Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
 

Jonas Coe papers, circa 1786 -- 1822

Summary Information

Abstract

Jonas Coe (1759-1822) was the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy, New York. This collection contains Jonas Coe's numbered sermons (the sequence is incomplete), other sermons, as well as addresses and speeches on particular occasions.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492440 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Coe, Jonas, 1759-1822
Title Jonas Coe papers, circa 1786 -- 1822
Physical Description 3.5 linear feet (3.5 linear feet; 7 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is open for research.

The following boxes are located offsite: Box 1-7. Please note that requests for use of boxes held in offsite storage must be made three business days in advance.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series in numerical order.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Jonas Coe's professional papers related to his study and pastoral leadership of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, New York from 1792-1822, including his numbered sermons (the sequence is incomplete), other sermons, as well as addresses and speeches on particular occasions.

  • Jonas Coe papers, circa 1786 -- 1822

    This series contains Jonas Coe's professional papers related to his study and pastoral leadership of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, New York from 1792-1822, including his numbered sermons (the sequence is incomplete), other sermons, as well as addresses and speeches on particular occasions.

Burke Library record group:

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

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

The following boxes are located offsite: Box 1-7. Please note that requests for use of boxes held in offsite storage must be made three business days in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

Preferred Citation

Item description, UTS1: Jonas Coe papers, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Materials

UTS1: John Rogers Coe papers, 1819 -- 1823, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Coe-Brown Family Papers, The New-York Historical Society.

Custodial History

Apart from the original numbering system, a number of sermons were taken out and presented to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, New York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was presented to the Union Theological Seminary Library on March 7, 1935 by Coe's great grandson, Professor William Adams Brown, D.D.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Some material was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-07. Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. Acidic items were separated from one another by interleaving with acid-free paper as needed. Any items in an advanced state of deterioration were placed in Mylar envelopes. In 2015, the collection was updated as part of the Henry Luce Foundation grant. At this time, materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Brigette Kamsler and Carolyn Bratnober in 2015 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2022.

Revision Description

2022-05-03 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Sermons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Clergy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coe, Jonas, 1759-1822 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. -- : Clergy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Troy (N.Y.) -- Religious life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Jonas Coe was born on March 20th, 1759 in Haverstraw, Orange County, New York, to John Coe (1719-1782) and Hannah Halstead (1722-1804). John Coe was a Presbyterian Church Elder and civil servant; he served as Orange County's Delegate at the Provincial Congress in 1775 and Orange County Assemblyman to New York. Jonas Coe was a Revolutionary War Veteran and was the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, New York for nearly thirty years. He attended Rutgers College and received his A.B. in 1789, became a licensed Presbyterian Minister in 1791, and graduated with his A.M. in 1792. The Presbyterian Church of Troy, formally organized in 1791, chose Jonas Coe to be its first pastor in 1792. He was ordained in the first church meeting house there and served as pastor until his death in 1822. In 1794, Jonas Coe married Elizabeth Hunting Miller. They had four children before Elizabeth's death in 1805: Burnett M. Coe (1795, died in infancy), Edward Morris Coe (1796-1828), John Rogers Coe (1800-1823), and Eliza Maria Coe (1803-d. unknown). Eliza Maria Coe would marry James Brown (1791-1877), a great banker and generous donor to Union Theological Seminary, in 1831. Their son John Crosby Brown (1838-1909) would have many connections to Union; he would join Union's Board of Directors in 1866, his father-in-law William Adams was a professor and became president of Union Theological Seminary in 1873, and his son William Adams Brown became a well-known and beloved professor who became involved with many outreach ministries and political projects in his years on the faculty. Jonas Coe wed his second wife, Abigail Wallace (1771 – d. unknown), in 1810. Jonas Coe died in 1822.