Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898

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Unitarian minister, editor, writer. Graduated from Harvard in 1840 and from Harvard Divinity School in 1843. Minister: Jamaica Plain, Mass. (1843-1847); Washington, D.C. (1847-1850); Bangor, Me. (1850-1857). Lecturer on ecclesiastical history, Harvard Divinity School (1878-1882). Author of Our Liberal Movement in Theology and other books and articles. See sketch in Dictionary of American Biography.

From the description of Correspondence, 1842-1897 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 269368128

Resident of Franklin County, Ind. and surveyor. Ran unsuccessfully for congress in 1818. In 1819-1820 was deputy surveyor for a project to survey Native American land in the upper Wabash country, Ind. This project was in conjunction with an 1818 treaty to remove Native Americans to areas west of the Mississippi River and north of the Wabash River in Indiana.

From the description of Survey booklet, 1819-1820. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 27730391

Joseph Henry Allen (1820-1898) was born in Northboro, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1840 and from Harvard Divinity School in 1843. He also received two honorary Harvard degrees, an A.M. in 1879 and a D.D. in 1891. He was ordained as a Unitarian minister at the Third Parish of Roxbury (later Jamaica Plain) on October 18th, 1843. He married Anna Weld in 1845, and in 1847 he moved to Washington, D.C. He later served congregations in Maine, Michigan, New York, and California. Allen served as the professor of ecclesiastical history at Harvard College from 1878-1882. In 1881 he was a delegate to an international council of Unitarian Churches in Kolozsvar, Transylvania. He published an extensive number of books and tracts, which include Hebrew Men and Times, the three volume Christian History, and Our Liberal Movements in Theology. He also served as editor of the Christian Examiner (1857-1869) and the Unitarian Review.

From the guide to the Allen, Joseph Henry. Correspondence, 1842-1897., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

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creatorOf Examiner Club (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1829-1963. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Mary Hope Allen: Correspondence and Papers, c.1850-1980 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Howe, John, fl 1850. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1800-1909. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860. Theodore Parker papers, 1826-1862. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Allen, Joseph Henry. Correspondence, 1842-1897. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel J. May diary, 1869. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860. Papers, 1836-1862 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898. Papers, 1843-1852, bulk: 1843-1848. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898. Correspondence, 1842-1897 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Allen family papers, 1814-1893 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Jabez Thomas Sunderland Papers, 1868-1936 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Sunderland, Jabez Thomas, 1842-1936. Jabez Thomas Sunderland papers, 1868-1936. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860. Papers, 1836-1862. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Allen, Edward A. H., 1828-1898. Allen-Ware family papers, 1782-1866. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Allen, Joseph S., fl. 1820s. Survey booklet, 1819-1820. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Newman, Francis William, 1805-1897. Letters : to Joseph Henry Allen, 1887-1888. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel J. May diary, 1870. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Papers of Professor Henry William Wilder Foote and Family, 1714-1959 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Sunderland, Jabez Thomas, 1842-1936. Jabez Thomas Sunderland papers, 1868-1936. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898. [Letter, 1897]. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, N, 1686-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. Letters received 1837-1859 [bulk 1857-1859]. Boston Athenaeum
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Miami County (Ind.)
Huntington County (Ind.)
Mississinewa River (Ohio and Ind.)
Wabash County (Ind.)
Wabash River
Eel River (Allen County, Ind.)
Indiana
Cass County (Ind.)
Salamonie River (Ind.)
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Indians of North America--Land tenure
Unitarians--Clergy--Correspondence
Surveyors
Unitarian Universalist churches--Clergy
Indians of North America--Relocation
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Birth 1820-08-21

Death 1898

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