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Guide to William Jenks Correspondence and Addresses, 1809-1815, undated

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Title:
William Jenks correspondence and addresses
Creator:
Jenks, William
ID:
M347
Date [inclusive]:
1809-1815, undated
Extent:
0.15 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
William Jenks (1778-1866) was a Congregationalist pastor, a Bowdoin College Overseer, 1806-1811 and secretary of the Bowdoin College Trustees, 1818-1822. Collection contains letters to concerning Jenks' preaching, his biography, and missionary work of free African-American Christians in Portland, Maine; also includes religious themed addresses.
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William Jenks Correspondence and Addresses, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

William Jenks (1778-1866)was a Congregationalist pastor, a Bowdoin College Overseer, 1806-1811 and secretary of the Bowdoin College Trustees, 1818-1822. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts,and was graduated from Harvard College in 1797. Jenks was a pastor in Bath, Maine (1805-1818), and Boston, Massachusetts (1826-1845), and a memeber of the Maine Missionary Society.

Collection contains three letters to and from Jenks concerning Jenks' preaching, his biography, and missionary work of free African-American Christians in Portland, Maine; also includes addresses, one to the Theological Society of Bowdoin College, with religious themes.

1808 Jan 11, Letter to William Jenks from Oliver Brown concerning Jenks' visit to preach in Topsham

Box 1 Folder 1

1809 Sep. 5, Addresses (2) including "An Address to the Members of the Theological Society of Bowdoin College"

Box 1 Folder 2

1815 Aug 15, Letter to William Jenks from Rev. Eliphalet Gillet concerning the education and missionary efforts for people of color in Portland

Box 1 Folder 3

1858 Jul 5, Letter from William Jenks to Nehemiah Cleaveland concerning biographical information about Jenks

Box 1 Folder 4

Undated, "American Priest-craft debated and exposed or Religious Liberty vindicated...," by unknown author

Box 1 Folder 5
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