|Creator:||Rodgers, Ravaud K., (Ravaud Kearney), 1796-1879|
|Title:||Ravaud Kearney Rodgers papers|
|Quantity:||0.5 Linear feet (1 box)|
Ravaud Kearney Rodgers (1796-1879), Presbyterian minister of the Jersey City Presbyterian Church, Bound Brook, New Jersey. He died in Athens, Ga., January 12, 1879.
The collection consists of papers of Rev. Ravaud K. Rodgers dating 1671-1879. The papers include a scrapbook containing clippings documenting Rodgers' ministerial career in New Jersey as well as autographs collected by Rodgers. The collection also consists of items, mainly correspondence, collected by Rodgers including several letters relating to the Revolutionary War, documents pertaining to the Schuyler family, and “A memorial of Rev. Ravaud K. Rodgers, D. D., [Re-printed by the Society’s proceedings].” Of particular interest is a letter (dated July 17, 1776) describing the celebration at Fort Monmouth (N.J.) upon the declaration of independence.
Arranged in chronological order.
Ravaud K. Rodgers papers, ms 132. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.