Guide to the Letters of Caleb Smith 1742-1866, 1944 (bulk 1742-1762) MG 389
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Inventory prepared by Lynn Gates 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 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.
Rev. Caleb Smith (1723-1762), a Presbyterian minister, was born in Brookhaven, Long Island. He attended Yale and graduated in 1743, four years later in 1747 he was licensed by the New York Presbytery. Rev. Smith was ordained the next year. It appears that he spent most of his career as a minister in Newark Mountain, now Orange, New Jersey.
This collection consists chiefly of letters sent to the Rev. Caleb Smith and an enclosure with the donor’s notes. The letters are mostly personal in nature, many of which discuss religious matters, people, or communities.
The letters in this collection come from: the Rev. Timothy Allen, Thomas Cooper, S. M. Hamill, Mr. Johnson, Philemon Robbins, Martha Smith, Merrill Smith, William Smith, I. Sproutt, and Thomas Youngs.
This collection is arranged chronologically.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.
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States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.
Mr. Smith purchased the letters in 1934 from the Traver’s Book Store located in Trenton, New Jersey.
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 389, Caleb Smith Letters, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Given to the New Jersey Historical Society by Philip Henry Waddell Smith in 1944