DeCosta, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1831-1904

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Benjamin Franklin DeCosta was born 10 July 1831 Charlestown, MA. He graduated from the Biblical Institute, Concord, NH in 1856 and entered the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was rector at North Adams (1857-1858), and Newton Lower Falls (1858-1860). During the Civil War, he was chaplain of the 5th and 18th Mass. Infantry. He was editor of the Christian Times, Episcopalian, the Magazine of American History, one of the founders of the Huguenot Society of America, one of the organizers of the Church Temperance Society, charter member of the Church Association for the Advancement of the interests of labor, and he organized the first American branch of the White Cross Society. The degree of D.D. was conferred upon him in 1881 by the College of William and Mary. He was rector of the church of St. John the Evangelist in NYC from 1881 until 1899 when he converted to Catholicism. He died 4 November 1904 in New York City.

From the description of Diary of Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, 1857-1904. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 85844520

American clergyman and historian.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, N.Y., to James Carson Brevoort, [1882] Jan. 17 and [no year] Apr. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532839

Historian and rector of St. John the Evangelist, New York City.

From the description of Benjamin F. De Costa papers, 1767-1809, ca. 1868-ca. 1896. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58781792

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referencedIn Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. Papers of Benson John Lossing [manuscript], 1852-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf DeCosta, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1831-1904. Map showing Episcopal Churches in New York / by B.F. DeCosta. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf DeCosta, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1831-1904. Benjamin F. De Costa papers, 1767-1809, ca. 1868-ca. 1896. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf DeCosta, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1831-1904. Diary of Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, 1857-1904. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf DeCosta, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1831-1904. Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf DeCosta, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1831-1904. Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, N.Y., to James Carson Brevoort, [1882] Jan. 17 and [no year] Apr. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915 Houghton Library
referencedIn Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899. Papers of Robert Green Ingersoll, 1877-1909. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf DeCosta, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1831-1904. [Letter], 1882 Nov. 10, New York / B.F. De Costa. Jenks Library at Gordon College, Jenks Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library
creatorOf Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson), 1841-1897. Letter : Philadelphia, [Pa.], to B.F. De Costa, New York, [N.Y.], 1882 Sept. 2. Newberry Library
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associatedWith Brevoot, James Carson, 1818-1887, person
associatedWith Church of St. John the Evangelist (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Church Temperance Society (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Columbus, Christopher. person
associatedWith Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Floyd, Loami. person
associatedWith Gilbert, Humphrey, Sir, 1539?-1583. person
associatedWith Hakujūjikai. corporateBody
associatedWith Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. person
associatedWith Margry, Pierre, 1818-1894. person
correspondedWith Palfrey family. family
associatedWith Smith, John, 1580-1631. person
associatedWith Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain) corporateBody
correspondedWith Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson), 1841-1897. person
associatedWith Verrazzano, Giovanni da, 1485-1528. person
associatedWith Vesey, William, 1674-1746. person
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New York (N.Y.)
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New York (State)--New York
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
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Massachusetts--Wenham
United States
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Episcopal Church--Maps
Manuscripts, American
Church property--Maps
Sermons, American
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Birth 1831-07-10

Death 1904-11-04

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