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The David Avery Manuscript Collection, an Addendum to the Papers of David Avery (1746-1818)

Identifier: SCM 031

Scope and Content

This collection consists of published materials and research materials by and about David Avery.


  • 1744 - 1909

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There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The David Avery Manuscript Collection, an Addendum to the Papers of David Avery (1746-1818). Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


3.7 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Related Material

For the print inventory and guide to the David Avery Papers (Boxes 1- 24), see Special Collections, Call Number: SC REF BR1725 .A937

John M. Mulder, ed. The Papers of David Avery, 1746-1818: [a Guide to the Microfilm Edition]. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Theological Seminary, 1979.

The Papers of David Avery, 1746-1818, were microfilmed by Princeton Datafilm, Inc., in Princeton, New Jersey. A copy of the microfilmed collection is available in the Library Microfilm Area, Call Number: Microfilm 1944-1945.

Other copies of the microfilmed collection can be found at many libraries around the United States, including: the Yale University Library (Divinity Special Collections), Connecticut Historical Society, and Harvard University Divinity School Library.

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The John M. Mulder Manuscript Collection

Processing Information:

A large collection of David Avery's papers were donated to the Seminary Libraries by his great-great-granddaughter, Mrs. Martin B. O'Connor, in 1976. A separate collection of diaries and sermons was acquired by the Connecticut Historical Society, having been donated by other descendents of Avery in the early 20th century. The entire collection was brought together and microfilmed in Princeton in 1978, with the support of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Some materials, including published materials and research tools from the Seminary collection were not microfilmed. This finding aid was written as a guide to those materials.

The David Avery Manuscript Collection, an Addendum to the Papers of David Avery (1746-1818)
Sarah A. Seraphin
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Repository Details

Part of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections Repository

Princeton Theological Seminary
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