Sermons

Ezra Ripley's Anniversary Sermon Outline
Ezra Ripley's Anniversary Sermon Outline

For individually printed sermons, search HOLLIS.  The description will include where sermon was preached if this has been noted on the cover, title page, or at the beginning of the sermon. Please see Searching HOLLIS  for Information on Local Congregations for assistance. The sermons should be available in the library, or you might consider an interlibrary loan request. The library may have additional printed resources not listed in the HOLLIS Classic or HOLLIS+; if you are looking for sermons by a particular minister during a particular time period, please contact a research librarian for search assistance.

For manuscript sermons, it is often necessary to consult the manuscript itself. Preaching records (lists of dates, locations, and titles) are not numerous in the collection; the personal papers of Warren Skinner, Theodore Parker, and Hosea Ballou II  are notable for including their records. The library also has the record book of Abigail Phippen West, who recorded the preachers and sermon texts and frequently summarized the sermons preached at the North Church, Salem, Massachusetts, 1822-26.