The Ashbel Green Simonton Manuscript Collection
|Creator:||Simonton, A.G. (Ashbel Green), 1833-1867|
|Extent:||1 journal, 1 typescript|
|Repository:||Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.|
|1833 January 20||Born, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania|
|1852||Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)|
|1855-1858||Student, Princeton Theological Seminary|
|1859 April 14||Ordained, evangelist, Presbytery of Carlisle|
|1862-1867||First Church, Rio de Janeiro|
|1867 December 9||Died, Sao Paulo, Brazil|
The Reverend Ashbel Green Simonton (1833-1867) was born in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. After graduation from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and Princeton Theological Seminary (class of 1858), he became a Presbyterian missionary to Brazil (1895-67), serving the First Presbyterian Church of Rio de Janeiro.
Scope and Content
This collection contains the Reverend Simonton's manuscript journal maintained from 1852 to 1866, accompanied by a typescript copy.
Simonton, Ashbel Green, 1833-1867--Archives.
Princeton Theological Seminary--Alumni and alumnae--Archives.
Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.
Part of this collection was given to the Seminary sometime prior to 1918, when the manuscript was marked with a dated stamp. Another copy was donated in 1960 by Miss Maria Amelia Rizzo. For many years these materials were stored and cataloged as a part of the library's "Alumni Alcove" and "File D" collections. These papers were organized as an manuscript collection, and the original finding aid was written by Raymond D. Cannata in October of 1996, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist.
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 Ashbel Green Simonton Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
For a biographical essay on Reverend Simonton refer to the following publication in the Seminary Libraries (Title has multiple holdings):
Kerr, Hugh T. Sons of the prophets: leaders in Protestantism from Princeton Seminary. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963.
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