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Bangor University
Auburn Ephraim Leese Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS AEL

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Auburn Ephraim Leese Papers

Short Title: Auburn Ephraim Leese Papers

Creation date(s): ca. 1915-1964

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 9 items

Name of creator(s): Auburn Ephraim Leese


Administrative/Biographical history: Reverend Auburn Ephraim Leese was born in Staffordshire in 1886 and was a preacher there before moving from England to the USA where he spent many years as a minister. After two years in a small town in Michigan, he attended the Boston University School of Theology in Massachusetts for three or four years. Following the completion of his course, he spent twenty-five years in Indiana as a minister of either rural or small industrial towns. The last ten years of his ministry were spent in Long Island, New York. In a biographical note contained in the collection, written after his death, his wife, A.M. Leese, describes her husband's views concerning politics and religion as liberal and modern...usually much appreciated by his parishioners .
He and his wife returned to Britain in 1950 and settled in Penrhyn Bay, north Wales. He died in Llandudno General Hospital in 1963.


Scope and content/abstract: Material, undated but probably created between 1915 and 1950, consists of books of sermons and a play for Christmas, in part manuscript, part typescript. Also includes a biographical note, about Reverend Auburn Ephraim Leese by his wife A.M. Leese, handwritten after his death in 1963.


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System of arrangement: Material is arranged according to record type and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 28397-28405

Language codes: eng


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Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Clergy | Indiana
Clergy | New York | Long Island
Clergy | Wales
Sermons, American | Indiana
Sermons, American | New York | Long Island

Personal names
Leese , Auburn Ephraim , 1886-1963

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