Henry Woodward sermons and essay, circa 1820 - 1833Manuscript MS-1286

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Henry Woodward sermons and essay, circa 1820 - 1833

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1286

Collection Dates:

circa 1820 - 1833

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Henry Woodward (1797-1834), minister and missionary. Dartmouth College Class of 1815. The collection consists of sermons in English and Brahamic.

Access to Collection:


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


Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains sermons by Henry Woodward, some with Brahamic translations, including "My First Tamil Sermon" (1820). An essay entitled "Thoughts of a Sermon at my settlement at Battacottar" is also included.


Henry Woodward was born on February 3, 1797, in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was the son of Bezaleel Woodward and grandson of Eleazar Wheelock. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1815. After graduation he decided to go west to find a position as a teacher. In 1816, he enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary and became a member of "The Society of Inquiry Respecting Missions and the General State of Religion," a missionary organization. In 1818, he offered his services to the Commissioners for Foreign Missions at Boston. Woodward was assigned to Ceylon but preached in Newbury, Vermont and other places before he and his wife left for Calcutta, India in 1820. On February 3, 1820 they reached the Jaffna Mission in Sri Lanka. Woodward died there on August 3, 1834.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Sermons, circa 1820-1833

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: circa 1820-1833

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Sermon in English and Brahmic script "My First Tamil Sermon", 1820
  • Folder: 2, "Thoughts of a Sermon at my settlement at Battacotta", 1833
  • Folder: 3, Miscellaneous sermons, some with Brahmic notes, undated

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