Guide to the Papers of Carlton Chase, 1805 - 1871Manuscript MS-1150

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Carlton Chase, 1805 - 1871

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1150

Collection Dates:

1805 - 1871

Size of Collection:

1 box (1.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Carlton Chase (1794-1870), Bishop of New Hampshire. Dartmouth College Class of 1817. Consist of handwritten sermons and addresses which document his career in the ministry of the Episcopal Church. Sermons by Rev. Francis Chase and Lemuel Haynes are also included.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Carlton Chase consist of handwritten sermons and addresses which document his ministry in the Episcopal Church. Sermons by Rev. Francis Chase and Lemuel Haynes are also included.

Biography

Carlton Chase was born on February 20, 1794, in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1817, and became interested in the Episcopal Church even though his upbringing was primarily Baptist. He was baptized and later studied theology under Bishop Griswold in Rhode Island. While still a deacon, he was called as rector of Emmanuel Church in Bellows Falls, Vermont in 1819. He was also a member of the standing diocese and its president for the last ten years. He was a deputy to the General Convention from 1823, until he became a Bishop in 1844. He took over Trinity Church in Claremont, New Hampshire and built a viable diocese. When Bishop Chase died on January 18, 1870, the number of Episcopal parishes and missions had grown from 12 to 22, and communicants from 416 to 1173.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1805-1871

Contains handwritten sermons and addresses by Carlton Chase, as well as a sermon by Rev. Francis Chase and another by Lemuel Haynes.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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