Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876

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American clergyman, author, and hymn writer.

From the description of Christmas song : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634916

Unitarian minister. A.B. Union College, 1834. Graduated from Harvard Divinity School, 1837. Minister in Wayland, Mass. (1839-1840, 1848-1863);Lancaster, Mass. (1840-1847); Weston, Mass. (1865-1876). Co-editor with Rufus Ellis of the Monthly Religious Magazine (1859-1871).

From the description of Papers, 1837-1875 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 269368035

Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876) graduated from Union College in New York in 1834, and Harvard Divinity School in 1837. Ordained in 1839, he served parishes in Wayland, Lancaster, and Weston, Massachusetts. His publications include Fire-side Colloquies (1847), Regeneration (1853), Revolution or Reform (1856), Athanasia, or Foregleams of Immortality (1858), and The Fourth Gospel the Heart of Christ (1872). In 1849, he composed the well-known Christmas carol, "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear."

From the guide to the Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876. Papers, 1837-1875., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

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creatorOf Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876. Papers, 1837-1875. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. Topical pamphlet collection, <1741>-<1996>. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876. Autograph letter signed E.H. Sears to: My dear Sir January 15, 1873. Wellesley College
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Willis, Richard Storrs, 1819-1900. It came upon the midnight clear / [words by] Rev. Edmund H. Sears ; [music by] Richard S. Willis ; arr. Robert Russell Bennett. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Harrington, Timothy. Timothy Harrington correspondence, 1843. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944. Peace on earth : Christmas anthem : op. 38 / by Mrs. H.H.A. Beach. Library of Congress
creatorOf Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876. The new morning : poem, [1851-1875?], Weston, Mass. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cushman, Charlotte Sanders, 1816-1862. Collection of autographs, [ca. 1797 to ca. 1915]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Sears, Edmund Hamilton, 1810-1876. Christmas song : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893. Letters from Phillips Brooks [manuscript], 1878-1886. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Unidentified papers, possibly attributed to E. H. Sears., 1876-1879 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
creatorOf Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876. Papers, 1837-1875 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Bush, George, Rev., 1796-1859. Papers, 1830-1859. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
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Birth 1810-04-06

Death 1876-01-14

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