, was the daughter of Elizabeth Mosely and Captain Thomas West. Her father was a master mariner and an officer at the Customs House in Salem, Massachusetts. Abigail was a member of the Salem North Church, and in 1835 she married Richard Gardner. Abigail was the aunt of Ephraim Emerton, who was the Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard Divinity School from 1882 to 1918.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jonathan Carey, 1980.
Title
West, Abigail Phippea. Sermon Books: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00398

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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