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Joseph Sherman Papers M164

Title:
Joseph Sherman papers
Creator:
Sherman, Joseph, 1800-1849
ID:
M164
Date [inclusive]:
1826-1849, undated
Extent:
2.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

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.

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.

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.

1823 September 1. [Age of Literature].

Box 1 Folder 1

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

Box 1 Folder 2

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

Box 1 Folder 3

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

Box 1 Folder 4

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

Box 1 Folder 5

1825 July 23. [Reason]. Brunswick.

Box 1 Folder 6

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

Box 1 Folder 7

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

Box 1 Folder 8

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

Box 1 Folder 9

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

Box 1 Folder 10

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

Box 1 Folder 11

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

Box 1 Folder 12

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

Box 1 Folder 13

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

Box 1 Folder 14

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

Box 1 Folder 15

1831 4 July. [Independence Day].

Box 1 Folder 16

1832 June. [Literary Association].

Box 1 Folder 17

1832 December 6. Lectures of Dr. Woods.

Box 1 Folder 18

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

Box 1 Folder 19

1833 February 28. Untitled.

Box 1 Folder 20

1833 April 12. [Slavery].

Box 1 Folder 21

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

Box 1 Folder 22

1833 December 30. "Decrees of God."

Box 1 Folder 23

1834 January 29. "Galatians Ch.I."

Box 1 Folder 24

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

Box 1 Folder 25

1834 July 25. "Justification."

Box 1 Folder 26

1834 August 4. "Baptism."

Box 1 Folder 27

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

Box 1 Folder 28

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

Box 1 Folder 29

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

Box 1 Folder 30

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

Box 1 Folder 31

n.d. "An Christus Sit Deus?"

Box 1 Folder 32

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

Box 1 Folder 33

n.d. "Association of Ideas."

Box 1 Folder 34

n.d. "Attributes of God."

Box 1 Folder 35

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

Box 1 Folder 36

n.d. "Character of Lord Byron."

Box 1 Folder 37

n.d. "Christ, Son of God."

Box 1 Folder 38

n.d. [Christ Without Sin].

Box 1 Folder 39

n.d. "Church Government."

Box 1 Folder 40

n.d. "Church Government."

Box 1 Folder 41

n.d. "Church Government."

Box 1 Folder 42

n.d. [Church organization and government].

Box 1 Folder 43

n.d. [Clergy and the body politic].

Box 1 Folder 44

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

Box 1 Folder 45

n.d. [Common education].

Box 1 Folder 46

n.d. [Death].

Box 1 Folder 47

n.d. "Divine Purposes or Decrees."

Box 1 Folder 48

n.d. "Divine Unity."

Box 1 Folder 49

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

Box 1 Folder 50

n.d. "Evidences of Christianity."

Box 1 Folder 51

n.d. "Existence of God, The."

Box 1 Folder 52

n.d. "Farmer on Demoniacs."

Box 1 Folder 53

n.d. [Final judgement].

Box 1 Folder 54

n.d. [Foreign missions].

Box 1 Folder 55

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

Box 1 Folder 56

n.d. "Genealogies of the Evangelists."

Box 1 Folder 57

n.d. [God's knowledge].

Box 1 Folder 58

n.d. [Gospel of Luke].

Box 1 Folder 59

n.d. [Guilt and Sin].

Box 1 Folder 60

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

Box 1 Folder 61

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

Box 1 Folder 62

n.d. [Hebrew interpretation].

Box 1 Folder 63

n.d. [Idolatry].

Box 1 Folder 64

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

Box 1 Folder 65

n.d. "Institution of the Garter."

Box 1 Folder 66

n.d. [Interminable political discussions].

Box 1 Folder 67

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

Box 1 Folder 68

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

Box 1 Folder 69

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

Box 1 Folder 70

n.d. [Knowledge of God].

Box 1 Folder 71

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

Box 1 Folder 72

n.d. "Matthew 11:28."

Box 1 Folder 73

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

Box 1 Folder 74

n.d. [New Testament].

Box 1 Folder 75

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

Box 1 Folder 76

n.d. "Obsta principus."

Box 1 Folder 77

n.d. "Of the Faculty."

Box 1 Folder 78

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

Box 1 Folder 79

n.d. "Original Sin."

Box 1 Folder 80

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

Box 1 Folder 81

n.d. [Piety].

Box 1 Folder 82

n.d. [Politics].

Box 1 Folder 83

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

Box 1 Folder 84

n.d. "Proverbs 13:15."

Box 1 Folder 85

n.d. [Public celebrations].

Box 1 Folder 86

n.d. [Purpose of education].

Box 1 Folder 87

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

Box 1 Folder 88

n.d. "Questions respecting demoniacal Possessions."

Box 1 Folder 89

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

Box 1 Folder 90

n.d. "Regeneration."

Box 1 Folder 91

n.d. [Social friendship].

Box 1 Folder 92

n.d. [Temperance].

Box 1 Folder 93

n.d. "Titus 2:11-15."

Box 1 Folder 94

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

Box 1 Folder 95

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

Box 1 Folder 96

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

Box 1 Folder 97

n.d. [Works of nature].

Box 1 Folder 98

n.d. Untitled.

Box 1 Folder 99-100

n.d. Untitled verse.

Box 1 Folder 101

Exerpts from addresses.

Box 1 Folder 102

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

Volume 1

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.

Sermons #2-3,5,7,12-13,17.

Box 1 Folder 103

Sermons #20,22-23.

Box 1 Folder 104

Sermons #42,57,59-60.

Box 1 Folder 105

Sermons #62-64,73,77.

Box 1 Folder 106

Sermons #78-79,84,86.

Box 1 Folder 107

Sermons #87-92.

Box 1 Folder 108

Sermons #93-98.

Box 1 Folder 109

Sermons #99-104.

Box 1 Folder 110

Sermons #106,109,110,112.

Box 1 Folder 111

Sermons #114-117.

Box 1 Folder 112

Sermons #118-122.

Box 1 Folder 113

Sermons

Volume 1-2

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.

Biographical sketch.

Box 1 Folder 114

Certificate: American Bible Society. 24 June 1841.

Box 1 Folder 115

Clippings.

Box 1 Folder 116

Correspondence concerning Joseph Sherman.

Box 1 Folder 117

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

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