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Lincoln Ripley sermons (M155)

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Title:
Lincoln Ripley sermons
Creator:
Ripley, Lincoln, 1761-1858
ID:
M155
Date [inclusive]:
1806-1824
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Consists of sermons written and preached by the Rev. Lincoln Ripley between February 16, 1806, and October 17, 1824. Many of the sermons are annotated with multiple dates suggesting the multiple use of orations.
Access Restrictions:

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Preferred Citation:

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

The Reverend Lincoln Ripley, one of nineteen children of Noah and Lydia Ripley, was born in Pomfret, Connecticut, in 1761. The younger brother of Dr. Ezra Ripley (1751-1841), a minister in Concord, Massachusetts, he moved with his family to Barre, Massachusetts, in 1767. Graduating from Dartmouth in 1796, Ripley pursued theological studies with his brother, Ezra, while serving as a missionary preacher in Waterford during the summers of 1797 and 1798. He was paid thirty dollars each year for his services, plus board for himself and his horse. His work in Waterford led to his appointment as first minister of the Waterford Congregational Church on July 1, 1798, a position he held until his retirement in November of 1821.

About 1798, Ripley married Phebe Emerson, daughter of the Rev. William and Phebe (Bliss) Emerson of Concord, Massachusetts. The Ripleys had four adopted children: Martha Bliss; Ann S. Sargent; his niece, Martha Robinson; and Noah Ripley, who later, with his wife and three children, drowned in the Bay of San Francisco. Phebe was an aunt of Ralph Waldo Emerson and a sister of Mary Moody Emerson and Rebecca (Emerson) Haskins, both of whom also lived in Waterford. Ripley died in1858.

Consists of sermons written and preached by the Rev. Lincoln Ripley between February 16, 1806, and October 17, 1824. Many of the sermons are annotated with multiple dates suggesting the multiple use of orations. Annotations also indicate the locations where Ripley gave the sermons, including Bethel, Norway, Bridgton, Sweden, and Otisfield, Maine. A small cache of biographical materials about Ripley is included at the end of the collection.

1806 Feb 16 ["The evil effects of sin inevitable"]

Box 1 Folder 1

1808 May 1 ["The sealing of the Holy Spirit..."]

Box 1 Folder 2

1809 Sept 3 ["On the mutual returns of love between Christ & his followers"]

Box 1 Folder 3

1809 Oct 2 ["Tears for the afflicted..."]

Box 1 Folder 4

1809 Apr 2 ["On the providence of God in the death of relatives"]

Box 1 Folder 5

1809 June 22 ["Of departing from the devine presence"]

Box 1 Folder 6

1809 June 22 ["Of departing from the devine presence," draft 2]

Box 1 Folder 7

1809 July 16 ["The character of Peter considered and applied"]

Box 1 Folder 8

1809 Nov 12 ["Believers of the sheepfold of Christ"]

Box 1 Folder 9

1809 Nov 19 ["Of that fear in obedience..."]

Box 1 Folder 10

1809 Nov 19 ["The day of Judgement"]

Box 1 Folder 11

1810 June 24 ["Of the design of Christ's coming into the world"]

Box 1 Folder 12

1810 Nov 25 ["The opposition of the wicked to the devine authority"]

Box 1 Folder 13

1810 Nov 25 ["The opposition of the wicked...," draft 2]

Box 1 Folder 14

1811 Sept 1 ["On giving alms deeds"]

Box 1 Folder 15

1811 Sept 22 ["The triumphant song of believers"]

Box 1 Folder 16

1812 Jan 26 ["Spiritual eagerness in religion"]

Box 1 Folder 17

1812 Apr 14 ["On the encouragement for ministers to preach repentance to sinners"]

Box 1 Folder 18

1812 Apr 19 ["On the helpless condition of sinners"]

Box 1 Folder 19

1813 Apr 4 ["An opinion of Christ"]

Box 1 Folder 20

1813 May 16 ["The presence of Emmanuel joyous to believers"]

Box 1 Folder 21

1815 Mar 5 ["The Lord's supper a memorial of Christ's death"]

Box 1 Folder 22

1816 Dec 8 ["Jesus Christ and Moses"]

Box 1 Folder 23

1818 May 21 ["Who have need of a physician"]

Box 1 Folder 24

1818 Sept 6 ["The devine chastenings both righteous and faithful"]

Box 1 Folder 25

1818 Sept 13 ["The true knowledge of God"]

Box 1 Folder 26

1818 Dec 13 ["Reflections on the expected approach of death"]

Box 1 Folder 27

1819 ? ["Of mens' different views of the devine law & of themselves..."]

Box 1 Folder 28

1819 May 9 ["A warning against the devices of Satan"]

Box 1 Folder 29

1819 May 9 ["A warning against the devices of Satan," draft 2]

Box 1 Folder 30

1820 May 14 ["The character of those in whom God hath pleasure"]

Box 1 Folder 31

1820 Dec 10 ["The properties of spiritual wisdom"]

Box 1 Folder 32

1824 June 13 ["The glory of God the supreme object of man's pursuit"]

Box 1 Folder 32

1824 Oct 17 ["Blessings ensured to the believing and obedient"]

Box 1 Folder 33

Undated ["The watchman's report"]

Box 1 Folder 34
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