Brent, Charles Henry, 1862-1929

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Episcopal bishop, missionary, author; chief of chaplain services, Amer. Exped. Forces during WWI.

From the description of Letter to Mrs. J. Malcolm Forbes [manuscript], 1927 May 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647953607

Clergyman and missionary.

From the description of Papers of Charles Henry Brent, 1860-1991 (bulk 1901-1929). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449272

Biographical Note

  • 1862, Apr. 9: Born, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada
  • 1884: A.B. with honors in classics, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 1885 - 1987 : Undermaster, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Canada
  • 1886: Ordained deacon, Protestant Episcopal Church
  • 1887: Ordained priest
  • 1889: A.M., Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 1891: Became an American citizen
  • 1891 - 1901 : Assistant rector, St. Stephen's Church, Boston, Mass.
  • 1899: Published With God in the World. New York: Longmans, Green
  • 1901 - 1918 : Missionary bishop to the Philippine Islands
  • 1903 - 1914 : Member of committee appointed by the Philippine government for investigation of the opium question
  • 1904: Paddock lecturer, General Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.
  • 1907: William Belden Noble lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1908 - 1919 : Chief commissioner for the United States and president of the first International Opium Commission, Shanghai, China
  • 1910: Attended International Missionary Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1911 - 1912 : Chairman, U.S. delegation to the International Opium Conference, Hague, Netherlands (president of the conference, 1912)
  • 1916: Published A Master Builder, Being the Life and Letters of Henry Yates Satterlee, First Bishop of Washington. New York: Longmans, Green
  • 1918: Published The Mount of Vision, Being a Study of Life in Terms of the Whole. New York: Longmans, Green Elected Bishop, Diocese of Western New York, Protestant Episcopal Church
  • 1918 - 1919 : Chief, Chaplain Service, American Expeditionary Forces, France
  • 1919 - 1929 : Bishop, Diocese of Western New York, Protestant Episcopal Church
  • 1920: Chairman, Geneva meeting to plan the World Conference on Faith and Order
  • 1921: Duff lecturer, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen universities, Scotland.
  • 1923: Appointed by President Warren G. Harding to the Advisory Committee on Narcotics of the League of Nations
  • 1924: Last attendance at opium conference
  • 1926 - 1928 : Bishop in charge of American Episcopal churches in Europe
  • 1927: President, first World Conference on Faith and Order
  • 1928: Represented the Protestant Episcopal Church of America at the installation of Cosmo Gordon Lang as Archbishop of Canterbury; last public appearance
  • 1929, Mar. 27: Died, Lausanne, Switzerland

From the guide to the Charles Henry Brent Papers, 1860-1991, (bulk 1901-1929), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sherrill, Henry Knox, 1890-1980. Henry Knox Sherrill papers, 1776-1985 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Candler, Warren A. (Warren Akin), 1857-1941. Warren A. Candler papers, 1846-1977. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers of Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, ca. 1860-1969 (inclusive) Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Sherrill, Henry Knox, 1890-1980. Sherrill family papers, 1859-2003 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Johnston, Mercer Green, 1868-1954. Mercer Green Johnston papers, 1860-1954. Library of Congress
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brent, Charles Henry, 1862-1929. Papers of Charles Henry Brent, 1860-1991 (bulk 1901-1929). Library of Congress
referencedIn Henry Knox Sherrill Papers, 1859-2003 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Papers, 1832-1892. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Reid Family Fapers, 1795-1970, (bulk 1869-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959. Journals, 1904-1946. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Mercer Green Johnston Papers, 1860-1964, (bulk 1894-1954) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Brent, Charles Henry, 1862-1929. Autograph letter signed : Canterbury, to J. Pierpont Morgan, 1910 Dec. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bliss, W. H. Miscellaneous papers on the opium trade, 1922-1925. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Anderson, Charles Palmerston, 1863-1930. Report on Philippine tariff, Jul. 25, 1907. University of Michigan
creatorOf Belgium. Sovereign (1909-1934 : Albert). Decree honoring Charles Brent, 1920 Feb. 27. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1871-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn W. Cameron (William Cameron) Forbes papers, 1900-1946. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Reid, Elisabeth Mills, 1858-1931. Reid family papers, 1795-1970 (bulk 1869-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Reid family papers, 1795-1946. Library of Congress
creatorOf Early, John C. (John Chrysostom), 1878-1932. John C. Early papers, 1911-1932. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Charles Henry Brent Papers, 1860-1991, (bulk 1901-1929) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Letters and family papers, 1783-1957. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Smiley family. Papers, 1885-1930. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Brent, Charles Henry, 1862-1929. [Letter]. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn John C. Early Papers, 1911-1942, 1911-1932 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Brent, Charles Henry, 1862-1929. Letter to Mrs. J. Malcolm Forbes [manuscript], 1927 May 6. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922. person
associatedWith Beal, Boylston Adams, 1865-1944 person
associatedWith Belgium. Sovereign (1909-1934 : Albert) corporateBody
correspondedWith Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962 person
associatedWith Brent family. family
associatedWith Brent family. family
associatedWith Brent, Helen C. C. person
associatedWith Briand, Aristide, 1862-1932. person
correspondedWith Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893 person
associatedWith Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. person
associatedWith Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947. person
associatedWith Candler, Warren A. (Warren Akin), 1857-1941. person
associatedWith Chamberlain, Austen, Sir, 1863-1937. person
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. person
associatedWith Davidson, Randall Thomas, 1848-1930. person
associatedWith Drury, Samuel S. (Samuel Smith), 1878-1928. person
correspondedWith Drury, Samuel S. (Samuel Smith), 1878-1938 person
associatedWith Early, John C. (John Chrysostom), 1878-1932. person
associatedWith Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Diocese of Western New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Forbes, Rose Dabney, 1864-1947, person
associatedWith Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959. person
correspondedWith Grant, Robert, 1852-1940 person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnston, Mercer Green, 1868-1954. person
associatedWith Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. person
associatedWith Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921. person
associatedWith Lang, Cosmo Gordon, 1864-1945. person
associatedWith Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913. person
associatedWith Mott, John R. (John Raleigh), 1865-1955. person
associatedWith Northcliffe, Alfred Harmsworth, Viscount, 1865-1922. person
associatedWith Ogilby, Remsen B., d. 1943. person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918. person
associatedWith Peabody, Francis Greenwood, 1847-1936. person
correspondedWith Peabody, Marian Lawrence, 1875- person
associatedWith Pepper, George Wharton, 1867-1961. person
associatedWith Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948. person
correspondedWith Reid family family
associatedWith Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912. person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. person
associatedWith Sherrill, Henry Knox, 1890-1980. person
associatedWith Smiley family. family
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces corporateBody
associatedWith Willcox, Reginald N. person
associatedWith Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927. person
associatedWith World Conference on Faith and Order. corporateBody
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Military chaplains
World War, 1914-1918--Religious aspects
Opium
Ecumenical movement
Narcotics--Congresses
Chaplains, Military
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Clergy
Missionaries
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Birth 1862-04-09

Death 1929-03-27

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