The Luke Foster Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Foster, Luke B. (Luke Baldwin), 1789?-1817
Dates: 1805-1830
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscripts by and about the Reverend Luke Foster. Rev. Foster was a Congregationalist pastor in Rutland, Massachusetts, from 1813 to 1817. He was a graduate of the University of Vermont, class of 1811.



Foster, Luke, 1789-1817--Archives.


United States--Church history--19th century--Sources.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Luke Foster Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Processing Information

These papers, along with papers of Daniel and Isaac Foster, were given to the Seminary Libraries in January of 1979 by Colonel and Mrs. Merle L. Carey, the parents of the Reverend Jonathan Sinclair Carey of Brookline, Massachusetts. The papers were sorted and semi-organized at that time. The collection was more thoroughly organized and the original finding aid was written in March of 1997, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist.


There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.


Related Material

See also the following manuscript materials in Special Collections:

The Daniel Foster Manuscript Collection

The Isaac Foster Manuscript Collection



Box 1
1:1 Composition from Burlington, Vermont. June 24, 1805
1:2 Funeral sermon for Joseph Sessions. (1785-1810), 1810
1:3 Farewell sermon fragment [most likely to Burlington church].
1:4 Sermons. 1812
1:5 Deed to purchase the Rev. Joseph Buckminster's home.
1:6 Letter to Luke Foster from Thomas Mason. November 13, 1813
1:7 Sermons. 1813
1:8 Letter to Mrs. Luke Foster (nee Eunice Knight). 1806
1:9 Funeral sermon.
1:10 Sermons. 1813
1:11 Sermons. 1814
1:12 Sermon dated 1814 concerning different meeting houses.
1:13 Funeral sermons occasioned by drowning of Doctor John Field. August 28, 1815
1:14 Sermons. 1815
1:15 Sermons. 1816
1:16 Five sermons. undated
1:17 Five sermons. undated
1:18 Six sermons. undated
1:19 Six sermons. undated
1:20 Sermon fragments.
1:21 Will and provisions.
1:22 Letter to Sophie Stebbins (wife of Luke Foster's son Samuel Knight Foster) from Samuel Foster. 1857
1:23 Letter to Sophie Stebbins from Sarah Foster. April 3, 1830
1:24 Letter to Sophie Stebbins from Sarah Foster.


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