Bigelow, Andrew, 1795-1877

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Bigelow was a Unitarian clergyman.

From the description of Papers, 1817-1867. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505817

From the guide to the Papers, 1817-1867., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Andrew Bigelow (1795-1877) was born in Groton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1814 and studied law before turning to divinity. He graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1817 and spent some time in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was ordained as an Evangelist in 1820 and subsequently ministered in Eastport, Maine, for one year. In 1823 he was installed as a Unitarian minister at First Parish, Medford, Massachusetts, and afterward led congregations in Washington, D.C.; Taunton, Massachusetts; South Danvers (now Peabody), Massachusetts; and Boston. He married Amelia Sargent Stanwood on January 26, 1824. In 1846 he resigned his post at Pitts Street Chapel to become a minister at large. From that time until his death he was known for his work among the poor. During his lifetime he published two books and a number of sermons. He died in Boston on April 1, 1877.

From the guide to the Bigelow, Andrew. Papers, 1823-1861., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

Andrew Bigelow earned a Harvard A.B. 1814 and became a Unitarian clergyman and author in Massachusetts.

From the description of Bond to Harvard College, September 10, 1810. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064232

Andrew Bigelow graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1817 and was ordained as an evangelist in 1820. In 1823 he was installed as a Unitarian minister in Medford, Massachusetts. He served congregations in Washington, DC, Taunton, Massachusetts, and South Danvers, Massachusetts.

From the description of Andrew Bigelow Papers, 1823-1861 (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 229646602

Andrew Bigelow (1795-1877) was the oldest son of the Hon. Timothy Bigelow (1767-1821), Mass. Speaker of the House, and his wife, Lucy Prescott Bigelow (1771-1852). Bigelow graduated from Harvard College in 1814, Divinity School in 1817, and studied also in Edinburgh, Scotland. He served as Unitarian minister in Eastport, Maine, Medford, Mass., Washington, D.C., and Taunton, Mass., before taking the job in 1845 as minister at large for the Boston Benevolent Fraternity of Churches. He became known as Minister of the "Poor of all Boston." He helped organize the Home for Aged Men in Boston, performed extensive charitable work, mastered twelve languages, and traveled overseas several times. In 1824, Andrew Bigelow married Amelia Stanwood ( - ) of Gloucester, Mass. Two of their children were Timothy Bigelow (1825- ), an attorney, and Theodore Stanwood Bigelow (1826-1872).

From the description of Papers, 1806-1889. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207115092

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creatorOf Lawrence, Amos, 1786-1852. Amos Adams Lawrence papers, 1814-1879. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Walker, James, 1794-1874. Correspondence, 1815-1859 Andover-Harvard Theological Library
creatorOf Bigelow, Andrew, 1795-1877. Papers, 1817-1867. Houghton Library
creatorOf Adams, Thomas, 1724-1812. Papers, 1768-1807. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Bigelow, Andrew, 1795-1877. Papers, 1806-1889. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Our First Men: A Calendar of Wealth, Fashion, and Gentility ... extra-illustrated book, 1795-1893. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Bigelow, Andrew, 1795-1877. Andrew Bigelow Papers, 1823-1861 Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Bigelow, Andrew, 1795-1877. Bond to Harvard College, September 10, 1810. Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Bigelow, John P. (John Prescott), 1797-1872. John Prescott Bigelow papers, 1805-1896 (inclusive) 1814-1863 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856. Autograph Book, 1717-1849. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive), 1820-1888 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf Bigelow, Andrew. Papers, 1823-1861. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Mathematical theses, 1782-1839 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
referencedIn Bigelow, John P. (John Prescott), 1797-1872. Papers, 1805-1896 (bulk 1814-1863) Houghton Library
referencedIn Penmanship Collection, undated; 1762-1856. Gadsden Public Library
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Taunton (Mass.)
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Birth 1795

Death 1877



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