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John Newcomer Feaster was born in 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died in 1980. He received his A.B. degree from Bucknell University in 1930, with high honors. He graduated, also with honors, from the Andover-Newton Theological School in 1933. He came to Maine to accept a call to the Kennebunkport parish upon his graduation from theological school. He served there for 7 years and then served as pastor of the Hammond Street Congregational Church in Bangor, Maine for 7 years. He then served as pastor of the North Congregational Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire starting in 1946. He served there for 27 years and retired in 1973.

The papers of a minister in the Congregational Church. The bulk of the papers are copies of sermons. The rest of the materials are related to his ministry in Bangor, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Also included are photographs, a scrapbook, letters, newspaper clippings, a copy of his thesis, and historical topics such as the Civil War and Pilgrims.

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Religion and Philosophy


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Social History | United States History

Size of Collection

5 boxes (5 linear feet)

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0174

Feaster (John Newcomer) Papers, 1934-1981