Benjamin Bosworth Smith papers, 1822-1883, 1870-1883 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Benjamin Bosworth Smith papers, 1822-1883, 1870-1883 (bulk dates)
Creator
Smith, Benjamin Bosworth, 1794-1884.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm.
Subjects
Gallagher, John B, 1812-1849.
Smith, Benjamin Bosworth, 1794-1884.
Christ Church Episcopal (Lexington, Ky.)
Episcopal Theological Seminary in Kentucky (Lexington, Ky.)
Episcopal Church.--Diocese of Kentucky.
Episcopal Church.--Church Temperance Society.
Apostolic succession.
Clergy.
Bishops.
Temperance.
Lexington (Ky.)--Church history.
Biography.
Essays.
Sermons.
Arrangement
Organized: Sermon, correspondence & sketch; Address; Apostolic succession; Blessedness of sorrow sermon; The Church Temperance Society; Life of God; Mission of the Protestant Episcopal Church; Saturday evening; Sentence of the court, reprint; Temper and Conduct. Correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Bishop, Educator. Born in Rhode Island, Smith received a degree from Brown University in 1816. After his ordination into the priesthood of the Protestant Episcopal Church, he served in parishes in Massachusetts, Virginia, Vermont, and Pennsylvania before he moved to Lexington, Ky. in 1830 to assume the pastorate of Christ Church. Two years later, he was consecrated Bishop of Kentucky. After 1837, he gave up his parish in order to devote himself to the demands of his diocese. He also became Kentucky's first superintendent of public instruction, opened a girl's school in Louisville, and tried to raise funds for the Theological Seminary in his diocese. In 1868, he became Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States and moved to New York in order to fulfill his duties.
Scope and Content
This is a microfilmed copy of correspondence, sermons, and essays of Protestant Episcopal Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith and a biographical sketch about Smith. The letters, which were written mostly in Smith's later years, are to church leaders concerning church business, theological questions, and some personal matters. The essays discuss temperance, the mission of the church, apostolic succession, and other religious issues.

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