Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908

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Episcopalian bishop.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645260286

Bishop of New York.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to J.B. Gilder, on the occasion of J.R. Lowell's 70th birthday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618790

From the description of Autograph letters signed (10) : New York, etc., to Dr. Baldwin, 1892 May 25-1902 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270860204

Epithet: Bishop of New York

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Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of New York.

From the description of Henry Codman Potter papers, 1869-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663501396

Bishop.

From the description of Autograph signature to typewritten letter : New York, to Prof. Knight, 1906 Dec. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618794

Author and clergyman; Bishop of New York.

From the description of Letters and autograph of H.C. Potter, 1896. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 70716459

Henry Codman Potter (1834-1908) was an American Episcopal bishop. He served as rector of Christ Church in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (1858-1859) and of St John's Church in Troy, New York (1859-1866). He was secretary of the House of Bishops (1866-1883), assistant rector of Trinity Church, Boston (1866-1868), rector of Grace Church, New York City (1868-1884), and in 1887 he succeeded his uncle, Horatio Potter, as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Potter was known for his interest in social reform and in politics. In addition to his work assisting missions on the east side of New York City, which continued even after he became a bishop, he frequently assisted in settling labor disputes and was outspoken in his criticism of Mayor Robert Van Wyck for his affiliation with Tammany Hall.

He was also a productive author; among his works are Sisterhoods and Deaconesses at Home and Abroad (New York 1871); The Gates of the East, a Winter in Egypt and Syria (1877); Sermons of the City (1881); Waymarks (1892); The Scholar and the State (1897); Addresses to Women engaged in Church Work (1898); The East of To-day and To-Morrow (1902); The Citizen in his Relation to Industrial Situation (1902); Law and Loyalty (1903); Modern Man and his Fellow Man (1903); and Reminiscences of Bishops and Archbishops (1906).

[Portions of this biographical sketch adapted from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica (online edition).]

From the guide to the Henry Codman Potter Letters, 1870-1906, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Papers, ca.1845-1908 Houghton Library
referencedIn Ashton, Leonora Sill,. Bishops' and lay leaders' correspondence, 1788-1913. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Protestant Episcopal bishops collection, 1740-1950 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Benjamin B. Odell Letters, 1901-1922 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Heloise Durant Rose Letters, 1873-1945 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Club (Organization). Memorials, 1905-1934. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Protestant Episcopal Bishops collection, 1740-1950 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908. Autograph letter signed : New York, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Parker, Charles Astor, 1867-1957. Charles Astor Parker papers, 1861-1952. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909. Richard Watson Gilder papers, 1855-1916. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Henry Codman Potter Letters, 1870-1906 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908. Letters and autograph of H.C. Potter, 1896. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Anderson, Charles Palmerston, 1863-1930. Report on Philippine tariff, Jul. 25, 1907. University of Michigan
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1835-1908. Autograph signature to typewritten letter : New York, to Prof. Knight, 1906 Dec. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921 Houghton Library
referencedIn Episcopal Bishops collection, 1778-1911 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Evarts family papers, 1753-1960 (bulk 1798-1901) Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Chorley, Edward Clowes, 1865-1949. E. Clowes Chorley papers, 1765-1949 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Peabody, Marian Lawrence. 1875-1974. Letters and family papers, 1783-1957 Houghton Library
referencedIn Edward Sanford Martin correspondence and compositions, 1882-1939 (inclusive), 1900-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Papers of Irving Bacheller [manuscript] 1900-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn E. Clowes Chorley papers, 1765-1949 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1835-1908. David and Jonathan in the Wood of Ziph : autograph manuscript unsigned of page one of the article : [n.p., 1895]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
Potter, Henry Codman, 1835-1908. David and Jonathan in the Wood of Ziph : autograph manuscript unsigned of page one of the article : [n.p., 1895]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Russell, Francis Thayer, 1828-1910. Correspondence, 1883. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Edward Warren Ordway papers, 1893-1914, 1898-1906 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Bager, Henry. 19th and 20th century Philadelphia business records, 1810-1919. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908. Correspondence to Henry Charles Lea, 1900. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Ferris, Morris Patterson, Mrs., 1855-1932. Correspondence, 1888-[ca. 1930] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn East Side House Records, 1851-1992 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Ordway, Edward Warren, 1864-. Edward Warren Ordway papers, 1893-1914, bulk (1898-1906). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Stephen Johnson Field Letters Addressed to Him, 1862-1896 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1835-1908. Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, to J. Pierpont Morgan, 1891 Dec. 24 and 1895 Feb. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. CCCLX (ff. 302). Nov.-Dec. 7 1874.includes:f. 1 Alexander Wood, physician: Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1868-1874.ff. 3, 10, 21, 53, 66, 162, 242, 249 Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps De Lisle, Catholic writer: Correspondence with W. E. Gladston... British Library
creatorOf Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918, recipient. Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937 Houghton Library
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908. Henry Codman Potter papers, 1869-1905. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
creatorOf Tilghman, William, 1756-1827. Papers concerning Philadelphia, Pa. real estate [manuscript] 1809-1939. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn David B. Hill Papers, 1885-1910 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library
creatorOf Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974,. Atcheson L. Hench collection of letters of Jean A.A.J. Jusserand, Edward Everett Hale and James Bryce [manuscript] 1871-1926. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn East Side House Settlement. East Side House records, 1851-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960. Additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1835-1908. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Grover Cleveland, 1892 June 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1835-1908. Typewritten letter signed : New York, to W.A. Knight, 1906 Dec. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Papers of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1866-1919. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908. Autograph letter signed : to J.B. Gilder, on the occasion of J.R. Lowell's 70th birthday. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Garrison family correspondence, 1857-1919. Houghton Library
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1835-1908. Autograph letter signed : to J. P. Morgan, New Year's Eve 1889. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCCXXXVIII (ff. 299). 16 June-21 Sept. 1896.includes:f. 1 Henri Eugène Philippe Louis d' Orléans, Duc d'Aumale: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1860-1896.: Engl. and Fr.f. 3 Christian David Ginsburg, Hebraist: Letters to W. E. Gladston... British Library
referencedIn Additional papers, 1859-1892. Houghton Library
creatorOf Potter, Henry Codman, 1835-1908. Autograph letters signed (10) : New York, etc., to Dr. Baldwin, 1892 May 25-1902 Apr. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893. Papers, 1832-1892 Houghton Library
referencedIn Norton family. Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920 Houghton Library
referencedIn Robbins, Howard Chandler, 1876-1952,. Bishops' papers, 1761-1943. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Platt" to "Ray". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. William Graham Sumner papers, 1863-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Richard Watson Gilder papers, 1855-1916 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
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associatedWith Club (Organization). corporateBody
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correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
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correspondedWith Field, Stephen Johnson, 1816-1899 person
associatedWith Garrison family. family
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correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
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associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Marshall, J. A., fl. 1896, person
correspondedWith Martin, Edward Sanford, 1856-1939 person
associatedWith Miller, DeWitt. person
associatedWith Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
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Birth 1834-05-25

Death 1908-07-21

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