The Daniel Foster Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Foster, Daniel, 1750?-1795
Dates: 1779-1795
Extent: 1 Box (0.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Special Collections.

Biographical Information

Daniel Foster was a Congregational pastor in New Braintree, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1777.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscripts by and about the Reverend Daniel Foster. Most are sermons, some on the Revolutionary War and John Hancock, but there are also journal and letter fragments.



Foster, Daniel, 1750?-1795

Sermons, American--18th century.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

These papers, along with papers of Luke and Isaac Foster, were given to the Seminary Library 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 organized further 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 Isaac Foster Manuscript Collection

The Luke Foster Manuscript Collection



Box 1 Manuscript, sermons, and other items of the Rev. Daniel Foster 1751-1795
1:1 Journal fragment, noting birth of Luke Baldwin Foster 1789
1:2 Journal fragment, "Luke sick" 1792
1:3 Journal section 1793
1:4 Journal fragment 1794
1:5 Manuscript of "Defense to the Church in New Braintree" undated
1:6 Funeral sermon of the Rev. Benjamin Ruggles (1700-1784) 1784
1:7 Sermon preached on death of Gov. John Hancock (1737-1793) 1793
1:8 Fragments concerning Baptism undated
1:9 Elizabeth Foster, practiced penmanship on father's sermon undated
1:10 Note fragment dealing with church problems in Granby, Massachusetts undated
1:11 Letter to the Rev. Aaron Bascom, concerning two church transfers and theological problems in Chester, Massachusetts undated
1:12 Items relating to music and worship undated
1:13 Sermon, 2 Cor. 2:11 [signed] and 1 Sam. 12:40 undated
1:14 Sermons concerning Revolutionary War undated
1:15 Revolutionary War Sermon undated
1:16 Sermons 1778
1:17 Sermons 1779
1:18 Sermons 1780
1:19 Sermons 1781
1:20 Sermons 1782
1:21 Sermons occasioned by the killing of Father in Princeton 1783
1:22 Sermons 1783
1:23 Sermons 1785
1:24 Sermons 1786
1:25 Sermons 1788
1:26 Sermons 1789
1:27 Sermons 1791
1:28 Sermons 1792
1:29 Sermons, notes those brought into fellowship, and others 1793
1:30 Sermons 1793
1:31 Sermons 1794
1:32 Sermons 1795
1:33 Twenty sermon fragments undated
1:34 Four sermons undated
1:35 Seventeen sermons undated
1:36 Fifteen sermons undated
1:37 Ten sermons undated
1:38 Fifteen sermons undated
1:39 Ten sermons undated
1:40 Ten sermons undated
1:41 Twenty-one sermons undated
1:42 Twenty-five sermon fragments undated
1:43 Script of play by Cynthia Kennison set in the Rev. Foster's home undated
1:44 Photocopies of documents from the archives of Dartmouth College undated
1:45 Sermons 1790


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