Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858

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Unitarian minister in Charleston, S. C., and author of "Fair Harvard"; husband of noted author Caroline Howard Gilman.

From the description of Samuel Gilman letters [manuscript], 1826-1843. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648019813

Gilman graduated from Harvard in 1811. He was a tutor at Harvard and was author of Fair Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Samuel Gilman, 1811-1952 (inclusive), 1811-1858 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77004850

Unitarian minister and author; husband of Caroline Howard Gilman, female editor of Southern Rose, a literary magazine in Charleston, S.C.; brother of Mrs. Ellis Gray Loring of Boston, Mass. Native of Gloucester, Mass.; graduated, 1811, from Harvard and served as tutor of mathematics there from 1817 to 1819; on 1 Dec. 1819, Gilman was ordained minister of the Second Independent Church of Charleston, S.C., a Unitarian church, and remained in that pastorate until his death, 9 Feb. 1858, in Kingston, Mass. Gilman's most famous poem, "Fair Harvard," was written in celebration of the University's 200th anniversary in 1836.

From the description of Samuel Gilman papers, 1828-1961. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 40760638

Samuel Gilman (1791-1858) was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University from 1807 to 1811, and taught school in Boston from 1812-1817 in addition to working as a math tutor at Harvard in 1819. On December 1, 1819, Gilman was ordained minister of the Second Independent Church of Charleston, South Carolina, a Unitarian church. He also married Caroline Howard in December of 1819. Gilman remained in Charleston for the rest of his life, serving as chaplain of the Washington Light Infantry in Charleston for sixteen years. He also preached in the Unitarian Church in Savannah on numerous occasions. Gilman died while visiting his son-in-law in Kingston, Massachusetts, in 1858.

From the description of Samuel Gilman letters, 1832. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 79874692

American clergyman and author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, S.C., to the Rev. John Pierpont, Jr., 1854 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269567212

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creatorOf Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858. Papers of Samuel Gilman, 1811-1952 (inclusive), 1811-1858 (bulk). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Everett, Edward, 1794-1865,. Autograph letter signed from Edward Everett, Cambridge, to Rev. [Samuel] Gilman [manuscript], 1851 April 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Norton, Andrews, 1786-1853. Papers of Andrews Norton, 1806-1853 (inclusive). HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Gilman family. Papers, 1809-1888. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Jasper Adams letters, 1826-1835 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858. Autograph letter signed : Charleston, S.C., to the Rev. John Pierpont, Jr., 1854 Feb. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858. Samuel Gilman letters, 1832. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Worcester, Joseph Emerson, 1784-1865. Letter, Cambridge, Mass., to Samuel Gilman [manuscript] 1820 May 31. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Cicero's treatise on the decline of life : manuscript, [ca. 1810] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858. Samuel Gilman letters [manuscript], 1826-1843. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mathematical theses, 1782-1839. Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858. Samuel Gilman papers, 1828-1961. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858. Hymn and ode, for the occasion of the solemnities in respect to the memory of Hon. John C. Calhoun, 1850. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Unitarian Church (Charleston, S.C.). Unitarian Church of Charleston, S.C., records, 1819-2000. South Carolina Historical Society
creatorOf New England Society of Charleston, S.C. New England Society records, 1819-1995. South Carolina Historical Society
creatorOf Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858. Samuel Gilman Papers, 1816. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Lowell, Maria, 1821-1853. Autograph letter signed Maria [White] to: "My dear Uncle", October 26th, 1841, Watertown [Mass.] Wellesley College
referencedIn Kollock family. Kollock family papers, 1640-1929 (bulk 1861). South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Studies of Misses Rebecca and Catherine Edwards, 1842. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Holmes family papers, 1711-1938. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gilman family. Papers of the Gilman and Bowen families, 1791-1920 (inclusive) Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Gilman, Caroline Howard, 1794-1888. Caroline Howard Gilman papers, 1810-1880. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Norton, Andrews, 1786-1853. Papers of Andrews Norton, 1806-1853 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858. Papers, 1850-1854. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853. Charles Caldwell letters, 1816-1838, New York. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1798-1893 (inclusive), 1827-1887 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Worcester, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1784-1865. Joseph Emerson Worcester letters [manuscript], 1821, 1861. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dwight, Theodore Frelinghuysen, 1846-1917. Papers II, 1734-1869, bulk: 1800-1864. Massachusetts Historical Society
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associatedWith Cicero, Marcus Tullius. person
correspondedWith Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887 person
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associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. person
correspondedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865, person
associatedWith Farnham, John H. (John Hay), 1791-1833. person
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associatedWith Loring, Ellis Gray, Mrs. person
associatedWith Lowell, Maria, 1821-1853. person
associatedWith Murdock, Kenneth Ballard, 1895-1975. person
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associatedWith Pierce, Benjamin, 1809-1880. person
associatedWith Pierpont, John, 1819-1879, person
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associatedWith Unitarian Church (Charleston, S.C.) corporateBody
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Birth 1791

Death 1858

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