Contents and Arrangement

Sermon, 1752 May 31

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected correspondence of Davies, autograph manuscripts of two of his sermons, and a typescript of The Diary of the Revd. Samuel Davies, From July 2 A.D. 1753 To April 28 [A.]D. 1754. Carefully Transcribed, Compared and Corrected by Philander Camp, 1845. Correspondents include Davies' brother Col. William Davies and William F. Ast. Also included is Davies' 1758 letter to the Trustees of the College of New Jersey, giving his reasons for refusing the appointment to the presidency of the college, and a letter from Wilberforce Eames, dated June 1931, regarding miscellaneous poems by Davies.

Collection History



Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Sermon; Samuel Davies Collection, C1042, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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