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Guide to the John C. Calhoun Newton Papers, 1870-1931

Abstract

This collection contains letters and papers of John Caldwell Calhoun Newton, a Methodist minister and missionary to Japan, concerning his education at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Kentucky Military Institute, and Johns Hopkins University; his experience as a minister in Kentucky and Virginia; and his career as dean of the theological school at Kwansei Gakuin Union Mission College and Seminary in Kobe, Japan, 1888-1897, and president of that institution, 1913-1923.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John C. Calhoun Newton papers
Creator
Newton, John C. Calhoun, b. 1848
Extent
8.0 Linear feet, 16 boxes, 3,732 items (including 132 vols.)
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials are in English and Japanese.

Collection Overview

This collection contains letters and papers of John Caldwell Calhoun Newton, a Methodist minister and missionary to Japan, concerning his education at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Kentucky Military Institute, and Johns Hopkins University; his experience as a minister in Kentucky and Virginia; and his career as dean of the theological school at Kwansei Gakuin Union Mission College and Seminary in Kobe, Japan, 1888-1897, and president of that institution, 1913-1923.

Papers contain family letters and correspondence with mission leaders of the church in America and missionaries of all churches in Japan. Volumes include sermon and lecture notes, some in Japanese; notebooks on courses Newton taught or had taken as a student, including 5 volumes of notes taken at Johns Hopkins University on G. Stanley Hall's lectures on philosophy, education, psychology, and psycho-physics, and one volume of notes on a history course taught by Herbert Baxter Adams; a Kwansei Gakuin classbook; a list of subscribers to the Twentieth Century Educational Fund of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; a book of Kwansei Gakuin accounts; diaries, 1868-1869 and 1869-1879; a scrapbook; journals, 1881, 1888, and 1924; memoranda books, 1886-1888, 1889-1890, 1895-1896, 1898, and 1899-1900; pastor's books for Hillsboro, Kentucky, 1876-1877, Somerset, Kentucky, 1878-1879, Carlisle, Kentucky, 1879-1881, and Portsmouth, Virginia, 1900-1901; and notes on the scriptures and Newton's reading, including a large amount on the history of Scotland, Ireland, and Great Britain.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1872-1904
(8 folders)
Box 1
Correspondence, 1905-1907
(6 folders)
Box 2
Correspondence and papers, 1908-1912
(7 folders)
Box 3
Correspondence and papers, 1913-1916
(6 folders)
Box 4
Correspondence and papers, 1917-1927
(6 folders)
Box 5
Correspondence and papers, 1928-1931 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 6
Papers related to Kwansei Gakuin Academy and Kwansei Gakuin United Methodist College and Seminary, undated
(2 folders)
Box 6
Biographical sketches, undated
Box 6
Lectures and sermons: A-C, undated
(2 folders)
Box 6
Lectures and sermons: C-E, undated
(8 folders)
Box 7
Lectures and sermons: E-J, undated
(6 folders)
Box 8
Lectures and sermons: M-U, undated
(4 folders)
Box 9
Financial papers, undated
Box 9
Clippings, 1898-1909
Box 9
Clippings, 1910-1930 and undated
Box 10
Printed material
Box 10
Miscellany
Box 11
Printed material
Box 11
Postcards
Box 11
Accounts of Sustenance Fund (Kobe, Japan), 1903-1907
(10 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3080
Address Book (Kobe, Japan), undated
(70 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3081
Addresses, Sermons and Lectures (Kobe, Japan), undated
(198 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3082
Class Book (Kobe, Japan), undated
(7 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3083
Diary, 1868-1869 (Kobe, Japan), 1868-1869
(192 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3084
Diary,1869-1879 (Kobe, Japan), 1869-1879
(56 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3085
Illustrations for Sermons, 1887 (Kobe, Japan), 1887
(79 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3086
Journal, 1891 (Kobe, Japan), 1891
(44 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3087
Journal, 1888 (Kobe, Japan), 1888
(33 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3088
Journal, 1924 (Kobe, Japan), 1924
(150 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3089
Lecture Notes on Ethics, 1919-1920 (Kobe, Japan), 1919-1920
(104 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3090
Lecture Notes on Ethics, 1922 (Kobe, Japan), 1922
(23 pages)
Box 11
Volume 3091
Lecture Notes on Ethics, (No. 1) 1930 (Kobe, Japan), 1930
(114 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3092
Lecture Notes on Christian Theism, 1890 (Kobe, Japan), 1890
(116 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3093
Lecture Notes on Modern Politics from Herbert B. Adams, 1884 (Kobe, Japan), 1884
(74 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3094
Lecture Notes on Philosophy and Ethics from Dr. George S. Morris (Kobe, Japan), undated
(70 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3095
Lecture Notes on "Politcal Reformers" from Herbert B. Adams, 1884 (Kobe, Japan), 1884
(72 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3096
Lecture Notes on Psycho-Physics by G. Stanley Hall, 1885-1886 (Kobe, Japan), 1885-1886
(188 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3097
Lecture Notes on Theology, 1888-1889 (Kobe, Japan), 1888-1889
(152 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3098
Lecture Notes on Theology (Kobe, Japan), undated
(93 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3099
Lectures on Christian Missions, 1925 (Kobe, Japan), 1925
(105 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3100
Lectures on Comparative Religion, 1894 (Kobe, Japan), 1894
(31 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3101
Lectures on Education from G. Stanley Hall, 1885 (Kobe, Japan), 1885
(86 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3102
Lectures on Ethics, 1921-1922 (Kobe, Japan), 1921-1922
(62 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3103
Lectures on History of Christian Missions (Kobe, Japan), undated
(24 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3104
Lecture Notes on History of Philosophy from G. Stanley Hall, 1884-1885 (Kobe, Japan), 1884-1885
(108 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3105
Memoranda, 1886-1888 (Kobe, Japan), 1886-1888
(118 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3106
Memoranda, 1889-1890 (Kobe, Japan), 1889-1890
(33 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3107
Memoranda, 1895-1896 (Kobe, Japan), 1895-1896
(72 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3108
Memoranda, 1898 (Kobe, Japan), 1898
(64 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3109
Memoranda, 1899-1900 (kobe, Japan), 1899-1900
(56 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3110
Memoranda (Kobe, Japan), undated
(8 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3111
Memoranda (Kobe, Japan), undated
(90 pages)
Box 12
Volume 3112
Miscellaneous Notes, 1885 (Kobe, Japan), 1885
(105 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3113
Miscellaneous, Notes, 1886 (Kobe, Japan), 1886
(101 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3114
Miscellaneous Notes (Kobe, Japan), undated
(38 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3115
Notes, 1894 (Kobe, Japan), 1894
(45 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3116
Notes, 1920 (Kobe, Japan), 1920
(6 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3117
Notes (Kobe, Japan), undated
(100 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3118
Notes (Kobe, Japan), undated
(14 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3119
Notes (Kobe, Japan), undated
(77 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3120
Notes (Kobe, Japan), undated
(81 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3121
Notes (Kobe, Japan), undated
(61 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3122
Notes (Kobe, Japan), undated
(50 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3123
Notes (Kobe, Japan), undated
(47 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3124
Notes on Bible (Kobe, Japan), undated
(70 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3126
Notes on Buddhism, 1886 (Kobe, Japan), 1886
(56 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3127
Notes on Calvinism, 1881 (Kobe, Japan), 1881
(41 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3128
Notes on China etc. (No. 1) (Kobe, Japan), undated
(108 pages)
Box 13
Volume 3129
Notes on China (No. 3) (Kobe, Japan), undated
(38 pages)
Box 14
Volume 3130
Notes on Christian Ethics (Kobe, Japan), undated
(74 pages)
Box 14
Volume 3131
Notes on Christian Ethics (Kobe, Japan), undated
(57 pages)
Box 14
Volume 3132
Notes on Church History (Kobe, Japan), 1888-1889
(86 pages)
Box 14
Volume 3133
Notes on Church History (Kobe, Japan), 1888-1889
(152 pages)
Box 14
Volume 3134
Notes on Early Britain, (No. I), undated
(51 pages)
Box 14
Volume 3135
Notes on Early Britain (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3136
Notes on Early Christianity in Ireland, Gaul and Britain, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3137
Notes on Early Christianity in Ireland, Gaul and Britain, (No. 2) (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3138
Notes of the Economic History of China, (No. 2) (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3139
Notes in Japanese (Kobe, Japan), 1920
Box 14
Volume 3140
Notes on Exegesis of Genesis, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3141
Notes on Greek Mythology, (Kobe, Japan)
Box 14
Volume 3142
Notes on Greek Philosophy, (Kobe, Japan), 1884
Box 14
Volume 3143
Notes on Greek Religion and Mythology, (Kobe, Japan), 1883
Box 14
Volume 3144
Notes on History from Herbert B. Adams, (Kobe, Japan), 1885
Box 14
Volume 3145
Notes on History of Foreign Missions, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3146
Notes on Ireland, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3147
Notes on Ireland, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3148
Notes on Ireland and England, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3149
Notes on Irish Statesmen, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3150
Notes on Medieval History from herbert B. Adams, (Kobe, Japan), 1884
Box 14
Volume 3151
Notes on Missions in Japan, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3152
Notes on New Testament Exegesis, (Kobe, Japan), 1889
Box 14
Volume 3153
Notes on the Old Testament, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3154
Notes on Old Testament Exegesis, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3155
Notes on Old Testament Exegesis, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3156
Notes on Old Testament Exegesis, (Kobe, Japan), 1888-1889
Box 15
Volume 3157
Old Testament Exegesis, (Kobe, Japan), 1888-1889
Box 15
Volume 3158
Notes on Oriental Countries, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3159
Notes on Pedagogy (in Japanese), (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3160
Notes on Philosophy, Notes on Christian Ethics, (John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia), 1883-1884; 1930
Box 15
Volume 3161
Notes on the Psalms, (Kobe, Japan), 1909
Box 15
Volume 3162
Notes on Psychology from G. Stanley Hall, (Kobe, Japan), 1884
Box 15
Volume 3163
Notes on Readings, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3164
Notes on Readings, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3165
Notes on Readings, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3166
Notes on Readings, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3167
Reading Notes, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3168
Notes from Readings, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3169
Notes on Regulse Fidel Ecclesiae Ante-Nicenae at Nicense, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3170
Notes on Roman History, (Kobe, Japan), 1887
Box 15
Volume 3171
Notes on Roman Occupation of Britain, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3172
Notes on Scotland (No. I), (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3173
Notes on Scotland (No. 2), (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3174
Notes on Scotland (no.II), (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 15
Volume 3175
Notes for Sermons, (Kobe, Japan), 1875
Box 15
Volume 3176
Notes on Sermons, (Kobe, Japan), 1886
Box 15
Volume 3177
Notes for Sermons, (Kobe, Japan), 1887
Box 15
Volume 3178
Notes for Sermons, (Kobe, Japan), 1896
Box 15
Volume 3179
Notes for Sermons, (Kobe, Japan), 1900-1901
Box 15
Volume 3180
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), 1885
Box 15
Volume 3181
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), 1891
Box 15
Volume 3182
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), 1902
Box 16
Volume 3183
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), 1916
Box 16
Volume 3184
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3185
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3186
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3187
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3188
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3189
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3190
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3191
Notes on Theology, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3192
Notes, Sermons, Addresses, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 14
Volume 3125
Pastor's Record, (Kobe, Japan), 1876-1877
Box 16
Volume 3195
Pastor's Book, (Kobe, Japan), 1879-1880
Box 16
Volume 3194
Pastor's Record, (Kobe, Japan), 1878-1879
Box 16
Volume 3195
Pastor's Book, (Kobe, Japan), 1880-1881
Box 16
Volume 3196
Pastor's Book, (Kobe, Japan), 1900-1901
Box 16
Volume 3197
Psychology Notes from Lectures of G. Stanley Hall, (Kobe, Japan), 1885
Box 16
Volume 3198
Quotation Book, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3199
Records for Kwansei Gakuin, (Kobe, Japan), 1916-1917
Box 16
Volume 3200
Scrap Book, (Kobe, Japan), 1879-1895
Box 16
Volume 3201
Sermons, (Kobe, Japan), 1878-1880
Box 16
Volume 3202
Sermon Book, (V.P.), 1899-1901
Box 16
Volume 3203
Sermon Book, (Kobe, Japan), 1900-1901
Box 16
Volume 3204
Sermons in Japanese and English, (Kobe, Japan), 1905
Box 16
Volume 3205
Sermons and Lectures, (Kobe, Japan), 1927
Box 16
Volume 3206
Sermons, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3207
Sermon Book, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3208
Subscription to Twentieth Century Educational Fund of the M.E. Church, South, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3209
Sunday School Normal Course, (Kobe, Japan), undated
Box 16
Volume 3210

Historical Note

John Caldwell Calhoun Newton spent his career as a minister, missionary, and college professor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the John C. Calhoun Newton Papers Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The John C. Calhoun Newton Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1944.

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