Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882

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Unitarian minister; President, United States Sanitary Commission during the Civil War.

From the description of Henry W. Bellows letters, 1861-1863. (Columbia University in the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 62754818

New York City resident and Unitarian clergyman.

From the description of Letter, 1844. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31526778

Henry Whitney Bellows (1814-1882) was born in Boston and received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1832. He earned an S.T.D. from Harvard University in 1854. In 1882 he was ordained as a Unitarian minister at the First Congregational Church (later renamed All Souls Church ) of New York. From 1861 to 1878 Bellows was the president of the United States Sanitary Commission, which was a charity service for Union soldiers during the Civil War. During the Civil War, Bellows worked to establish the National Conference of Unitarian Churches, which became formally affiliated with the American Unitarian Association in 1925

From the guide to the Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney). Presentation photo album, 1868., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

Clergyman.

From the description of Henry W. Bellows correspondence, 1861-1866. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450613

Collection consists of nineteen letters to various correspondents and a memorandum of outgoing correspondence by Henry W. Bellows, 1842-1881; an endorsed check; clipped autograph material; newspaper clippings; and two brief letters written on his behalf by son Russell N. Bellows. Letters mainly concern preaching, lecturing and social engagements; also, editorial and publishing activities, family matters, and Bellows' voyage to Liverpool, 1848 on Moses H. Grinnell's ship Ashburton. Letters written 1863-1864 as President of the Sanitary Commission include acknowledgment of a railroad pass and a letter of recommendation for Oscar B. Ireland. Also present is a photograph portrait of Bellows, attached to letter of 8 Feb. 1854 to Mr. and Mrs. Putnam.

From the guide to the Henry W. Bellows papers, 1842-1881, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Unitarian clergyman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "United States Sanitary Commission," New York, to W.P. Fessenden, 1867 Mar. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270905800

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referencedIn Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903. Frederick Law Olmsted papers, 1777-1952 (bulk 1838-1903). Library of Congress
creatorOf Clark, Henry Grafton, 1814-1892. Papers, 1816-1899. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Letter : New York, to unknown person, 1868 Sept. 17. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876. Charlotte Cushman papers, 1823-1941 (bulk 1861-1875). Library of Congress
referencedIn Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. Topical pamphlet collection, <1741>-<1996>. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Henry W. Bellows. Presentation photo album, 1868. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Henry W. Bellows papers, 1783-1907. Library of Congress
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, V, 1476-1947. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1832-1892. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Barton, Clara, 1821-1912. Clara Barton papers, 1805-1958 (bulk 1861-1912). Library of Congress
referencedIn Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856. Autograph Book, 1717-1849. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Craig, Austin, 1824-1881. Austin Craig and family papers, 1733-1956. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney). Presentation photo album, 1868. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Papers of Ralph Waldo Emerson [manuscript], 1822-1930 (bulk 1830-1877). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Frederick Law Olmsted Papers, 1777-1952, (bulk 1838-1903) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Henry W. Bellows correspondence, 1861-1866. Library of Congress
referencedIn Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931. Papers, 1867-1931 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Autograph letter signed : "United States Sanitary Commission," New York, to W.P. Fessenden, 1867 Mar. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Anonymous Civil War letter, 1863 Oct. 4. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Letter, 1844. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879,. Petition signed by 83 American authors to the Committee on Ways and Means, January 17th, 1866. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876. Papers, 1837-1875 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Bloor, A. J. (Alfred Janson), 1828-1917. Papers, [ca. 1848-1916]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Slocum, John. ALS : to H.W. Bellows, 1835 May 9. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882. Papers, 1819-1882 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Spring, Rebecca. Rebecca Spring papers, ca. 1830-1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1819-1882. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Records of the American National Red Cross. 1881 - 2008. Background Files to the History of the Relief Service of the U.S. Sanitary Commission
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel Joseph May diary, 1865. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867. Papers, 1798-1908. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Cartes-de-visite album and biographies, ca. 1875-1876. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charlotte Cushman Papers, 1823-1941, (bulk 1861-1875) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1872. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Henry W. Bellows correspondence, 1830-1880. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel Joseph May Diary, 1866. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Two autograph collections, 185?, 1888. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1798-1893 (inclusive), 1827-1887 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Benson John Lossing Collection, 1843-1917 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel J. May diary, 1870. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Bloor, A. J. (Alfred Janson), 1828-1917. Diaries, 1848-1867. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Clara Barton Papers, 1805-1958, (bulk 1861-1912) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Autograph letters signed from Henry Whitney Bellows, New York, to [Frances Anne] Kemble [manuscript], [1856]-1857. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf United States Sanitary Commission. United States Sanitary Commission records, 1861-1878, bulk (1861-1872). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. Papers of David Ames Wells, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress
creatorOf Henry W. Bellows papers, 1842-1881 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Derby, Martha Coffin, 1783-1832. Derby-Peabody family papers, 1788-1868. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Henry W. Bellows letters, 1861-1863. Columbia University in the City of New York, Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
creatorOf King, Thomas Starr, 1824-1864. Thomas Starr King letters to Henry Whitney Bellows : mss., 1858-1863. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Russell, H. Everett, fl. 1865. Autograph letter signed : New York, to President Johnson, 1865 May 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Letter, 1874. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke correspondence, 1845-1872. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hedge, Frederic Henry, 1805-1890. Papers, 1819-1932 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn David Ames Wells Papers, 1795-1898, (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Letter : New York, to unknown person, 1868 Sept. 17. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Posner, Russell Maximilian. Collection relating primarily to politics in California, 1859-1932 (bulk 1923-1932). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1819-1882. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Cleveland, Henry Whitney, 1836-1907. Henry Whitney Cleveland : papers, 1863-1906. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1867-1931. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Holland Collection of Literary Letters (MS 168), 1850-1880, 1872-1878 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers, ca. 1860-1907 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886. Papers, 1836-1886 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Bush, George, Rev., 1796-1859. Papers, 1830-1859. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Damon, David, 1787-1843. Papers, 1800-1891. Library of Congress
referencedIn Correspondence, 1815-1859. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Whitney, A. D. T. (Adeline Dutton Train), 1824-1906. Papers of A.D.T. Whitney [manuscript], 1866-1905. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856. Autograph book, 1717-1849 (bulk). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
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correspondedWith Barton, Clara, 1821-1912. person
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associatedWith Bellows, Edward. person
associatedWith Bellows family. family
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Unitarian churches
Unitarian churches--History
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Birth 1814-06-11

Death 1882-01-30

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