Francis Alison sermons, 1756-1775

Metadata

Title

Francis Alison sermons, 1756-1775

Date

1756/1775

Digital Identifier

PHS.FrancisAlisonSermons1756-1762_1772

Call Number

RG 294-1-2

Description

Francis Alison was born in Ireland in 1705. He studied at the University of Glasgow before traveling to America in 1735. In 1737 he became pastor of Pennsylvania's New London Presbyterian Church. Ten years later he opened an academy in New London. Students included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Secretary of the Second Continental Congress.

In 1752 Alison moved to Philadelphia to take charge of the Philadelphia Academy. He was later appointed Vice-Provost of the newly established University of Pennsylvania, as well as Professor of Moral Philosophy. He was also assistant minister at the First Presbyterian Church. Alison died in 1779.

These three notebooks contain sermons dated from 1756 to 1765, with later dates, when Alison delivered the sermons again, noted in his own hand, up to 1775. A few pages in the second notebook are missing pieces, obscuring the text. The inside back cover of the third manuscript includes notes on baptisms Alison performed in 1766 and 1771.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Presbyterian Historical Society

Extent

3 volumes

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Language

eng

Type

Text

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Rights Holder

Presbyterian Historical Society