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Charles Prospero Fagnani papers, 1922

Summary Information

Abstract

Charles Prospero Fagnani (1854-1940) was a Union Theological Seminary graduate of the class of 1882, an ordained Presbyterian minister, and a professor and professor emeritus of Old Testament languages and literatures at UTS from 1899-1926. The collection contains a speech given by Fagnani to the centennial celebration of the Société Asiatique in 1922, and related invitations, programs, ephemera, and notes from the event.

At a Glance

Bib ID 11918074 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Fagnani, Charles Prospero, 1854-1940
Title Charles Prospero Fagnani papers, 1922
Physical Description 0.25 linear feet (0.25 linear feet; 1 box)
Language(s) French .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series in original order.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an autograph manuscript of a speech given by Fagnani as guest and representative of Union Theological Seminary to the centennial celebration of the Société Asiatique in 1922, and related invitations, programs, ephemera, and notes from the event.

  • Charles Prospero Fagnani papers, 1922

    This series contains an autograph manuscript of a speech given by Fagnani as guest and representative of Union Theological Seminary to the centennial celebration of the Société Asiatique in 1922, and related invitations, programs, ephemera, and notes from the event.

Burke Library record group:

Union Theological Seminary Archives: UTS 1, papers of faculty and students

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This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

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Preferred Citation

Item description, UTS1: Charles Prospero Fagnani Papers, 1922, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Rebecca Nieto in 2016 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.

Revision Description

2020-10-22 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Charles Prospero Fagnani was born in New York, New York on October 29, 1854. He earned his B.A. and B.Sc. from City College of New York in 1873 and a Bachelor of law from Columbia in 1875. He completed his graduate work at Union Theological Seminary in 1882, and his Doctorate of Divinity from Case Western University in 1898. Upon completing his graduate studies at Union, Fagnani became a chapel minister with Grace Mission of 4th Avenue Church in New York City, where he served until 1885. From there, he was pastor at Westminster Church in Yonkers for a brief time between 1885 and 1886. After a brief period living abroad in Europe, Reverend Fagnani returned to take a post as an instructor at the Harvard Division School in 1891, which he was eventually unable to accept due to poor health. Reverend Fagnani's teaching career formally began in 1892 at Union Theological Seminary, where he was an instructor of Hebrew from 1892 to 1899. Fagnani would remain at Union until 1926, serving later as Associate Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature from 1899-1915, and Professor (later Professor Emeritus) of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis from 1915 to 1926. Fagnani's extensive teaching career and scholarship with Hebrew languages and literatures resulted in his "A Primer of Hebrew," published in 1903; he also contributed to Hebrew Text of Book of Zephaniah in William R. Harper Memorial Volumes (Genesis I-XI) in 1925, and, more eclectically The Art of Life of XIXth Century Portrait Painter in 1937. Professor Fagnani married Flora Carleton in 1883, who predeceased him in 1907. Fagnani achieved recognition in his lifetime, including a Knight of Legion of Honor in France. Fagnani died on November 25, 1940.