Hope College

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Principal of Hope Academy, 1859-1866 and the president of Hope College, 1866-1878. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, Hope College pamphlets and songs, photographs, Fraternal Society materials, scrapbooks, publications of the Youth’s Temperance Enterprise, publications of Union College and a book of information on Hope College prepared for the national centennial celebration. Also contained are biographical materials on his wife, Margaret, his daughter Lizzie and his parents, Philip, Sr., and Hannah; scrapbook containing correspondence, clippings, diplomas, certificates and programs documenting Phelps’ early life, first pastorates, temperance activities in New York State, and service at Hope College, together with miscellaneous papers, including letters of Phelps and his wife, addresses, clippings, and photos; scrapbook: “Hope College and the West,” (ca. 1870-1923) and another scrapbook of mainly obituaries and memorials, 1896, both compiled by Philip Tertius Phelps; nine letters by Philip Phelps to his brother Will (1857-1860); account sheet for Academy; two items by and about Mrs. Phelps; three pamphlets by Philip Phelps in “self-defense” against the Hope College Council for asking him to resign; catalogs, 1844, 1847 and 1856 of the Fraternal Society (OKE); bound copies of The Youth’s Temperance Enterprise monthly periodical, 1843-1846 (P. T. Phelps has listed pages referring to Philip Phelps’ activities in this connection); a printed report of the 4th decennial meeting of graduates of Union College containing a report on Phelps, 1844-1884; also includes excerpts from his letter sent for this reunion. All these items are a gift from George Benjamin Scholten. Minutes of Albany Particular Synod (printed), 1838, 1844-1850. Contains Classical Reports, including Classis of Michigan, 1844-1850 (Holland not listed).


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