MS Am 1186
Bridge, Ebenezer, 1716-1792. Ebenezer Bridge papers, 1740-1792: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: MS, b
Call No.: MS Am 1186
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bridge, Ebenezer, 1716-1792.
Title: Ebenezer Bridge papers,
Quantity: 1 collection (4 linear feet (24 volumes, 2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript sermons and diary of Ebenezer Bridge, Congregational clergyman
of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
No accession number. Gift of Frederic Augustus Parker Fisk, 1938.
Item 23. Transfer from Harvard University Archives, 1941. Recataloged from HU 337.36.
Given to Harvard University Archives by Amherst College Library, 1936 February 28.
41-2674. Item (24) Purchase with the Jackson fund, 1941.
42M-146. (Items 1-22) Gift of Mrs. Henry Strong, Mrs. Danvers Osborn, John L. Liecty, 1942.
No accession number. Gift of J. J. Walsh, 1942.
47M-147. Gift of Mrs. Henry Strong, 1947 September 5.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Reprocessed in April 2015; former call-numbers of MS Am 1186.1 and 1186.2 were combined
into MS Am 1186.
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open
Ebenezer Bridge Papers, 1740-1792 (MS Am 1186). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Bridge was a Congregational clergyman of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He received an
AB from Harvard College in 1736.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Sermons, 1740-1791
- II. Diary, 1749-1792
Papers include autograph manuscript sermons, mostly preached at Chelmsford; and an
autograph manuscript diary, 1749-1792, containing an account of the battle of Bunker
Hill among other historical references.
- Series: I. Sermons, 1740-1791
Scope and Contents
: Sermons have been bound into 23 volumes (with volume 24 a loose single sermon), but
there is no order to the groupings. Each sermon includes the scripture citation on
which it is based and dates are listed when the sermon was delivered. Most were delivered
in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Volumes 1-22 include manuscript note inside front cover: Elija W. Fiske, Chelmsford,
Bound in marbled boards with sheep backs.
- (24). Bridge, Ebenezer, 1716-1792. Sermon: Volume 24 Genesis XXXII 26: autograph manuscript (unsigned); Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 1758. 1 Volumes
Date: 1758. Bridge, Ebenezer, 1716-1792. Sermon: Volume 24 Genesis XXXII 26: autograph manuscript
(unsigned); Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 1758., 1758.
1 item; 12f.(24p.).
Formerly cataloged as bMS Am 1186.2.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: 41-2674. Purchased with the Jackson fund, 1941.
- (26). Bridge, Ebenezer, 1716-1792. Bindings from sermon volumes, undated. 1 folders