Langdon, William Chauncy, 1831-1895

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Astronomer, clergyman, and patent lawyer.

From the description of William Chauncy Langdon papers, 1600-1903 (bulk 1846-1863). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979892

The Reverend William Chauncy Langdon: Episcopal clergyman, who as a layman was one of the co-founders of the Young Men's Christian Association. Before his 1858 ordination he was chief examiner in the US Patent Office. Langdon worked for and wrote extensively on church unity.

From the description of William Chauncy Langdon draft of article "The Future of the Harvard Divinity School" [manuscript], [before September 1881] (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 226837160

William Chauncy Langdon conceived the idea of bringing isolated Christian associations into a bond of union. He initiated a joint conference in Paris for associations in all countries, as well as a system of international correspondence and cooperation. He was the first corresponding secretary for the Young Men's Christian Association, established in July, 1852.

From the description of William Chauncy Langdon papers, 1853-1859 (inclusive) [microform]. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122548900

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correspondedWith Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867 person
correspondedWith Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858 person
correspondedWith Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875 person
correspondedWith Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893 person
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. person
correspondedWith Curtis, Benjamin Robbins, 1809-1874 person
correspondedWith Curtis, George Ticknor, 1812-1894 person
correspondedWith Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864 person
associatedWith Episcopal Church. corporateBody
associatedWith Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. person
correspondedWith Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860 person
correspondedWith Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 1824-1896 person
associatedWith Harvard Divinity School. corporateBody
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
correspondedWith Hentz, Caroline Lee Whiting, 1800-1856 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876 person
correspondedWith Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869 person
associatedWith Langdon, William Chauncy, 1871-1947. person
associatedWith Langston family. family
correspondedWith Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873 person
associatedWith McBurney, Robert Ross, 1837-1898. person
associatedWith Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869. person
associatedWith Shelby College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868 person
associatedWith Stevens, William Bacon, 1815-1887. person
correspondedWith Ticknor, George, 1791-1871 person
associatedWith United States. Patent Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith YMCA of the USA. person
associatedWith Young Men's Christian Association (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
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Birth 1831

Death 1895



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