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Unattributed sermons

Ms. Coll.1096

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Unattributed sermons
Date [inclusive]:
1850-1879
Call Number:
Ms. Coll.1096
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((1 box))
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection consists primarily of sermons by an unidentified author who may have lived in Pennsylvania or New Jersey around the time of the Civil War. The sermons appear to have been delivered between 1850 and 1879 and, apart from a few that seem to be from a collection entitled "Lectures on the Shorter Catechism," seem unconnected and cover many diverse topics based on Bible verses identified in the title of each file.
Cite as:
Unattributed sermons, 1850-1879, Ms. Coll. 1096, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The writer of these sermons is unidentified, but it appears that he may have lived in Pennsylvania or New Jersey around the time of the Civil War.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of 40 handwritten sermons by a single unidentified author who may have lived in Pennsylvania or New Jersey around the time of the Civil War. Mentions of Thanksgiving, the Constitution, and the Continental Congress also indicate that the author was likely American and/or delivered the sermons in the United States. Some of the sermons list locations where, presumably, the sermon was delivered. On the sermon in box 1 folder 2 is written "Hardyston," a township in New Jersey, and the sermons in box 1 folders 3-6 list "Darby," presumably referring to the township of that name in Pennsylvania.

The sermons appear to have been delivered between 1850 and 1879 and, apart from a few that seem to be from a collection entitled "Lectures on the Shorter Catechism," seem unconnected and cover many diverse topics based on Bible verses identified in the title of each file. Some sermons are labeled with multiple dates, in which case folder titles have been listed as a range of dates to indicate the earliest and latest dates indicated on each item. Any date range on the folders or in the finding aid indicates multiple deliveries of the same sermon.

The final folder in the collection contains a manuscript entitled "Teachers Meetings," which may have been delivered to Sabbath School teachers as an inducement to partake of teachers meetings, as it extolls the many benefits of such meetings.

This collection may be of use to those seeking information on sermons from this time period or on the Bible verses used as topics for these sermons.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 July 2

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Molly B. Hutt

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Possibly a gift of J.E. Bender, 1936.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Sermons
Geographic Name(s)
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
Subject(s)
  • Christian life--Biblical teaching

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Genesis 1:26-27, 1850 November 24.

1 1

"Marks of Spiritual Death," Revelation 3:1, 1854 [January] 5-1862 May.

1 2

"The Nature, Causes & Effects of Backsliding," Proverbs 14:14, 1854 October-1865 October.

1 3

Lectures on the Shorter Catechism, No. 4, John 4:24, 1856 May-[1976 August].

1 4

Exodus 19:20, 1856 June-1862 January.

1 5

Exodus 32:7-8, 1856 June-1862 February.

1 6

Lectures on the Shorter Catechism, No. 25, John 14:27, 1859 May-1863 November.

1 7

Lectures on the Shorter Catechism, No. 31, Questions 39-, Ecclesiastes 12.13, 1859 August-1964 June.

1 8

Thanksgiving, Psalm 46:1, 1860 November 29-1874.

1 9

2d Chronicles 17:1, 1861 January 4.

1 10

1 Thessalonians 3:8, 1861 January-1864 June.

1 11

Matthew 9:37-38, 1862 November.

1 12

Luke 16:8-9, 1863 February-1866 July.

1 13

Luke 6:31, 1863 August.

1 14

Hebrews 9:11-12, 1864 January.

1 15

Lectures on the Shorter Catechism, No. 32, Preface to the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:1-2, 1864 July.

1 16

National Fast, Psalm 80:3, 1864 August 4.

1 17

Matthew 9:37-38, 1865 August.

1 18

New Year Sermon, Lamentations 3:40, [1866].

1 19

Lectures on the Shorter Catechism, No. 7, Genesis 1:1, [1870 February-1879 February].

1 20

Exodus 14:13, [1874 March-1877 July].

1 21

Luke 12:47-48, [1874 May-1879 April].

1 22

Matthew 13:33, [1874 September-1878 July].

1 23

Psalm 33:1, [1874 September-1879 April].

1 24

Hebrews 5:12-14, [1875 March-1878 July].

1 25

Lectures on the Shorter Catechism, No. 16, Hebrews 2:14, [1875 July].

1 26

2d Peter 3:18, [1875 January].

1 27

Acts 20:26, [1875 December].

1 28

Luke 2:13-14, [1876 December].

1 29

Proverbs 15:8, [1877 March].

1 30

Acts 10:39, Luke 24:48, [1877 December].

1 31

"The Vital Principle," 2d Corinthians, 5:14, first clause, [1877 December].

1 32

Genesis 15:1, [1877 March].

1 33

Zachariah 7:11-12, [1879 January].

1 34

Exodus 20:8-11 (No. 1), [1879 February].

1 35

Exodus 17:1, undated.

1 36

Fourth Commandment, Exodus 20:8, 11, undated.

1 37

Hebrews 2:14, Corinthians 4:3-4, Ephesians 6:12, John 14:30, Ephesians 2:2, John 12:31, John 16:11, and Luke 10:8, notes, undated.

1 38

Hebrews 9:15, undated.

1 39

Teachers meetings, undated.

1 40