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Samuel Hopkins Willey Papers
BX7260.W5243 A3  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Samuel Hopkins Willey Papers
    Dates: 1848-1996
    Collection Number: BX7260.W5243 A3
    Creator/Collector: Willey, Samuel H. (Samuel Hopkins), 1821-1914 Faris, William Wallace, 1843-1925 Fraser, Thomas, 1820-1902 Pray, Fannie Ferrier, William Warren, 1855-1945 Adams, Henry Babcock Gray, Maria Mulford Willey Everts, W. W. (William Wallace), 1814-1890. Presbyterian Church -- California American Home Missionary Society Congregational churches -- California
    Extent: 1 archival box (1 linear feet)
    Repository: San Francisco Theological Seminary
    San Anselmo, California 94960
    Abstract: Samuel Hopkins Willey (1821-1914) was a pioneer Presbyterian minister. He founded the academy in Oakland that became California College, which became the University of California. He served churches in San Francisco (Presbyterian), Monterey (Presbyterian and Congregational), Santa Cruz (Congregational), and Benecia (Congregational).
    Language of Material: English


    Open to the public.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not be assigned to San Francisco Theological Seminary.

    Preferred Citation

    Samuel Hopkins Willey Papers . San Francisco Theological Seminary

    Acquisition Information

    Unknown but most likely in part collected by Clifford Drury, longtime historian at SFTS.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Samuel Hopkins Willey (1821-1914), a Presbyterian clergyman from New Hampshire , sailed to California as a home missionary in December 1848. He was a chaplain of the 1849 constitutional convention and served churches in San Francisco (Presbyterian), Monterrey (Presbyterian and Congregational), Santa Cruz (Congregational), and Benecia (Congregational). From 1862 to 1869 he headed the College of California at Berkeley, which was turned over to the University of California.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, pastoral records and other materials. See inventory file.

    Indexing Terms

    Presbyterian Church -- Clergy -- Biography
    Congregational churches -- Clergy -- Biography
    Voyages to the Pacific coast
    Missions -- California
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Church history
    Education -- California
    Presbyterian Church -- Sermons -- 19th century
    Monterey (Calif.) -- Church history
    Berkeley (Calif.) -- Church history
    Oakland (Calif.) -- Church history
    Willey, Samuel H. (Samuel Hopkins), 1821-1914
    Congregational Church (Benicia, Calif.)
    First Congregational Church (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
    College of California -- History

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