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bMS 676

Duncan, James Cameron, 1860-1937. Papers, 1882-1896: A Finding Aid.

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


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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 676
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Duncan, James Cameron, 1860-1937.
Title: Duncan, James Cameron, 1860-1937. Papers,
Date(s): 1882-1896.
Quantity: 4 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Unitarian minister of James Cameron Duncan (1860-1937) consisting primarily of course notebooks kept by Duncan as a student at Meadville Lombard, Harvard, and Oxford Universities.

Acquisition Information:

Papers donated by James C. Duncan's grandson, Roger F. Duncan, on1994 February 25.


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Biographical / Historical

James Cameron Duncan (1860-1937) was born in Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland, and moved to the United States in 1879. In 1885, he graduated from Meadville Theological School in Pennsylvania. He spent the following year at Harvard Divinity School. Later, he spent the 1895-1896 academic year at Oxford University and the University of Berlin. He was ordained as a Unitarian minister in Clinton, Massachusetts, on June 17, 1886. He remained the minister of this church for more than 50 years. Also, he was active in the Worcester County Conference of Unitarian Churches, serving in the posts of secretary, treasurer, and president for a total of 40 years. In 1888 he married Jessie Geneva Fuller and they had two sons, Robert Fuller and James Cameron.


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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Duncan's course notebooks, which he kept as a student, and several miscellaneous items. It is arranged into four groups: I. Meadville Theological School (1882-1885); II. Harvard Divinity School (1885-1886); III. Oxford University (1895-1896); and IV. Miscellaneous. The folders are headed by the course title, instructor's name (if known), date (if known) and the school at which it was offered. The miscellaneous section includes course notes where the school is unknown, several small notebooks with unspecific contents, a journal of notes on books of the Bible, and a book on the Old Testament.


NOTE: The number after the slash in each entry in the following list indicates the box number, and the number in parentheses is the folder number.

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