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Guide to the Joseph Augustine Benton Papers, 1849-1899
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Biography
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  • Material Transferred from the Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph Augustine Benton Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1849-1899
    Box Number: 28-29
    Creator: Benton, Joseph A. (Joseph Augustine), 1818-1892
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph Augustine Benton Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Voyages to the Pacific coast
    Frontier and pioneer life--California
    Sacramento (Calif.)--Social life and customs
    Pioneer Congregational United Church of Christ (Sacramento, Calif.)
    Pioneer Congregational United Church of Christ (Sacramento, Calif.)--Sermons
    Benton, Joseph A. (Joseph Augustine), 1818-1892


    Correspondence, journal, sermons, other papers.


    A Congregational minister, Benton came to California by ship in 1849. He settled and began his ministry in Sacramento. In later life, he became president of the Pacific Theological Seminary in Oakland, California. He died April 8, 1892, in Oakland.


    • Bagley, A. J.
    • Benton, Joseph A. (Joseph Augustine), 1818-1892.

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    Benton's 2 volume journal
    Identifier/Call Number: (c**F 865 B425 A3)

    Related Collections

    Title: Pioneer Congregational Church collection