Guide to the Papers of John Fiske, 1794 - 1846Manuscript MS-1186

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Guide to the Papers of John Fiske, 1794 - 1846

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1186

Collection Dates:

1794 - 1846

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


John Fiske (1770-1855), minister. Dartmouth College Class of 1791. Consist of family correspondence and meeting minutes of the Town of New Braintree.

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of John Fiske contain of correspondence, a booklet and minutes of meetings of the Town of New Braintree, Mass regarding the appointment of John Fiske as minister. Most of the correspondence is related to John Fiske and Moses Fiske.


John Fiske was born on October 26, 1770, in Warwick, Mass. He studied theology and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1791. He was ordained as a minister in 1794, after which he preached in Seneca, NY, and Milford and North Brookfield, Mass., before settling in New Braintree, Mass. Fiske contributed to the establishment of Amherst College from which he received his Doctorate in Divinity in 1844. He died on March 15, 1855 at the age of eighty five.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1794-1846

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Testimony of John Wheelock on behalf of John Fiske, 1794
  • Folder: 2, Call of the Second Precinct in Brookfield to allow people who are 71 and older to vote for John Fiske as minister, 1796
  • Folder: 3, Call of the Town of New Braintree to Mr. John Fiske to be the minister in town, 1796
  • Folder: 4, "Call of the Town of New Braintree to Mr. John Fiske...", 1796
  • Folder: 5, "Copy of a letter from Mrs. Mary Fiske Northville... upon the death of her husband also copy of Moses Fiske upon the same subject", 1804
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Moses Fiske to John Fiske, 1800-1811
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Moses Fiske to John Fiske, 1815-1820
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Sarah Fiske, circa 1830
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: John Fiske to George Memian, 1847
  • Folder: 10, "Recollections and Anticipations-A Half-Century and Dedicatory Discourse Delivered in New-Braintree, Mass, October 26, 1846 By John Fiske, Pastor of the Church", 1846

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