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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series in original order.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a nineteenth century commonplace book attributed to Jane Toomer, which includes copies of letters, excerpts from sermons and other theological writings, and some writing in Chinese.
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. 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.
Item description, UTS1: Jane Toomer commonplace book, circa 1823-1824, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
The Jane Toomer commonplace book is part of the Union Theological Seminary Archives, which comprises institutional and administrative records of the Seminary, combined with the papers of many organizations, scholars, pastors, laypersons, and others connected with the school. The materials in this collection were part of a large group of unprocessed material that was organized in 2015.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The exact provenance of this collection is unknown.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
The material was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-14. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Kevin Windhauser and Rebecca Nieto in 2018 with the support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2021.
2021-03-07 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Jane Toomer is thought to have been a missionary. Other biographical information has not been verified.