Guide to the Lyman Whiting Papers, 1713-1955


Whiting was a Massachusetts clergyman. The collection consists of materials documenting Whiting's professional life as a Congregational minister.

Collection Details

Collection Number
Lyman Whiting papers
Whiting, Lyman, 1817-1906
1.5 Linear Feet, 310 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists of materials documenting his professional life as a Congregational minister. Records in the collection outline his career, name apointments, offices held, publications, and nominations received. There is also personal correspondence, a 1713 will, a letter from B.B. Edwards, some genealogical information, and a narrative that appears to be his description of his sensations shortly before his death.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Lyman Whiting Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1788-1861
Box 1
Correspondence, 1862-1955
Box 2
Legal Papers, 1713-1848
Box 2
Financial Papers, 1850-1863
Box 2
Addresses and Writings, 1830-1837
Box 2
Box 2
Box 2
Printed Material
Box 2
Box 2

Historical Note

Lyman Whiting was a Massachusetts clergyman and political nominee. He attended the Theological Institute at East Windson Hill and Andover Theological Seminary, 1840-1842.

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The Lyman Whiting Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1973.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011