Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Sherman, Joseph, 1800-1849
Title
Joseph Sherman papers
ID
M164
Date [inclusive]
1826-1849, undated
Extent
2.5 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Contains notes, addresses, and essays kept by Sherman while a student at both Bowdoin College and the Andover Theological Seminary on topics both religous and secular, as well as sermons written and delivered while a professor at Jackson College.

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Sherman was born in Edgecomb, Maine, on March 3, 1800. He graduated from the Medical School of Maine at Bowdoin College in 1826, received his A.M. in 1829, and later received his LL.D. from the University of Nashville. He became the principal of North Yarmouth Academy in Maine in 1826, a position he held until 1832 when he resumed his studies at the Andover Theological Seminary to become a Presbyterian minister. In 1834 Sherman was appointed professor of ancient and modern languages at Jackson College in Columbia, Tennessee, where he was president from 1843 to 1846. He died June 15, 1849, as the result of a stagecoach crash.


Scope and Content

Contains notes, addresses, and essays kept by Sherman while a student at both Bowdoin College and the Andover Theological Seminary on topics both religous and secular, as well as sermons written and delivered while a professor at Jackson College. A photograph of Sherman, and a small cache of biographical information, such as obituaries and other newspaper clippings, is also included.


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

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

 M164.1 Addresses, essays, and lecture notes, 1823-1834, undated   0.75 linear feet

Series Description:

Contains notes and papers kept by Sherman while he was a student at Bowdoin College and the Andover Theological Seminary, including papers read in front of the Theological Society and the Peucinian Society and a volume of Sherman's notes from Professor Stuart's biblical lectures at the Seminary in 1833. Also consists of addresses and essays by Sherman on both religious and secular subjects, such as the advantages of a liberal arts education, temperance, piety, and weakening the foundations of government. Most undated materials are indisgintuishable in terms of where and when they were written.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by title.

Box Folder
1 1

1823 September 1. [Age of Literature]. 

1 2

1824 October 29. "Death of Socrates." Performed. 

1 3

1824 November 14. "Early Associations." Read before the Theological Society. 

1 4

1824 November 23. "Few know how to be idle and innocent." 

1 5

1825 April 10. [Destinies of Life]. Theological Society. 

1 6

1825 July 23. [Reason]. Brunswick. 

1 7

1825 July 24. "Is the travelling of the mail stage to be considered a violation of the Sabbath?" 

1 8

1825 August. "Is it the duty of the United States to attempt the civilization of the Aborigines of this country?" 

1 9

1825 October 21. "Did the irruption of the northern barbarians into the south of Europe tend to the diffusion of general literature?" Peucinian Society. 

1 10

1825 October 23 - 1826 November 5. Diary [?]. Bowdoin College. 

1 11

1825 November 16. "Has the sovereign of a state a right to take away life as a Civil punishment?" 

1 12

1826 March 21. "Come, peace of mind, delightful guest." 

1 13

1826 July 1. "Is it expedient to encourage manufactories by legislative enactments?" 

1 14

1826 November 12 - 1827 April 1. Diary. [?]. 

1 15

1828 April 20 - 1833 July 13. Diary[?]. North Yarmouth. 

1 16

1831 4 July. [Independence Day]. 

1 17

1832 June. [Literary Association]. 

1 18

1832 December 6. Lectures of Dr. Woods. 

1 19

1833 February 27. "Questions on John 5:1-9." 

1 20

1833 February 28. Untitled. 

1 21

1833 April 12. [Slavery]. 

1 22

1833 November 4. "Exercises of the protracted meeting at Andover"/"Prof. Stuart's lecture introductory to Humanities." 

1 23

1833 December 30. "Decrees of God." 

1 24

1834 January 29. "Galatians Ch.I." 

1 25

1834 February 28. Notes from Dr. Wood's lectures. 

1 26

1834 July 25. "Justification." 

1 27

1834 August 4. "Baptism." 

1 28

n.y. April 22. "Luke 23:39-43." North Yarmouth. 

1 29

n.y. November 21. [Classes of religion]. 

1 30

n.d. [Advantages of a liberal arts education]. 

1 31

n.d. [American Colonization Society and slavery]. 

1 32

n.d. "An Christus Sit Deus?" 

1 33

n.d. "Application of the mind to study necessary, to the acquisition of learning." 

1 34

n.d. "Association of Ideas." 

1 35

n.d. "Attributes of God." 

1 36

n.d. "Character and State of Man Before the Fall." 

1 37

n.d. "Character of Lord Byron." 

1 38

n.d. "Christ, Son of God." 

1 39

n.d. [Christ Without Sin]. 

1 40

n.d. "Church Government." 

1 41

n.d. "Church Government." 

1 42

n.d. "Church Government." 

1 43

n.d. [Church organization and government]. 

1 44

n.d. [Clergy and the body politic]. 

1 45

n.d. "Come, peace of mind, delightful guest." 

1 46

n.d. [Common education]. 

1 47

n.d. [Death]. 

1 48

n.d. "Divine Purposes or Decrees." 

1 49

n.d. "Divine Unity." 

1 50

n.d. "Divine Unity, or Unity of God." 

1 51

n.d. "Evidences of Christianity." 

1 52

n.d. "Existence of God, The." 

1 53

n.d. "Farmer on Demoniacs." 

1 54

n.d. [Final judgement]. 

1 55

n.d. [Foreign missions]. 

1 56

n.d. "Future State/Intermediate State/Objections noticed." 

1 57

n.d. "Genealogies of the Evangelists." 

1 58

n.d. [God's knowledge]. 

1 59

n.d. [Gospel of Luke]. 

1 60

n.d. [Guilt and Sin]. 

1 61

n.d. "Have monasteries been beneficial to mankind?" 

1 62

n.d. "Have monasteries on the whole been beneficial to mankind?" 

1 63

n.d. [Hebrew interpretation]. 

1 64

n.d. [Idolatry]. 

1 65

n.d. [Important truths to Scholars, Citizens, and Moral Beings]. 

1 66

n.d. "Institution of the Garter." 

1 67

n.d. [Interminable political discussions]. 

1 68

n.d. "Is it expedient for the United States to representatives to the Congress of Panama?" 

1 69

n.d. "Is it right to force by law the subject of religious institutions?" 

1 70

n.d. "Is the particular thing asked in the prayer of faith granted?" 

1 71

n.d. [Knowledge of God]. 

1 72

n.d. [Man's capacity for social enjoyment]. 

1 73

n.d. "Matthew 11:28." 

1 74

n.d. [Motives to stimulate the young mind]. 

1 75

n.d. [New Testament]. 

1 76

n.d. "Objections Considered/Objections Noticed." 

1 77

n.d. "Obsta principus." 

1 78

n.d. "Of the Faculty." 

1 79

n.d. [Original language of the human race]. 

1 80

n.d. "Original Sin." 

1 81

n.d. "Ought the rights of suffrage to be restricted by property?" Peucinian Society. 

1 82

n.d. [Piety]. 

1 83

n.d. [Politics]. 

1 84

n.d. "Practicability of Writing in the ame Person the business of Teaching School and Preaching the Gospel, The." 

1 85

n.d. "Proverbs 13:15." 

1 86

n.d. [Public celebrations]. 

1 87

n.d. [Purpose of education]. 

1 88

n.d. "Questions for examination on Inspiration." 

1 89

n.d. "Questions respecting demoniacal Possessions." 

1 90

n.d. "Quidquid in buccam veneritz effutire." 

1 91

n.d. "Regeneration." 

1 92

n.d. [Social friendship]. 

1 93

n.d. [Temperance]. 

1 94

n.d. "Titus 2:11-15." 

1 95

n.d. [Weakening of our government's foundation]. 

1 96

n.d. "Whether the nations of Europe are prepared for the establishment of free government." 

1 97

n.d. "Whether the public commemoration of political events be beneficial?" 

1 98

n.d. [Works of nature]. 

1 99-100

n.d. Untitled. 

1 101

n.d. Untitled verse. 

1 102

Exerpts from addresses. 

Volume
1

Notes on biblical lectures given by Prof. Stuart at Andover Theological Seminary, 1833 


 M164.2 Sermons, undated   0.25 linear feet

Series Description:

Contains sermons given by Reverend Sherman while a professor at Jackson College in Columbia, Tennessee. Many of the sermons are bound in two volumes.

Arrangement:

Arranged by sermon number.

Box Folder
1 103

Sermons #2-3,5,7,12-13,17. 

1 104

Sermons #20,22-23. 

1 105

Sermons #42,57,59-60. 

1 106

Sermons #62-64,73,77. 

1 107

Sermons #78-79,84,86. 

1 108

Sermons #87-92. 

1 109

Sermons #93-98. 

1 110

Sermons #99-104. 

1 111

Sermons #106,109,110,112. 

1 112

Sermons #114-117. 

1 113

Sermons #118-122. 

Volume
1-2

Sermons 


 M164.3 Biographical information   1.5 linear feet

Series Description:

Contains biographical information on Joseph Sherman. Includes a biographical sketch, a photograph, a certificate from the American Bible Society, and newspaper clippings, the bulk of which are obituaries.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by material type.

Box Folder
1 114

Biographical sketch. 

1 115

Certificate: American Bible Society. 24 June 1841. 

1 116

Clippings. 

1 117

Correspondence concerning Joseph Sherman. 

Ovsz-Box
Z

Photograph titled "Rev. Joseph Sherman, A.M. L.L.D., President of Jackson College"