The Benjamin Lincoln Swan Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Swan, Benjamin Lincoln, 1813-1899
Dates: 1843, 1869
Extent: 1 box (0.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Chronology

1813 July 31 Born, Medford, Massachusetts
1833-1836 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1836 November 25 Ordained, Fairfield East Congregational Consociation
1836-1845 Pastor, Congregational Church, Fair Haven Connecticut
1846-1856 Pastor, Litchfield, Connecticut
1858-1863 Pastor, Second Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut
1863-1866 Pastor, New Canaan, Connecticut
1866-1875 Pastor, Presbyterian Church, Oyster Bay New York
1875-1880 Stated supply, Pontiac, Illinois
1880-1883 Stated supply, Monroe, Connecticut
1883-1888 Stated supply, Second Church Mendham, New Jersey
1888 Retired
1888-1899 Resided in Bridgeport, Connecticut
1899 February 15 Died, Bridgeport, Connecticut

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of nine discourses on baptism preached to the First Congregational Church, Fair Haven Village, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1843 ; and a letter from R.G. Hutton, Pastor of the Episcopal Church, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, to Mr. Swan, dated May 15, 1869.

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Subjects

Swan, Benjamin Lincoln--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Baptism--Sermons.

Congregational churches--Sermons.

Sermons, American.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written in the spring of 1993, by Douglas Denne under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in April 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 Benjamin Lincoln Swan Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

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Contents

Box 1
- 9 discourses on baptism prepared for and preached to the First Congregational Church, Fair Haven Village, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1843. Presented by Mrs. William Swan.
- Letter from R.G. Hutton, Pastor of the Episcopal Church, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, to Mr. Swan, dated. May 15, 1869
- Letter from Benjamin L. Swan in which he accepts an appointment at the First Congregational Church in Litchfield, dated. May 27, 1846

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