Dressler Family Collection of Alfred Williams Anthony Papers, 1802-1985, n.d.


The collection is comprised of correspondence, journals, and assorted papers of several members of the Anthony, Waterman and Angell families of Rhode Island which document in detail family, social, educational and religious life in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, particularly in New England. Includes significant material on Alfred W. and Harriet W. Anthony, including their time in Bangor, Maine where Alfred served as pastor of the Essex Street Free Baptist Church and his involvement and activities with the Freewill Baptist denomination. Also includes their time in Germany and at Cobb Divinity School in Lewiston, Maine where Alfred served as professor of New Testament Exegesis and Criticism. Collection also contains the correspondence of Civil War soldier, Frank A. Waterman who served with the First Rhode Island Light Artillery Battery.