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Manuscript/Mixed Material Diary of Horatio Gates Spafford

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  • Diary of Horatio Gates Spafford


  • American Colony (Jerusalem)
  • Spafford, Horatio Gates, 1828-1888 (Author)

Created / Published

  • Unpublished journal, 1882


  • -  Spafford, Horatio G., 1828-1888
  • -  Christian life
  • -  Jews--Palestine
  • -  American Colony in Jerusalem
  • -  Christian sects--Ottoman Empire
  • -  American Protestantism
  • -  Religious thought
  • -  Jerusalem--Religious pilgrimages
  • -  Millennialism--Palestine--History
  • -  Bible--Prohecies--Jerusalem
  • -  Messianism
  • -  Diaries
  • -  Manuscripts
  • -  Palestine -- Jerusalem


  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts


  • -  Personal and religious introspection and notes on events in the first year of residence in Jerusalem of the American Colony founder. Sporadic handwritten entries in printed day-by-day diary, in ink and pencil. Blank pages not included in scanning.
  • -  Spafford wrote "Jerusalem, Syria" in his diary, referring to the large Eastern Mediterranean region of the Levant (which encompassed a large territory that later came to include the modern states of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories).


  • diary 6 1/8" x 4 1/8" closed

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Part I, Box 1, Folder 16: American Colony in Jerusalem

Source Collection

  • American Colony in Jerusalem Collection


  • Manuscript Division

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Chicago citation style:

American Colony, and Horatio Gates Spafford. Diary of Horatio Gates Spafford. Unpublished Journal, 1882. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

APA citation style:

American Colony & Spafford, H. G. (1882) Diary of Horatio Gates Spafford. Unpublished Journal. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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American Colony, and Horatio Gates Spafford. Diary of Horatio Gates Spafford. Unpublished Journal, 1882. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.