Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886

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Charles Henry Appleton Dall (1816-1886) graduated from Harvard College in 1837 and Harvard Divinity School in 1840 and was then ordained to the Unitarian ministry. He was sent to St. Louis where he organized the first free school for the poor located west of the Mississippi River. Rev. Dall served Unitarian parishes in Maryland, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Ontario, Canada, until 1855 when he became the first foreign missionary of the Unitarian Church in America. Rev. Dall's missionary work took him to Calcutta, India, where he established five schools and worked with Hindu social and cultural reformers. In September, 1844, he married the former Caroline Healey Wells, who later became a prolific feminist polemicist. A son and a daughter resulted from this marriage. His son, William Healey Dall, became a noted conchologist. Dall arrived in India in 1855 and rarely returned home between his arrival and his 1886 death in Calcutta.
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creatorOf Dall family. Correspondence, 1860-1924. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876. Papers, 1837-1875. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896,. Dall-Healey family photographs, ca. 1850-1911 ; bulk: 1860-1890. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Dall, Caroline Wells Healey, 1822-1912. Papers, 1829-1956 (inclusive), 1837-1916 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886. Papers, 1836-1886 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Dall family papers 1824-1911, 1942 1824-1911 Dall family papers William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Dall, Caroline Wells Healey, 1822-1912. Papers, 1841-1910 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Charles Henry Appleton Dall Papers, 1872-1874, 1879, 1885 East Carolina University. J.Y. Joyner Library
referencedIn Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886. Papers, 1836-1886 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931. Papers, 1867-1931 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931. Papers, 1867-1931 Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library
creatorOf Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922. Dall-Healey family papers, 1662-1957. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Harvard Anti-Wine Society. Records of the Harvard Anti-Wine Society and of the Harvard Total Abstinence Society, 1836-1843. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915 Houghton Library
creatorOf Papers, 1836-1886. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
creatorOf Dall, Caroline Wells Healey, 1822-1912. Papers of Caroline Wells Healey Dall, 1811-1917. Library of Congress
referencedIn Dall, Caroline Wells Healey, 1822-1912. Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers, 1811-1917. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Papers, 1836-1885. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Papers, 1836-1885. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1865-1891 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886. Philosophy of conscience : manuscript, 1858. Houghton Library
creatorOf Dall, Charles Henry Appleton, 1816-1886. Autograph letter signed : Toronto, to the Reverend John Pierpont, 1852 Dec. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Calcutta 17 SR
Boston MA US
New Hampshire NH US
Maryland MD US
Ontario 08 CA
Saint Louis MI US
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Birth 1816-02-12

Death 1886-07-18

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