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Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers (Ms. 2009.006)

Brown University Library

Box A
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
E-mail: hay@brown.edu

Scope & content

The Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers are primarily comprised of correspondence, articles and essays, and newsclippings, with dates ranging from 1885 to 1951. Letters from Arthur Kinsolving to his wife, Sally Bruce, and letters to Mrs. Kinsolving make up the majority of the correspondence between 1896 and 1945. The other major portion of correspondence are sympathy cards, letters and telegrams for Sally Kinsolving upon the death of her husband in 1951.

In Series 2, there are three personal diaries of Arthur Kinsolving from 1901, two travel journals from trips in 1892 and 1929, one notebook with academic and parish notes, and one diary written by both Sally and Arthur Kinsolving between 1901 and 1942.

Series 3, Writings, contains articles and essays written by both Arthur Kinsolving and others. Kinsolving's writings are more academic theological discussions and very personal recollections of his life and work. The majority of the other articles are written by others about Kinsolving, or about topics also written about by Kinsolving. Most of these materials are dated between 1935 and 1951.

Series 5 and 6 are primarily comprised of newsclippings about Kinsolving and Kinsolving's family. One folder contains articles written by Anne Kinsolving when she was a journalist for the Baltimore Sun in the 1920s and early 1930s. The scrapbook contains newsclippings and letters related to Kinsolving's retirement from the ministry in 1941.

The Church Materials in Series 6 are bulletins from church services at St. Paul's and Christ Church, both in Baltimore, and a church history of St. Paul's. The majority of these items are from the late 1920s to the late 1930s.