J. L. Lundy Manuscripts
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A graduate of Princeton (Class of 1846), Lundy became a deacon in the Protestant Episcopal Church and was chaplain of the state prison in Sing Sing, New York. In 1869 he became rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in New York City but resigned in 1875 due to health issues.
The collection consists of four book-length manuscripts by Lundy (Princeton Class of 1846): Monumental Christianity (1876), a treatise on ancient Christianity and symbolism; "Prehistoric Worship in America"; "Prehistoric Rock-Inscriptions of North America"; and "Alaskan Legends from [Abbe] Petitot", including the Cree legend of Ayas and a series of six of his lectures on the aboriginal civilization and religion of prehistoric America.
Publication by Lundy: Monumental Christianity (New York: Bouton, 1876)
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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '15 in 2013.
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- Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
- Clergy -- United States -- 19th century -- Manuscripts
- Cree Indians -- Legends
- Indians of North America -- Alaska -- Legends
- Indians of North America -- Religion
- Inscriptions -- North America -- Antiquities
- Religion, Prehistoric -- North America
- Symbolism in the Bible
- Manuscripts Division
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
Lecture on "Geological America: The Red Race: Ancient Symbolical Writing: Migrations"Physical Description
Lecture on "American Monuments and Symbols"Physical Description
Lecture on "The American Theophany-Quetzacoatl's Earthly Paradise"Physical Description
Lecture on "The Serpent Enters the Paradise of Quetzacoatl"Physical Description
Lecture on "The Zodiac as Proof of Ancient American Civilization: The Deluge"Physical Description
Lecture on "The Creation: The Heavenly Ladder"Physical Description