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David Crowe collection

Identifier: MC047

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of a variety of photocopied material pertaining to the Freewill Baptists. It includes seven letters from the Rev. John Buzzell to his brother Aaron (1793-1843); eleven letters from Alfred W. Anthony (1912-1932), all but one of which are to Joseph W. Mauck, president of the General Conference of Free Baptists; and twenty letters between Joseph W. Mauck and several members of the Freewill Baptist denomination (1911-1934). The letters discuss various issues related to the Freewill Baptists during these years. There are also photocopies of school catalogues as well as other historical material. One paper discusses the role of Freewill Baptists in the abolition movement and another discusses the historical, theological, and social perspectives of the Freewill Baptists. The collection also contains ten missionary reports from the Rev. J.J. Tatum who was serving in Bryan, Texas (1917-1930) and a geneaology of Roger Williams.


  • 1660 - 1980
  • Majority of material found within 1911 - 1934


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Historical Note

David Crowe is a Freewill Baptist minister living in Tennessee and is a member of the National Association of Free Will Baptists Historical Commission.


0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



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

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into seven series: I. Rev. John Buzzell Letters; II. Alfred W. Anthony Correspondence; III. Letters of Joseph W. Mauck; IV. Letters to Joseph W. Mauck; V. Miscellaneous Papers; VI. Missionary Reports; and VII. Genealogy of Roger Williams.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of David Crowe, 2000. Accession No.: 00-023.

Location of Originals

Original material is in personal collection of David Crowe.

General note

All materials in this collection are photocopies.


Guide to the David Crowe collection, 1660-1980
Edited Full Draft
Kurt Kuss
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Description is in: English
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Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

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Lewiston Maine 04240 United States of America