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Peter Colegrove (1817-1860) Diary

 Collection
Identifier: 55/36
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.

The collection contains a folder of biographical materials.

Dates

  • 1833-1840

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

The diary of Peter Colegrove (1817-1860) 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 the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (now Colgate University) and, during vacations from school, his preaching at churches in southwestern New York and northern Pennsylvania. Also included 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).

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; November 14, 1995.
Title
Guide to the Peter Colegrove (1817-1860) Diary
Author
Kevin B. Leonard
Date
02/11/1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
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