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MS Am 829

Jacob Abbot sermons, 1799-1817: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 829
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Abbot, Jacob, 1768-1834.
Title: Jacob Abbot sermons,
Date(s): 1799-1817.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript sermons by Jacob Abbot, Harvard AB 1792.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number; Gift of Gordon W. Thayer; received: 1916 June 29.

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:

Jacob Abbot Sermons, 1799-1817 (MS Am 829). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Jacob Abbot (1768-1834) was born in Wilton, New Hampshire, the 2nd of 10 children of Abiel & Dorcas Abbot. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and he received an AB from Harvard College in 1792. He was ordained a pastor of the Congregational church in Hampton Falls, in 1798. He married Catherine P. Thayer in Boston in1802. Mr. Abbot was "troubled by a rise of other denominations" and he became a Unitarian and was dismissed from his church in 1827. He moved to Windham, where he spent the remainder of his life. In 1834 he was drowned by the upsetting of his boat as he was returning from public worship across a pond between the meeting-house and his home.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

15 autograph manuscript sermons, all unsigned. Some sermons record location and/or date delivered. Dates listed below are dates recorded on sermon as when sermon was delivered. Sermons concern the Psalms, Hebrews, Ephesians, and other books of the Bible, including Thanksgiving Day sermons.

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