Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861

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Charles Lowell (1782-1861) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1800. After studying law for a year he decided to pursue a career in ministry, and he traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he studied for the ministry until 1805. He then returned to the United States, and in 1806 was ordained as minister and pastor at the West Church in Boston . He married Harriet Spence in 1806, and the couple had six children, two of whom - Robert Trail Spence and James Russell Lowell - became notable writers. Charles Lowell received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Harvard in 1823. In addition to being pastor of the West Church until his death in 1861, he was a member of the Massachusetts Bible Society, the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Indians, the Evangelical Missionary Society, and the Massachusetts Historical Society .

From the guide to the Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861. Annotated volumes of the Massachusetts Register, 1814-1824., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

Charles Lowell (1782-1861) was a Congregational minister who graduated from Harvard University in 1800, and received a doctorate in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School in 1823. He was ordained and made pastor of the West Church in Boston in 1806, and was pastor there until he died in 1861.

From the description of Annotated volumes of the Massachusetts Register 1814-1824 (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 230039307

Minister of West Church, Boston.

From the description of Letter, 1828 April 2, Cambridge, to John Thornton Kirkland. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925475

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creatorOf Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861. Manuscripts, 1657-1853. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861. Annotated volumes of the Massachusetts Register, 1814-1824. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861. Letter, 1828 April 2, Cambridge, to John Thornton Kirkland. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1866. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers of Joseph and William Whipple, 1717-1904 (inclusive), 1763-1814 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brainerd, Elijah, 1757-1828. Historical sketch of Randolph in the county of Orange, Vermont / by Rev. Elijah Brainerd. Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Additional papers, 1767-1898. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lowell, C. Elements of geometry : manuscript, 1798. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Fields, Annie, 1834-1915. Papers of the Spence and Lowell families, 1740-1958, (bulk 1797-1861). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Lee, Eliza Buckminster, 1794-1864. Letter : Somerville, Mass., to Rev. Charles Lowell, Cambridge, Mass., 1848 July 6. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Tudor, John Henry, 1782-1802. Papers of John Henry Tudor, 1795-1802. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Fields, Annie, 1834-1915. Papers of the Spence and Lowell families, 1740-1958, (bulk 1797-1861). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1802-1898. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1802-1898. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Collection of autographs and portraits, [18- - - 19- -]. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. Papers of James Russell Lowell [manuscript], 1802-1927 (bulk 1838-1891). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn United States. Continental Congress. Whipple/Traile family papers, 1751-1841. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Heard, John Theodore. Papers, 1848-1885. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Parkman family papers, 1793-1896. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1840-1891. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Poor, Mary Wild Pierce, b. ca. 1820. Memoir of John Pierce, D.D., ca. 1849-1852. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861. Annotated volumes of the Massachusetts Register 1814-1824 Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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Birth 1782-08-15

Death 1861-01-20

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