Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Martin Luther Williston papers, circa 1870

Summary Information


Union Theological Seminary alumnus (class of 1869) and Congregational minister. The collection consists of a pastor's register from Williston's clergy in Flushing, New York, circa 1870.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492518 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Williston, Martin Luther, 1870-1918
Title Martin Luther Williston papers, circa 1870
Physical Description 1 boxes (1 box; 0.25 linear feet)
Language(s) English .

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.



This collection is arranged in one series in original order.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a 1" pastor's register from Williston's clergy in Flushing, New York.

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.

Onsite storage.

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.

The register is fragile and may require restrictions and special care when handling.

Preferred Citation

Item Description, UTS1: Martin Luther Williston Papers, [1870], box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The exact provenance of this volume is unknown.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Pastor's register was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-15. The Williston papers were among a large group of unprocessed material that was organized in 2017 with the support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and archival document boxes. The finding aid was created by Rebecca Nieto in 2018 and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Clergy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Congregationalists -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flushing (New York, N.Y.) -- Religious life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Williston, Martin Luther, 1870-1918 -- : Archives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Martin Luther Williston was a Congregational minister. He was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts on March 20, 1843, and attended Andover Theological Seminary in 1866 before enrolling in Union Theological Seminary. Williston graduated in 1869, and was ordained in the New York and Brooklyn congregational associations on March 3, 1880. Williston led pastorates in Flushing, New York from 1869-1872, in Galesburgh, Illinois from 1872-1876, in Jamestown, New York from 1876-1879, throughout Europe from 1879-1881, in Davenport, Iowa from 1882-1888, in Elmhurst, Illinois from 1888-1896, in Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts from 1897-1898, and in Barrington, Rhode Island in 1899. In addition to his pastoral work, Williston was a professor of History at Carleton College from 1881 to 1882. Williston died in Hartford, Connecticut on November 11, 1918.