Family Papers : 1766-1919.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LFR .O3F3P3|
|Creator:||Odell, Jonathan, 1737-1818.|
|Description:||2 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
Jonathan Odell was descended from a Massachusetts family who had come to America circa 1635. He attended the College of New Jersey (Princeton University) from which he received an AM degree (Master of Arts), and later studied medicine before serving in a medical capacity with the British forces in the West Indies. Following a period of time in London, he decided to take holy orders and was ordained a deacon in 1766 and a priest in 1767 by the Bishop of London. He was then licensed by the Bishop as a missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and inducted by Governor William Franklin into the pastorate of St. Ann's (later St. Mary's) Church, Burlington, New Jersey, in July of 1767.
The Odell Family Papers relate mainly to Jonathan Odell and to his son, William Franklin Odell. Much of the material pertains to property in Fredericton, for example, the Academy Reserve Lands, Carleton Farm (Rookwood) and the Hermitage, and includes an extensive collection of surveyors' plans. The material consists of deeds, surveyors' notebooks, grants and receipts.
|Originals:||The original records are held by the New Brunswick Museum Archives.|
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A brief inventory description, which contains incorrect inclusive dates for the Papers, is found at the beginning of each reel.
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:||
Odell, Jonathan Family Papers Shelf List.pdf
As the finding aid to the Odell Family Papers was prepared many years after the Papers were microfilmed, the arrangement of the Papers, as represented in the finding aid, may be somewhat different from the arrangement of the material in the microfilm.
Another series of Odell Papers is available in the Loyalist Collection and is shelved at MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .O3J6P3.
|Part Of:||The Odell Family Papers on microfilm in the Loyalist Collection form part of the Odell Papers in the New Brunswick Museum Archives.|