The David Deforest Ely Manuscript Collection
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a bound volume of Reverend Ely's personal notes. The majority of the text is a diary, which Reverend Ely maintained from January 1831 to February 1833. The latter portion of the volume contains sermon notes. Upon delivering the volume to the Seminary library in August of 1979, Dr. Arthur Byers, former secretary of the Seminary, described the diary as of, "an introspective kind, but containing numerous comments on the scene roundabout him, including life in the Seminary, sermons, and addresses by the professors and life in the town of Princeton."
- 1831 - 1833
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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.
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The David DeForest Ely Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- 1802 September 25
- Born, Lebanon, Connecticut
- Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
- 1834 July 24
- Ordained, evangelist, Second Presbytery of Philadelphia
- Seaman's chaplain, Havre and Marseilles, France
- Teacher, Rahway, New Jersey
- Teacher, Bridgeport, Connecticut
- Teacher, Trenton, New Jersey
- 1848 January 21
- Died, Trenton, New Jersey
David DeForest Ely was born in Lebanon, Connecticut on September 25, 1802. He attended Princeton Seminary, 1830-32, but did not graduate. Subsequent to his education Reverend Ely served as an ordained Presbyterian evangelist, a seamen's chaplain in France, and a school teacher. He died in Trenton, New Jersey on January 21, 1848.
0.2 Linear Feet (1 Volume)
This collection was organized in September of 1996 by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist.
- The David Deforest Ely Manuscript Collection
- Raymond D. Cannata
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