Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905

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Unitarian minister and poet.

From the description of Letters and poem, 1863 Aug. 24-1872 Aug. 4. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 166329703

Massachusetts clergyman and author.

From the description of Note, 1847. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31187642

American author.

From the description of ALS, [1874 August], North Hampton, N. H., to Mr. Morrell. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935455

William Rounseville Alger (1822-1905) attended Harvard Divinity School from 1844-1847. In 1848, he was ordained as a Unitarian minister in Roxbury, Massachusetts, where he served until 1855. He also served at the Bulfinch Street Church in Boston and, later at churches in New York, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Louisiana, and Rhode Island. He was a member of the Free Masons and was an active abolitionist, as noted in his 1857 Fourth of July address The Genius and Posture of America. He was a contributor to the publications Old and New and the Christian Examiner, the latter of which he co-edited during the 1860s. His major literary works included The Poetry of the East (1856) and A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life (1860). He was interested in eschatological themes and his work contributed to the growth of the nascent study of comparative theology.

From the guide to the Alger, William Rounseville. Notebooks, 1822-1905., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

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creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. Letters and poem, 1863 Aug. 24-1872 Aug. 4. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. William Rounseville Alger. Papers, 1840-1960. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905,. Autograph letter signed from William Rounseville Alger to William Winter [manuscript], [19th or 20th century]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Nathaniel Parker Willis Collection, 1863 Dec 4 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Parsons, Thomas William, 1819-1892. Papers of Thomas William Parsons [manuscript] 1854-1873. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Giles, Henry, 1809-1882. Letters of Henry Giles [manuscript], 1855-1864. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Webster, E. F. Autograph letters, 1873-1899. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. Note, 1847. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. William Rounseville Alger. Papers, 1840-1960. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Papers, 1791-1921 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860. Papers of Theodore Parker [manuscript], 1853-1855. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891,. Autograph letters signed from Lawrence Barrett to various people [manuscript], 1871-1891. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. Robert Dale Owen letters, 1845-1874. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879,. Petition signed by 83 American authors to the Committee on Ways and Means, January 17th, 1866. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Ralph Waldo Emerson collection, 1793-1937. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. Letter to Bigelow [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hillard, George Stillman, 1808-1879. Papers, 1862-1871 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf William Rounseville Alger letters, 1858-1903 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. ALS, [1874 August], North Hampton, N. H., to Mr. Morrell. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. Letter to William Rounseville Alger, 1863 December 4. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville. Notebooks, 1822-1905. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905,. Poems, [ca. 1850-1905]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Letters, 1839-1852. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Oakes, James, 1807-1878,. Autograph letter signed from James Oakes, Boston, to William Winter, London [manuscript], 1877 April 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Allibone, S. Austin (Samuel Austin), 1816-1889. Papers of Samuel Austin Allibone [manuscript] 1858-86. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. Letter to Bigelow, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Oakes, James, 1807-1878,. Autograph letter signed from James Oakes, Boston, to William Winter, London [manuscript], 1877 June 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1791-1921 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Delsarte, François, 1811-1871. François Alexandre Nicolas Delsarte papers, 1811-1934 (bulk 1830-1899). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. Letters to William Rounseville Alger and family, 1879 June 27-1883 May 4 Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn King, Thomas Starr, 1824-1864. Thomas Starr King papers, 1854-1864. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. Correspondence, 1870-1874, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. Autograph manuscript signed, 1859 October 3. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Saxe, John Godfrey, 1816-1887. Papers of John G. Saxe [manuscript], 1852-1884. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872,. Autograph letters signed from Edwin Forrest to various recipients [manuscript], 1825-1871. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1836-1942. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931. Papers, 1867-1931 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Alger, William Rounseville, 1822-1905. Poem [manuscript], 1892 March 17. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Poor family. Papers, 1791-1921 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
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Birth 1822

Death 1905

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