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The David and Jane Wales Trumbull Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 122

Scope and Content

This collection includes primary source material on David and Jane Wales Trumbull. Materials include bound journals, student lecture notes, publications, correspondence, newspaper clippings, biographical information, and photographic materials.

Dates

  • 1843 - 1889

Language of Materials

English, Spanish

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 David and Jane Wales Trumbull Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1819 November 1
Born, Elizabeth, New Jersey
1842
Graduated, Yale College
1842-1845
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1845 June 13
Ordained, Congregationalist, Norwich, Connecticut
1845-1889
Missionary, Valparaiso, Chile, South America
1847-1851
Editor, The Neighbor
1850 June 5
Married to Jane Fitch, Smithfield, North Carolina
1866
Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, University of Indiana
1869-1889
Editor, The Record
1869-1889
Editor, El Piedra
1904 February 8
Died, Independence, Missouri

Biographical Information

David Trumbull was one of the earliest Protestant missionaries in Chile and the first to have worked in the country for an extended period of time. He was a graduate of Yale and Princeton Seminary. He was especially influenced by Archibald Alexander and Charles Hodge. Little is known about his wife Jane. Her parents owned a plantation in North Carolina and both died by the time she was fifteen. She then moved to Connecticut to be cared for by her uncle, the Reverend Eleazar T. Fitch, professor of Homiletics at the Divinity School at Yale College. She traveled to Chile with David and her journal from this period is part of the collection.

Extent

4.1 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Arrangement

Series I: Bound Journals, bulk 1844 - 1889 (Boxes 1-6)

Series II: Bound Student Lecture Notes (Box 6)

Series III: Bound Publications--Chilean periodicals (Boxes 6-8)

Series IV: Unbound Correspondence from Peter Lesley, bulk 1843 - 1848 (Box 9)

Series V: Biographical Information (Box 10)

Series VI: Provenance Information (Box 10)

Series VII: Bound Journals of Jane Wales (Fitch) Trumbull, bulk 1848-1852, 1867-1870 (Box 11)

Series VIII: Photographic Materials (Box 12)

Processing Information:

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written in the summer of 1994, by Douglas Denné under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in March of 2009.
Title
The David and Jane Wales Trumbull Manuscript Collection
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