Dean Walker's collection of Mount Desert, Maine church records, 1835-1905.

Collection Information
Title:

Dean Walker's collection of Mount Desert, Maine church records, 1835-1905.

Creator(s):

Walker, Dean Augustus, 1860-1913

Dates:

1835, 1886, 1889, 1891, 1900-1905, bulk 1900-1905

Extent:

1 document case (0.25 cubic feet)

Collection ID #:

MS5136

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is unrestricted and open to the public.

Physical Access:

All correspondence had been folded for decades. The paper is brittle and easily damaged. Folders with exceptionally fragile items are marked.

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in Dean Walker's collection of Mount Desert, Maine church records, MS5136. The Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Processing information:

Collection processed by Jessica Steytler, June 2014, using DACS Second Edition.

Abstract:

Dean Augustus Walker served as a Congregational minister in Mt. Desert, Maine and later became a professor focusing on religion and language. This collection is one collected by Walker about the Mt. Desert community and primarily includes correspondence from his time serving it.

Acquisition Information:

Originally held in circulating collection

Description

Historical Note

Dean Augustus Walker was born in 1860 in Turkey. He attended Yale and the University of Chicago. He was ordained as a Congregational minister in 1901 and served the Mt. Desert Congregational Church of Tremont for three years. His later career focused on teaching various religious and language courses for a number of institutions, including the Syrian Protestant College in Beruit. He married Mary Ladd Smith in 1896. Walker died in Auburndale, Massachusetts in 1914.

Mt. Desert is located on an island off the coast of Maine near Bar Harbor in Hancock County.

 

Scope of Collection

This collection is one collected by Walker about the Mt. Desert community and primarily includes correspondence from his time serving it. The bulk of the records span from 1901-1905. He collected printed works by the churches: manuals, orders of worship, informational material. Some of the material from that collection is why the date range is so broad.

 

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Subject Headings

Mt. Desert Congregational Church (Tremont, Me.)

Ephemera.

Clergy - Correspondence.

Walker, Dean Augustus, 1860-1913

 

Arrangement

The correspondence is listed first, the folders in chronological order. Each item that had an envelope associated with the letter has its own small enclosure to keep the two together. The rest of the folders are arranged in alphabetical order following the correspondence.

 

Contents

  Date Folder
Correspondence 1889, 1903 F1
Correspondence 1903-1904 F2
Correspondence 1903-1905 F3
Church ephemera 1835, 1900-1904 F4
Clippings and articles 1903, undated F5
Notes from Mt. Desert Church record books - FRAGILE undated F6
Published church meeting minutes 1886, 1891 F7
Reports, correspondence 1904 F8
Research notes 1904 F9

 

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