MsC 64

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1847 -- 1976
(Bulk Dates: [1860s -- 1880s]
.75 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: January 2003

Acquisition Note: This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Jean Bonar of Fairfield, Iowa, in 1959.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Oversized folder

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

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Biographical Note

Joseph Mayo Batchelder, born 1822, was raised by his father, Joseph, and stepmother, Rachel Stone. He was a Presbyterian minister, having graduated from Princeton's Theological Seminary in 1855. Batchelder first served as pastor in Albia, Iowa (1856 --1878). During part of this time, he was also state clerk of the Des Moines Presbytery for seventeen years. The majority of his ministry was spent in Osborne, Kansas, where he moved in 1878 to later form the First Presbyterian Church there.

In 1855, Batchelder married Harriet Frances Gearhart. They had one son (d. 1864) and four daughters: Mary, Lillian ("Harriet's Daughter," "Harriet's Second") Mina, and Annie. Lillian married Joseph Donahue Bonar in 1859. They had one daughter, Jean Bonar, this collection's donor.

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Box List

Box 1


Children's school notes and notebooks, 1879 -- 1888? 5 items

Batchelder, Joseph M.

Notebooks, 1844 -- 1897 and undated. 14 items

Sermons, lectures, etc., 1862 -- 1895 and undated. 57 items

Bonar, Jean

"Harriet's Daughter," 1953

Recollections, 1975

"To Harriet," 1976

Bonar, Lillian Frances Batchelder

"Harriet's Second," 1945


Written by the Batchelder daughters, 1875 -- 1885. 14 items

Box 2


Batchelder family, 1844 -- 1894. 58 items.

Bonar, 1902 -- 1956. 9 items


Harriet Gearhart Batchelder, 1847 -- 1848. 1 item


Joseph M. Batchelder and Kate I. Jones. 2 items.

Presbyterian churches

Printed material, primarily. 1866 -- 1951. 26 items.

Stone, William L., II. The Stone Family. Albany: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1888. 1 item

Oversized Folder

Photograph, Presbyterian General Assembly, 1883.

Certificate of Contribution, Five Million Memorial Fund, 1871.



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