Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927

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Unitarian minister. A.B. Princeton, 1874. Graduated from Union Theological Seminary, 1877. Ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1877 and served churches in Nevada and California (1877-1881). He became a Unitarian and served churches in Brattleboro, Vt. (1882-1886) and St. Paul, Minn. (1886-1894). In 1894 he became minister at the First Parish in Cambridge, Mass., serving until his death in 1927. He was the author of several popular volumes of essays.

From the description of Sermons, 1879-1927 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 269368081

Samuel McChord Crothers (1857-1927) graduated from Wittenberg College in 1873, the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1874, and Union Theological Seminary in 1877. After completing his education, Crothers was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry. He continued in the Presbyterian ministry until he became disillusioned with the denomination and resigned his pastorate in 1881. In 1882, he converted to the Unitarian denomination and served parishes in Brattleboro, Vermont; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Cambridge, Massachusetts. His publications include: The Understanding Heart (1903); The Gentle Reader (1903); The Pardoner's Wallet (1905); By the Christmas Fire (1908); Among Friends (1910); Humanly Speaking (1912); Meditations on Votes for Women, etc. (1914); The Pleasures of an Absentee Landlord (1916); Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Autocrat and His Fellow-Boarders (1909); The Dame School of Experience (1920); Ralph Waldo Emerson: How to Know Him (1921); The Cheerful Giver (1923); and The Children of Dickens (1925).

From the guide to the Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927. Papers, 1825-1927., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

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creatorOf Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927. Letters, 1911-1926, to Philip D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
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creatorOf Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927. Autograph letter signed S. M. Crothers to: "Dear Mr. Palmer" February 8, 1911. Wellesley College
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Papers, 1870-1969 Houghton Library
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creatorOf William Penn Party. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1909. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Eliot, Samuel A. (Samuel Atkins), 1862-1950. Papers, 1885-1950 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
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creatorOf Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927. Autograph letter signed Samuel M. Crothers to: "My dear Miss Pendleton" October 25, 1923. Wellesley College
referencedIn Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964. Lois Lilley Howe photographic collection, 1884-1912. Cambridge Historical Society
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creatorOf Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927. Autograph letter signed Samuel M. Crothers to: "Dear Dr. Palmer" February 10, 1912. Wellesley College
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referencedIn First Parish (Cambridge, Mass.). Records, 1804-2010. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
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Cambridge (Mass.)
Saint Paul (Minn.)
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Unitarians--Clergy
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Birth 1857-06-07

Death 1927

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