Langdon, William Chauncy, 1831-1895Alternative names
Astronomer, clergyman, and patent lawyer.
From the description of William Chauncy Langdon papers, 1600-1903 (bulk 1846-1863). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979892
The Reverend William Chauncy Langdon: Episcopal clergyman, who as a layman was one of the co-founders of the Young Men's Christian Association. Before his 1858 ordination he was chief examiner in the US Patent Office. Langdon worked for and wrote extensively on church unity.
From the description of William Chauncy Langdon draft of article "The Future of the Harvard Divinity School" [manuscript], [before September 1881] (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 226837160
William Chauncy Langdon conceived the idea of bringing isolated Christian associations into a bond of union. He initiated a joint conference in Paris for associations in all countries, as well as a system of international correspondence and cooperation. He was the first corresponding secretary for the Young Men's Christian Association, established in July, 1852.
From the description of William Chauncy Langdon papers, 1853-1859 (inclusive) [microform]. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122548900
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