Berkley, Edward Fairfax (1813-1893) Papers, 1833-1893

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Berkley, Edward Fairfax, 1813-1893 

Title:  Papers, 1833-1893 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  3 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A B513 

Scope and Content Note 

Includes correspondence, 1836-1886, regarding his academic career at Bristol College in Pa. and at the Theological Seminary in Lexington, Ky.; his service as rector of Christ Church in 

Lexington, St. George’s and St. Peter’s churches in St. Louis, Mo.; Subjects include his family; the Diocese of Kentucky; Shelby College in Shelbyville, Ky.; and Henry Clay. Also includes statements of account, deeds, articles, and printed programs of Berkley’s readings. Correspondents include Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, Reverend James Craik and other Episcopal clergymen. 

Biographical Note 

1813 Born in Washington, D.C. 

1833-1834 Student at Bristol College, Bristol, Pa. 

1834 Employed in the Episcopal Recorder office, Philadelphia. 

1836 Student at Theological Seminary, Lexington, Ky. 

1838 Ordained as a deacon. 

1839 Became rector of Christ Church, Lexington, Ky. 

1839 Married Sarah Ann Maury. 

1839 Elected a delegate to the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

1841 Visited Boston, Mass. and attended the Triennial Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New York. 

1844 Secretary of the Kentucky Diocesan Convention. 

1844 Trustee of Shelby College. 

1845 Became a member of the American Bible Society. 

1847 Baptized Henry Clay. 

1857-1871 Rector of St. George’s Church in St. Louis, Mo. 

1872 Tried and acquitted by an Ecclesiastical Court. 

1872-1883 Rector of St. Peter’s Parish, St. Louis, Mo. 

1893 Died in St. Louis. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Family correspondence, 1833-1839.

2 Family correspondence, 1840.

3 Family correspondence, 1841.

4 Family correspondence, 1842.

5 Family correspondence, 1843.

6 Family correspondence, 1844.

7 Family correspondence, 1845-1846.

8 Family correspondence, 1847.

9 Family correspondence, 1848.

10 Family correspondence, 1849 Jan.-June.

11 Family correspondence, 1849 July-Dec.

 

Box 2 

12 Family correspondence, 1850.

13 Family correspondence, 1851-1852.

14 Family correspondence, 1853.

15 Family correspondence, 1854.

16 Family correspondence, 1855.

17 Family correspondence, 1856.

18 Family correspondence, 1857.

19 Family correspondence, 1858 Jan.-May.

20 Family correspondence, 1858 June-Dec.

21 Family correspondence, 1859.

22 Family correspondence, 1864-1886.

23 Family correspondence, n.d.

 

Box 3 

24 Family correspondence of Sarah Berkley, 1839.

25 Family correspondence of Sarah Berkley, 1840.

26 Family correspondence of Sarah Berkley, 1841.

27 Family correspondence of Sarah Berkley, 1842.

28 Family correspondence of Sarah Berkley, 184[?].

29 Family correspondence of Sarah Berkley, 1849-1858.

 

Box 4 

30 Correspondence concerning the Diocese of Kentucky, 1836-1841.

31 Correspondence concerning the Diocese of Kentucky, 1842-1846.

32 Correspondence concerning the Diocese of Kentucky, 1847.

33 Correspondence concerning the Diocese of Kentucky, 1848-1849.

34 Correspondence concerning the Diocese of Kentucky, 1850-1853.

35 Correspondence concerning the Diocese of Kentucky, 1854-1858.

36 Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1836-1839. 

37  Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1840-1842. 

38 Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1843. 

39 Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1844. 

40 Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1845-1846. 

41 Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1847-1848. 

42 Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1849-1850. 

43 Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1851-1852. 

44 Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1853. 

45 Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, 1854-1858. 

46 Correspondence from Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith, n.d. 

 

Box 5 

47 Correspondence about Shelby College, 1844-1847. 

48 Correspondence about Shelby College, 1848-1849. 

49 Correspondence about Shelby College, 1850-1852. 

50  Correspondence about Shelby College, 1853. 

51 Correspondence about Shelby College, 1854-1855. 

52 Correspondence about Shelby College, 1856-1859. 

53  Correspondence and other materials about Henry Clay, his baptism, death, etc.1849-1867.

 

Box 6 

54 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1834. 

55 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1835. 

56 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1836. 

57  Miscellaneous correspondence, 1837-1839. 

58 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1840. 

59 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1841. 

60 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1842 Jan.-June. 

61 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1842 July-Dec. 

62 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1843 Jan.-Apr. 

63 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1843 May-Oct. 

64 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1844 Jan.-May. 

65 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1844 June-Dec. 

66 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1845. 

67 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1846. 

 

Box 7 

68 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1847 Jan.-June. 

69 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1847 July-Dec. 

70 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1848 Jan.-July. 

71 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1848 Aug.-Dec. 

72 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1849 Jan.-Mar. 

73 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1849 Apr.-June. 

74 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1849 July-Aug. 

75 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1849 Sept.-Dec. 

76 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1850. 

77 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1851 Jan.-June. 

78 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1851 July-Dec. 

79 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1852. 

80 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1853. 

 

Box 8 

81 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1854. 

82 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1855. 

83 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1856. 

84 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1857 Apr.-Aug. 

85  Miscellaneous correspondence, 1857 Sept.-Dec. 

86 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1858 Jan.-Mar. 

87 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1858 Apr.-June. 

88 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1858 July-Sept. 

89 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1858 Oct.-Dec. 

90 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1859 Jan.-June. 

91 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1859 July-Dec. 

92 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1860-1865. 

93 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1866-1871. 

94 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1872-1873. 

95 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1874-1879. 

96 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1880-1886. 

97 Miscellaneous correspondence, n.d. 

 

Box 9 

98 Certificate of membership in the American Bible Society, 1845 June 9;Certificate for one share in the Lexington Library, 1849.

99 Accounts, 1848-1886.

100 Land papers for Fayette County, 1827, 1845-1854.

101 Land papers for Lafayette County, Mo., 1872.

102 Papers about the Protestant Episcopal Church in Mo., 1869-1882.

103 Address to the young ladies of the Misses Jackson School at Lexington, Ky.,1857 June.

104 Address appealing for the relief of starving people of the South, particularly Cosa County, Ala., 1869. 

105Extractsfrom a sermon delivered at St. Peter’s Church on Thanksgiving Day, n.d. 

106Miscellaneouswritings. 

107 Programs of events in which Berkley participated.

108Miscellaneouscollections. 

109 Map of Mo., ca. 1879.