Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1810-04-04
Death 1888-06-08
Americans

Biographical notes:

Unitarian minister; trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1879-88; active on behalf of temperance, anti-slavery, women's sufferage movements; died in Jamaica Plain, Boston.

From the description of Letters, 1863-1886. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38003933

Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and reformer closely associated with the Transcendentalists. He was minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840) and at the Church of the Disciples in Boston (1841-1850, 1854-1888). Clarke was editor of the Western Messenger (1836-1839). In 1839 he married Anna Huidekoper, daughter of Harm Jan Huidekoper, businessman, lay theologian, and founder of Meadville Theological Seminary.

From the description of Additional papers, 1717-1888. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79973366

From the guide to the Additional papers, 1717-1888., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Unitarian minister.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Magnolia, Mass. [in Gloucester], to the editor of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 643582739

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Jamaica Plain [Boston], to Doctor [Andrew Preston?] Peabody, [1866] Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 740450811

Clarke was an American preacher, clergyman, founder of the Church of the Disciples, editor of the Western messenger, and friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Fields, of Ticknor and Fields, was the publisher of the Atlantic monthly and the North American review.

From the description of Letter, 1862, June 17th to Mr. Fields [James Thomas Fields]. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 243613164

American Unitarian clergyman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to the Rev. John Pierpont, 1846 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622084

Unitarian minister. A.B. Harvard 1829. Graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1833. Minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840). Founded the Church of the Disciples in Boston in 1841 and served as its minister thereafter. See sketch in Dictionary of American Biography.

From the description of Papers, 1841-1897 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 269368079

Rev. James Freeman Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and abolitionist.

From the description of James Freeman Clarke letters, 1846-1872. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 706461057

American Unitarian clergyman and author.

From the description of Papers of James Freeman Clarke [manuscript], 1865-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647870346

Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and reformer closely associated with the Transcendentalists. He was minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840) and at the Church of the Disciples in Boston (1841-1850, 1854-1888).In 1839 Clarke married Anna Huidekoper, daughter of Harm Jan Huidekoper, businessman, lay theologian, and founder of Meadville Theological Seminary. Rev. James Freeman (1759-1835) of Boston, Mass. was James Freeman Clarke's step-grandfather. James Freeman Clarke's grandfather, William Hull (1753-1825), was a general in the American Revolution and governor of the Michigan Territory. He was court-martialled for failing to invade Canada in the War of 1812, but his Revolutionary War record prevented his execution. Henry Dearborn, a general in the War of 1812, presided over Hull's trial.

From the description of Family papers, 1777-1914. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82211099

Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and reformer closely associated with the Transcendentalists. He was minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840) and at the Church of the Disciples in Boston (1841-1850, 1854-1888). Clarke was editor of the Western Messenger (1836-1839). He was married in 1839 to Anna Huidekoper, daughter of Harm Jan Huidekoper, businessman, lay theologian, and founder of Meadville Theological Seminary.

From the description of James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612785638

From the description of James Freeman Clarke correspondence, 1845-1872. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612374318

From the description of James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612785757

From the guide to the James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the James Freeman Clarke correspondence, 1845-1872., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and reformer closely associated with the Transcendentalists. He was minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840) and at the Church of the Disciples in Boston (1841-1850, 1854-1888). Fuller was a literary critic, editor, teacher, and political activist also closely associated with the Transcendentalists.

From the description of Letters to Margaret Fuller, 1829-1840. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79390036

From the guide to the Letters to Margaret Fuller, 1829-1840., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

James Freeman Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and educator. A graduate of Harvard and Cambridge divinity school, he founded the Church of Disciples in Boston, devising an original form of worship. He was active in education and reform issues, maintained a close affiliation with Harvard, and published a number of works on religious themes.

From the description of James Freeman Clarke letters, 1847-1887. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52523587

Unitarian clergyman.

From the description of Letter, 1849 June 20, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 231313936

Unitarian minister; from Boston, Mass.

From the description of Papers, 1833-1905. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19347367

Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and reformer closely associated with the Transcendentalists. He was minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840) and at the Church of the Disciples in Boston (1841-1850, 1854-1888).

In 1839 Clarke married Anna Huidekoper, daughter of Harm Jan Huidekoper, businessman, lay theologian, and founder of Meadville Theological Seminary.

Rev. James Freeman (1759-1835) of Boston, Mass. was James Freeman Clarke's step-grandfather. James Freeman Clarke's grandfather, William Hull (1753-1825), was a general in the American Revolution and governor of the Michigan Territory. He was court martialled for failing to invade Canada in the War of 1812, but his Revolutionary War record prevented his execution. Henry Dearborn, a general in the War of 1812, presided over Hull's trial.

From the guide to the James Freeman Clarke family papers, 1777-1914., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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Subjects:

  • Religion
  • Unitarianism
  • Utopianism
  • Unitarian church
  • Transcendentalism (New England)
  • Unitarian Universalist churches--Clergy
  • Unitarians
  • Spiritualism
  • Abolitionists
  • Unitarian churches in the United States
  • Family papers
  • Unitarian churches--Clergy--Correspondence
  • Transcendentalism
  • Abolitionists--History--19th century
  • Feminism
  • Unitarian churches--Clergy
  • Antislavery movements

Occupations:

  • Clergy
  • Editors
  • Collector
  • Generals

Places:

  • Germany (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) (as recorded)
  • Louisville (Ky.) (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Meadville (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Brook Farm (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Switzerland (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)