|Creator:||Rodgers, Ravaud K., (Ravaud Kearney), 1796-1879|
|Title:||Rodgers-Bloomfield family collection|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 oversized folder A)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a Bible, concordance and common place book which belonged to Rev. John Rodgers (1727-1811) who was a Presbyterian minister in New York City. The majority of the collection was put together by Rev. Ravaud Kearney Rodgers who served as minister to Bound Brook Presbyterian Church (N.J.) for forty years. His papers covered a period of time from 1818-1876. They include his letters, sermons, papers relating to church calls, his graduation from theological seminary at Princeton University, Bible societies which he was a member, and various church activities of the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church. Also included are miscellaneous items belonging to Robert L. Bloomfield of Athens and other members of his family dating from 1860 to 1939. A complete and detailed listing is included.|
Ravaud Kearney Rodgers was a Presbyterian minister, born in New York City in 1796. He was the son of John R. B. Rodgers, M.D., surgeon in the Revolutionary army, practicing physician, and professor in the medical department of Columbia College, New York City. His grandfather, John Rodgers, D.D., was minister of the First Church, in New York, founder of the Brick Church, and the first moderator of the General Assembly in 1789. In 1820 he was ordained and installed pastor of the Sandy Hill and Glenn's Falls Presbyterian churches, N.Y. He remained ten years in that field. In the year 1830 he received a call from the Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook, N.J., and accepting the same, was installed pastor. No minister of that state was more generally known of more universally respected. In 1874 he removed to Athens, Georgia, where in the home of his daughter he spent the calm and beautiful evening of a long, laborious, and honored life. He died in Athens, Ga., January 12, 1879.
Robert L. Bloomfield came to Athens from New Jersey, was superintendent of Athens Factory, ardent and active member of Emmanuel Church, built St. Mary's Hospital and made generous gifts to it. Dr. James C. Bloomfield is his son. History Of Athens And Clarke County, H. J. Rowe, Publisher, 1923.
Rodgers-Bloomfield family collection, MS 2286. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials found in the following collections of this repository: Ravaud K. Rogers papers, 1671-1879 (bulk 1830-1870)