Samuel Hopkins Willey Papers

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San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Road
San Anselmo, California 94960
(415) 451-2848

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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