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MS Am 1599

Gilman, Tristram, 1735-1809. Tristram Gilman sermons and other papers, 1728-1808: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1599
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gilman, Tristram, 1735-1809.
Title: Tristram Gilman sermons and other papers,
Date(s): 1728-1808.
Quantity: 1 collection (.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript sermons of Maine clergyman Tristram Gilman, and some of his father Nicholas Gilman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Charles H. Taylor; received: 1926 December 30. Recataloged from MS Am 926.
No accession number. Gift of Julia R. Gilman; received: 1932 May 13. Recataloged from HU 337.57.11.1.
No accession number. Gift of Roger Gilman; received: 1941.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Tristram Gilman Sermons and Other Papers, 1728-1808 (MS Am 1599). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Tristram Gilman (1735-1809) was born in Exeter, New Hampshire in 1735. He received an AB in 1757 from Harvard College. Gilman was a Congregational clergyman, of North Yarmouth, Maine, pastor of First Church in North Yarmouth. He later was a trustee of Bowdoin College and the first president of the Maine Missionary Society. His father was a minister in New Hampshire, Nicholas Gilman (1708-1748; Harvard AB 1724, AM 1727).


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Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript, unsigned, sermons by Tristram Gilman (some loose and some bound into volumes); with sermons and other texts by Gilman's father, Nicholas Gilman. Most sermons include notes of the dates and locations around New England when the sermons were delivered and many of these sermons have sections at the end marked: "Applications" or "Improvements." Sermons based on verses from Isaiah, Romans, Exodus, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and other books of the Bible. Also includes a few autograph manuscript other compositions by Tristram Gilman.

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