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Nathaniel Clarke Locke papers, 1840 -- 1859

Summary Information

Abstract

Nathaniel Clark Locke was a UTS alumnus of 1844, Presbyterian Minister, and home missionary working in Virginia and Maine, as well as a Pastor of Central Church in Brooklyn and Hempstead Church on Long Island. The collection contains 92 sermons written and delivered by Locke from 1843 to 1859, as well as lectures and essays.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492467 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Locke, Nathaniel Clark
Title Nathaniel Clarke Locke papers, 1840 -- 1859
Physical Description 1.75 linear feet (1.75 linear feet; 4 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is open for research.

The following boxes are located offsite: Box 1-4. 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 organized in one series arranged by format.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 92 sermons written and delivered by Locke from 1843 to 1859, as well as lectures and essays. Sermon titles and location of delivery are noted on each sermon within folders.

  • Nathaniel Clarke Locke papers, 1840 -- 1859

    This series contains 92 sermons written and delivered by Locke from 1843 to 1859, as well as lectures and essays. Sermon titles and location of delivery are noted on each sermon within folders.

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 1-4. 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: Nathaniel Clarke Locke papers, 1840-1859, 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

Sermons were cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-12. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Erin Campbell and Brigette C. Kamsler in 2015 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2021.

Revision Description

2021-03-07 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

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

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Locke, Nathaniel Clark Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Nathaniel Clarke Locke was born on June 1, 1816, in Salem, New Jersey. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1838, and became a teacher in Loundesboro, Vermont, from 1838-1841. Locke then entered Union Theological Seminary and graduated in 1844. The following year, he was ordained a Presbyterian minister in Hanover, Maine, and served as a home missionary in Eastville, Virginia, from 1844 to 1846. His sermons indicate that between November of 1846 and October of 1847, Locke was the minister of Holmes Church in Northampton, Virginia, although biographical information on Locke provides no record of this. He seems to have left this church under ambiguous circumstances. He preached fire and brimstone and focused most often on the temptations of sin, the lusts of the passions, and the terrors of damnation. From Virginia, he went to Brooklyn and became pastor of Central Church in December, 1847. In 1850, he went to Hempstead, Long Island, and in 1852 he became the pastor of the Hempstead church until 1860. In 1858 he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity from the University of Alabama. He died in July of 1862 at the age of 46.