Backus (Isaac) papers, 1717-1835


The Isaac Backus papers consist of a variety of items which include family letters over the years 1750-1806, travel journals, a listing of his library, church minutes, drafts of chapters of his book, sermons, and family genealogy. Backus was a Colonial minister in New England. The collection supplements the small, but important, group of Isaac Backus manuscripts in the Sidney S. Rider collection.

Format(s): Manuscripts, Letters
Library: John Hay
NOTE: This collection is housed off-site. Prior notice is needed for retrieval
Contact(s): Holly_Snyder@brown.edu

Access to the collection:

Online Finding Aid (BAMCO):
Guide to the Isaac Backus papers

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):

Related Collections:
Rider Collection

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