Lathrop, Joseph, 1731-1820

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Joseph Lathrop (1731-1820) was born in Norwich, Conn. He graduated from Yale College in 1754 and was ordained minister of the Second Parish in Springfield (now West Springfield), Mass., in 1756. He remained there until his death in 1820. Lathrop was considered a liberal Calvinist. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Yale in 1791 and from Harvard in 1811.

From the description of Sermons, 1758-1813. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259486

Joseph Lathrop (1731-1820) was born in Norwich, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale University in 1754. Following graduation he taught grammar school in Springfield, Massachusetts, and studied for the ministry with the Rev. Robert Breck ( Harvard, 1730) and was ordained a Congregationalist minister in 1756 in West Springfield, Massachusetts, where he served the remainder of his life. He was awarded the DD by Yale in 1791 and by Harvard in 1811. His sermons have been published in seven volumes, from 1796 to 1821

From the guide to the Sermons, 1758-1810., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

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creatorOf Lathrop, Joseph, 1731-1820. A sermon preached at Westfield Feb'y 16th, 1776, at the funeral of the Rev'd John Ballantine : who departed this life Feb'y 12th, 1776, in the 60th year of his age, and 35th of his ministry / by the Rev'd Joseph Lathrop, Pastor of a church in West Springfield : manuscript, 1776. Houghton Library
creatorOf Lathrop, Joseph, 1731-1820. Sermons, 1757-1817. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Sermons, 1758-1810. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856. Autograph Book, 1717-1849. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Austin, Benjamin, 1752-1820. ALS : Boston, to Rev. Joseph Lathrop, West Springfield [Mass.], 1794 Aug. 15. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Records of Brookfield, Vermont proprietors' meetings and early land sales conducted through Phineas Lyman, 1781-1792. Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831. Letter, 1800 November 13, Worcester [Mass.] to Rev. Dr. Joseph Lathrop, West Springfield [Mass.]. New England Historic Genealogical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library
creatorOf Lathrop, Joseph, 1731-1820. Joseph Lathrop. Sermons, 1758-1810 and undated. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Lathrop, Joseph, 1731-1820. Sermons, 1758-1813. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Connecticut Historical Society. Collection of Connecticut and Massachusetts sermons, 1681-1823. Connecticut Historical Society
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correspondedWith Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856 person
correspondedWith Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831. person
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Birth 1731

Death 1820



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