Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918

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Minot Judson Savage was an American Unitarian clergyman and writer. He led congregations throughout the United States, including California, Chicago, Boston, and New York, openly supporting Darwin's evolutionary theories and social reform. Some of his most popular books discussed his views on life after death.

From the description of Minot J. Savage letter to Mrs. King, 1904. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51590010

Church of the Unity minister.

From the description of Letter : Boston, to Mary A. Livermore, 1894 May 15. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 610238778

Savage was minister of the Church of Unity, Boston, 1873-1896 (cf. Dict. of Am. Biog.).

From the description of Letter [18]88 Mar. 8 [Boston] to [E.C.] Stedman [New York]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364206

Minot Judson Savage (1841-1918) of Norridgewock, Me., became a Unitarian clergyman, author and lecturer. He interrupted his studies at Bangor Theological Seminary, from which he was graduated in June 1864, to serve as a delegate from the U.S. Christian Commission to the fields, hospitals and battlegrounds of the Civil War.

From the description of Papers, 1856; 1863-1864; 1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207169270

Minot Judson Savage (1841-1918) graduated from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1864, at which time he was ordained to the Congregational ministry. He served Congregational churches in San Mateo and Grass Valley, California ; Framingham, Massachusetts ; and Hannibal, Missouri . In 1873, he left the Congregationalists and joined the Unitarian faith. Rev. Savage served as pastor of the Third Unitarian Church of Chicago during 1873. In 1874, he accepted an appointment as pastor of the Church of the Unity in Boston and served there until 1896 when he joined the Church of the Messiah in New York . During his lifetime, Rev. Savage was a prolific author, and his writings include Christianity, the Science of Mankind (1873); The Religion of Evolution (1876); The Morals of Evolution (1880); Life Beyond Death (1899); and Can Telepathy Explain? (1902).

From the guide to the Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918. Scrapbook, 1887-1897., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

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referencedIn Eliot, Samuel A. (Samuel Atkins), 1862-1950. Papers, 1885-1950 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918. Letter : Boston, to Mary A. Livermore, 1894 May 15. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Sunderland, Jabez Thomas, 1842-1936. Jabez Thomas Sunderland papers, 1868-1936. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918. Minot J. Savage letter to Mrs. King, 1904. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918. Papers, 1856; 1863-1864; 1905. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell collection of papers, 1841-1903 bulk (1841-1893). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jabez Thomas Sunderland Papers, 1868-1936 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Pennsylvania. Seybert Commission for Investigating Modern Spiritualism. Records, 1884-1922. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Savage, Minot Judson, 1841-1918. Where is God? : poem, [1877?]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Savage, Minot Judson, 1841-1918. Letter [18]88 Mar. 8 [Boston] to [E.C.] Stedman [New York]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918. Scrapbook, 1887-1897. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. Papers, ca. 1855-1909. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925. Papers of James Lane Allen [manuscript] 1890-1919. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899. Letter : [New York, N.Y.], to Mr. [Minot J.] Savage, 1898 Dec. 16. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Edward Webster McGlenen papers, 1857-1937 (inclusive), 1857-1890 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899. Letter : Washington, D.C., to M.J. Savage, 1878 July 17. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. Papers of James Russell Lowell [manuscript], 1802-1927 (bulk 1838-1891). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1857-1962. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Papers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1764-1934 (bulk 1830-1881). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Fiske Correspondence, 1874-1900 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Smith, David Eugene, 1860-1944,. Historical papers, [ca. 1400-1899]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn John Thomas Codman Brook Farm collection, 1840-1901. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dodge, Henry Nehemiah, 1843-1937. Papers, 1857-1962 (inclusive), 1857-1936 (bulk). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Letters to William James from various correspondents and photograph album, 1865-1929. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918. Letter, 1898 June 6, New York, to Lemuel K. Washburn, Boston. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn James Russell Lowell collection of papers, 1841-1903, 1841-1893 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918. Papers, 1883-1892. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. Correspondence, 1865-1913, "Savage" to "Sullemand". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Papers, 1885-1950. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn William James correspondence, 1856-1910. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Mr. [Minot J.] Savage, 1882 Dec. 8. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn McGehee, Charles White 1914-. Charles White McGehee. Papers relating to essay on Minot Judson Savage, 1959-1969. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
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Walt Whitman to Reverend Minot Judson Savage, 4 November 1880 Walt Whitman Archive
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associatedWith Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925. person
associatedWith American Home Missionary Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Church of the Unity (South Boston, Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
correspondedWith Codman, John Thomas. person
associatedWith Dickinson family, collector. family
associatedWith Dodge, Henry Nehemiah, 1843-1937. person
associatedWith Eliot, Samuel A. (Samuel Atkins), 1862-1950. person
associatedWith Fiske, John, 1842-1901 person
associatedWith Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899. person
correspondedWith James, William, 1842-1910 person
associatedWith Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice, 1820-1905. person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith McGehee, Charles White 1914- person
correspondedWith McGlenen, Edward W. (Edward Webster). person
associatedWith Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. person
associatedWith Smith, David Eugene, 1860-1944, person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. person
associatedWith Sunderland, Jabez Thomas, 1842-1936. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States Christian Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. Seybert Commission for Investigating Modern Spiritualism. corporateBody
associatedWith Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. person
associatedWith Washburn, Lemuel K., 1846- person
correspondedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
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Nashville (Tenn.)
Massachusetts--Boston
Alabama
Kentucky
United States
Tennessee
Mammoth Cave (Ky.)
United States
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African Americans--Religion
Women--Suffrage
Unitarian Universalist churches--Clergy--Correspondence
African Americans--Education (Elementary)
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Birth 1841-06-10

Death 1918-05-22

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