Giles, Henry, 1809-1882

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Henry Giles was a Unitarian minister and critic. Born in Ireland, he converted to Unitarianism and spoke throughout Great Britain, finally emigrating to the United States. He spoke to Unitarian congregations in New England, and began publishing essays, mostly on literature, but also on history and social issues. His criticism is observant and in many ways ahead of its time, but perhaps because of his duties as minister, his writing seems patterned and somewhat unfinished.

From the description of Henry Giles letters to Alger, 1863. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53385612

Epithet: Secretary, Battersea Trades and Labour Council

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000625.0x00009a

American clergyman, lecturer, author.

From the description of Letters of Henry Giles [manuscript], 1855-1864. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833834

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referencedIn James Thomas Fields autograph album, 1750-1941. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Giles, Henry, 1809-1882. Letter to [?]. Chicago, IL. 1857 Feb. 26. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dix, Edwards & Company letters and agreements, 1854-1859. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. II. (ff. 172). 1640-1667. 1. [Sir] Richard Skeffington [?aft. 4th Bart., of Fisherwick] to his cousin Sir E. Dering; Coventry, 12 Dec. 1640. f. 1. 2. The Mayor and Jurats of Sandwich to the same, asking him to oppose in Parliament the attempts t... British Library
referencedIn Vol. V. (ff. 157). 1691-1702. 1. E-E-to Rev.-Banks, of Hull. . . . "Certainely we live among a strange sort of people, for I am told to-day that the Clergy were going to petition the Queen to depose Archbishop Tillottson because he was not a Chris... British Library
creatorOf Giles, Henry, 1809-1882. ALS : Quincy, Mass., to My Dear Sir, 1864 Oct. 1. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
referencedIn Vol. IV. (ff. 146). 1678-1690. 1. [John Skeffington, 2nd Viscount] Massereene, to Sir E. Dering, on public affairs in Ireland; Dublin, 18 May, 1678. f. 1. 2. William Lodge, the artist, to Henry [Giles]; London, 9 Nov. 1678. f. 3. 3. Jo. Assheton, Hen... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XVIII (ff. 259). April 1900-1905.COUNTY OF London: Correspondence and papers of J. Burns as L.C.C. representative for Battersea: 1889-1905.Trade Unions: Correspondence, speeches, etc., of J. Burns, M.P., 1872-1905.includes:f. 1 George ... British Library
creatorOf Giles, Henry, 1809-1882. Henry Giles letters to Alger, 1863. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Giles, Henry, 1809-1882. Letters of Henry Giles [manuscript], 1855-1864. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Giles, Henry, 1802-1882. Letters to Rev. William Henry Furness and Horace Howard Furness, 1851-1873. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Giles, Henry, 1809-1882. Letter : Bucksport, Me., to unknown person, 1857 Aug. 13. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Vol. III. (ff. 145). 1667-1677. 1. William Lodge, the artist, to his mother, Elizabeth Aldburghe, at Gisborne, co. York; [Cambridge,] 14 Nov. 1667. f. 1. 2. [Patrick Plunkett, 9th Baron] Dunsany, to Sir E. Dering, on his misfortunes: "My sadd and dep... British Library
referencedIn Willis, William, 1794-1870. Letter : Portland, [Me.], [not before 1840], Oct. 8. Newberry Library
creatorOf Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912. Letters and notes, 1843-1912, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn The Giles Family Papers, 1750-1851 @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Giles, Henry, 1809-1882,. Autograph letters signed from Henry Giles to various people [manuscript], [1841?]-1863. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Giles, Henry, 1809-1882. Letter : Bucksport, Me., to unknown person, 1857 Aug. 13. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. person
correspondedWith Botta, Anne C. Lynch (Anne Charlotte Lynch), 1815-1891 person
associatedWith Catholic Church. corporateBody
associatedWith Dickinson family, collector. family
correspondedWith Dix, Edwards & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881 person
associatedWith Forster, John, 1812-1876. person
associatedWith Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912. person
associatedWith Furness, William H. (William Henry), 1802-1896. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Storrs, Richard S. (Richard Salter), 1821-1900. person
correspondedWith Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886 person
associatedWith Willis, William, 1794-1870. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Leeds, Yorkshire
Pluckley, Kent
London, county of, England
Dundalk, Louth
Hythe, Kent
Yorkshire, England
Sandwich, Kent
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Leicestershire, England
Lydd, Kent
Jamaica, Central America
Minster, Kent
Flintshire, Wales
Ireland, Europe
Leeds, Yorkshire
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
Unitarian churches--Clergy--Correspondence
Lectures and lecturing
Christianity and other religions--Buddhism


Birth 1809-11-01

Death 1882-07-10



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