Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Kellogg family
Title
Kellogg family collection
ID
M100
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1780-1914
Date [inclusive]
1780-1978, undated
Extent
4.5 linear feet
Language
Abstract
The collection contains 586 sermons by Elijah Kellogg and his son Elijah Kellogg, Jr., correspondence, undated manuscript drafts of essays and poetry, a history of the Kellogg family. Also included are Elijah Kellogg, Sr.,'s journals of his Passamaquoddy missions (1821-1831), legal, financial, personal and religious materials, images, and clippings.

Preferred Citation

Kellogg Family Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

Both Elijah Kellogg, Sr., and his son Elijah Kellogg, Jr., were Congregational ministers with ties to Bowdoin College. The elder Kellogg (1761-1842) was a native of South Hadley, Massachusetts, a graduate of Dartmouth College (1785), and a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was the first minister (1788-1811) of the Second Church in Portland, Maine, until a schism divided the church and part of the congregation left to form the Third Church, which Kellogg also served (1811-1821). After resigning his pulpit, Kellogg became a missionary to local Native Americans, keeping journals of his missions to Quoddy, Perry and Wells, Maine, including those to the Passamaquoddy tribe. He served Bowdoin as an overseer (1794-1798) and a trustee (1798-1824). Elijah Kellogg, Sr., married Eunice McLellan of Portland. Their son, Elijah Kellogg, Jr. (1813-1901; Bowdoin 1840), was a minister in Harpswell and Topsham, Maine (1844-1854 and 1871-1901); chaplain of the Seaman's Friends Society and pastor of Boston's Mariners' Church (1855-1865); and a popular lyceum lecturer. He is best remembered as the author of several successful series of juvenile adventure stories, including the Elm Island, Pleasant Cove and Whispering Pine series. He married Hannah Pearson Pomeroy and had three sons and one daughter.


Scope and Content

The collection contains 586 sermons by father and son (1797-1898, n.d.), correspondence, most relating to Elijah Kellogg, Sr.,'s years with the Second and Third churches in Portland, undated manuscript drafts of essays and poetry by Elijah Kellogg, Jr., as well as a history of the Kellogg family. Also included are Elijah Kellogg, Sr.,'s journals of his Passamaquoddy missions (1821-1831), legal, financial, personal and religious materials, images, and clippings. There is also research material used by Wilmot B. Mitchell (Bowdoin 1890) for his 1903 book Elijah Kellogg, the Man and His Work. The papers are complemented by a collection of Elijah Kellogg, Jr.,'s published works.


Arrangement

Organized into 10 series: Sermons, 1780-1898, n.d. (divided into three subseries: Sermons: Elijah Kellogg, Sr., 1797-1839, n.d., Sermons: Elijah Kellogg, Jr., 1843-1898, n.d., and Sermons: General, 1780-1894, n.d.); Correspondence, 1780-1914, n.d.; Miscellaneous Writings, n.d.; Journals, Account Books, and Record Books, 1817-1926, n.d.; Printed Materials, 1842-1906, n.d.; Legal and Financial Materials, 1800-1904, n.d.; Personal and Religious Materials, 1811-1857, n.d.; Images, n.d.; Clippings, 1887-1978, n.d.; and Materials for W.B. Mitchell's book, "Elijah Kellogg: The Man and His Work", 1902-1905, n.d.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 2011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Kellogg family -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

  • Kellogg , Elijah, 1813-1901
  • Kellogg, Elijah, 1761-1842
  • Mitchell, Wilmot Brookings, -- 1867-1962. -- Elijah Kellog, the man and his work.

Subject(s)

  • Authors, American -- Maine
  • Congregational churches -- Maine.
  • Passamaquoddy Indians -- Missions -- Maine.
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Sermons, American -- 19th century.
  • Sermons, American -- Maine.

Other Finding Aids

An unpublished indexed numbering system that lists the Biblical verses used in the sermons is available at the repository.


Collection Inventory

 M100.01 Sermons, 1780-1898, n.d.   3.0 linear feet

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

This series includes sermons by Elijah Kellogg, Sr. (1797-1839, n.d.), and Elijah Kellogg, Jr. (1843-1898, n.d.). There are also sermons from the elder Kellogg's ordination and funeral, as well as other sermons by unknown authors.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

 M100.01.1 Sermons: Elijah Kellogg, Sr., 1797-1839, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

Box Folder
1 1

1797 Nov 30: "A Thanksgiving Sermon Delivered in Portland" 

1 2

1798 Mar, May: #1,2 

1 3

1799 Apr, 180[?] Feb: #3,4 

1 4

1800 Feb, Apr, Jun: #5-7 

1 5

1801 Feb, May: #8,9 

1 6

1802 Nov, [n.m.]: #10-13 

1 7

1802 Jan, Apr: #14,15 

1 8

1802 May, Jul: #16-19 

1 9

1802 Aug: #20-22 

1 10

1802 Sep, Oct: #23-26 

1 11

1802 Nov, Dec: #27-29 

1 12

1802 Dec: #30,31 

1 13

1803 [n.m.]: #32 

1 14

1803 Jan, Mar: #33-37 

1 15

1803 Apr, Aug: #38-41 

1 16

1803 Oct, Dec: #42-44 

1 17

1804 Jun, 1805 [n.m.]: #45-48 

1 18

1805 Feb, Mar: #49,50 

1 19

1805 Jul, Aug, Sep: #51-54 

1 20

1805 Nov, Dec: #55-57 

1 21

1806 Jan, Mar: #58,59 

1 22

1806 Jun, Jul: #60-64 

1 23

1806 Oct, Nov: #65-67 

1 24

1807 [n.m.], Jan, Feb: #68-70 

1 25

1807 Jul, Aug: #71-73 

1 26

1808 Mar, Apr, Jun, Aug: #74-77 

1 27

1808 Mar 

1 28

1808 Oct, Nov: #78,79 

1 29

1809 Feb, Mar: #80-82 

1 30

1809 Apr, Jul: #83-85 

1 31

1809 Aug, Oct: #86,87 

1 32-33

1810: Feb, Aug, [Nov/Dec], Dec: #88-91 

1 34

1811 [n.m.], Jan: #92-94 

1 35

1811 Apr, May: #95,96 

1 36

1812 [n.m.], Mar, Jun: #97-99 

1 37

1812 Aug: #100,101 

1 38

1813 Nov: #102 

1 39

1814 [n.m.], ["Old Testament"]: #103-106 

1 40

1814 [n.m.], ["New Testament"]: #107-113 

1 41

1814 Mar, Jul, Oct, Nov: #114-117 

1 42

1815 [n.m.], Mar, Aug: #118-120 

1 43

1815 Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec: #121-124 

1 44

1816 [n.m.]: #125-127 

1 45

1816 Mar, Apr: #128-129 

1 46

1816 May, Jul, Aug: #130-133 

1 47

1816 Oct, Dec: #134-136 

1 48

1817 [n.m.], Jan, Mar: #137-140 

1 49

1818 [n.m.], Nov: #141-143 

1 50

1818 Feb, Oct: #144,145 

1 51

1819 [n.m.]: #146,147 

1 52

1820 Aug: #148 

1 53

1821 May, Nov: #149,150 

1 54

1825 Jun, 1826 [n.m.]: #151,152 

1 55

1827 [n.m.], Mar: #153,154 

1 56

1828 [n.m.], 1829 [n.m.]: #155-158 

1 57

1829 Jul, Dec: #159,160 

1 58

1831 Apr, Jun: #161-163 

1 59

1833 [n.m.], Jul: #164,165 

1 60

1834 [n.m.], Jan, Feb: #166-170 

1 61

1834 Mar, May, Aug: #171-173 

1 62

1835 Jul, Aug, Sep: #174-178 

1 63

1836 [n.m.], 1839 May: #179,180 

1 64

184[?]: #181 

1 65-71

Undated 

 M100.01.2 Sermons: Elijah Kellogg, Jr., 1843-1898, n.d.   2.0 linear feet

Box Folder
1 72

1843 Apr: #182 

1 73

1845 [n.m.], Aug: #183,184 

1 74

1849 [n.m.], 1854 [n.m.]: #185-188 

1 75

1854 [n.m.], 1855 [n.m.]: #189-190 

1 76

1855 [n.m.]: #191-193 

1 77

1855 [n.m.]: #194-197 

1 78

1855 [n.m.]: #198-201 

1 79

1855 [n.m.]: #202-205 

1 80

1855 [n.m.]: #205a 

1 81

1855 [n.m.], Jul: #206-208 

1 82

1856 [n.m.]: #209-211 

2 1

1856 [n.m.]: #212-215 

2 2

1856 [n.m.]: #216-219 

2 3

1856 [n.m.]: #220-222 

2 4

1856 [n.m.]: #223-225 

2 5

1856 [n.m.]: #226,227 

2 6

1856 [n.m.]: #228,229 

2 7

1856 [n.m.]: #230,231 

2 8

1856 [n.m.]: #232,233 

2 9

1856 [n.m.]: #234,235 

2 10

1856 Jan: #236,237 

2 11

1856 Jan, Feb: #238,239 

2 12

1856 Apr, Oct: #240-242 

2 13

1857 [n.m.]: #243-245 

2 14

1857 [n.m.]: #246-249 

2 15

1857 [n.m.]: #250,251 

2 16

1857 [n.m.]: #252-254 

2 17

1857 [n.m.]: #255,256 

2 18

1857 [n.m.]: #257,258 

2 19

1857 [n.m.]: #259,260 

2 20

1857 [n.m.]: #261,262 

2 21

1857 [n.m.]: #263,264 

2 22

1857 [n.m.]: #265,266 

2 23

1857 Jan, Dec: #267-270 

2 24

1858 [n.m.]: #271-274 

2 25

1858 [n.m.]: #275-280 

2 26

1858 [n.m.]: #281-283 

2 27

1858 [n.m.]: #284-286 

2 28

1858 [n.m.], Jan: #287,288 

2 29

1858 Jan, Jul: #289-291 

2 30

1859 [n.m.]: #292,293 

2 31

1859 [n.m.]: #294,295 

2 32

1859 [n.m.]: #296,297 

2 33

1859 [n.m.]: #298,299 

2 34

1859 [n.m.]: #300-302 

2 35

1859 [n.m.]: #303,304 

2 36

1859 [n.m.]: #305,306 

2 37

1859 Jan, Jun: #307-309 

2 38

1859 Jun, Aug: #310-312 

2 39

1860 [n.m.]: #313,314 

2 40

1860 [n.m.]: #315,316 

2 41

1860 [n.m.]: #317-319 

2 42

1860 [n.m.]: #320,321 

2 43

1860 [n.m.]: #322,323 

2 44

1860 [n.m.]: #324,325 

2 45

1860 [n.m.]: #326,327 

2 46

1860 [n.m.]: #328-330 

2 47

1860 [n.m.]: #331,332 

2 48

1860 [n.m.]: #333,334 

2 49

1860 [n.m.]: #335,336 

2 50

1860 [n.m.]: #337,338 

2 51

1860 [n.m.]: #339,340 

2 52

1860 [n.m.]: #341,342 

2 53

1860 [n.m.], May: #343-345 

2 54

1860 Jun: #346,347 

2 55

1860 Sep, Oct: #348,349 

2 56

1860 Nov, Dec: #350-353 

2 57

1861 [n.m.]: #354,355 

2 58

1861 [n.m.]: #356,357 

2 59

1861 [n.m.]: #358,359 

2 60

1861 [n.m.]: #360-361 

2 61

1861 [n.m.]: #362-364 

2 62

1861 [n.m.]: #365,366 

2 63

1861 [n.m.], Feb: #367,368 

2 64

1861 Feb, Mar: #369,370 

2 65

1861 Dec: #371-373 

2 66

1862 [n.m.]: #374-377 

2 67

1862 [n.m.]: #378,379 

2 68

1862 Jan: #380,381 

2 69

1862 May, Nov: #382-384 

3 1

1862 Dec: #385-387 

3 2

1862 Dec: #388-390 

3 3

1863 [n.m.], Jan: #391-393 

3 4

1863 Jan: #394-396 

3 5

1863 Feb: #397-399 

3 6

1863 Feb: #400-402 

3 7

1863 Feb, May, Oct: #403-405 

3 8

1863 Nov, 1864 [n.m.]: #406-408 

3 9

1864 [n.m.], May: #409,410 

3 10

1865 [n.m.]: #411-413 

3 11

1865 Jan, May: #414,415 

3 12

1866 [n.m.]: #416,417 

3 13

1867 [n.m.]: #418,419 

3 14

1867 [n.m.]: #420-422 

3 15

1867 Dec, 1869 Sep: #423-425 

3 16

1870 [n.m.], May, Jul: #426-428 

3 17

1875 [n.m.]: #429-432 

3 18

1875 [n.m.]: #433-436 

3 19

1875 Jun, Aug, 1876 [n.m.]: #437-440 

3 20

1876 [n.m.]: #441-444 

3 21

1876 [n.m.]: #445-448 

3 22

1876 [n.m.]: #449-452 

3 23

1876 [n.m.]: #452a 

3 24

1877 [n.m.]: #453-456 

3 25

1877 Aug, 1878 [n.m.]: #457,458 

3 26

1878 Aug, 1880 [n.m.]: #459-461 

3 27

1880 Feb, 1881 Jan, 1882 [n.m.]: #462-464 

3 28

1882 Jun, Jul: #465-467 

3 29

1882 Aug: #468-471 

3 30

1882 Sep: #472-474 

3 31

1882 Oct, Dec: #475-478 

3 32

1883 [n.m.]: #479-482 

3 33

1883 [n.m.]: #483-489 

3 34

1883 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr: #490-496 

3 35

1883 Apr, May: #497-502 

3 36

1883 Jul, Sep, Oct: #503-506 

3 37

1883 Nov, Dec: #507-510 

3 38

1884 [n.m.]: #511-515 

3 39

1884 [n.m.], Jan: #516-521 

3 40

1884 Feb, Mar: #522-526 

3 41

1884 Apr, Jun: #527-531 

3 42

1884 Jul, Dec: #532,533 

3 43

1885 [n.m.], Jan: #534-538 

3 44

1885 Feb, Mar: #539-542 

3 45

1885 Apr, May: #543-547 

3 46

1885 Sep, Oct, Nov: #548-555 

3 47

1886 Feb, Mar: #556-560 

3 48

1886 Sep, Oct, Nov: #561-565 

3 49

1887 [n.m.], Jan, Feb: #566-569 

3 50

1887 Apr, 1888 Sep: #570,571 

3 51

1889 [n.m.], Jun, 1891 [n.m.]: #572-575 

3 52

1891 Jun, 1893 [n.m.], Aug: #576-579 

3 53

1892 Nov 24 

3 54

1894 Feb, Jun, Sep: #580-583 

3 55

1896 Oct, 1898 [n.m.], Aug: #584-586 

3 56-60

Undated 

 M100.01.3 Sermons: General, 1780-1894, n.d.   9.0 folders

Box Folder
3 61-67

1780-1894, n.d.: sermons, authors unknown 

3 68

1788 Oct: "Mr. Thacher's Sermon at the Ordination of the Rev. Mr. Kellogg" 

3 69

1842 Mar 12: funeral of Mr. Kellogg 


 M100.02 Correspondence, 1780-1914, n.d.   29.0 folders

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

Contains correspondence of both Elijah Kellogg, Sr., and Jr. The bulk of Elijah Kellogg, Sr.,'s correspondence concerns the schism in the Second Church, resulting in the formation of the Third Church. Elijah Kellogg, Jr.,'s correspondence consists primarily of family letters. Also included is correspondence concerning the Kellogg Memorial at Bowdoin College.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
4 1

1780 Aug 30 [Call to Second Parish] 

4 2

1811 Jan-Aug 

4 3

1811 Sep 

4 4

1811 Oct-Nov 

4 5

1811 Dec 

4 6

1812 Jan-Feb 

4 7

1812 Mar 

4 8

1813-1820 

4 9

1821-1823 

4 10

1826 

4 11

1831 

4 12

1839 

4 13

1844-1845 

4 14

1856 

4 15

1858 

4 16

1865 

4 17

1884-1886 

4 18

1887-1888 

4 19

1889 

4 20

1890-1891 

4 21

1892-1893 

4 22

1894 

4 23

1895 

4 24

1896-1897 

4 25

1898-1899 

4 26

1900-1901 

4 27

1903-1904 

4 28

1914 [correspondence concerning the Kellogg Memorial] 

4 29

n.d. 


 M100.03 Miscellaneous Writings, n.d.   44.0 folders

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Series Description:

Contains undated manuscript drafts of essays and poetry by Elijah Kellogg, Jr., as well as a history of the Kellogg family.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
4 30

"Awful Alarm, The" [Elijah Kellogg, Jr.] 

4 31

"Beaver" [Elijah Kellogg, Jr.] 

4 32

"Bowdoin College: Its Religious Interests" 

4 33

"Centurion, The" 

4 34

Commencement speech, Bowdoin College, 1890 Jul 28 [Elijah Kellogg, Jr.] 

4 35

"Decius" 

4 36

[Delivered at the Old Meeting House in Harpswell] 

4 37

"Discontented Brook, The" 

4 38

"G[?] D[?], The" [Elijah Kellogg, Jr.] 

4 39

"General Gage and the Boston Boys" 

4 40

"Hannibal at the Altar" 

4 41

[Historical sketch of Kellogg family] 

4 42

"Labor" 

4 43

"Leonidas" 

4 44-47

"Lion Ben" 

4 48

"Ma'am Price" [Elijah Kellogg, Jr.] 

4 49

"Magic Key, The" 

4 50

Manuscript notes: "Hannibal at the Altar" 

4 51

Manuscript notes 

4 52

"Old Age of the Christian Scholar, The" 

4 53

Oration, pronounced at Portland, 1795 Jul 4, being the birthday of Columbian freedom 

4 54

"Pcilius" 

4 55

"Plea for the Sailor, A" [Elijah Kellogg, Jr.] 

4 56

Poetry 

4 57

Poetry [printed] 

4 58

Poetry: Elijah Kellogg, Jr. 

4 59

[Ships and sailors] 

4 60

"Sowed by the Wind;" or, "The Poor Boy's Fortune" [printed] 

4 61-67

Untitled 

4 68-73

Untitled [Elijah Kellogg, Jr.] 


 M100.04 Journals, Account Books, Record Books, 1817-1926, n.d.   16.0 folders

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by material type, then chronologically.

Series Description:

Contains journals, account books, and record books from both Elijah Kellogg, Jr., and Sr., including Elijah Kellogg, Sr.,'s journals of his Passamaquoddy missions (1821-1831).

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
4

Account Book: 

4 74

1817-1818 

4

Journals: 

4 75

1821 "Mission to Quoddy" 

4 76

1821 [copy] 

4 77

1822 

4 78

1825 

4 79

1826 

4 80

1827 

4 81

1831 

4 82

1886 

4 83

n.d. 

4

Record Books: 

4 84

Family record 

4 85

Marriages 

4 86

Record of the Second Church of Christ in Portland 

4 87

Subscribers to "Sailor Magazine" in Boston 

4

Subscription Book: 

4 88

1828 Sep - 1830 Jan 1 

4

Typescripts and photocopies: 

4 89

1822, 1926, journal 


 M100.05 Printed Materials, 1842-1906, n.d.   6.0 folders

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by item.

Series Description:

Contains miscellaneous printed materials, including a listing of Elijah Kellogg, Jr.,'s books.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
5 1

Letter to Hon. Leopold Morse, by William Gray, 1882 Feb 2 

5 2

Miscellaneous printed materials, 1842-1906, n.d. 

5 3

Pamphlet: "Elijah Kellogg's Books", n.d. 

5 4

Plan of the Town of Freeman, 1808 

5 5

"Rev. Elijah Kellogg: Author, Preacher, Man" by Paul Cook, 1905 

5 6

Winthrop S. Joran biography, n.d. 


 M100.06 Legal and Financial Materials, 1800-1904, n.d.   4.0 folders

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by item.

Series Description:

Contains miscellaneous legal and financial materials, including Shepard and Lee copyrights.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
5 7

Copyrights for Lee Shepard accounts 

5 8

Miscellaneous documents and meeting minutes 

5 9

Miscellaneous financial documents and notes 

5 10

Miscellaneous legal documents 


 M100.07 Personal and Religious Materials, 1811-1857, n.d.   5.0 folders

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by item.

Series Description:

Contains miscellaneous personal and religious materials, including a diagram of the interior of a church and Elijah Kellogg, Sr.,'s honorable discharge.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
5 11

Church temperance meeting, 1857 Jan 1 

5 12

Diagram of church seating 

5 13

Elijah Kellogg, Sr.'s honorable discharge, 1824 Jun 7 

5 14

Membership to American Bible Society 

5 15

Minutes of Portland Ecclesiastical Council, 1811 


 M100.08 Images, n.d.   4.0 folders

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series Description:

Contains images of both Elijah Kellogg Jr. and Sr., as well as images of unidentified people, places, and objects.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
5 16

Elijah Kellogg, Jr. 

5 17

Elijah Kellogg, Sr. 

5 18

People, unidentified 

5 19

Places and objects 


 M100.09 Clippings, 1887-1978, n.d.   3.0 folders

Series Description:

Contains clippings mostly regarding Elijah Kellogg, Jr.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
5 20-22

Clippings, 1887-1978, n.d. 


 M100.10 Materials for W.B. Mitchell's book, "Elijah Kellogg: The Man and His Work," 1902-1905, n.d.   3.0 folders

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by material type.

Series Description:

Contains research material used by Wilmot B. Mitchell (Bowdoin 1890) for his 1903 book "Elijah Kellogg, the Man and His Work."

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
5 23

Clippings, 1904, n.d. 

5 24

Correspondence, 1902-1905, n.d. 

5 25

Typescript, n.d.