Chicago Theological Seminary collection on Professor Edwards Amasa Park lectures, 1850s.
In the early 20th century, Chicago Theological Seminary's Hammond Library actively sought manuscripts for their rare and special collections under the leadership of the institution's librarian. These volumes are notes taken from Professor Edwards Amasa Park's theology students at Andover Seminary in Massachusetts in the 1850s. Park was Abbot professor of Christian theology at Andover Seminary from 1847-1881, and emeritus, after. Stephen Denison Peet was born in Euclid, Ohio in 1830 and graduated from Andover Seminary in 1854. Ordained as a minister, he served numerous churches throughout his career, particularly in the Midwest. He established the American Antiquarian in 1878 and was its editor and publisher for over three decades. He died in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1914 at 83 years old. Moses Smith was born in Hebron, Connecticut in 1830 and graduated from Andover Seminary in 1859. He served as a minister in several churches and was drafted into the army during the Civil War serving as both a private and a chaplain. He served numerous positions including Secretary of the Western Education Society, corporate member of the A.B.C.F.M., as well as a trustee of both Olivet College and the Chicago Theological Seminary. He died in 1905 at the age of 74 years old.
Scope of Collection
This collection contains bound volumes of notes on Edwards Park's theology lectures and courses taught at Andover Seminary during the 1850s. The notes were compiled by students S. D. Peet and Moses Smith. No additional provenance is available.