- 1812-1833 (Creation)
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Manuscript loose papers, some sheets sewn together. 1 box.
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Samuel Marsden (1765-1838), ordained in 1793, married Elizabeth Fristan before leaving for Australia to take up an appointment as Assistant Chaplain to N.S.W. in March 1794. In 1804 Marsden was appointed Resident Agent and Supervisor of the London Missionary Society's operations in the South Seas. In 1810 he was made Principal Chaplain to N.S.W., a position he held until 1824 when the position of Archdeacon was created. Marsden's agricultural contribution to the nation was reflected in his appointment as leader of the Agricultural Society of N.S.W. Marsden died in Windsor, N.S.W. in 1838.
Donated by Rev. J.R.L. Johnstone, 1961. See Series 114/4 - Correspondence. Rev. Johnstone's father Samuel Martin Johnstone (q.v.) was Rector of St John's Parramatta and wrote 'Samuel Marsden: A pioneer of civilization in the South Seas' in 1932. Rev S.M. Johnstone had the sermons in his possession and it appears his son came across them after his death.
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Sermons preached by Samuel Marsden on specific Bible verses. Also includes some notes on soil types and agricultural methods in the colony.
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Unrestricted. Handle with care.
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Guide to notes and sermon papers of Samuel Marsden, compiled by Janet Middleton, 1984. Available at https://myrrh.library.moore.edu.au/handle/10248/5095
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Transcriptions of Samuel Marsden's sermons by Rev. David Pettett available at: https://myrrh.library.moore.edu.au/handle/10248/5508