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The Robert Hamill Nassau Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 100

Scope and Content

This collection consists of diaries (1880-1919), essays, poems, correspondence, legal documents, clippings, sermons, mementos, photographs, and other miscellaneous material.

Dates

  • 1849 - 1921

Language of Materials

English

Access:

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 Robert Hamill Nassau Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1835 October 11
Born, Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania. Son of Rev. Charles William and Hannah Hamill Nassau
1854
Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1854-1856
Teacher, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
1856-1859
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1857
M.A., College of New Jersey
1861
M.D., University of Pennsylvania Medical School
1861 April 17
Ordained, Presbytery of New Brunswick
1861-1864
Missionary, Corisco, Africa
1862 September 17
Married Mary Cloyd Latta, teacher at the Evangasimba girl's school in Corisco
1865-1871
Missionary, Benita, Africa
1870 September 10
Mary Nassau dies
1874-1891
Missionary, Ogowe River, Africa
1881 October 10
Married Mary Brunette Foster, Lakewood, New Jersey
1884 August 8
Mary Nassau dies in childbirth in Kângwe, Africa
1891
D.D., University of Pennsylvania
1893-1908
Missionary, Gabon, Africa
1900-1902
Missionary, Batanga
1903
Missionary, Gabon, Africa
1904-1906
Missionary, Batanga
1907-1908
Stated Supply, Starke, Waldo and Hawthorne, Florida
1910-1921
Resident, Ambler, Pennsylvania
1921 May 6
Died, Ambler, Pennsylvania

Extent

6.2 Linear Feet (15 Boxes)

Related Material

See also the following materials in the Special Collections:

The Henry H. Bucher, Jr. Collection (of Africana)

Processing Information:

This collection was organized and the original finding aid was written in the fall of 1992, by Douglas F. Denné, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited in March of 2009 by Sarah Seraphin.
Title
The Robert Hamill Nassau Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Douglas F. Denné
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