Storrs, Richard S. (Richard Salter), 1821-1900

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Richard Salter Storrs (1821-1900) was born in Braintree, MA into a family of clergymen. His great-grandfather, John Storrs (1735-1799), was a pastor in Southold, Long Island from 1763 to 1776, and again from 1782 to 1787. The eldest son of John Storrs, Richard Salter Storrs (1763-1819), was a pastor in Longmeadow, MA. His eldest son, also named Richard Salter Storrs (1787-1873), preached in Braintree, MA.

As a fourth generation minister, Richard Salter Storrs (1821-1900) received training at Amherst College, graduating in 1839, and Andover Theological Seminary, graduating in 1845. He served as pastor at the Harvard Congregational Church in Brookline, MA in 1845, and at the Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, N.Y. from 1846 until his death. He married Mary Elwell Jenk (b. 1824) in 1845. In addition to his work in the church, Storrs was a writer and historian. He was an editor of the New York Independent from 1848 to 1861, and served as President of the Long Island Historical Society (now Brooklyn Historical Society) from 1873 to 1900.

Sources Storrs, Charles. The Storrs Family: Genealogical and Other Memoranda. New York: Privately printed, 1886.

From the guide to the Richard Salter Storrs family collection, 1764-1900, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Reports of sermons delivered by Rev. Richard Salter Storrs, Jr, 1872 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn United States. Army. Programme of the order of exercies at the re-raising of the United States flag on Fort Sumter; 1865 Apr. 14, Charleston, S.C. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Church of the Pilgrims collection, 1846-1932 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Storrs, Richard S. (Richard Salter), 1821-1900. Reports of sermons delivered by Rev. Richard Salter Storrs, Jr., 1872. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Woolsey family. Woolsey family papers, 1750-1976 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Church of the Pilgrims (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). Record of reception of Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Storrs by the Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, N.Y., on completion of forty years' pastorate : manuscript, 1886 Nov. 18. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Giles, Henry, 1809-1882. Letters of Henry Giles [manuscript], 1855-1864. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Woolsey family papers, 1750-1969, 1811-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Storrs, Richard S. (Richard Salter), 1821-1900. Letter : Brooklyn, N.Y., to unknown person, 1852 Oct. 12. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Woolsey family. Woolsey family papers, 1750-1950 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Richard Salter Storrs family collection, 1764-1900 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Church of the Pilgrims (New York, N.Y.). Records, [ca. 1844-1910]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Storrs, Joseph. Papers, 1803-1880. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Storrs, Richard S. (Richard Salter), 1821-1900. Letter : Brooklyn, N.Y., to unknown person, 1852 Oct. 12. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Storrs family. Papers, 1851-1893. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Church of the Pilgrims (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Church of the Pilgrims (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). Pilgrim Chapel. corporateBody
associatedWith Church of the Pilgrims (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). Young Men's Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Church of the Pilgrims (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dickinson family, collector. family
associatedWith Giles, Henry, 1809-1882. person
correspondedWith Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 person
associatedWith Storrs family. family
associatedWith Storrs, John, 1735-1799 person
associatedWith Storrs, Joseph. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith United States. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith Woolsey family. family
associatedWith Woolsey family. family
associatedWith Woolsey family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Religious life and customs
Southold (N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
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Sermons, American--19th century
Congregational churches--Clergy
Lectures and lecturing
City clergy--New York (State)--New York
Sermons
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Birth 1821-08-21

Death 1900-06-07

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