Rodgers-Bloomfield family collection

Rodgers-Bloomfield family collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Rodgers, Ravaud K., (Ravaud Kearney), 1796-1879
Title: Rodgers-Bloomfield family collection
Dates: 1818-1939
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 3 boxes, 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms2286

Biographical/Historical Note

Ravaud Kearney Rodgers (1796-1879) was a Presbyterian minister. 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 1874 he removed to Athens, Georgia.

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 Church and made generous gifts to it. Dr. James C. Bloomfield is his son. History Of Athens And Clarke County, H. J. Rowe, Publisher, 1923.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a Bible, concordance and common place book which belonged to Reverend John Rodgers. The papers 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.

Index Terms

Bloomfield, Robert L.
Clergy--New Jersey.
Clergy--New York--New York.
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.
Rodgers, John, 1727-1811

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Rodgers-Bloomfield family collection, ms2286, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials found in the following collections of this repository: Ravaud K. Rogers papers, ms132.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1902-1907
2-18Correspondence, 1800-1888
19Correspondence - undated
20Actions taken by Bound Brook Trustees of Presbyteriann Church
21Certificates, 1818-1831
24Background History of Bound Brook Presbyterian Church
25Background History of Rev. Ravard K. Rodgers
26Legal Statements
21The Holy Bible, 1819
2A Common Place-Book to the Holy Bible
3A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, 1744
31Newspaper Cuttings, 1875-1953
2Rogers-Bloomfield Scrapbooks, 1961 May 25
OS Folder
1A A Tribute to the Memory of R. K. Bloomfield