Guide to the Record Book of Episcopal Society of New Jersey for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and Piety 1811-1835 MG 893

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Restrictions
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information
Bibliography


Guide to the Record Book of Episcopal Society of New Jersey for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and Piety
1811-1835
MG 893
The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
(973) 596-8500 x249
library@jerseyhistory.org
http://www.jerseyhistory.org
© 2004 All rights reserved.
The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Bob Golon as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. March 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Episcopal Society of New Jersey for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and Piety
Title: Episcopal Society of New Jersey for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and Piety Record Book
Dates: 1811-1835
Abstract: Cconsists of a record book, kept by the Society’s treasurer, the Rev. James Chapman.
Quantity: 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 893

Historical Note

The Reverend James Chapman was pastor of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Perth Amboy, N.J. from 1811 until 1842. Rev. Chapman was also the treasurer of the Episcopal Society of New Jersey for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and Piety. The Society was modeled after the work of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, the greatest and most important society within the Church of England.

Chapman was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on May 15, 1785. He studied at the Princeton College and Theological Seminary, and was ordained deacon in 1807. After spending some time as the assistant minister at Trinity Church in New York, he was ordained priest in 1810 and named rector of St. Peters in 1811. Chapman was prominent in New Jersey diocesan affairs, being a member of its standing committee for 20 years and often a delegate to the General Council of the church. When Chapman arrived to the Diocese of New Jersey in 1811, it scarcely existed, with no bishop and little funds. After seeing both his parish and the Episcopalian diocese become noteworthy and prosperous, Chapman left St. Peters in 1842 and retired, remaining active in local Episcopalian affairs until his death on April 6, 1857.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a record book, kept by the Society’s treasurer, the Rev. James Chapman. The records include balance sheet information for the Society’s treasury, from 1811 through 1835. Prominent New Jersey area clergy shown in the transactions summary include the Rev. Lewis Pintard Bayard, rector of Trinity Church, Newark, the Rev. John Churchill Rudd of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and the Bishop John Croes, the first Episcopal Bishop of the New Jersey diocese.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

Return to the Table of Contents


Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Bayard, Lewis P. (Lewis Pintard), 1791-1840.
Chapman, James, 1785-1857.
Croes, John, 1762-1832.
Rudd, John C. (John Churchill), 1779-1848.
Subject Organizations:
Episcopal Society of New Jersey for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and Piety.
St. John’s Church (Elizabeth, N.J.)
St. Peter’s Church (Perth Amboy, N.J.)
Trinity Church (Newark, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Church–New Jersey.
Episcopalians.
Subject Places:
Elizabeth (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)
Perth Amboy (N.J.)
Document Types:
Account books.
Cashbooks.
Subject Occupations
Clergy–New Jersey.

Return to the Table of Contents


Related Material

For materials related to individuals or topics documented in this collection, see:

Manuscript Group 90, Ashbel W. Corey and Anna E. Corey Papers

Manuscript Group 866, McDowell Family Papers

Manuscript Group 882, Trinity Cathedral in Newark (N.J.) Papers

Manuscript Group 986, Lewis Pintard Bayard Sermons

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Custodial History

The source of this collection is unknown.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 893, Episcopal Society of New Jersey for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and Piety Record Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Return to the Table of Contents


Bibliography

History of Union and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey, with Biographical Sketches. Clayton, W. Woodford. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1882.

Return to the Table of Contents


Print Friendly, PDF & Email