Beecher, Lyman, 1775-1863!

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American preacher and revivalist; also famous as reformer, educator, and central figure in theological controversies; b. in New Haven, Conn.; in 1799 ordained as pastor of the Presbyterian Church in East Hampton, N.Y.; in 1810 accepted the pulpit of the First Congregational Church of Litchfield, Conn., where he attracted large crowds. In 1826 became pastor of the Hanover Street Church in Boston where his reputation for defending orthodoxy against Unitarianism became widespread. During his years in Boston edited a monthly the Spirit of the Pilgrims; in 1832 moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where became president and professor of theology of the Lane Theological Seminary and until 1843 also served as pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church. He remained at Lane until 1850 and then moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he died in 1863.

From the description of Lyman Beecher papers, 1816-1825. (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 706495898

American clergyman.

From the description of Papers, 1838. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 51605013

Clergyman, abolitionist, president of Lane Seminary.

From the description of Letter to unknown recipient [manuscript], 1851 July 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806014

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Beecher family. Beecher-Stowe family papers, 1798-1956 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dwight, Theodore Frelinghuysen, 1846-1917. Papers II, 1734-1869, bulk: 1800-1864. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Bush, George, Rev., 1796-1859. Papers, 1830-1859. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Beecher Family Papers, 1704-1964 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. Topical pamphlet collection, <1741>-<1996>. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf John Jermain Memorial Library. Sermon and religious tract collection, 1706-1885. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Bacon, Leonard Woolsey, 1830-1907. History of First Church of Christ Congregational Church collection, 1859. Litchfield Historical Society
creatorOf First Ecclesiastical Society (Litchfield, Conn.). First Ecclesiastical Society records, 1791-1924. Litchfield Historical Society
referencedIn Bowdoin Street Church (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1825-1865. Morris Brown College
referencedIn Beecher family. Beecher family papers, 1704-1964 (inclusive), 1795-1948 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wilson, Joshua Lacy, 1774-1846. Papers, 1799-1846. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Wilson, Joshua Lacy, 1774-1846. Papers on the Case of Wilson vs. Beecher, 1832-1836 (inclusive) [microform]. Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Smith, Charlotte Maria. Charlotte Smith diary, 1816. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Wilson, Joshua Lacy, 1774-1846. Letter, 1833 Apr. 18. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Beecher, Lyman, 1775-1863. [Sermons] / Lyman Beecher. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
referencedIn Wells family, Wells, Me. Papers. 1812-1839. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Beecher family papers MS 0509., 1822-1903, 1822-1865 Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Potter family. Potter family papers, 1817-1823. Litchfield Historical Society
creatorOf Beecher, Lyman, 1775-1863. Papers, 1838. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Harriet Beecher Stowe collection of papers, 1847-1895 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Beecher family. Beecher family papers, 1704-1964 (inclusive), 1795-1948 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Howard, Roger Strong, 1807-1880. Letters, 1832 Sept. 17-1868 Aug. 12, to Edmund O. Hovey. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Zivley, J. H. (John Henry), 1824-1905. J.H. Zivley papers, 1839-1905. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
referencedIn Morgan, John A. Letter : New York, 1834 Oct. 30. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
referencedIn Howell, Juliana. Juliana Howell journal, 1816-1817. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Rufus Anderson letters and correspondence, 1826-1874 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Lyman Beecher letters, 1813, 1844 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Treadwell, John, 1745-1823. Governor John Treadwell papers, 1797-1818. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Harding, Vincent. Vincent Harding papers, 1952-1998. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Nathaniel Wright Family Papers, 1787-1917 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Beecher, Lyman, 1775-1863. Lyman Beecher papers, 1816-1825. Litchfield Historical Society
referencedIn Gardiner, John Lyon. Account books, 1797-1816. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Dickinson, James Taylor, 1806-1884. James Taylor Dickinson papers, 1821-1884 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ogden family. Papers, 1778-1897. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Beecher, Lyman, 1775-1863. Letter to unknown recipient [manuscript], 1851 July 8. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Waldo family. Papers, 1727-1940s. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Papers, 1830-1910. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rebecca Fish Root diary, Root, Rebecca Fish diary, 1804-1823 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Beecher family. Papers, 1822-1903. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
referencedIn United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Long Island. Records, 1747-1956. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gratz, Simon. Alphabetical collection, 1677-1910. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Reeve family. Reeve family papers, 1767-1866. Fairfield Historical Society Library
referencedIn Letter : New York MS 0036., 1834 Oct. 30. Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
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associatedWith Anderson, Rufus, 1796-1880 person
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
associatedWith Beecher, Catharine Esther, 1800-1878 person
associatedWith Beecher family. family
associatedWith Beecher family. family
associatedWith Beecher family. family
associatedWith Beecher family. family
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associatedWith Beecher family. family
associatedWith Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887 person
associatedWith Bowdoin Street Church (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bush, George, Rev., 1796-1859. person
associatedWith Dickinson family, collector. family
associatedWith Dickinson, James Taylor, 1806-1884. person
associatedWith Dwight, Theodore Frelinghuysen, 1846-1917. person
associatedWith First Congregational Church (Litchfield, Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith First Ecclesiastical Society (Litchfield, Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gardiner, John Lyon. person
associatedWith Gratz, Simon. person
associatedWith Harding, Vincent. person
associatedWith Howard, Roger Strong, 1807-1880. person
associatedWith Howell, Juliana. person
associatedWith John Jermain Memorial Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Lane Theological Seminary. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Litchfield Female Academy (Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Litchfield Law School corporateBody
associatedWith Marvin family. family
associatedWith Morgan, John A. person
associatedWith Morgan, John A. person
associatedWith Ogden family. family
associatedWith Potter family. family
associatedWith Reeve family. family
associatedWith Root, Rebecca Fish, 1770-1856 person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
associatedWith Smith, Charlotte Maria. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 person
associatedWith Treadwell, John, 1745-1823. person
associatedWith United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Long Island. corporateBody
associatedWith Waldo family. family
associatedWith Wells family, Wells, Me. person
associatedWith Wilson, Joshua Lacy, 1774-1846. person
correspondedWith Wright, Nathaniel, 1789-1875 person
associatedWith Zivley, J. H. (John Henry), 1824-1905. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Connecticut--Litchfield
Litchfield (Conn.)
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Presbyterian Church--Sermons
Clergy--Finance, Personal
Congregational churches--Clergy
Ordination sermons
Sermons, American
Authors, American--19th century--Portraits
Marriage
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Clergy--Connecticut--Litchfield
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Birth 1775-10-12

Death 1863-01-10

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