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F. D. Leete collection of Andrew Longacre letters

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Leete, Frederick DeLand, 1866-1958.
Title: F. D. Leete collection of Andrew Longacre letters
Dates: 1860-1862
Abstract: This collection comprises seventy-two manuscript letters written by the Rev. Andrew Longacre, D.D. (1831-1906) during the period 1860 to 1862. Andrew Longacre was an engraver, watercolorist, and Methodist minister who held pastoral appointments in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland beginning in the 1850s. From 1860 to 1862 Longacre served as the assistant pastor at the American Chapel in Paris, an interdenominational ministry of the American and Foreign Christian Union.
Accession No: Collection BridArch 3.142
Extent: 1 box (.5 linear foot)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Andrew Longacre was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 12, 1831, to Eliza Stiles Longacre (1807-1850) and artist James Barton Longacre (1794-1869). James Barton Longacre was a portraitist and engraver who served as the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States for twenty-five years beginning in 1844.

Andrew Longacre grew up in a devout Methodist family. He joined Union Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, at the age of twelve and sensed a calling to enter the ministry seven years later, in 1850. In 1852 Longacre joined the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years later, in 1856, he was granted a medical leave of absence. In 1860 he resumed his ministerial work, serving at the American Chapel in Paris (now the American Church in Paris), as assistant to Rev. John McClintock, D.D. (1814-1870).

In 1862 Rev. Longacre returned to the United States where he held pastoral appointments in Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Newburgh, New York over the next forty years. He served as a trustee of Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, New Jersey, from 1883 to 1906 and of Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, from 1885 to 1901. Longacre retired from the ministry in 1902 and died at his residence in New York City on February 18, 1906. He is remembered as a dedicated church leader, a popular public speaker, and a talented artist and poet.

Andrew Longacre married Lydia Eastwick (1850-1918) in 1869. Their six children were Barton Longacre, Lydia Eastwick Longacre, Henry Baker Longacre, Sarah S. Longacre Bennett, Frederick Van Duzer Longacre, and Breta Longacre.

Sources:

“Andrew Longacre.” The New York Observer, March 1, 1906, Vol. 84, page 284.

Smith, Wanda Willard, Ed. A Methodist Minister in Paris: The Letters of Andrew Longacre, 1860-1862. Dallas: Center for Methodist Studies at Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, 2002.

Nutt, John J. Newburgh; Her Institutions, Industries and Leading Citizens. Historical, Descriptive and Biographical. Newburgh, N.Y.: Published by Ritchie & Hull, 1891.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The F. D. Leete collection of Andrew Longacre letters contains seventy-one letters written by Andrew Longacre to his brother, James Madison Longacre (1833-1903) in Philadelphia, and one letter written to Dr. John McClintock, the senior pastor of the American Chapel in Paris. The letters discuss Rev. Longacre’s experiences as a Methodist minister and traveler in Europe, the Holy Lands, and Constantinople during the opening years of the American Civil War. Annotated transcriptions of all seventy-two letters are available in Wanda Willard Smith’s book, A Methodist Minister in Paris: The Letters of Andrew Longacre, 1860-1862.

The original collector of these letters, Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Frederick DeLand Leete (1866-1958), donated them to Bridwell Library in 1956 as part of his Methodist Historical Library.


Arrangement of the Collection

The collection contains a single series:
Series 1: Outgoing Correspondence, 1860-1862

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

The collection is open for research use. Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Head of Special Collections of the Bridwell Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which Bridwell Library assumes no responsibility.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
People
Leete, Frederick DeLand, 1866-1958.
Longacre, Andrew, 1831-1906.
Subjects
Methodist Episcopal Church -- Clergy.
Document types
Letters -- 19th century.

Related Materials

Andrew Longacre papers, Bridwell Library Special Collections, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Longacre family papers, [ca. 1810]-1952, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], F. D. Leete collection of Andrew Longacre letters, Bridwell Library Special Collections, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Frederick DeLand Leete, 1956.

Processing Information

Processed by Timothy S. G. Binkley, 2016.

Encoded by Ada Negraru, 2016.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Outgoing Correspondence, 1860-1862
72 letters

Box Folder
2069B 01 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 May 21
02 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 June 16
03 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 June 18
04 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 June 25
05 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 July 6
06 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 July 9
07 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 July 23
08 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 August 11
09 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 August 20
10 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 August 23
11 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 August 27
12 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 September 6
13 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 September 13
14 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 September 21
15 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 October 8
16 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 October 18
17 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 October 30
18 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 November 5
19 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1860 November 15
20 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 January 2
21 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 January 7
22 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 January 23
23 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 January 31
24 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 February 13
25 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 February 19
26 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 February 23
27 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 March 27
28 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 April 1
29 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 April 4
30 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 April 11
31 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 April 17
32 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 April 23
33 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 May 2
34 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 May 8
35 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 May 14
36 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 May 20
37 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 May 22
38 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 May 30
39 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 June 7
40 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 June 20
41 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 June 25
42 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 July 4
43 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 July 19
44 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 July 25
45 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 July 27
46 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 August 1
47 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 August 7
48 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 August 12
49 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 August 17
50 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 August 29
51 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 September 4
52 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 September 19
53 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 September 27
54 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 October 8
55 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 October 16
56 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 October 25
57 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 October 29
58 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 October 29
59 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 November 20
60 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1861 December 4
61 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 January 10
62 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 January 20
63 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 January 31
64 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 February 4-5
65 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 February 13-21
66 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 March 14
67 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 March 24
68 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 April 4
69 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 April 16
70 Andrew Longacre letter to John McClintock, 1862 April 19
71 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 April 30
72 Andrew Longacre letter to James Madison Longacre, 1862 May 21