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Guide to the Edward Norris Kirk Papers, 1829-1865

Summary

Collection comprises one letter written by Kirk in 1861 to reject an invitation, and six letters written to him. Correspondents include abolitionist editor Joshua Leavitt; musician and hymn composer Thomas Hastings; missionary Jonas King; minister, abolitionist, and "Father of Modern Revivalism" Charles Grandison Finney; clergyman and author William Jenks; and a neighbor, G. R. Buckland. Topics include a sermon by Finney on "true" Christian belief and Kirk's evangelistic plans; a request for Kirk's appearance at a benefit; an introduction for a Greek revolutionary, Michael Kalopothakes; the mission to the Armenians; and placement of two young people.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11214
Title
Edward Norris Kirk papers
Date
1829-1865
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 7 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises one letter written by Kirk in 1861 to reject an invitation, and six letters written to him. Correspondents include abolitionist editor Joshua Leavitt; musician and hymn composer Thomas Hastings; missionary Jonas King; minister, abolitionist, and "Father of Modern Revivalism" Charles Grandison Finney; clergyman and author William Jenks; and a neighbor, G. R. Buckland. Topics include a sermon by Finney on "true" Christian belief and Kirk's evangelistic plans; a request for Kirk's appearance at a benefit; an introduction for a Greek revolutionary, Michael Kalopothakes; the mission to the Armenians; and placement of two young people.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Edward Norris Kirk Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Papers
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Edwar Norris Kirk was a Christian missionary and evangelist in the Presbyterian, Congregational, and revivalist traditions who resided in Boston.


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Provenance

The Edward Norris Kirk Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, June, 2016

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0093.