Collection Dates: 1847 -- 1976
(Bulk Dates: [1860s -- 1880s]
.75 linear ft.
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
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.
and Restrictions: This
collection is open for research.
This collection is open for research.
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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.
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
"Harriet's Daughter," 1953
"To Harriet," 1976
Bonar, Lillian Frances Batchelder
"Harriet's Second," 1945
Written by the Batchelder daughters, 1875 -- 1885. 14 items
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.
Printed material, primarily. 1866 -- 1951. 26 items.
Stone, William L., II. The Stone Family. Albany: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1888. 1 item