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Identifier: R-MC 029

David D. Demarest Letters


  • 1837-1850

Scope and Content Note

One folder containing eight letters from Joseph P. Bradley, later a Supreme Court Justice, to David Demarest while he was at New Brunswick Seminary, 1837-1839, and one from Theodore Frelinghuysen, President of Rutgers College, 1850.


9 items (1 folder)

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A small collection of letters written to David D. Demarest, eight of which are from Joseph P. Bradley (Rutgers College, Class of 1836), later a Supreme Court Justice, when Demarest was at New Brunswick Seminary, 1837-1839, and one letter from Theodore Frelinghuysen, President of Rutgers College, 1850.

Biographical Sketch of David D. Demarest

David D. Demarest was born near Hackensack, N.J., of Dutch and Huguenot ancestry, on July 30, 1819. A member of the Rutgers College Class of 1837, he received an A.M. from New Brunswick Seminary in 1840, a D.D. from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1857, and an LL.D. from Rutgers in 1892. A clergyman with the Reformed Church of America, he was a professor of pastoral theology and sacred rhetoric in New Brunswick Theological Seminary from 1865-98, and a Rutgers trustee from 1858-98, serving as Secretary from 1866-98. He died on June 21, 1898. Among his seven children was William Henry Steele Demarest, later President of Rutgers College, 1906-1924.

The principal letter writer, Joseph Philo Bradley, Rutgers College Class of 1836, became a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1870-1892). He was born at Berne, N.Y. on March 14, 1813, and was a Rutgers trustee from 1858-92. He received an A.M. from Rutgers in 1839, and an LL.D. from Lafayette College in 1859. He died on January 22, 1892.

Guide to the David D. Demarest Letters, 1837-1850 R-MC 029
Edited Full Draft
John Riddle
October 1997
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 1999-11-03: File created
  • June 3, 2004: demarest converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

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