This was originally the extensive private library of the late Rt. Rev. Carey, Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts. The Collection was donated to the School of Theology Library by Mr. Charles Dickinson Marks, a grand-nephew of Bishop Carey. Dickinson Marks, a native of Boston and a graduate of Harvard, contacted the STH Head Librarian Dr. Raymond Van De Moortell in 1998 so that the remaining folio-sized volumes could be returned to a research-level theological library in the Boston area.
The Collection was particularly rich in 18th through early 19th century rare books that represented significant holdings in biblical theology, polyglot lexicons, dictionaries, and concordances. The Collection suffered much damage in a fire in the early 1920s; remaining titles are mostly mid-to-late 19th century works, but also contain two fine 15th century works of polygot lexicons.