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Author: Philip Milledoler
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, diaries, accounts, notebooks, sermons, estate papers, legal and financial documents, clippings, and autobiographical and theological writings, 1785-1857, of Presbyterian and Dutch Reformed clergyman and educator Philip Milledoler of New York and New Jersey.
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Genre/Form: Account books
Autobiographies
Clippings
Correspondence
Diaries
Lectures
Legal documents
Memorandums
Notebooks
Sermons
Speeches
Wills
Named Person: James W Beekman; Martin W Brett; Cadwallader D Colden; Ezra Stiles Ely; David Hosack; Samuel Blanchard How; J J Janeway; John Knox; John Henry Livingston; Lewis Mayer; Alexander McClelland; William J Pohlman; John Remmey; Benjamin Rush; Gardiner Spring; John Steele; James Van Antwerp; Abraham Van Nest
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Milledoler
OCLC Number: 475861568
Notes: For related materials at the Society, see BV Milledoler.
Description: 2.75 linear ft. (6 boxes)

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Correspondence, diaries, accounts, notebooks, sermons, estate papers, legal and financial documents, clippings, and autobiographical and theological writings, 1785-1857, of Presbyterian and Dutch Reformed clergyman and educator Philip Milledoler of New York and New Jersey.

Correspondence includes letters received and drafts of letters sent, 1785-1852, relating primarily to activities and interests as pastor of the Nassau St. German Reformed Church, 1795-1800; of the Pine St. Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, 1800-1805; of the Rutgers St. Presbyterian Church in New York City, 1805-1813; and of the Collegiate Dutch reformed Church of New York, 1813-1825; and as president of Rutgers College, 1825-1840. Included are letters pertaining to Milledoler's controversies with Rev. Gardiner Spring and Rev. Ezra Stiles Ely; his work the United Foreign Missionary Society, particularly about sending missionaries to the Cherokee Indians on the Arkansas River; to his work with the American Society for Meliorating the Condition of the Jews, including a 34 page letter from John Henry Livingston to Peter Wilson, July 24, 1823, opposing the idea of colonizing the Jews. There are letters to and from Dr. David Hosack abount opening a medical college at Rutgers, and the later association of Rutgers with Geneva College; about the settlement of his father-in-law John Steele's estate; his intersets as professor of theology at the Theological Seminary at New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1825-1841; his controversy with Rev. Samuel B. How over the Philoclean Society and college authority; the 1832 religious revivals; his controversy with students of the Theological Seminary in 1841, which led to his resignation and retirement; and letters concerning religion, church problems, his property holdings, personal and family matters, etc. Also present letters from missionaries discussing their work abroad. Diaries and private memoirs, 1807-1811, 1819-1820, and 1825-1841, record Milledoler's private and professional activities as clergyman and college president of Rutgers for the years covered. Additionally included are ca. 75 manuscripts of sermons by Milledoler, as well as numerous manuscripts of addresses, lectures, teaching texts, and theological disputations and exercises. Notebooks and memorandum books record notes for sermons and lectures, as well as information regarding theology students, school and church affairs, personal finances, etc. Financial and legal documents include drafts of Milledolers will, deeds, bonds, land papers, receipts, and an account book, 1852-1855, recording accounts for his estate and kept by his executors James Van Antwerp and his son-in-law James W. Beekman. Also present is an autobiography of Milledoler covering his life and career up to the year 1825. Milledoler's correspondents include: Martin W. Brett, Cadwallader D. Colden, Jacob J. Janeway, John Knox, John Henry Livingston, Alexander McClelland, Lewis Mayer, William J. Pohlman, John Remmey, Benjamin Rush, John Steele, John Steele Jr., and Abraham Van Nest, among many others.

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