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The Samuel Dodd Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 136

Scope and Content

This collection contains one bound travel diary written by Samuel Dodd while on route to his mission in China, from June 1 through September 27, 1861. The collection also includes a photograph of Dr. Dodd with his wife and three sons, as well as a letter which he wrote from China in 1875, addressed to Charles Aiken of Princeton Seminary.

Dates

  • 1861

Language of Materials

English

Access:

There are no special restrictions to the 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 Samuel Dodd Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1832 January 21
Born, County Down, Ireland
1858
Graduated, New York University
1858-1861
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1861 November 3
Ordained, evangelist, Ningpo Presbytery
1863-1865
Stated supply, Yu-yiao Church, China
1865-1866
Stated supply, Ningpo, China
1865-1867
Superintendent, mission school, Ningpo
1866-1867
Stated supply, Zong-yu and San-poh
1867-1878
Superintendent, mission school, Hangchow
1879-1882
Stated supply, Bridgehampton, New York
1884-1894
Pastor, Stephentown
1894 December 7
Died, Garfield, New York

Biographical Information

Samuel Dodd (1832-1894) was born in County Down, Ireland and graduated from New York University and Princeton Seminary (class of 1861). He served as a Presbyterian missionary in China, 1861-78, and thereafter as a Presbyterian pastor in New York until his death.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Processing Information:

Dodd's travel diary journal was given to the Seminary on August 5, 1975, by the Reverend Dodd's granddaughter, Mary Craig Rice of Daytona Beach, Florida. A note from Mrs. Rice, filed with the diary, contains genealogical and biographical information. In the old library this diary was cataloged with the call number (MS D6615). In October of 1996, the diary and the other material in this collection were processed as a manuscript collection, and the original finding aid was written by Raymond Cannata under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.
Title
The Samuel Dodd Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Raymond D. Cannata
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Princeton Theological Seminary
Library
PO Box 821
Princeton NJ 08542 USA