Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895

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Octavius Brooks Frothingham was an American clergyman and author. Born in Boston and educated at Harvard, he began as a Unitarian pastor, although his congregation evolved into the Independent Liberal Church. He was a renowned speaker, and author of numerous religious and secular works. Often controversial, often radical, he was an active abolitionist and early supporter of Darwin.

From the description of O.B. Frothingham letter to My dear sir, 1886 Nov. 11. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56937433

American Unitarian and independent minister; author of religious books, biographies, and sermons; also wrote articles for periodicals and newspapers.

From the description of Note to H. O. Houghton & Co.[manuscript], 1882 May 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647877264

From the description of Papers of Octavius Brooks Frothingham, 1882. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34567134

American unitarian divine.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Mr. J.R. Lowell, 1883 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270752882

American minister and author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Beverly Farms, Mass., to the editors of The Critic, Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 14]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644282646

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to an unidentified recipient, 1847 Jan. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 751980875

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referencedIn William Robert Hutchison collection of photographs of American Protestants in the modernist movement, ca. 1977. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Hedge, Frederic Henry, 1805-1890. Papers, 1819-1932 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Papers, 1867-1931. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895. Note to H. O. Houghton & Co.[manuscript], 1882 May 4. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895. The Assailants of Christianity (Celsus : Voltaire : Paine : Abbot) : concluding portion of the opening lecture in the tenth course of Sunday afternoon lectures in Horticultural Hall, Boston, January 6, 1878 / by Octavius Brooks Frothingham of New York City / copied by Miss Susie F. Loring from the original manuscript : manuscript, 1878 Feb. 12. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1850-1895 (inclusive), 1852-1878 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke correspondence, 1845-1872. Houghton Library.
referencedIn The Fraternity papers, 1874-1886 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ripley, George, 1802-1880. A common place book, upon the plan recommended and practised by John Locke, Esq. : manuscript, 1822-1840. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1918, 1934-1974 (scattered) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to an unidentified recipient, 1847 Jan. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Channing, W. H. (William Henry), 1810-1884. William Henry Channing letter to O.B. Frothingham, 1882 Jan. 10. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Hutchison, William Robert. Collection of photographs of American Protestants in the Modernist Movement, ca. 1977. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897. Papers of Charles A. Dana manuscript], 1844-1895. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895. Papers of Octavius Brooks Frothingham, 1882. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn George William Curtis additional correspondence, 1844-1891. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895. O.B. Frothingham letter to My dear sir, 1886 Nov. 11. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Ripley, George, 1802-1880. Papers, 1834-1882. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Octavius Brooks Frothingham Collection, 1882 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Molineaux, Mamie, A. Mamie A. Molineaux scrapbook of letters, 1851-1889. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898. Papers, 1840-1974 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Spring, Rebecca. Rebecca Spring papers, ca. 1830-1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Fowler and Wells families papers, 1807-1968, 1836-1901(bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886. Papers, 1836-1886 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn North American Review, papers, ca.1842-1868. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Young Lady. Explanation of the New Testament. New England Historic Genealogical Society
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931. Papers, 1867-1931 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Charles Anderson Dana Collection, 1844-1881 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Fowler family. Fowler and Wells families papers, 1807-1968, 1836-1901(bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Class Book, 1843. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn J.P. Lesley Papers, 1826-1898 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Fraternity (Literary Club). Papers, 1869-1877. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. F.B. Sanborn correspondence and essays, 1852-1879. Library of Congress
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895. Fragment beginning "an administration," [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Abbot, Francis Ellingwood, 1836-1903. Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1815-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895. Autograph letter signed : [Beverly Farms, Mass., to the editors of The Critic, Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 14]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. Letters of Samuel Bowles, 1874, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895. Autograph letter signed : to Mr. J.R. Lowell, 1883 Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Birth 1822-11-26

Death 1895-11-27

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