Eliot, William Greenleaf, 1811-1887

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Born August 5, 1811 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, William Greenleaf Eliot (1811-1887) traveled to St. Louis as a missionary in 1834 and became the first Unitarian minister west of the Mississippi. He went on to become one of St. Louis's most influential and respected citizens, working in favor of the Union, emancipation, temperance, and women's rights. Eliot was also the co-founder of Washington University, served as the president of the board of directors from 1854 to 1887, and served as Chancellor from 1870 to 1887.

From the description of William Greenleaf Eliot personal papers, 1829-1937. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 155160507

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creatorOf Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887. Letters received, 1865 Feb. 7-1887 March 4. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Eliot, T. L. (Thomas Lamb), 1841-1936. Thomas Lamb Eliot Papers, 1868-1941. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke correspondence, 1845-1872. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Eliot, Henry Ware, 1879-1947, collector. T. S. Eliot collection, 1881-1994. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Eliot, Abigail Adams, 1892-. Papers, 1858-1979 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1868-1941 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Eliot, Henry Ware, 1879-1947, collector. T. S. Eliot collection, 1881-1994. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1798-1893 (inclusive), 1827-1887 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn North American Review, papers, 1831-1843. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn North American Review, papers, ca.1842-1868. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Autograph File, E, 1564-1961. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1798-1893 (inclusive), 1827-1887 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Papers, 1858-1979 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Eliot, Henry Ware, 1879-1947, collector. T. S. Eliot collection, 1881-1994. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Eliot, Henry Ware, 1879-1947,. T. S. Eliot collection, 1881-1994. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Lamb, Thomas, 1796-1887. Thomas Lamb papers, 1795-1865. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870. Papers of Ethan Allen Hitchcock, 1810-1873. Library of Congress
referencedIn William Greenleaf Eliot [photograph], [ca. 1850]. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Bridge, Hudson E. Hudson E. Bridge correspondence, 1863-1871. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Eliot, William Greenleaf, 1811-1887. William Greenleaf Eliot personal papers, 1829-1937. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Lamb, Thomas, 1796-1887. Thomas Lamb papers, 1795-1865. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Ethan Allen Hitchcock Papers, 1793-1888, (bulk 1830-1865) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith ABIGAIL ADAMS ELIOT, 1892- person
associatedWith Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. person
correspondedWith Bridge, Hudson E. person
correspondedWith Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887. person
associatedWith Eliot, Abigail Adams, 1892- person
associatedWith Eliot, Henry Ware, 1879-1947, person
associatedWith Eliot, T. L. (Thomas Lamb), 1841-1936. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870. person
associatedWith Lamb, Thomas, 1796-1887. person
associatedWith North American Review. corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
correspondedWith Palfrey family. family
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
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Birth 1811-08-05

Death 1887-01-23

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