Guide to the Sermons of Peter Kanouse Presbyterian minister 1835 MG 900


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Guide to the Sermons of Peter Kanouse
Presbyterian minister
MG 900
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Althea Bernheim 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: Peter Kanouse
Title: Peter Kanouse Sermons
Dates: 1835
Abstract: Consists of a volume containing the sermons of Reverend Peter Krause.
Quantity: 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 900

Biographical Note

Peter Kanouse, 1784-1864, was born in Rockaway Valley, Morris County. He studied at Bloomfield Academy and pursued theological studies under the direction of Rev. James Richards of Newark. He was ordained in 1809 and began his career as pastor of a Presbyterian church in Succasunna.

He then served as minister at the Old Clove Church in Wantage Township from 1830-1834 where he had been on the board of trustees, 1812-1818. Later he served as a minister in Newark and subsequently served as a missionary to the Indians in Sussex County. In addition, Kanouse taught at Newton Academy in Newton from 1828-1829.

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Scope and Content Note

This volume contains the sermons of Reverend Peter Krause preached during his career. The sermons were given at several locations in New Jersey including churches in Succasunna, Wantage Township, and Newark.

The volume also contains a newsprint German poem translated into English and the calling card of Alida Reach. The connection of either of these items to the sermon book is unknown.

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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.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Kanouse, Peter, 1784-1864.
Subject Topics:
Presbyterian Church–New Jersey.
Sermons, American.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.)
New Jersey–Religious life and customs.
Succasunna (N.J.)
Wantage (N.J.)
Document Types:
Calling cards.
Sermons–New Jersey.
Subject Occupations
Clergy–New Jersey.

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Related Material

For manuscript collections related to 18th century Presbyterian ministers, see:

Manuscript Group 128, Alexander Macwhorter Daybook

Manuscript Group 323, Joseph Eckley Sermons

Manuscript Group 389, Caleb Smith Papers

Manuscript Group 579, Jacob Green Papers

Manuscript Group 879, Samuel Miller Manuscript

Manuscript Group 894, Abijah Davis Oration

Manuscript Group 899, John McDowell Sermon Book

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The source of this collection is unknown.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 900, Peter Kanouse Sermons, The New Jersey Historical Society.

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