Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Fessenden, Joseph P., (Joseph Palmer), 1792-1861
Title
Joseph Fessenden sermons
ID
M061
Date [inclusive]
1820-1859, undated
Extent
2.25 linear feet
Language
Abstract
675 manuscript sermons (1820-1859) and 30 sermon fragments, "A Record of Marriages...in Arundel" (1820-1829), and the concluding portion of an anti-slavery sermon.

Preferred Citation

Joseph Fessenden Sermons, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Palmer Fessenden (Bowdoin 1818) was born on October 24, 1792. He was a Congregationalist clergyman in Arundel (now Kennebunkport), 1820-1829, and South Bridgton, 1829-1861, and he advocated the church's taking a more active role on behalf of temperance and the abolition of slavery.

Fessenden married Phebe Perkins Beech (b. Oct. 20, 1796) on November 30, 1819. Although they had no children of their own, they adopted a nephew, William Griswold Barrows (1821-1886, Bowdoin 1839) and two nieces, Mary B. Frezell (1828-1855) and Phoebe F. Beech (1834-1861).

Joseph Fessenden died on February 13, 1861; Phebe Beech Fessenden died on February 21, 1870.

More information on the Fessenden family is available in the Fessenden Collection and the Joseph Palmer and Phebe Beech Fessenden Papers, and the Fessenden Genealogical Material.


Scope and Content

675 manuscript sermons (1820-1859) and 30 sermon fragments, "A Record of Marriages...in Arundel" (1820-1829), and the concluding portion of an anti-slavery sermon.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

1820-26 Arundel, Maine: Marriage Records 

1 2

1823, 1829, 1830, 1830. 

1 3

1830 Apr - May. 

1 4

1830 May. 

1 5

1830 Jun - Jul. 

1 6

1830 Jul - Aug. 

1 7

1830 Aug - Sep. 

1 8

1830 Sep - Nov. 

1 9

1830 Nov - Dec. 

1 10

1830 Dec - 1831: Jan. 

1 11

1831 Jan - Feb. 

1 12

1831 Feb - Mar. 

1 13

1831 Apr. 

1 14

1831 Apr - May. 

1 15

1831 May - Jun. 

1 16

1831 Jun. 

1 17

1831 Jul - Aug. 

1 18

1831 Aug - Sep. 

1 19

1831 Sep - Oct. 

1 20

1831 Oct - Nov. 

1 21

1831 Nov - Dec. 

1 22

1831 Dec - 1832 Jan. 

1 23

1832 Jan - Feb. 

1 24

1832 Feb - Mar. 

1 25

1832 Mar - Apr. 

1 26

1832 Apr - May. 

2 1

1832 May - Jun. 

2 2

1832 Jul - Aug. 

2 3

1832 Sep - Nov. 

2 4

1832 Dec - 1833 Jan. 

2 5

1833 Jan - Apr. 

2 6

1833 May - Jun. 

2 7

1833 Jun - Aug. 

2 8

1833 Oct - 1834 Feb. 

2 9

1834 Mar - Jun. 

2 10

1834 Jun - Jul. 

2 11

1834 Jul - Oct. 

2 12

1834 Nov - Dec. 

2 13

1834 Dec - 1835 Apr. 

2 14

1835 Jun - Nov. 

2 15

1835 Dec - 1836 Apr. 

2 16

1836 May - Dec. 

2 17

1836 Dec - 1837 Jul. 

2 18

1837 Jul - Dec. 

2 19

1838 Feb - Jun. 

2 20

1838 Aug - Sep. 

2 21

1838 Oct. 

2 22

1838 Dec - 1839 Mar. 

2 23

1839 Mar - Nov. 

2 24

1839 Nov - Dec. 

2 25

1840 Jun - Nov. 

2 26

1841 Aug - 1842 Nov. 

3 1

1843 Mar - 1845 Apr. 

3 2

1845 May - Dec. 

3 3

1846 Feb - May. 

3 4

1846 Sep - 1847 Feb. 

3 5

1848 Nov - Dec. 

3 6

1849 Jan - Apr. 

3 7

1849 Apr - Jun. 

3 8

1849 Jun - Aug. 

3 9

1849 Nov - Dec. 

3 10

1849 Dec - 1850 Oct. 

3 11

1850 Nov - 1851 May. 

3 12

1851 Aug - Nov. 

3 13

1851 Nov - 1852 Jun. 

3 14

1852 Jul - Dec. 

3 15

1852 Dec - 1853 Jul. 

3 16

1853 Jul - Oct. 

3 17

1853 Nov - 1854 Oct. 

3 18

1854 Jan - Dec. 

3 19

1855 Feb - 1856 Jan. 

3 20

1856 Feb - Dec. 

3 21

1857 Feb - 1858 May. 

3 22

Misc. notes, 1807-1814. 

3 23

Undated Fragments #1. 

3 24

Undated Fragments #2. 

3 25

Undated Fragments #3. 

3 26

Undated Fragments #4. 

3 27

Undated #1; Anti-Slavery Sermon. 

3 28

Undated #2. 

3 29

Undated #3. 

3 30

Undated #4. 

3 31

Undated #5. 

3 32

Undated #6. 

3 33

Undated #7. 

3 34

Undated #8. 

3 35

Undated #9. 

3 36

Undated #10. 

3 37

Undated #11. 

3 38

Undated #12. 

3 39

Undated #13. 

3 40

Undated #14. 

3 41

Undated #15. 

3 42

Undated #16. 

3 43

Undated #17. 

4 1

Undated #18. 

4 2

Undated #19. 

4 3

Undated #20. 

4 4

Undated #21. 

4 5

Undated #22. 

4 6

Undated #23. 

4 7

Undated #24. 

4 8

Undated #25. 

4 9

Undated #26. 

4 10

Undated #27. 

4 11

Undated #28. 

4 12

Undated #29. 

4 13

Undated #30. 

4 14

Undated #31. 

4 15

Undated #32. 

4 16

Undated #33. 

4 17

Undated #34. 

4 18

Undated #35. 

4 19

Undated #36. 

4 20

Undated #37. 

4 21

Undated #38. 

4 22

Undated #39. 

4 23

Undated #40. 

4 24

Undated #41. 

4 25

Undated #42. 

4 26

Undated #43. 

4 27

Undated #44. 

4 28

Undated #45. 

4 29

Undated #46. 

4 30

Undated #47. 

4 31

Undated #48. 

4 32

Undated #49. 

4 33

Undated #50. 

4 34

Undated #51.