Samuel Hopkins papers, circa 1834 - 1863Manuscript MS-1261

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Title:

Samuel Hopkins papers, circa 1834 - 1863

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1261

Collection Dates:

circa 1834 - 1863

Size of Collection:

1 box (1.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Samuel Hopkins (1807-1887), theologian and author. Dartmouth College Class of 1827. Consists of manuscripts and sermons by Hopkins.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Samuel Hopkins contain bound manuscripts for "Christopher Columbus: A Dramatic History of His Life, Voyages and Discoveries," "The Annihilation of the Soul-Tested by Scriptures," as well as the unbound manuscript for "Nature's Nobleman" all written by Hopkins. Three bound volumes of sermons are also included.

Biography

Samuel Hopkins was born on April 11, 1807, in Hadley, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1827, and the Theological Seminary in 1831. After graduation he became a minister and author. His published works include "The Puritans: or, The church, court, and Parliament of England, during the reigns of Edward VI." (1860) and "The youth of the Old Dominion" (1856). Hopkins was the grandson of Samuel Hopkins (1721-1803) of the Hopkinsian theology and the great-nephew of Jonathan Edwards. Hopkins died in 1887 in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Writings, circa 1834-1863

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1834-1863

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Sermons, Volume 1, circa 1834-1838
  • Folder: 2, Sermons, Volume 2, undated
  • Folder: 3, Sermons, Volume 3, circa 1837-1842
  • Folder: 4, Manuscript: "Christopher Columbus: A Dramatic History of His Life, Voyages and Discoveries," by Samuel Hopkins, bound, 1863
  • Folder: 5, Manuscript: "The Annihilation of the Soul-Tested by Scriptures," by Samuel Hopkins, bound, undated
  • Folder: 6, Manuscript: "Nature's Nobelman, by Samuel Hopkins, pp.1-234, undated
  • Folder: 7, Manuscript: "Nature's Nobelman, by Samuel Hopkins, pp.235-451, undated

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