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bMS 379

Smith, Amos, 1816-1887. Papers: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 379
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Smith, Amos, 1816-1887.
Title: Papers, 1840-1842.
Date(s): 1840-1842.
Date(s): 1840 to 1842
Quantity: 1 linear feet (2 volumes)
Abstract: Collection consists of Wells and Hilliard's 1809 Cambridge, Massachusetts printing of Johann Jakob Griesbach's edition of the Greek New Testament, which is completely interleaved and extensively annotated by Harvard Divinity School student Amos Smith.

Acquisition Information:

Collection purchased in December 2004 from Carmen D. Valentino, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Philadelphia, PA.

Biographical / Historical

Amos Smith (1816-1887) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1838 and from the Harvard Divinity School in 1842. After his ordination to the Unitarian ministry in December 1842, he became the colleague pastor of Rev. Dr. Francis Parkman at the New North Church on Hanover Street in Boston. He was also pastor in Leominster from 1848 to 1856, and in Belmont from 1856 to 1872.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of Wells and Hilliard's 1809 Cambridge, Massachusetts printing of Johann Jakob Griesbach's edition of the Greek New Testament, which is completely interleaved and extensively annotated by Harvard Divinity School student Amos Smith. Smith's annotations are based on lectures he attended from 1840 to 1842 which were given by Harvard's Dexter Professor of Sacred Literature John Gorham Palfrey (1796-1881) and Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages and Dexter Lecturer on Biblical Literature George Rapall Noyes (1798-1868). Smith's annotations are largely in English, but occasionally in Greek.

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