Northwestern

Colegrove, Peter (1817-1860) Diary Edit

Summary

Identifier
55/36

Dates

  • 1833-1840 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Peter Colegrove's diary includes entries made between September 9, 1833 and November 10, 1840. Colegrove recounts his conversion to a life of Christian faith and, throughout the diary, records his struggles and failures to attain Christian perfection. The diary reflects on Colegrove's education at Hamilton and, during vacations from school, his preaching at churches in southwestern New York and northern Pennsylvania. Also included in the diary are a brief biographical sketch, entries concerning the Eastern Association, and accounts of Colegrove's visits to both friends and area residents.

    Colegrove referred to his diary as “my history of feeling & of the exercises of my mind…” It is a valuable source for the study of religious experience in nineteenth century New York.

  • Scope and Contents

    Peter Colegrove's diary includes entries made between September 9, 1833 and November 10, 1840. Colegrove recounts his conversion to a life of Christian faith and, throughout the diary, records his struggles and failures to attain Christian perfection. The diary reflects on Colegrove's education at Hamilton and, during vacations from school, his preaching at churches in southwestern New York and northern Pennsylvania. Also included in the diary are a brief biographical sketch, entries concerning the Eastern Association, and accounts of Colegrove's visits to both friends and area residents.

    Colegrove referred to his diary as “my history of feeling & of the exercises of my mind….” It is a valuable source for the study of religious experience in nineteenth century New York.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Separated from the papers of Kenneth W. Colegrove, Northwestern University Archives series number 11/3/22/4 (accession number 95-188).

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

  • Related Materials

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  • Processing Information

    Kevin B. Leonard; November 14, 1995.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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