Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892Variant names
American poet and artist.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644204873
Cranch was a Unitarian minister, poet, author, artist, editor, humorist, and member of the New England transcendentalist group.
From the description of Christopher Pearse Cranch illustrations of the New Philosophy, ca. 1837-1839. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612709068
From the description of Christopher Pearse Cranch poem, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450008
Artist, poet, and Unitarian minister.
From the description of Letter, [18--] Nov. 28. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70954329
C.P. Cranch was the 10th child of William Cranch and Nancy Greenleaf Cranch, born on March 8, 1813 in the District of Columbia. He graduated from Columbian College in the District of Columbia (now George Washington University ) in 1832 and the Harvard Divinity School in 1835. Cranch served for a short time as a Unitarian minister, then moved to the Ohio Valley where he edited the transcendentalist magazine Western Messenger with James Freeman Clarke from 1837 to 1839. It was during this time that he drew a number of caricatures of Ralph Waldo Emerson, based upon passages in Emerson's works. Cranch went on to write and publish four volumes of poetry, wrote children's stories, translated texts in Latin and German, and was a landscape painter in the manner of the Hudson River School .
From the guide to the Christopher Pearse Cranch illustrations of the New Philosophy, ca. 1837-1839., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)
From the description of Longfellow : Paris : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, 1882 Mar. 28. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 84304376
From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Morse, 1888 Jan. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525855
Multi-talented Unitarian minister Christopher Pearse Cranch was an accomplished scholar, painter, translator, poet and musician. An important Transcendentalist, he was respected for his creativity and engaging conversation. He and his family lived in Europe at different times, where he studied painting and circulated in European art and literary circles.
From the description of C.P. Cranch letter to E.C. Stedman, and translation of Clara's song in Egmont, from Goethe, 1880 and undated. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54049991
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