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Guide to the William Young Notebook of Seventy-seven Sermons, 1835-1848

Summary

Rev. William Young, was an itinerant Methodist preacher. Collection of 77 manuscript sermons (246 pages) that were written and used by the Reverend William Young, delivered at irregular intervals between December 1835 and January 1848.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11672
Title
William Young notebook of seventy-seven sermons
Date
1835-1848
Creator
Young, William, 1807-1887
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection of 77 manuscript sermons (246 pages) that were written and used by the Reverend William Young, delivered at irregular intervals between December 1835 and January 1848. Each sermon is identified by a date and place and is signed by Young. They approximately follow the chronology of Young's circuit appointments. The text is followed by an index in which there is a brief thematic description of each sermon, along with the Bible verse upon which it is based.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], William Young Notebook of Seventy-seven Sermons, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Notebook
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Rev. William Young, was an itinerant Methodist preacher. Young was born in Staunton, Virginia, and at age 27 was ordained an elder and appointed to the Charleston, Virginia, circuit. In 1837 he was given circuit assignments in Ohio, where he served for the remainder of his career, working in Urbana, Piqua, Springfield, Cincinnati, Zanesville and Marietta. Young also served occasionally as a presiding elder and as an agent for Ohio Wesleyan University, Cincinnati Female College, and the American Tract Society.


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Provenance

The William Young Notebook of Seventy-seven Sermons was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, October, 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2018-0102