David Howard Tribou Collection
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A collection of materials by and about one of the outstanding figures of New England Methodism and a chaplain in the United States Navy. Included are a historical address delivered at Machias in 1922, a historical address delivered at Bucksport in 1913, "Derelicts" printed in the Naval Home Calendar in 1920, a sermon titled The World's redeemer: the perfect man, letters to Alfred and Ellen Hempstead from David Howard Tribou, an obituary taken from the Zion's Herald of June 7, 1922, lines on Tribou's death by Pastor Felix (A.J. Lockhart), and a poem L'envoi by Nellie D. Morgan. Included also are excerpts from History of the Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy by Clifford M. Drury (published by the Bureau of Navy Personnel); an article about Rear Admiral James Duncan MacNair, a chaplain in the U.S. Navy from the Zion's Herald of Apr. 28, 1943; and 3 photographs of David H. Tribou.
- Hempstead, Alfred Geer (Person)
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Alfred Geer Hempstead was born in Waterford, Connecticut in 1894 and died in 1980 in Florida. He received a B.A. in history and government and an M.A. in economics from the University of Maine and earned a M.Div. at Bangor Theological Seminary. An Army veteran of World War I, he was ordained a minister in the Methodist Church and served pastorates at Mattawamkeag, Hampden Highlands, Brownville Junction, Livermore Falls, Bucksport, Rockland, and Orono. He then served as superintendent of the Augusta district of the Methodist church until his retirement in 1959.
David Howard Tribou was born in Hampden, Maine in 1848 and died in Philadelphia in 1922. He received his education at Hampden Academy, Bucksport Seminary, and Boston University School of Theology. In 1872 Senator Hannibal Hamlin recommended his appointment as chaplain in the United States Navy, and President U.S. Grant made the appointment. He served as chaplain for more than 50 years.
1 folder (1 Item; 28 cm.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Rev. Alfred Hempstead.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Drury, Clifford Merrill, 1897-1984
- Hempstead, Ellen
- Letters (Correspondence) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- MacNair, James Duncan
- Methodist Church -- History -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Military chaplains -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Tribou, David Howard
- United States. Navy. Chaplain Corps
- Guide to the David Howard Tribou Collection
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