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Free Will Baptists (1780?-1911)



  • Existence: 1780 - 1911

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred Williams Anthony papers

Identifier: MC007
Abstract The collection is composed of correspondence, published and unpublished writings, scrapbooks and other material documenting the career of Alfred Williams Anthony, distinguished scholar, teacher and administrator. Included is material related to Anthony's book, Bates College and Its Background, and the Interdenominational Commission of Maine. Also included is material related to his tenure on the Board of Trustees of Bates College and his interest in and writings on a variety of subjects...
Dates: 1872 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1938

David Crowe collection

Identifier: MC047

The collection is comprised of photocopies of letters, catalogues, and other documents in the personal collection of David Crowe regarding the Freewill Baptists.

Dates: 1660 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1911 - 1934

David Marks papers

Identifier: MC030
Abstract David Marks was a Freewill Baptist minister. The collection consists of his notes pertaining to church services in Portsmouth, N.H. (1835); Rochester, N.Y, (1837); and Oberlin, Ohio (1844-45). Marks comments on lectures and sermons delivered by Amos Sutton, a Baptist missionary; Asa Mahan, first President of Oberlin Collegiate Institute; and Charles Finney, professor of theology at Oberlin. Also included are his own sermons, notes concerning Freewill Baptist missions in India, and minutes...
Dates: 1789, 1835-1845

Dressler Family Collection of Alfred Williams Anthony Papers

Identifier: MC112
Abstract The collection is comprised of correspondence, journals, and assorted papers of several members of the Anthony, Waterman and Angell families of Rhode Island which document in detail family, social, educational and religious life in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, particularly in New England. Includes significant material on Alfred W. and Harriet W. Anthony, including their time in Bangor, Maine where Alfred served as pastor of the Essex Street Free Baptist Church and his...
Dates: 1802 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1909

Freewill Baptist records

Identifier: MC091
Abstract The collection is composed primarily of record books, containing meeting minutes and financial information, from several organizations of the northern branch of the Freewill Baptists, including the Free Baptist Education Society, the Bowdoin Quarterly Meeting, the Free Baptist Foreign Mission Society, the Free Baptist Pastors' Correspondence School, and the General Conference of Free Baptists. The collection also contains the annual meeting minutes of the Maine Free Baptist Association and...
Dates: 1797-1970, n.d. 1797-1944

Jonathan Woodman diary

Identifier: MC050

In 1847 Rev. Jonathan Woodman was elected by the Freewill Baptist General Conference as a delegate to the General Baptists conference in England. This diary records his travels through England for this purpose in 1848, and includes information about meeting Rev. Jabez Burns and Rev. Joseph Goadby, visiting several General Baptist churches in London, attending Baptist Missionary meetings and temperance meetings, and meeting with members of the British Anti-Slavery Society.

Dates: 1848 April 5 - July 13

Josiah Spooner Swift papers

Identifier: MC010

Josiah Spooner Swift (1813-1883) was a Freewill Baptist minister, farmer, amateur artist, and publisher. The collection contains his journals, sketchbooks, and other documents, including a family biography.

Dates: 1830 - 1989

Lavinia Coombs letters

Identifier: MC042

Nine letters written by Freewill Baptist missionary Lavinia Coombs from Midnapore and Balasore, India, to Nellie Whittemore of Bowdoinham, Maine.

Dates: 1887 - 1892

Maine State Seminary records

Identifier: CA02.82

The Maine State Seminary records include correspondence, items relating to the construction of the Seminary (later, Bates College), and several ledgers. Most of the records cover the period prior to the renaming of the Seminary as Bates College, in 1863. This collection, when studied in conjunction with the records and items in the Related Materials section of the finding aid, serve to give a good, general picture of the activities of the College in its earliest decades.

Dates: 1854 - 1898

Office of the President, Oren Burbank Cheney records

Identifier: CA02.03

This collection contains records from during and after the tenure of Oren B. Cheney as the first President of Bates College (1855-1894). The records include correspondence, donor certificates, and printed and handwritten documents regarding the early work and activities of Bates College, especially relating to the college's relationship to the Free Will Baptists. Notable correspondents include Maine governor Edwin C. Burleigh, and Cheney's successor at Bates, George C. Chase.

Dates: 1853 - 1902; 1949

Additional filters:

Genealogy 5
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
Agriculture -- Maine -- History -- 19th century 1
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century 1
Antislavery movements -- United States 1