Muhlenberg, William Augustus, 1796-1877

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American clergyman and poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lancaster, to Rev. George Boyd, 1821 Oct. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612830

Distinguished Episcopal clergyman, rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, New York City, 1846-1877. His hymn "I would not live alone" is widely known.

From the description of W. A. Muhlenberg letter and poems [manuscript], 1863 Dec 1 and [18]73 Nov 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648017684

From the description of W. A. Muhlenberg letter and poem [manuscript], 1863 Dec 1 and [18]73 Nov 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 318063016

William Augustus Muhlenberg was an evangelical clergyman in the Episcopal Church, known for his innovative and influential education theories. Born into a prominent Philadelphia family, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and was ordained in the church. He held several ecclesiastical posts, first in Lancaster, and later in New York. While rector of St. George's in Flushing, Long Island, he founded St. Paul's College; although financial woes caused the school to close, it served as a template for later institutions such as the Groton School. He also founded St. Luke's hospital in New York City, and a philanthropic community on Long Island Sound.

From the description of W.A. Muhlenberg letter to My dear George, 1850 May 28. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 137301056

Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier.

From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society)

Matthew Clarkson (1758-1825) was an American military officer during the American Revolution and lived in New York City. Matthew Clarkson, Jr. (1796-1883) was a resident of Flatbush. Charles P. McIlvaine (1799-1873) was rector of St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn from 1827 to 1833. William A. Muhlenberg (1796-1877) was an Episcopal minister in Flushing and New York City. Cyrus Bull was secretary of St. Ann's Church.

From the guide to the Clarkson family papers, Bulk, 1812-1815, 1793-1869, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

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creatorOf Muhlenberg, William Augustus, 1796-1877. [Letters to Samuel Seabury.]. Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, Keller Library
referencedIn Chorley, Edward Clowes, 1865-1949. E. Clowes Chorley papers, 1765-1949 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Muhlenberg family papers, 1769-1866, 1769-1866 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Foote Family. Papers, 1739-1972. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Clarkson family. Papers, 1784-1870. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Muhlenberg, William Augustus, 1796-1877. Autograph letter signed : Lancaster, to Rev. George Boyd, 1821 Oct. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dr. Muhlenberg's library. Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, Keller Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Kerfoot, J. B. (John Barrett), 1816-1881. John Barrett Kerfoot papers, 1839-1886. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
referencedIn Alexander family. Alexander family papers, 1635-1983 [manuscript]. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Muhlenberg, William Augustus, 1796-1877. W. A. Muhlenberg letter and poem [manuscript], 1863 Dec 1 and [18]73 Nov 15. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Society of St. Johnland. Records, 1897-1980. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Clarkson family papers, Bulk, 1812-1815, 1793-1869 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Embury, Emma C. (Emma Catherine), 1806-1863. Emma C. Embury salon album, 1825-1870. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Muhlenberg, William Augustus, 1796-1877. W. A. Muhlenberg letter and poems [manuscript], 1863 Dec 1 and [18]73 Nov 15. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bloomfield, Isabella Macomb. Families of Philadelphia papers, 1700-1942 [manuscript] Haverford College Library
creatorOf Muhlenberg, William Augustus, 1796-1877. W.A. Muhlenberg letter to My dear George, 1850 May 28. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Bancker, Charles Nicoll, 1778-1869. Family papers, ca.1733-1894. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Royal L. Lewis journal and commonplace book, Lewis, Royal L. commonplace book, 1844-1847 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn E. Clowes Chorley papers, 1765-1949 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Adams, John, 1735-1826 person
associatedWith Alexander family. family
associatedWith Bancker, Anne E. person
associatedWith Bancker, Charles Gerard person
associatedWith Bancker, Charles Nicoll, 1778-1869. person
associatedWith Bancker, Evert, b. 1734 person
associatedWith Bancker family family
associatedWith Bancker, Sarah U. person
associatedWith Banks family family
associatedWith Beasley, Frederick, 1777-1845 person
associatedWith Bergen, Henry, 1873- person
associatedWith Boyd, George, person
associatedWith Buchanan, James, 1791-1868 person
associatedWith Bull, Cyrus person
associatedWith Chorley, Edward Clowes, 1865-1949. person
associatedWith Clarkson family family
associatedWith Clarkson family. family
associatedWith Clarkson, Matthew, 1758-1825 person
associatedWith Embury, Emma C. (Emma Catherine), 1806-1863. person
associatedWith Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874 person
associatedWith Foote Family. family
associatedWith Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849 person
associatedWith Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831 person
associatedWith Hazard, Samuel, 1784-1870 person
associatedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 person
associatedWith Kerfoot, J. B. (John Barrett), 1816-1881. person
associatedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves, marquis de, 1757-1834 person
associatedWith Lewis, Royal L., b. ca. 1820 person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836 person
associatedWith Marshall, John G., (John George), 1789-1880 person
associatedWith McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, 1799-1873 person
associatedWith McIlvaine, H. M. person
associatedWith Miller, Samuel, 1769-1850 person
associatedWith Montgomery, James C. person
associatedWith Montgomery, John T., (John Teackle), 1817 person
associatedWith Muhlenberg family. family
associatedWith Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885 person
associatedWith Pellew, Henry Edward, fl. 1873, person
associatedWith Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829 person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
associatedWith Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866 person
associatedWith Seabury, Samuel, 1801-1872. person
associatedWith Smith, Christopher person
associatedWith Society of St. Johnland. corporateBody
associatedWith Stevens, John, 1749-1838 person
associatedWith Talbot, Violetta Bancker person
associatedWith Teackle, Elizabeth Bancker person
associatedWith Teackle, John person
associatedWith Upshur, Abel Percy person
associatedWith Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829 person
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United States - Commerce - To 1865
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Flushing (New York, N.Y.)
Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)
United States
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Business and Skilled Trades
Women's history
Antebellum Politics
American Revolution
Land and Speculation
Philadelphia History
Literature, Arts, and Culture
Marriage and Family Life
Pennsylvania History
Education
Trade
Early National Politics
Anglican Communion--Clergy--Correspondence
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Birth 1796-09-16

Death 1877-04-08

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