William Croswell Doane
Doane Family Papers, ca. 1786-1958; bulk 1824-1913

SC11835

Quantity: 21 boxes (ca. 8.0 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Gift of Margaret Doane (Gardiner) Fayerweather, 1947, with subsequent accretions in 1952 and 1958
Processed By: Regina Berry, Student Assistant, State University of New York at Albany for Manuscripts & Special Collections, May 2015

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Biographical Note:

The Doane name was prominent in the nineteenth century in New England and New York, particularly in religious circles, having descended from an early Pilgrim family of the same name. Both George Washington Doane (1799-1859) and his second son, William Croswell Doane (1832-1913), served as Episcopal bishops, while his eldest son, George Hobart Doane (1830-1905), became a monsignor in the Roman Catholic Church in New Jersey. George W. Doane’s father, Jonathan Doane (1755/6-1818), was a Philadelphia architect who designed and built the New Jersey state house in Trenton, N.J., in 1792.

George Washington Doane

George Washington Doane was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on May 27, 1799, son of Jonathan Doane (1755-1818) and Mary Higgins Doane (ca. 1774-1858). He grew up in Geneva, New York, and graduated from Union College in 1818. He then studied theology at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in Manhattan and was ordained by Bishop John H. Hobart in 1821 as deacon and in 1823 as priest.

From 1824 to 1828 Doane was a professor at Washington College (now Trinity) in Hartford, Connecticut, and during the same period was assistant to Rev. William Croswell in editing the Episcopal Watchman. From 1828 to 1830 he was assistant to Rev. Dr. John S.J. Gardiner, rector of Trinity Church, Boston, and became rector of the parish in 1830, serving until 1832, when he was elected the second bishop of the diocese of New Jersey; he was consecrated in St. Paul's Chapel, New York, on October 31 of that year.

Bishop Doane founded St. Mary’s Hall in Burlington, New Jersey, the first institution of its kind in America, “to educate the Church’s girls in the Church’s way,” and a school for boys, which became Burlington College. He was rector of St. Mary’s Church at Burlington from the time he assumed the office of bishop until the time of his death, and was president of Burlington College from 1846 until 1859. He helped frame the first constitution of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the church, and was the first American bishop to preach in the Established Church to an English congregation at the consecration of the parish church at Leeds in 1841.  Bishop Doane published numerous addresses and a volume of poems entitled Songs by the Way (New York, 1824).

George W. Doane married Eliza Green (Callahan) Perkins in Boston in 1829.  She was the widow of James Perkins and mother to Sarah Paine Perkins (Cleveland) (1819-1893); Charles Callahan Perkins (1823-1886); James Henry Perkins (1825-ca.1850) and Edward Newton Paine Perkins (ca. 1827-1899).  George W. and Eliza Perkins Doane had two sons: George Hobart Doane and William Croswell Doane. George W. Doane died on April 27, 1859, and is buried in Burlington, New Jersey.

William Croswell Doane

William Croswell Doane was born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 2, 1832, where his father, then Rev. George W. Doane (1799-1859), was rector of the prominent Trinity Church in the city.  His mother was Eliza Green Callahan Perkins (1789-1859), a widow with four children. He was named for his father’s best friend, the Rev. William Croswell. Within a year of his birth, his father was elected the second bishop of New Jersey. The family settled in , in a home they called “Riverside.” Doane attended the private Episcopal St. Mary’s School there, founded in 1837 by his father. In 1847 Bishop George Doane founded Burlington College, where William C. Doane studied theology and from which he graduated, circa 1850. He was ordained a deacon on March 6, 1853, and a priest in 1856. Like his father, he became involved in the “Oxford Movement,” which sought to restore richness of practice to the liturgy.  From 1856 to1860, Rev. Doane had charge of St. Barnabas Free Church in Burlington. After his father’s death in 1859, he became rector of St Mary’s Church in his father’s place.

On November 24, 1853, he married Sarah Katherine Condit (1833-1907), daughter of Joel W. Condit (1795-1860) and Margaret Harrison Condit (1800-1865) of Newark, New Jersey. They had two daughters, Eliza Greene Doane, called Lizzie (1854-1912), and Margaret Harrison Doane (1858-1883).  Margaret, who was known as Daisy, died unmarried at the age of 25.

In 1863, William C. Doane was called to St. John’s Church in Hartford, Connecticut, where he served throughout the Civil War. It was there that he became a lifelong friend of the Rev. Henry W. Nelson. In 1867 Doane was called to Albany, New York, to serve as rector of Saint Peter’s Protestant Episcopal Church, which had been established in 1708. The General Convention of 1868, in New York City, founded a new diocese of Albany, and Doane was elected the first bishop. His election was strongly opposed by some because he was so young and, also, because the evangelical element looked upon Rev. Doane as a high churchman, with his ritualistic practices adopted as part of the “Oxford Movement” influence. He was consecrated as a bishop in his own parish church, St. Peter’s, on February 2, 1869.

In addition to serving the Albany diocese for over forty years, William C. Doane established a number of benevolent institutions in the diocese. Among these are St. Agnes School, founded in 1870 for the education of girls; the Child’s Hospital, an institution free to all sick and crippled children; and St. Margaret’s House, a nursery for babies, founded in 1884, in connection with the Child’s Hospital. The Diocesan Sisterhood was established by Bishop Doane in 1873, and for many years he was acting president of the Foreign and Home Missionary societies of the Episcopal Church.

All Saints Cathedral in Albany, New York, is the crowning glory of Bishop Doane’s work as a founder; it was erected in 1884-1888 at a cost of more than a half million dollars. His close relationship with J. Pierpont Morgan resulted in considerable financial support from Mr. Morgan for this venture.

In addition to his work within the diocese, Doane was a member of the New York State Board of Regents from 1892 to 1904, serving as vice-chancellor and chancellor. Beginning in 1892 he had charge of the American churches on the continent of Europe for many years, and he was a leading member of the committee appointed by the general convention 1892 to prepare the standard prayer book and hymnal for the use of the church. Among his published works (not all included in this collection) are the Life and Writings of Bishop George Washington Doane (D. Appleton & Co., 1860-61); Mosaics, or the Harmony of Collect, Epistle and Gospel (E.P. Dutton & Co., 1892); Addresses to the Graduating Classes of St. Agnes School (Thomas Whittaker, 1891); Rhymes from Time to Time (Albany: Riggs Printing and Publishing Co., 1901); and Sunshine and Play-Time (New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1893), a volume of verse for children.  During the latter years of his life Bishop Doane labored actively in promoting church unity both in his pulpit and privately, and was active in the efforts being made to procure uniform divorce laws in the different states.

Like his father, William C. Doane was a prolific writer of verse, both of a personal and an ecclesiastical nature.  His hymn beginning “Ancient of Days,” composed for the Albany bicentennial celebration, is printed in the Episcopal hymnal and is in general use in other churches.

During his tenure as bishop of Albany, William C. Doane traveled extensively on church matters both in America and abroad, and attended several of the Anglican Communion’s decennial Lambeth conferences held in England. The Anglican Communion is an international association of autonomous national and regional churches and not a governing body; thus, Lambeth conferences serve a collaborative and consultative function, expressing “the mind of the communion” on issues of the day.

Doane died on May 17, 1913, at the age of 81, in New York City. He is buried in a vault beneath the altar of the cathedral he built in Albany, New York.

Eliza Greene Doane Gardiner

William C. Doane’s daughter Eliza married James Terry Gardiner in 1881. Gardiner was, at the time, a noted surveyor and engineer who had worked out west in the 1870s with the Fortieth Parallel Survey and the Hayden Survey. The couple had five children: Mary Spring (Frazier) (1882-1920), Margaret Doane (Fayerweather) (1883-1958), Doane (1885-1933), Anne Terry (Pier) (1887-1982), and Elizabeth Greene Gardiner (1890-1987).  See The James Terry Gardiner Papers (SC11835a) for more information on this family.

Sources for this information include:  1) George Lynde Richardson, “Project Canterbury: William Croswell Doane, First Bishop of Albany” (Hartford, Connecticut; Church Missions Publishing, 1933), found at “Anglican History” website, G L Richardson page; 2) “Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Doane” at www.schenectadyhistory.org, and 3) The Childhood & Family Learning Foundation’s Famous Americans Series at www.famousamericans.net.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of correspondence, journals, writings, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and some photographs and ephemeral material created or collected by both Bishop George W. Doane and Bishop William C. Doane. Much of the material relates to their service as Episcopal ministers, but also includes material of a more personal nature such as family letters and poetry.

A small portion of these papers relate to George Washington Doane (Boxes 13 and 14) and span the years 1805 to 1859. The papers include nearly 200 letters to and from his good friend and colleague, Rev. William Croswell, from 1827-1851, as well as letters to his sons and other family members. Of special interest are the letters Doane wrote home from his 1841 trip to England, describing his experiences and travels in Liverpool, London, Oxford and Leeds (Box 13, Folder 11-12). The collection also contains sermons and writings, and several bound volumes, as well as volume one of the published memoirs William C. Doane wrote about his father’s life and writings (Box 17).

The larger part of the collection is the papers of William Croswell Doane and his family. There is biographical information, including a manuscript autobiography; some papers from his early career; letters and accounts of his travels; extensive material relating to his services as bishop of the Albany diocese; writings in church publications; handwritten and published sermons; and tributes to him following his death in 1913. Considerable material is devoted to church matters, such as Bishop Doane’s writings on the subject of marriage and divorce, and the “Open Pulpit” controversy. In 1868 the creation of the Diocese of Albany and the elevation of then Rev. Doane to bishop created considerable controversy in St. Peter’s Parish which had to be resolved by the bishop of New York, Horatio Potter. Letters and reports on this topic, dubbed “St. Peter’s Row,” can be found in Box 2.

Detailed information is included on the founding and building of All Saints Cathedral in Albany, New York, from its beginnings in 1872 until its final completion in 1904 (Box 3, Folders 5-8).  The other institutions Bishop Doane founded are also represented here: St. Agnes School, The Child’s Hospital, St. Margaret’s House for Infants, and St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea in Northwest Harbor, Maine.

Correspondence in this collection is of both a personal and professional nature.  Doane received a large number of letters following the death of his father in 1859 and again in 1868 on his election to the post of bishop. He also had considerable correspondence with members of the John V.L. Pruyn family, who were prominent in Albany society and great supporters of the bishop. There are over 100 letters from Bishop John Williams (1817-1899), who was the fourth bishop of Connecticut with whom Bishop Doane appears to have been especially close.

There are not many letters from Doane to family members except for the ones sent from abroad during his travels. Especially interesting are the letters home and royal invitations from the trip to Europe Bishop Doane and his wife took in 1893, including Doane’s detailed account of the trip to Athens, Greece, during that time (Box 1, Folder 9-12). Bishop Doane attended the fourth and fifth Lambeth conferences, London, England, in 1897 and 1908, respectively. The collection includes many of his writings and addresses on topics covered in the conferences as well as proceedings and resolutions produced there (Box 1, Folder 13-14). During the 1897 trip, Bishop Doane was present for the Jubilee Celebration of Queen Victoria and was presented to the queen (Box 12, Folder 18). When in London during these trips, Bishop Doane often stayed at 13 Princes Gate, the London home of his good friend J. Pierpont Morgan.

In addition to his considerable writings on religious matters, William C. Doane wrote copious amounts of poetry and verse. These were often addressed to friends and colleagues, but mainly to his wife, daughters and grandchildren. He wrote each of them a verse every year on their birthdays, to his wife on their anniversary, Christmas poems and more.  He even wrote poems to J. Pierpont Morgan, who was one of his benefactors through the years (Box 12, Folder 17).  Many of these verses have transcriptions included.

The collection also contains some items of Perkins family members, who are Doane’s half siblings by his mother. He appears to have been especially close to Sarah Perkins Cleveland and her daughter, Lily. Doane’s wife, Sarah K. Condit Doane, who was called Kate, is also represented here through some of her letters and particularly through the manuscript book she compiled of William C. Doane’s poems and writings.

Provenance Note:

These papers were brought together as a collection through a series of donations by Doane’s granddaughter, Margaret Doane Gardiner (Mrs. Charles S.) Fayerweather (1883-1958), beginning about 1938. The original group of papers was accessioned May 14, 1947, as collection number GL11835. The collection includes four subsequent donations from Mrs. Charles S. Fayerweather during the 1950s. The original donation and subsequent donations were collated in May 1990.  In 2015, the collection was separated into two parts, the Doane Family Papers (SC11835) and the James Terry Gardiner Papers (SC11835a).

A selected number of documents related to the episcopacy of George Washington Doane (1799-1859), who served as bishop of New Jersey from 1832 to 1850, were transferred to the archives of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey in August 2011. An inventory of these items and deed of transmittal are available in the accession file.

Other related material may be found in the Cleveland-Perkins Family Papers, 1830-1915,external link held at the New York Public Library, also donated by Mrs. Charles Fayerweather.

Box and Folder List:


Box Folder Description
    Biographical Material
1 1 Autobiography of William C. Doane, n.d. (1 item: 117 pages)
1 2 Biography of William C. Doane: Heins, Henry H. “Bridging a Century on a Sixteenth Note,” The Hymn, Vol. 46, No. 3, July 1995, p. 19-22.  (1 item)
    William C. Doane’s Episcopal Church Career
1 3 William C. Doane’s Ordination as Deacon, 1853  (1 item)
1 4 St. Barnabas Free Mission Church, 1856-1859, including a photo of “St. Barnabas Free Church and Guild House”, n.d. (6 items)
1 5 St. Mary’s Church, Burlington, N.J., 1861, 1903, n.d.  (7 items) including:
  1. “St. Mary’s Chimes,” Illustrated Supplement, Bicentenary 1902-1903, Midsummer, 1902 (includes photo of Doane as 9th Rector, 1860-1863)
  2. “St. Mary’s Chimes,” Illustrated Supplement, Bicentenary 1902-1903, Midsummer, 1903
  3. Bulletin, Advent Season, 1861-1862
  4. Illustration showing St. Mary’s Hall, drawn on Stone by John Collins, n.d.
  5. Cart-de-visite images: “Old Church,” “New Church,” “St. Mary’s Hall,” n.d.
1 6 Tenure as Rector of St. John’s Church, Hartford, Conn., 1865, 1932  (8 items):
  1. Letters regarding Doane’s invitation to become rector of St. John’s parish in Washington, D. C., January 6-19, 1865 (4 items)
  2. Resolutions of members of St. John’s at the time of Doane’s decision to stay at St. John’s in 1865 and at the time of Doane’s resignation in 1867
  3. Interior view of St. John’s Church (carte-de-visite), n.d.
  4. 90th Anniversary Program, April 10, 1932
1 7 Letter of Institution at St. Peter’s Church, Albany, N.Y., March 2 1867  (1 item)
1 8 Program: Consecration as Bishop of Albany, February 2, 1869  (1 item)
1 9 Bishop and Mrs. Doane’s European Trip: Descriptive letters sent home to their daughter and grandchildren from Bishop Doane; letters from Constantinople, Brindisi [Italy], Athens, and London, March and April, 1893 (7 letters)
1 10 Bishop and Mrs. Doane’s European Trip: Descriptive letters sent home to their daughter and grandchildren from Mrs. Doane; letters en route to Europe, from Florence, Rome, Athens, London, Paris, Breman, and Brindisi [Italy], February 7-May 24, 1893  (10 letters)
1 11 Bishop and Mrs. Doane’s European Trip: Invitations
  1. Letter from Katherine Osgood Field (cousin of J. Pierpont Morgan) from Palazzo Colonna [Rome?] enclosing a ticket for admittance to the Sistine Chapel on February 24, 1893 (2 items)
  2. William C. Doane’s letter of invitation (in French) to meet the King of Italy [Umberto I?] in a private reception, Doane’s typed description of the meeting, and a small newspaper clipping, n.d.  7 p.  (3 items)
  3. Letter (in French) inviting Doane to meet the King of Greece, April 21 [1893] (per notation of Mrs. Margaret Fayerweather). 
  4. Letter from [Hugh?] White to Doane with invitation to present Bishop and Mrs. Doane at Court [of St. James] on May 16.  May 5 1893].
  5. Ticket to “Imperial Institute Reception by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, K.G. President,” for May 17, 1893.
  6. Letter from W. Ince [?] Christ Church, Oxford informing Doane of the decision to confer an honorary degree on him on May 26. May 18 [1893].
  7. Notice of authorization for “The Bishop of Albany and party” to visit the apartments at Windsor Castle, July 19 [1893].
  8. Note with information on attending the House of Commons to hear William Gladstone speak, [1893]
1 12 William C. Doane’s Account of Trip to Athens in 1893, written to his grandchildren,  (1 item, 27 pages)
1 13 Fourth Lambeth Conference: Letters home and memorabilia, 1897 (15 items):
  1. Letters to family members, mostly typed (10 items)
  2. Conference schedule for July 3, 1897, with event information  (3 items)
  3. Buckingham Palace concert program, July 15, 1897.
  4. Newspaper clipping from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle with article about Doane’s attendance at the Lambeth Conference, November 17, 1897.
1 14 Fifth Lambeth Conference: Letters home and memorabilia, 1908  (10 items):
  1. Handwritten letters, unaddressed, June 1 and 6, 1908 (2 items)
  2. Typed letters to Mary [Gardiner Frazier], June 13-26, 1908 (6 items)
  3. Handwritten “journal” of the conference on R.M.S. Teutonic stationery, including itinerary, [1908], 20 p.
  4. Invitation to meet the King and Queen, hosted by the Prince and Princess of Wales, at Marlborough House, June 25, 1908.
1 15 Lambeth Conference Papers, 1897, 1908  (14 items):
  1. Addresses of Bishop Doane, typed  (5 items)
  2. Notes on attendees, proceedings, reports and meetings, typed  (2 items)
  3. Draft resolutions, typed  (2 items)
  4. Reports, resolutions and amendments, printed  (5 items)
1 16 William Croswell Doane Fund, ca. 1906  (1 item)
1 17 Women’s Church League items, n.d.  (6 items)
1 18 Papers relating to William C. Doane’s service on the New York State Board of Regents, ca. 1894-1904  (2 items)
1 19 Miscellaneous church papers  (2 items):
  1. Report of the Domestic Committee on Missions in California and Western U.S.A., n.d.
  2. Resolutions from the House of Bishops to the Right Reverend Thomas March Clark, presiding bishop, at the Cincinnati conference, April 17, 1902.
2 1 Twenty-fifth Anniversary of William C. Doane’s Consecration, February 2, 1894  (16 items)
2 2 Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Consecration of the Right Rev. William Croswell Doane, First Bishop of Albany.  Services, Sermon and Addresses. (Albany: Weed-Parsons Printing Co., 1894). Bound copy, gift to of Mrs. John V.L. Pruyn by William C. Doane (1 item)
2 3 Memorial Services for William C. Doane, 1913, 1920, 1930 (7 items) including:
  1. Memorial of Bishop Doane preached by the Rev. Walton W. Battershall in Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, May 25, 1913.  (2 copies)
  2. A memorial dedication service for W.C.D., November 16, 1930, at Bethesda Episcopal church, with memorial address by Rev. Donald M. Brookman, D.D.  (2 copies)
2 4 Memorials to William C. Doane: The Living Church, May 24, 1913; May 31, 1913; August 31, 1952  (3 items)
2 5 Memorials and tributes to William C. Doane in print, 1913, 1924-1925, 1940 
(14 items)
  1. St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, North East Harbor, Maine. Consecration of the window in memory of W.C. Doane, August 16, 1925.  (2 items)
  2. “About St. Agnes,” newsletter with editorial dedication, May 1913
  3. Article on Bishop Doane from the Church Militant, May 1913.
  4. Bishop William Croswell Doane, memorial adopted by the Board of Regents, May 22, 1913. 10 p.
  5. Article on Bishop Doane from Outlook, May 31, 1913.
  6. Article on Bishop Doane. Temperance, v. 5, no. 10, June 1913.
  7. Article on Bishop Doane from The Spirit of Missions, June 1913.
  8. Eulogy by Richard Henry Nelson. June 1, 1913.
  9. Article on Bishop Doane from the Cathedral Register, June 13, 1913.
  10. Peabody Education Fund. Tributes to the memory of John Pierpont Morgan and Rt. Rev. W.C. Doane, November 5, 1913.
  11. “Bishop Doane: Appreciations by Bishop Lawrence and George Wharton Pepper,” The Churchman, May 31, 1913.
  12. Article on Bishop Doane from Bleatings, a St. Agnes publication. Summer Number, 1924, pages 7-14.
  13. Remembrance of Bishop Doane by Rev. Donald Brookman, Trinity Church, San Francisco, Calif., October 27, 1940
2 6 Memorial Window in St. Andrew’s Church, Albany, N.Y., 1941-1943 
(3 items)
    Church Matters and Issues
2 7 “St. Peter’s Row” Letters, 1868 (20 items)
  1. Paper on charter of St. Peter’s Church, 1769, in regard to Eastern elections
  2. Memorandum on complaints against Doane contained in the memorial addressed to Bishop Potter
  3. Pamphlet addressed to parishioners of St. Peter’s Church by a member of parish. Defends Doane
  4. Protest to Rev. Doane signed by five members of St. Peter’s, April 14, 1868
  5. Complaint against Doane in form of a memorial to Bishop Potter signed by 50 members of St. Peter’s Church, April 25, 1868
  6. Request to Rev. Doane, signed by six members, to call meeting of vestry, April 21, 1868
  7. Letters to Doane from Amasa Parker, April 6, May 8, 1868, and two with n.d.
  8. Letter to Gen. Cooper from Bishop Potter, May 5, 1868
  9. Letter to Bishop Potter from H.T. Cooper, May 9, 1868
  10. Letter to Gen. John Taylor Cooper from Bishop Potter, May 13, 1868
  11. Letter to Gen. Cooper from Rev. Doane, May 19, 1868
  12. Letter to Doane from J.T. Cooper, May 20, 1868
  13. Letter to W.N. Fassett from Doane, May 20, 1868
  14. Letter to Doane from W.N. Fassett, May 21, 1868
  15. Letter to organist L.B. Whitney from choral music committee, June 13, 1868
  16. Letter to Gen. Cooper from Doane, June 16, 1868 (incomplete)
  17. Letter to William N. Fassett from L.B. Whitney, June 17, 1868
2 8 “St. Peter’s Row” Letters, 1868 (continued) (11 items):
  1. Letter to Doane from J.T. Cooper, June 19, 1868
  2. Letter to J.T. Cooper from Doane, June 22, 1868
  3. Letter to Doane from J.T. Cooper, June 25, 1868
  4. Letter to W.H. Squire from W.M. Fassett, June 25, 1868
  5. Letter to Dr. Doane from W.H. Squire, June 28, 1868
  6. Letter to Doane from John H. Reynolds, June 30, 1868
  7. Letter to Doane from George A. Wells, July 13, 1868
  8. Letter to vestrymen of St. Peter’s from Rev. Doane, July 3, 1868
  9. Letter to Doane from George A. Wells, July 13, 1868
  10. Letter to Bishop Potter from Rev. Doane, July 13, 1868
  11. Letter to Mr. Tweddle, Wells and Ten Eyck from Doane, July 20, 1868
2 9 “St. Peter’s Row” Papers (continued) (3 items):
  1. Dr. Doane’s answer, July 30, 1868
  2. Report in connection with “Row” sent to Bishop Potter by Doane, August 1, 1868 (87 pages)
  3. Appendix of correspondence in connection with the Memorial
2 10 “St. Peter’s Row” Papers, (continued)  (6 items):
  1. Bishop Potter’s decision, September 1868
  2. Letter requesting Rev. Doane remain at St. Peter’s; signed by many members, September 1868
  3. Signatures of parishioners of St. Peter’s Church requesting Doane remain rector, n.d.
  4. Reply of Doane to request not to leave parish, n.d.
  5. Doane’s reasons for not accepting church in Washington
2 11 Marriage and Divorce Issue: Church Reports and Writings, 1888, 1901-1908, n.d.  (18 items)
2 12 Marriage and Divorce Issue: Published Pamphlets  (5 items):
  1. “Kindred and Affinity:” God’s Law of Marriage, William C. Doane (New York: Pott, Young & Co., 1880)
  2. Divorce. William C. Doane (Albany: The Argus Co., 1901) (2 copies)
  3. Documents of the Interchurch Conference on Marriage and Divorce, (printed privately, n.d.)
  4. “Interchurch Conference on Marriage and Divorce: Third Address and Appeal to the Christian Public,” February, 1906.
2 13 Marriage and Divorce Issue: Letters to William C. Doane, 1901-1910, (26 items)
2 14 Marriage and Divorce Issue: Doane, William C. “The Canon on Marriage,” The Church Eclectic, August 1898, p. 385-392.  (1 item)
2 15 Marriage and Divorce Issue: William C. Doane Writings and Addresses, ca. 1898 (12 items)
3 1 Marriage and Divorce Issue: William C. Doane Writings and Addresses, ca. 1898 (continued) (11 items)
3 2 Marriage and Divorce Issue: William C. Doane handwritten notes, ca. 1898 
(20 items)
3 3 Marriage and Divorce Issue: Newspaper Clippings, 1898-1909  (6 items)
3 4 The “Open Pulpit” controversy, writings by William C. Doane, 1908, n.d. 
(5 items)
    Institutions Built by William C. Doane
3 5 Cathedral of All Saints Historical Material, 1874-1905 (13 items) including the following booklets:
  1. Charter, Constitution and Statutes of the Cathedral of All Saints in the City and Diocese of Albany (Albany, N.Y.: Van Benthuysen Printing House, 1876).  25p.
  2. Historical and Architectural Guide to the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany (Published by the Woman’s Cathedral League, 1905).  66 p.
  3. “The Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, New York,” June, 1934.  12 p.
  4. Historical and Architectural Guide to the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany with Short Sketches of the Church History in the State and Diocese, (Published by the Woman’s Diocesan League, n.d.).  71 p.
  5. Description of the Organ in the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, New York, USA (Albany, N.Y.: Riggs Printing Co., n.d.). 16 p.
3 6 Cathedral of All Saints: Drawings and Photos, (4 items):
  1. The Proposed New Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, N.Y. Notes of the Design by Robert Wm. Gibson, Architect, with architects rendering on one side, ca. 1882.
  2. Architect’s sketch for the Cathedral Exterior, ca. 1882.
  3. Sheet with two architect’s sketches and one photograph of cathedral under construction, n.d.
  4. Photograph of the Bishop’s Throne, with inscription on back: “In faithful memory of John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, who entered into Life November 21st 1877.  In communion of the Catholic Church and in perfect charity with the world.” n.d.
3 7 Cathedral of All Saints: Souvenir Postcard Views (not posted), ca. 1930s
(11 items):
  1. The East End: Exterior
  2. The Interior
  3. The Bishop’s Throne
  4. The East Window
  5. The Pulpit
  6. The Baptistry Doors
  7. Laying of the Corner Stone, June 3, 1884
  8. The Right Reverend William Croswell Doane, LL. D. First Bishop of Albany (served 1869-1913)
  9. The Right Reverend Richard Henry Nelson, D.D., S.T.D. Second Bishop of Albany (served 1913-1929)
  10. The Right Reverend G. Ashton Oldham, D.D., S.T.D. Third Bishop of Albany (served 1929-1949)
  11. Envelope with notes by Mrs. Margaret Doane (Gardiner) Fayerweather
3 8 Cathedral of All Saints: Services (bulletins/programs), 1876-1888, 1909, 1934, n.d. (12 items)
3 9 Cathedral of All Saints: Newspaper Clippings, 1884-1888, 1903, n.d. (11 items)
3 10 St. Agnes School: History and Description, 1875-1928 (11 items) including the following booklets:
  1. Closing Exercises of the Twenty-eighth Class, 1899
  2. St. Agnes School, Albany, N.Y., Thirty-Second Year (Albany: The Argus Co., 1902).  95 p.  Includes photographs and lists of all graduates.
  3.  St. Agnes School Today and Tomorrow, ca. 1928.  12 p.
3 11 St. Agnes School: Bishops Commencement Addresses, 1898-1913 (8 items):
  1. To the 27th class, 1898
  2. To the 28th class, 1899
  3. Thirty-sixth year, 1906
  4. Thirty-seventh year, 1907
  5. Thirty-eighth year, 1908
  6. Thirty-ninth year, 1909
  7. To the 40th class, 1911
  8. Forty-second year, 1913 (contains Bishop Doane’s last written words)
3 12 The Child’s Hospital Historical Material, 1876,1890 (2 items):
  1. The Child’s Hospital, Albany, First Year. (Albany, N.Y.: Van Benthuysen Printing House, 1876).  40 pp.
  2. Office for the Laying of the Corner Stone, The Child’s Hospital, Albany. Festival of St. Luke, 1890.
3 13 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, Northeast Harbor, Maine (2 items):
  1. Sketch for Chapel Mt. Desert, Maine, October 8, 1881
  2. Photograph of St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, n.d.
3 14 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, Northeast Harbor, Maine: William C. Doane poems,  writings 1885-1895 (10 items)
3 15 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, Northeast Harbor, Maine: Printed materials, 1882-1957 (5 items):
  1. Consecration of the Chapel of St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Sermon by the Bishop of Albany, Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, August 20, A.D. 1882 (privately printed). 16 p.
  2. Sermon by Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, Bishop of Massachusetts, delivered on the occasion of the dedication of the east window in memory of William Croswell Doane, Sunday August 16, 1925. (16 p.)
  3. Consecration of the window in memory of William Croswell Doane, Bishop of Albany, August 16, 1925 (4 p.)
  4. Clipping: Automobiles – The Mount Desert Town Meeting, n.d.
  5. Clipping: “Parish at Northeast Harbor Marks 25th Anniversary,” ca. 1957
3 16 St. Margaret’s House for Infants: Annual Reports, 1904 and 1905 (2 items - printed)
    Correspondence
4 1 William C. Doane to father and aunt, 1847, 1849, n.d.  (4 items)
4 2 Letters of Condolence to William C. Doane on his Father’s death, 1859 (25 items)
4 3 Letters of Condolence to William C. Doane on his Father’s death, (continued), 1859 (25 items)
4 4 Letters of Condolence to William C. Doane on his Father’s death, (continued), 1859 (25 items)
4 5 Letters of Condolence to Kate, Ann and Mary Doane on the death of G.W. Doane, 1859  (13 items)
4 6 Letters: William C. Doane to various churchmen, 1862-1903  (18 items)
4 7 Letters of Congratulations on Election to Bishop, December 1868  (44 items)
4 8 Letters of Congratulations on Election to Bishop, December 1868, (continued) 
(45 items)
4 9 Letters: To William C. Doane from H.J.H. [?], Burlington, Vt., regarding his consecration as Bishop, December 12, 1869-January 15, 1869  (4 items)
4 10 Letters: William C. Doane to Mrs. [Spencer] Trask, 1870-1872  (5 items)
4 11 Letters: To William C. Doane from Authors Abroad, 1878-1910  (16 items)
4 12 Letters: William C. Doane with Editors and Publishers, 1881-1911, n.d.  (8 items)
4 13 Letters and verses: William C. Doane to Rev. Henry W. Nelson, 1889-1913 
(13 items)
4 14 Letters: Various authors to William C. Doane, 1853-1889  (29 items)
4 15 Letters: Various authors to William C. Doane, 1890-1899  (29 items)
4 16 Letters: To William C. Doane re: Anti “jingoism” statement, 1897  (12 items)
4 17 Letter: William C. Doane to his daughter and grandchildren, 1901  (1 item)
4 18 Letters: Various authors to William C. Doane, 1901-1906, n.d.  (28 items)
4 19 A.L.S.: Edith K. Roosevelt to William C. Doane, September 12 [1902]  (1 item)
4 20 Letters: Various authors to William C. Doane on his 80th birthday, 1912 
(13 items)
    Correspondence with Pruyn Family
5 1 Letters and verses relating to Amasa J. Parker (father of Anna Fenn Parker Pruyn, 2nd wife of John V.L. Pruyn), 1868-1906  (5 items)
5 2 Letters: William C. Doane to Mrs. John V.L. Pruyn, 1868-1893  (27 items)
5 3 Letters: William C. Doane to Mrs. John V.L. Pruyn, 1894-1899  (25 items)
5 4 Letters: William C. Doane to Mrs. John V.L. Pruyn, 1900-1904  (19 items)
5 5 Letters: William C. Doane to Mrs. John V.L. Pruyn, 1905-1909  (21 items)
5 6 Letters: William C. Doane to Mrs. John V.L. Pruyn, n.d.  (15 items)
5 7 Letters: Various authors to Mrs. John V.L. Pruyn, 1891, 1897, 1901, n.d. 
(15 items)
5 8 Letters: William C. Doane to Mrs. Charles S. Hamlin [Huybertie “Bertie” Lansing Pruyn], 1890-1913  (27 items)
5 9 Letters: William C. Doane to Charles S. Hamlin, 1892-1906  (7 items)
5 10 Letters and Poems relating to Harriet L. Pruyn Rice, 1894-1913, 1934, n.d. 
(7 items)
5 11 Account and papers relating to William C. Doane’s trip to the Adirondacks with Mrs. J.V.L. Pruyn and her daughter, Bertie, July 1894  (4 items)
    Correspondence with John Williams, Bishop of Connecticut
5 12 Letters: Bishop John Williams to William C. Doane, 1859-1881  (26 items)
5 13 Letters: Bishop John Williams to William C. Doane, 1883-1888  (32 items)
5 14 Letters: Bishop John Williams to William C. Doane, 1889-1899  (26 items)
5 15 Letters: Bishop John Williams to William C. Doane, n.d.  (29 items)
5 16 Postcards and greeting cards from Bishop Williams to William C. Doane, n.d.  , including a stereoscopic photo card by Seneca Ray Stoddard of the Church of St. Sacrement [sic], Bolton Landing, N.Y.  (9 items)
5 17 Correspondence of Bishop John Williams and Abbé E. Merchaud, 1873-1874 
(3 items)
    Poetry of William C. Doane
6 1 Poems for Sarah K. Condit Doane, 1859-1883,  (34 items)
6 2 Poems for Sarah K. Condit Doane, 1884-1904,  (37 items)
6 3 Poems for Sarah K. Condit Doane, n.d.,  (18 items)
6 4 Poems for Margaret H. Doane [Daisy], 1858-1883, n.d.  (12 items)
6 5 Poems for Eliza G. Doane [Lizzie] Gardiner, 1878-1911, n.d.  (44 items)
6 6 Poems for Mary Spring Gardiner, 1882-1902, n.d.  (35 items)
6 7 Poems for Margaret Doane Gardiner, 1886-1912, n.d.  (31 items)
6 8 Poems for Doane Gardiner, 1888-1901, n.d.  (21 items)
6 9 Poems for Anne Terry Gardiner, 1889-1909  (16 items)
6 10 Poems for Elizabeth Greene Gardiner, 1890-1911, n.d.  (19 items)
6 11 Poems for the [Mary S. Gardiner] Fraizer great-grandchildren, 1904, 1911, n.d. 
(6 items)
6 12 Poems for various family members, 1883-1890, n.d.  (14 items)
6 13 “Midsummer Tree” Series, 1885-1894, n.d.  (16 items)
7 1 Published verses and writings of William C. Doane, 1856-1913, n.d.  (18 items)
7 2 Drafts of poetry and verse intended for publication, n.d.  (12 items)
7 3 Poems for various recipients on various topics, 1842-1902  (37 items)
7 4 Poems for various recipients on various topics, n.d.  (47 items)
7 5 Poems for various recipients on various topics, (continued), n.d.  (41 items)
7 6 Handwritten drafts and notes, n.d.  (multiple items)
7 7 Handwritten drafts and notes, (continued), n.d.  (multiple items)
7 8 Poems by the Right Reverend William Croswell Doane, D.D. Memorial volume, 1913.  22 p.  (1 item)
7 9 Sheet music for hymns written by William C. Doane, 1881, 1886, n.d. 
(10 items)
    Photographs
7 10 Portraits of William C. Doane, n.d.  (4 items)
7 11 Portraits- persons not identified,  n.d.  (2 items)
    Sermons of William C. Doane
8 1 Sermons,  (3 items):
  1. At St. John’s, [Hartford, Conn.], June 1, 1865
  2. “Bishop Satterlee and the Cathedral Idea,” sermon before the Convention of the Diocese of Washington, May 8, 1912
  3. Drafts for the above 1912 sermon
8 2 Sermons printed in booklet form  (4 items):
  1. The Liberty of the Children of God. A sermon before the students of the Gen.Theological Seminary, New York, 1879. (Utica, N. Y. Church Eclectic)
  2. Expansion by Inclusion, sermon preached before the General Convention in Trinity Church, Boston [Mass.] October 5, 1904.
  3. Sermon preached at the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, N.Y., September 22, [?].
  4. Sermon preached at St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, Northeast Harbor, Maine, September 15, [?].
8 3 Sermon at Great St. Mary’s, June 10, 1888, published in the Supplement to the Cambridge Review, Cambridge, England, June 14, 1888. (1 item)
8 4 A typed copy of an Easter message of William C. Doane, dated March 4, 1899:  “Why Should I Believe in Immortality?” donated by Walter J. Di Donato, with his note transmitting it to the heirs of Bishop Doane. (3 items) 
8 5 Bound newspaper clippings of sermons, n.d.  25 p.  (1 item)
8 6 Sermons, typed, n.d.  (10 items)
8 7 Sermons, typed, (continued), n.d.  (5 items)
8 8 Sermons, handwritten, n.d.  (4 items)
8 9 Sermons, handwritten notes, n.d.  (46 items)
    Writings and Addresses of William C. Doane
8 10 Funeral Services and Eulogies, 1873-1893, n.d.  (9 items):
  1. A Short Office for Use in a House before a Burial… (New York: Thomas Whittaker, Publisher, n.d.)
  2. A Memorial of William Henry Odenheimer, D.D., at Grace Church, Newark [N.J.], September 4, 1879. (Newark, N.J.: Advertiser Steam Printing House, 1879)
  3. Handwritten verses “In Memoriam” for Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of Winchester; and Richard Bethell, Lord Westbury, 1873.
  4. Newspaper clipping of obituary for Miss Caroline Watson, March 16, 1882.
  5. Printed memorial for Sarah Paine Cleveland, June 26, 1893.
  6. Funeral message by Doane for Dr. Thomas Hun, a trustee of the Corning Foundation, [ca. 1896].
  7. Printed memorial for Mrs. Isaac Vanderpoel, n.d.
  8. Typed verse for Mr. Spencer Trask, ca. 1909
  9. Handwritten memorial for Samuel Eliot, n.d.
8 11 Published letters to the Diocese, 1884, 1888, 1897  (3 items)
8 12 Writings and addresses by William C. Doane, printed and bound, 1886-1908 
(8 items):
  1. Sunday Observance. Addresses by Rt. Rev. W.C. Doane, D.D., and Hon. W.C.P. Breckinridge, M. C. at the New York Sabbath Committee, January 29, 1886. (New York: No. 31 Bible House)
  2. St. Aiden, Soldier & Servant Series. By the Rt. Rev. William Croswell Doane, D.D., LL.D. (Hartford, Conn.: Junior Auxiliary Publishing Co., June 1894)
  3. Annual Address of Rt. Rev. William Croswell Doane before the Albany Institute, May 25, 1895.  (2 copies)
  4. An Outline of Teaching Preparatory to Confirmation. By the Rt. Rev. William Croswell Doane, D.D., LL. D. November, 1896.
  5. “Reconciliations,” an address before the Church Club of Philadelphia, December 4, 1905.
  6. “Reunion of the Churches,” Convention address delivered at Albany, N.Y., November 1908.
  7. “Turn every stone,” probably a commencement address for St. Agnes School, n.d.
8 13 “Washington: A Transfiguration, an Adaptation, an Application,” by William C. Doane. A University Day address on George Washington delivered at the University of Pennsylvania, February 22, 1902, when receiving an honorary Doctor of Law Degree.  (3 items):
  1. University of Pennsylvania invitation card
  2. Typed draft of address
  3. The Alumni Register, University of Pennsylvania, March 1902.
8 14 Writings of William C. Doane, printed, 1884, 1894-1909, n.d.  (12 items)
8 15 Writings and addresses by William C. Doane, typed drafts, n.d.  (9 items)
9 1 The Bishop’s Address, to the Diocese of Albany, printed and bound, 1883, 1885, 1888, 1889, 1901, 1902, 1906, 1908, 1930  (9 items)
    Church Publications
9 2 Journal of the Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Albany (Albany: Weed, Parsons and Co.) 1882, 1883  (2 items)
9 3 The Churchman, (An Illustrated Weekly Newsmagazine); issues containing articles written by Bishop Doane,  (6 items):
  1. Vol. 69, No. 6.  February 10, 1894
  2. Vol. 77, No. 7.  February 12, 1898
  3. Vol. 81, No. 18.  May 5, 1900 
  4. Vol. 77, No. 7.  February 12, 1898
  5. Vol. 97, No. 16.  April 18, 1908 (2 copies)
9 4 The Albany Churchman, Vol. 1, No. 6.  April 1926  (1 item)
9 5 The Diocese of Albany, (A Monthly Magazine of Church Literature and Diocesan News); Bishop Doane is listed as a “Regular Contributor.” (5 items):
  1. Vol. 4, No. 11.  April 1898
  2. Vol. 5, No. 4.  September 1898
  3. Vol. 6, No. 1.  June 1899
  4. Vol. 6, No. 2.  July 1899
  5. Vol. 6, No. 3.  August 1899
9 6 The Diocese of Albany, (A Monthly Magazine of Church Literature and Diocesan News), (5 items):
  1. Vol. 6, No. 10.  March 1900
  2. Vol. 6, No. 11.  April 1900
  3. Vol. 7, No. 2.  July 1900
  4. Vol. 7, No. 3.  June 1900
  5. Vol. 8, No. 1.  June 1901
9 7 The Diocese of Albany, (A Monthly Magazine of Church Literature and Diocesan News), (6 items):
  1. Vol. 8, No. 10.  March 1902
  2. Vol. 9, No. 1.  June 1902
  3. Vol. 9, No. 2.  July 1902
  4. Vol. 9, No. 3.  August 1902
  5. Vol. 9, No. 4.  September 1902
  6. Vol. 9, No. 5.  October 1902
9 8 The Diocese of Albany, (A Monthly Magazine of Church Literature and Diocesan News), (3 items):
  1. Vol. 10, No. 1.  June 1903
  2. Vol. 10, No. 3.  August 1903
  3. Vol. 10, No. 7.  December 1903
10 1 The Diocese of Albany, (A Monthly Magazine of Church Literature and Diocesan News), (5 items):
  1. Vol. 10, No. 10.  March 1904
  2. Vol. 10, No. 12.  May 1904
  3. Vol. 10, No. 13.  June 1904
  4. Vol. 11, No. 2.  July 1904
  5. Vol. 11, No. 3.  August 1904
10 2 The Diocese of Albany, (A Monthly Magazine of Church Literature and Diocesan News), (3 items):
  1. Vol. 12, No. 1.  June 1905
  2. Vol. 12, No. 2.  July 1905
  3. Vol. 12, No. 3.  August 1905
10 3 The Albany Church Record,  (9 items):
  1. Vol. 13, No. 1.  June 1906
  2. Vol. 13, No. 2.  July 1906
  3. Vol. 14, No. 11.  April 1908
  4. Vol. 15, No. 12.  May 1909
  5. Vol. 16, No. 1.  June 1909
  6. Vol. 16, No. 3.  August 1909
  7. Vol. 18, No. 10.  March 1912
  8. Vol. 19, No. 11.  April 1913
  9. Vol. 20, No. 1.  June 1913
10 4 Church Publications: Various, 1882-1895  (4 items):
  1. Jubilee Services at St. Paul’s Chapel, New York, Oct., 1882 (New York, N.Y.: James Pott, 1882). 61 p.
  2. An Examination of the First Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of Christ Set Forth by Pius IX, (Southport Conn.: Church Record Association, 1886).  42 p.
  3. Comments on “The Hymnal Revised and Enlarged.”  By a Layman.  1889.  37 p.
  4. Dr. William Croswell, Soldier & Servant Series, by Rev. S.F. Hotchkin, (Hartford, Conn.: Junior Auxiliary Publishing Co., January 1895). 18 p.
10 5 Church Publications: Various, (continued) 1900-1913  (6 items):
  1. Biblical Chronology.  W.A. Baker, (St. Leonard’s-on-Sea: Daniel & Co., 1900). 72 p.
  2. Woman’s Auxiliary to the Board of Missions, Albany Diocesan Branch Annual Report (Albany, N.Y.: Weed-Parsons Printing Co., 1901)
  3. “Faith and Opinions,” a sermon preached by Leighton Parks in St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York, May 20, 1906.  16 p.
  4. “Reformed Episcopal Orders Examined” by a Clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, August 1907.  16 p.
  5. “Report of Committee No. II on Reunion and Intercommunion,” ca. 1908.  28 p.
  6. Catalog of the Anglican Library of the Society for the Home Study of Holy Scripture and Church History, (New York, 1913).  104 p.
10 6 S.P.G. The First Week of the Bicentenary in London, June 16-23, 1900. (London: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1900).  55 p.  Contains speech by William C. Doane, p. 44-47.  (2 items)
10 7 California Souvenir, The House of Bishops General Convention, San Francisco, October 1901.  booklet.  63 p.  (1 item)
    Perkins-Doane Family Papers
10 8 Sword’s Pocket Almanack, Churchman’s Calendar and Ecclesiastical Register for 1833, given by George Washington Doane to Eliza Perkins Doane, parents of William C. Doane.  (1 item)
10 9 Death of Eliza Perkins Doane in Florence, Italy, 1859  (12 items)
10 10 Papers pertaining to George Hobart Doane, brother of William C. Doane, 1850, 1905, n.d.  (4 items)
10 11 Papers and correspondence of Sarah P. Perkins Cleveland, half-sister of William C. Doane, 1833, 1878-1893  (9 items)
10 12 Papers and correspondence of Lily Cleveland, niece of William C. Doane, 1893-1906, n.d.  (12 items)
10 13 Death of Charles C. Perkins, half-brother of William C. Doane, ca. 1886
(2 items)
    Sarah Katherine Condit Doane Papers
11 1 Condit Family quit claim document, 1786  (2 items)
11 2 Papers relating to Joel, Margaret (Harrison) and Maggie Condit, 1855-1878, n.d.  (6 items)
11 3 Sarah K. Doane Letters and Papers, 1852, 1891-1907, n.d.  (13 items)
11 4 Sarah K. Doane’s Manuscript Book: William C. Doane poems to Sarah K. Doane, 1851-1897 (78 p.)
11 5 Sarah K. Doane’s Manuscript Book: William C. Doane poems to Eliza Doane Gardiner, 1884-1895  (49 p.)
11 6 Sarah K. Doane’s Manuscript Book: William C. Doane poems to Mary Spring and Margaret Doane Gardiner, 1884-1905  (45 p.)
11 7 Sarah K. Doane’s Manuscript Book: William C. Doane poems to Doane, Anne Terry and Elizabeth Greene Gardiner, 1888-1904 (35 p.)
11 8 Sarah K. Doane’s Manuscript Book: William C. Doane poems to various persons, 1849-1859, n.d.  (64 p.)
11 9 Sarah K. Doane’s Manuscript Book: William C. Doane poems and writings, 1859-1899  (42 p.)
11 10 Sarah K. Doane’s Manuscript Book: William C. Doane poems, incomplete, 1885, n.d.  (33 p.)
11 11 Sarah K. Doane’s Manuscript Book: William C. Doane poems to various friends, n.d.  (60 p.)
11 12 Sarah K. Doane’s Manuscript Book: Articles, news clippings and writings, 1842-1903  (29 p.)
11 13 Sarah K. Doane Death, 1907  (9 items)
    Papers pertaining to Doane’s daughters and granddaughter
11 14 Eliza G. (Lizzie) Doane Gardiner Papers, 1878, 1881, 1893-1912  (30 items)
11 15 Papers relating to Margaret H. (Daisy) Doane, 1858-1891, n.d.  (14 items)
11 16 Margaret Doane Gardiner Fayerweather Papers, 1896-1958, n.d.  (12 items)
11 17 Margaret Doane Gardiner Fayerweather French Exercise Books, 1922  (2 items)
    Newspaper Clippings
12 1 On William C. Doane’s Election to Bishop, 1868-1869  (5 items)
12 2 On various church matters, 1878-1909  (11 items)
12 3 From the British Press, 1891, 1913, n.d.  (7 items)
12 4 William C. Doane on suffrage movement, 1895-1896, n.d.  (7 items)
12 5 William C. Doane on political topics, 1896-1905, n.d.  (9 items)
12 6 Reaction to William C. Doane’s “Anti-jingoism” statement, 1897  (21 items)
12 7 Clippings of printed writings of William C. Doane, 1898, 1902, 1913  (3 items)
12 8 William C. Doane’s 70th birthday, 1902  (5 items)
12 9 William C. Doane’s 80th birthday, 1912  (14 items)
12 10 William C. Doane anniversaries, 1881-1932  (10 items)
12 11 Bishop Doane’s attire and his dog, 1898, 1902, n.d.
12 12 William C. Doane death and funeral, 1913  (16 items)
12 13 Miscellaneous news clippings, 1864-1898 n.d.  (20 items)
    Miscellaneous Files
12 14 Correspondence of anonymous individuals, 1849-1896, 1945, n.d.  (11 items)
12 15 Verses and prayers by other authors, 1873-1920, n.d.  (12 items)
12 16 St. Peter’s Church, Morristown, N. J., opening service, October 27, 1889 (1 item)
12 17 William C. Doane papers relating to J. Pierpont Morgan, 1891-1908, n.d. 
(23 items):
  1. Letter: J. Pierpont Morgan to William C. Doane, January 21, 1891
  2. Telegram: J. Pierpont Morgan to William C. Doane, February 2, 1899
  3. Compendium of four articles about J. Pierpont Morgan and his role in the Panic of 1907, including: “Morgan the Magnificant” by James Creelman, Pearsons Magazine, February, 1908. 36 p.
  4. Poems to Morgan by William C. Doane, 1895-1907, n.d.  (16 items)
  5. Telegram to Morgan from Doane Gardiner, n.d.
  6. Newspaper clippings about Morgan, 1895-1901 (3 items)
12 18 Tributes to Queen Victoria, 1897, 1901, n.d.  (8 items):
  1. “A Jubilee Letter” from a young graduate of Oxford to his mother describing the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, June 22, 1897, privately printed. 20 p.
  2. “The Queen’s Thanks.” British press clipping on the Diamond Jubilee, 1897.
  3. Court Circular for Windsor Castle, July 14 [1897], listing Bishop Doane’s presentation to the Queen.
  4. “Victoria the Good” by Alfred Austin, poet laureate of England, news clipping, ca. 1901.
  5. “Victoria,” poem by William C. Doane on Victoria’s death, ca. 1901.
  6. “Queen Victoria Memorial Service,” at the Cathedral of All Saints, February 2, 1901.
  7. Letter to Doane from [Lord Julian] Paunceforte, British ambassador to the United States, regarding the memorial service held in Albany for Queen Victoria, and conveying a copy of Lord Landsdowne’s March 4, 1901, dispatch regarding the same, March 20, 1901. (2 items)
12 19 “Beyond the Alps Lies Italy,” handwritten draft, author unknown, n.d.  (1 item)
12 20 “Soliloquy of a Deserted Type-writer, Bishop’s House,” typed manuscript, author unknown, n.d.  (2 copies, 7p.)
12 21 Miscellaneous Papers: Invitations, drafts, calling cards, notes, 1896, 1910, n.d. 
(14 items)
12 22 Miscellaneous Printed items (mostly duplicates), 1881-1913  (21 items)
12 23 Miscellaneous Poems and Writings of William C. Doane (mostly duplicates), 1871-1904, 1950  (multiple items)
12 24 Brass bookplates of William C. Doane, n.d.  (2 items)
    George Washington Doane Papers
13 1 Papers pertaining to Jonathan Doane, 1809, 1815, n.d.  (3 items)
13 2 Early receipts of George W. Doane and family, 1808-1824, n.d.  (7 items)
13 3 Certificate of Election to Greenwich Club for George W. Doane, 1818  (1 item)
13 4 Copyright for “Songs by the Way” by George W. Doane, 1824  (1 item)
13 5 Washington College [Hartford, Conn.] material, 1827-1828  (7 items)
13 6 Correspondence of Mary and Ann Doane, sisters of George W. Doane, 1829-1835, n.d.  (9 items)
13 7 Papers relating to Perkins vs. Doane lawsuit, 1842  (4 items)
13 8 Letters: George W. Doane to family members, 1817, 1839, 1844, 1855, n.d. 
(8 items)
13 9 Letters: George W. Doane to sons, William and George, 1831-1854,  (11 items)
13 10 Letters: George W. Doane to his family from England, June 14-July 15, 1841  (11 items)
13 11 Letters: George W. Doane to his family from England, July 30-August 17, 1841  (12 items)
13 12 Letters: George W. Doane to William Croswell, 1827-1828  (12 items)
13 13 Letters: George W. Doane to William Croswell, 1829-1831  (14 items)
13 14 Letters: George W. Doane to William Croswell, 1832-1833  (19 items)
13 15 Letters: George W. Doane to William Croswell, 1834  (20 items)
13 16 Letters: George W. Doane to William Croswell, 1835  (25 items)
13 17 Letters: George W. Doane to William Croswell, 1836  (12 items)
13 18 Letters: George W. Doane to William Croswell, 1837  (10 items)
13 19 Letters: George W. Doane to William Croswell, 1838-1839  (9 items)
13 20 Letters: George W. Doane to William Croswell, 1840-1849  (16 items)
13 21 Letters: George W. Doane to William Croswell, n.d.  (11 items)
13 22 Letters: William Croswell to George W. Doane, 1833-1839  (13 items)
13 23 Letters: William Croswell to George W. Doane, 1840-1843  (13 items)
13 24 Letters: William Croswell to George W. Doane, 1844-1851  (17 items)
13 25 Letters: William Croswell to George W. Doane, n.d.  (6 items)
14 1 Letters: George W. Doane to Edward A. Newton, 1828-1830  (12 items)
14 2 Letters: George W. Doane to Edward A. Newton, 1831-1839  (13 items)
14 3 Letters: George W. Doane to Edward A. Newton, 1841-1843  (4 items)
14 4 Letters: William Croswell to Edward A. Newton, 1832, 1833  (2 items)
14 5 Letters: George W. Doane to various, 1826-1852, n.d.  (23 items)
14 6 Letters: Various authors to George W. Doane, 1825-1831, n.d.  (23 items)
14 7 Letters: Various authors to George W. Doane, 1832-1851, n.d.  (19 items)
14 8 List of George W. Doane poems and verses, n.d.  (2 items)
14 9 Poems and verses by George W. Doane, 1828-1858  (16 items)
14 10 Poems and verses by George W. Doane, n.d.  (38 items)
14 11 Published writings of George W. Doane, 1820, 1840, 1848  (3 items):
  1. “Resignation.” An original tale.  Signed: The Hermit.  Ladies Literary Cabinet, New York, January 20, 1820.
  2. The Rector’s Christmas Offering to the Parishioners of St. Mary’s Church (Burlington: J.L. Powell, 1840)
  3. America and Great Britain: Bishop [George W.] Doane’s Address at Burlington College, July 4, 1848. (Burlington: Edmund Morris at The Missionary Press, 1848) [Copy presented to William C. Doane in 1903]
14 12 Sermons of George W. Doane, handwritten, 1845-1857  (8 items)
  1. “Lenten Thoughts in St. Mary’s Church,” Lent 1845
  2. “Philippians III. 21.” 1847. 15 p.
  3. “Loneliness: A Meditation for the Holy Communion; in St. Mary’s Church, Burlington, Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity,” 1852.
  4. “Romans VIII. 9.” 1855. 24 p.
  5. “Funeral Sermon of old Mr. Townsend of Nassau, preached in the Holcomb Schoolhouse, Friday, Feb. 8, 1856.
  6. “Peter I. 7.” November 2, 1856.
  7. “John V. 7.” Sand Lake February 26, 1857.
  8. “John V. 7.” Sand Lake March 1, 1857.
14 13 Sermons of George W. Doane, handwritten, n.d.  (8 items)
  1. “Psalm CXIX. 71.”
  2. “James II. 24.”
  3. “Luke XVII. 10.”
  4. “Funeral Service.”
  5. Untitled, bound
  6. Untitled, loose (3 items)
14 14 Sermons and prayer by unknown author, 1810, n.d.  (3 items)
14 15 Photograph of George W. Doane as bishop of New Jersey, n.d.  (1 item)
14 16 Death of George W. Doane: Burial Lot Certificate, 1863  (2 copies)
14 17 Death of George W. Doane: Letters, Poems, News clippings, 1859  (8 items)
14 18 Death of George W. Doane: The Great-Hearted Shepard. The Sermon in Memory of the Right Reverend George Washington Doane, D. D., LL. D.  By the Rev. M. Mahan, D. D. (New York: Pudney & Russell, 1859)  (1 item)
14 19 Death of George W. Doane: Memorials, 1859, 1882  (2 items):
  1. Verse and letter to William [C. Doane] by Adolph Frostz [?], July 19, 1859
  2. Jubilee Services at St. Paul’s Chapel, New York, Oct., 1882 (New York, N.Y.: James Pott, 1882). 61 p.  Service to commemorate 50th anniversary of George W. Doane’s consecration.
14 20 William Croswell Letters to Standing Committee of Episcopal Church in N. J., 1836  (2 items)
14 21 William Croswell Memorial Service, Christ Church, Boston [Mass.], 1933 
(1 item)
14 22 Color prints of Otaheite [Tahiti], n.d.  (2 items)
14 23 Poems of William P. and Florilla P. Mansfield, 1824-1825, 1851-1854, n.d. 
(15 items)
14 24 “A Copy of D[?] Turners reasons for absenting from the Church,” Homer,
[N. Y.], 1805  (2 items)
14 25 Letters to persons unknown, n.d.  (2 items)
    Bound Volumes (flat storage containers)
15 1 Metal photoengraving plate with photo of William C. Doane, n.d.  (3 items)
15 2 “Sacra Privata,” prayer book of George W. Doane and William R. Whittingham, with translations in Greek, Latin and German, 1847  (1 item)
15 3 “The Church of England, Books of Common Prayer, their Origin, Composition and History,” with a forward by E. Gordon-Duff.  (typed bibliography) 1 v., approx. 150 p., n.d.  Stamped on front: Bishop of Albany 
16 Loose Bound Volumes  (4 items):       
  1. “Wild-flowers.” Manuscript of George W. Doane poems and hymns, 1818-1824.  1 v., 127 p. 
  2. “Songs by the Way.”  Manuscript of George W. Doane poems and hymns, n.d.  1 v., 114 p.
  3. Manuscript book of poems by William C. Doane to his wife. Stamped “S. C. D Christmas, 1860,” 1 v., approx. 50 p.
  4. Manuscript book of William C. Doane while at Burlington College, 1848-1851.  1v.,  approx.. 120 p.
17 Loose Bound Volumes  (3 items):
  1.  The Life and Writings of George Washington Doane, D.D., LL. D. Vol. 1, by William C.  Doane (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1860).  578 p.  A memoir with annotations and inserted letters and notes.
  2. Personal Journal of The Bishop of Albany, leather bound and stamped, begun February 2, 1869.  Approx. 350 p.
  3. Personal Journal of The Bishop of Albany, No. 2, leather bound and stamped, begun January 13, 1875.  Approx. 350 p.
18 Loose Bound Volumes  (4 items):
  1. Scrapbook of William C. Doane, with clippings and verses, 1858-1864.  123 p.
  2. “Mosaics from the Eucharistic Scriptures of the Christian Year,” scrapbook of William C. Doane sermons in print, n.d.  68 p.
  3. Doane, William C.  “The Communion Office and its Proposed Changes.”  The Church Review, New York: The Church Review Assoc., April 1886.  p. 318-328.
  4. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the new hymnal of the Episcopal Church, 1889. 84 p.
19 Loose Scrapbook labeled “The Bishop of Albany, Personal & Ecclesiastical.” Pages 1-60, remaining pages torn out. Contains 20 pages appearing to be from other scrapbooks. 1867-1895.
19 1 Newspaper clippings from Scrapbooks: loose, 1886-1907 (15 items)
19 2 Newspaper clippings from Scrapbooks: loose, 1895 (12 items)
    Folio Documents
20 1 “Riverside,” manuscript sheet music by George W. Doane, n.d.  (1 item)
20 2 Photograph of St. Peter’s Church at the time of the consecration of Bishop Doane, Albany, N. Y., February 2, 1869  (1 item)
20 3 Photograph of Albany, [N. Y.], from the viaduct, n.d.  (1 item)
20 4 Photograph of William C. Doane in his study, n.d.  (1 item)
20 5 “Bicentennial Ode,” sheet music by William C. Doane, 1886  (2 items)
20 6 Manuscript sheet music by John Albert Jeffery, 1903, n.d.  (7 items)
20 7 William C. Doane diploma from Burlington College, N.J., ca. 1850  (1 item)
20 8 William C. Doane diploma from Burlington College, N.J., ca. 1857  (1 item)
20 9 Framed letter to William C. Doane from Eliphalet Nott Potter, president of Hobart College, February 2, 1894; in praise of Bishop Doane’s efforts and accomplishments in the field of education.  (1 item)
21 1 Newspapers with articles about William C. Doane, 1912-1913  (10 items)
21 Loose Full newspapers in William C. Doane collection, 1895  (13 items); includes newspapers from Albany, New York City, Minneapolis, and Washington, D. C.
   

Published Books Transferred to the New York State Library’s Rare Book Collection:

  1. Doane, William Croswell. Rhymes from Time to Time (Albany, N.Y.: Riggs Printing and Publishing Co., 1901)
  2. Doane, William Croswell. Sunshine and Play-Time  (New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1893)
  3. Hymns, Sonnets and Other Poems for the Bicentenary.  London: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, (1900)
Last Updated: September 22, 2016