The David Avery Manuscript Collection, an Addendum to the Papers of David Avery (1746-1818)
|Creator:||Avery, David, 1746-1818|
|Extent:||6 boxes (3.7 linear feet)|
|Repository:||Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.|
Scope and Content
This collection consists of published materials and research materials by and about David Avery.
Avery, David, 1746-1818.
Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.
Sermons, American--Early works to 1800.
A large collection of David Avery's papers were donated to the Seminary Libraries by his great-great-granddaughter, Mrs. Martin B. O'Connor, in 1976. A separate collection of diaries and sermons was acquired by the Connecticut Historical Society, having been donated by other descendents of Avery in the early 20th century. The entire collection was brought together and microfilmed in Princeton in 1978, with the support of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Some materials, including published materials and research tools from the Seminary collection were not microfilmed. This finding aid was written as a guide to those materials.
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.
Use of Materials
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The David Avery Manuscript Collection, an Addendum to the Papers of David Avery (1746-1818). Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
For the print inventory and guide to the David Avery Papers (Boxes 1- 24), see Special Collections, Call Number: SC REF BR1725 .A937
John M. Mulder, ed. The Papers of David Avery, 1746-1818: [a Guide to the Microfilm Edition]. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Theological Seminary, 1979.
The Papers of David Avery, 1746-1818, were microfilmed by Princeton Datafilm, Inc., in Princeton, New Jersey. A copy of the microfilmed collection is available in the Library Microfilm Area, Call Number: Microfilm 1944-1945.
Other copies of the microfilmed collection can be found at many libraries around the United States, including: the Yale University Library (Divinity Special Collections), Connecticut Historical Society, and Harvard University Divinity School Library.
See also the following materials in Special Collections:
|25:1||Two printed sermons by Avery, Boston. 1791|
|25:2||Two printed sermons by Avery, Boston, 1791|
|25:3||Address of the Pastors of the Western District of New Haven to the Churches...; Address...on duty...of dispersing religious tracts among the poor 1803; [undated]|
|25:4||Bacon, John. A Letter to the Rev. Joseph Huntington, D.D., Boston, 1782|
|25:5||Bearcroft, Philip. A Sermon Preached before the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, London, February 1744|
|25:6||Buell, Samuel. The Best New Year's Gift for Young People: by Piety and Glory. Sermon. East Hampton; Youth's Triumph: A Poem or Vision. January 1, 1775|
|25:7||Dickinson, Jonathan. A Vindication of God's Sovereign Free Grace..., Boston, 1746|
|25:8||Edwards, Jonathan. The Excellency of Christ. Sermon on Rev. 5:5-6, Boston, 1805|
|25:9||Emmons, Nathaniel. Sermon Preached at Installation of Rev. David Avery, Wrentham, May 25, 1786|
|25:10||Emmons, Nathaniel. Sermon Preached at Installation of Rev. David Avery, Wrentham, May 25, 1786|
|25:11||Emmons, Nathaniel. Sermon Preached at Installation of Rev. David Avery, Wrentham, May 25, 1786|
|25:12||Fitch, Eleazer Thompson, Sermons XXII and XXIII, New York, 1827. The National Preacher, Sept. 1827|
|25:13||Fowler, Orin, Sermon. Delivered at the Ordination of Rev. Israel G. Rose, Hartford, 1825|
|25:14||Acts and Laws made...by the General Court...of Connecticut. Re: Regulation of New Gate Prison in Symsbury, 1773|
|25:15||Acts and Laws made...by the General Court. Re: Oath of Fidelity to this State. 1777|
|25:16||Greenwood, T. J., Sermon, New London, November 29, 1846|
|25:17||Hopkins, Samuel, Animadversions on Mr. Hart's late Dialogue in a Letter to a Friend, 1770|
|25:18||Hunt, John. Sermon Preached at His Ordination and at the Installment of the Rev. John Bacon. Boston, September 25, 1771|
|25:19||Huntington, Dan. Election Sermon, May 12, 1814|
|25:20||Little, Daniel. A Brief Account of the Present State for Propagating the Gospel Among the Indians... Supplement to the Independent Chronicle, February 3, 1791|
|26:1||Messer, Asa. Commencement Address, Brown University. (David Avery, Jr.'s class) September 5, 1810|
|26:2||Nott, Samuel. A Sermon on the Idolatry of the Hindoos. Norwich, 1817|
|26:3||Proposals for the Printing by Subscription of Seven Sermons on Baptism. On verso: Genological notes June 14, 1805|
|26:4||Rogers, John. A Looking-Glass for the Presbyterians at New London, 1767|
|26:5||Saunders, Edward Clark. A Collection of Hymns, Windham. (D. Avery's copy) 1791|
|26:6||Smith, Samuel Stanhope. Three Discourse. Boston. (D. Avery's copy) 1791|
|26:7||The American Phrenological Journal VII (July 1845)|
|26:8||"A Blow at the Roots of Refined Antinomianism"|
|26:9||"A Divine Visitation"|
|26:10||"An Election Sermon"|
|26:11||Evangelical Magazine 1793|
|26:12||Evangelical Magazine (November 1796)|
|26:13||Evangelical Magazine (March 1807)|
|26:14||Literary Cabinet (Yale College) I (March 21, 1807)|
|26:15||Literary Cabinet (Yale College) I (August 1, 1807)|
|26:16||On National Happiness; The Present State of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge|
|26:17||Sermon IV: The Folly of Looking Back in Fleeing out of Sodom|
|26:19||Fragment from unidentified journal|
|26:20||News clipping, April 10, 1909|
|26:21||Excerpts from book on Island of St. John's, Newfoundland and the United States|
|26:22||Memoirs of Joseph Bellamy, D.D.|
|26:25||Miscellaneous material (Fragments from printed item)|
|Box 27: Photocopied materials related to David Avery|
|27:1||Avery to Eleazar Wheelock, December 31, 1776|
|27:2||Avery to Dr. Wheelock, November 27, 1767|
|27:3||Avery to Rev. Dr. Wheelock, September 17, 1771|
|27:4||Avery to Dr. Potts, September 2, 1776|
|27:5||Avery to Nicholas Cook, January 13, 1777|
|27:6||Avery to Major Burr, August 9, 1777|
|27:7||John Bailey to Henry Laurens, President of Congress regarding Avery's appointment as military chaplain, August 11, 1778|
|27:8||Avery to Samuel Huntington requesting discharge from military service, on verso: resignation accepted February 1, 1780|
|27:9||Minutes of the Old First Congregational Church, Bennington, Vermont, January 13 - 1779 to May 27, 1783|
|27:10||Avery to Samuel Jennison, May 4, 1789|
|27:11||Avery to Congregational Church in Preston, June 4, 1793|
|27:12||Avery to Rev. Joseph Lathrop, January 26, 1809|
|27:13||Avery to Hampshire Missionary Society, Mass., March 18, 181(?)|
|27:14||Avery to Rev. Joseph Lyman, March 18, 1817|
|Box 28: Transcriptions|
|28:1||Pages 1 - 150 (A Fast-Day Sermon - Letter from John Blydenburgh to Avery) March 16, 1775 to July 6, 1775|
|28:2||Pages 151 - 299 (A Sermon) June 9, 1775 - December 10, 1775|
|28:3||Pages 300 - 449 (A Sermon - Letter to Hannah Chaplin from Avery) (December 24, 1775 - March 15, 1777)|
|Box 29: Transcriptions|
|29:1||Pages 450 - 599 (Continuation of letter to Hannah Chaplin from Avery - A Thanksgiving Sermon) March 15, 1777|
|29:2||Pages 600 - 750 (A Sermon) (April 7, 1778 - August 15, 1779)|
|29:3||Pages 751 - 899 (Continuation of Sermon - A Sermon to the Vermont General Assembly) (August 15, 1779 - October 12, 1780)|
|29:4||Pages 900 - 999 (Continuation of Sermon - A Thanksgiving Sermon) (October 12, 1780 - November 30, 1815)|
|30:1||The Groton-Avery Clan Genealogical Index|
|30:2||"Draft of the Life of Moses" (poem by David Avery, Jr.)|
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