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The David and Jane Wales Trumbull Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creators:Trumbull, David, 1819-1889
Dates:1843-1889
Extent: 12 boxes (4.1 linear feet)
Language(s): English, Spanish
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Chronology

1819 November 1Born, Elizabeth, New Jersey
1842Graduated, Yale College
1842-1845Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1845 June 13Ordained, Congregationalist, Norwich, Connecticut
1845-1889Missionary, Valparaiso, Chile, South America
1847-1851Editor, The Neighbor
1850 June 5Married to Jane Fitch, Smithfield, North Carolina
1866Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, University of Indiana
1869-1889Editor, The Record
1869-1889Editor, El Piedra
1904 February 8Died, Independence, Missouri

Biographical Information

David Trumbull was one of the earliest Protestant missionaries in Chile and the first to have worked in the country for an extended period of time. He was a graduate of Yale and Princeton Seminary. He was especially influenced by Archibald Alexander and Charles Hodge. Little is known about his wife Jane. Her parents owned a plantation in North Carolina and both died by the time she was fifteen. She then moved to Connecticut to be cared for by her uncle, the Reverend Eleazar T. Fitch, professor of Homiletics at the Divinity School at Yale College. She traveled to Chile with David and her journal from this period is part of the collection.

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Scope and Content

This collection includes primary source material on David and Jane Wales Trumbull. Materials include bound journals, student lecture notes, publications, correspondence, newspaper clippings, biographical information and photographic materials.

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Subjects

Trumbull, David, 1819-1889.

Trumbull, Jane Wales

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Missionaries--Chile.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written in the summer of 1994, by Douglas Denné under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in March of 2009.

Access

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

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The David and Jane Wales Trumbull Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

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Arrangement

Series I: Bound Journals, bulk 1844 - 1889 (Boxes 1-6)

Series II: Bound Student Lecture Notes (Box 6)

Series III: Bound Publications--Chilean periodicals (Boxes 6-8)

Series IV: Unbound Correspondence from Peter Lesley, bulk 1843 - 1848 (Box 9)

Series V: Newspaper Clippings (Box 10)

Series VI: Biographical Information on David Trumbull (Box 10)

Series VII: Provenance Information(Box 10)

Series VIII: Bound Journals of Jane Wales (Fitch) Trumbull, bulk 1848-1852, 1867-1870 (Box 11)

Series IX: Photographic Materials (Box 12)

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Contents

Series I: Bound Journals
Box 1
1:1Journal of Proceedings on Windser Farm. Notes and Sketches of Sermons and Notes on Didactic Theology [1838 - 1840] (January 1, 1838 - March 25, 1840)
1:2Journal from Yale and Princeton Theological Seminary, and Quotations [1840 - 1845]. (October 18, 1840 - March 16, 1845)
1:3Record of Expenses, Lists of American and British Vessels, Bible sales, and Journal. (April 17, 1833), (September 17, 1844 - January 31, 1846)
1:4Journal of Sabbaths. (September 17, 1844 - February 4, 1846)
1:5Journal. (November 1, 1846 - March 25, 1849)
Box 2
2:1Journal. Journal of Sabbaths. (July 4, 1849 - January 1, 1850), (July 1, 1849 - November 22, 1888)
2:2Journal. (February 18, 1850 - November 3, 1850)
2:3Journal. (November 10, 1850 - January 16, 1853)
2:4Journal. (February 3, 1853 - October 8, 1854)
2:5Journal. (October 8, 1854 - October 2, 1856)
Box 3
3:1Journal. (October 3, 1856 - March 17, 1858)
3:2Journal. (December 25, 1858 - June 18, 1864)
3:3Journal. (June 21, 1864 - August 24, 1867)
3:4Journal. (August 26, 1867 - April 13, 1872)
3:5Journal. (August 3, 1872 - July 13, 1875)
Box 4
4:1Journal. (March 25, 1875 - July 8, 1877)
4:2Journal. (July 12, 1877 - February 12, 1880)
4:3Journal. (February 25, 1880 - March 6, 1881)
4:4Journal. (March 6, 1881 - November 3, 1883)
Box 5
5:1Journal. (November 4, 1883 - April 17, 1886)
5:2Journal. (April 17, 1886 - February 12, 1887)
5:3Journal. (July 12, 1887 - May 18, 1888)
5:4Journal. (May 24, 1888 - January 30, 1889)
Box 6
6:1Journal of Prayers. (February 16, 1877 - July 27, 1888)
6:2Journal of Prayers and Sermons. (May 1, 1887 September 23, 1888)
Series II: Bound Student Lecture Notes
Box 6, continued
6:3Notes and Quotations from Poetry and Literature. (February 5, 1832 - August 1838)
6:4Notes on Church History from Lectures by Samuel Miller. [1842 - 1845]
Series III: Bound Publications--Chilean periodicals
Box 6, continued
6:5The Record (Valparaiso, Chile). (Oct. 7, 1878 - May 27, 1882)
6:6The Record (Valparaiso, Chile). (January 5, 1884 - December 31, 1884)
Box 7
7:1The Record (Valparaiso, Chile). (January 20, 1887 - December 30, 1887)
7:2El Heraldo (Santiago, Chile). (January 14, 1886 April 3, 1890)
Box 8
8:1El Heraldo Cristiano (Santiago, Chile). (January 4, 1917 - December 27, 1917)
Series IV: Unbound Correspondence from Peter Lesley
Box 9
9:1Letter (Philadelphia). (June 17, 1843)
9:2Letter (Philadelphia). (August 4, 1843)
9:3Letter (Philadelphia). (April 1844)
9:4Letter (Philadelphia). (April 15, 1844)
9:5Letter (Halle, Germany). (November 30, 1844)
9:6Letter (Fort Plain, New York). (August 2, 1845)
9:7Letter (Fort Plain, New York). (August 7, 1845)
9:8Letter (Philadelphia). April 9, 1845
9:9Letter (Lebanon, Pennsylvania). (November 11, 1845)
9:10Letter (Washington, Village, Kentucky). (December 1, 1845)
9:11Letter (Jacksonville, Florida). (January 12, 1846)
9:12Letter (Brown's Mill, Cishicoquile's Valley). (January 19, 1846)
9:13Letter (Philadelphia). (March 1846)
9:14Letter (Philadelphia). March 6, 1846
9:15Letter (New York). April 5, 1846
9:16Letter (New York). (April 16, 1846)
9:17Letter (New York). May 5, 1846
9:18Letter (New York). (May 16, 1846)
9:19Letter (Pine Creek, Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania). (August 6, 1846)
9:20Letter (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). (October 16, 1846)
9:21Letter (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania). (October 14, 1846)
9:22Letter (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania). (November 10, 1846)
9:23Letter (Boston). (December 19, 1846)
9:24Letter (Boston). January 4, 1847
9:25Letter (Boston). (January 31, 1847)
9:26Letter (Fort Plain, New York). April 2, 1847
9:27Letter (Troy, New York). (April 13, 1847)
9:28Letter (Lunenberg, [New York]). May 7, 1847
9:29Letter (Boston). June 6, 1847
9:30Letter (Boston). (June 26, 1847)
9:31Letter (Boston). (August 15, 1847)
9:32Letter (Boston). (September 2, 1847)
9:33Letter (Albany, New York). (October 6, 1847)
9:34Letter (Philadelphia). (October 1847)
9:35Letter (Salem, Massachusetts). (October 24, 1847)
9:36Letter (Philadelphia). (October 30, 1847)
9:37Letter (Milton, Massachusetts). (December 27, 1847)
9:38Letter (Milton, Massachusetts). (December 27, 1847)
9:39Letter (Boston). April 3, 1848
9:40Letter (New York). (April 19, 1848)
9:41Letter (Philadelphia). May 6, 1848
9:42Letter (Milton, Massachusetts). (July 24, 1848)
9:43Letter (Milton, Massachusetts). (October 12, 1848)
9:44Letter (New York). (September 28, 1848)
9:45Letter (Philadelphia). (November 4, 1851)
Series VII: Provenance Information
Box 10
10:1Letter from [E. Bandrema], author of the article "El Liberalismo" (Valparaiso, Chile). (April 23, 1872)
10:2El Liberalism" by [E. Bandrema] (El Estandarte Catolico, Santiago, Chile). (September 22, 1876)
10:3"David Trumbull, 1819 - 1888" written by Alice Trumbull.
10:4"1845 - centennial - 1945" ("Chile Sauce," Newsletter of the Presbyterian Mission in Chile, Santiago, Chile). (July 1945)
10:5"Rev. David Trumbull, 1819 - 1889" (La Voz de Colohagua, San Fernando, Chile). (October 30, 1957)
10:6"A Connecticut Yankee Comes to Chile" (South Pacific Mail). (April 19, 1963)
10:7Report of the General Meeting of the Committee on Bible Sales. (February 26, 1866)
10:8Letter from Charles Willard to Irven Paul (Princeton, New Jersey). (March 12, 1974)
10:9Letter from Irven Paul to Charles Willard (Hartford, CN). (March 15, 1974)
10:10Letter from Irven Paul to Charles Willard (Hartford, CN). April 13, 1974
10:11Letter from Charles Willard to Irven Paul (Princeton, New Jersey). (April 22, 1974)
10:12Letter from Irven Paul to Charles Willard (Hartford, CN). (April 25, 1974)
10:13Letter from Alice Trumbull to Charles Willard (Santiago, Chile). May 1, 1974
10:14Letter from Alice Trumbull to Charles Willard (Santiago, Chile). May 6, 1974
10:15Letter from Charles Willard to Alice Trumbull (Princeton, New Jersey). (May 20, 1974)
10:16Letter from Alice Trumbull to Charles Willard (Santiago, Chile). (August 4, 1974)
Series VIII: Bound Journals of Jane Wales (Fitch) Trumbull
Box 11
11:1Journal. (October 5, 1848 - July 23, 1850)
11:2Journal. (July 25, 1850 - April 6, 1852)
11:3Journal. (April 9, 1867 - July 21, 1867)
11:4Journal, and Cake Recipes. (October 27, 1868 - November 20, 1869)
11:5Journal. (January 1, 1870 - July 12, 1875)
Series IX: Photographic Materials
Box 12
-Daguerreotype of David Trumbull.
-Daguerreotype of Jane Wales Trumbull.
-Other unorganized photographs.

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