Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882

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Orville Dewey (1794-1882) was born and died in Sheffield, Mass. He graduated from Williams College in 1814, and Andover Seminary in 1819. Shortly after, he became an Unitarian, and served as minister at the following churches: Federal Street Church (Boston, Mass.), 1821-1823; First Church (New Bedford, Mass.), 1822-1833; Second Congregational Church (New York, N.Y.), 1835-1848; New South Church (Boston, Mass.), 1857-1861. Dewey received an honorary D.D. from Harvard in 1839. He was president of the American Unitarian Association from 1845 to 1847, and preached and lectured extensively; some of his published works include: _Discourses on Human Life_ (N.Y., 1841); _On Experimental Religion_ (Boston, 1842); _On American Morals and Manners_ (Boston, 1844); and many others.

From the description of Correspondence, 1837-1885. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259295

Unitarian minister; graduated from Williams College, 1814, and Andover Seminary, 1819; agent, American Education Society, 1819-1820; ministered to the Congregational Church in Gloucester, Mass., 1820-1821; assisted Channing at Federal St. Church, Boston, 1821-1823; served as minister at First Church, New Bedford, Mass. (1823-1833), Second Congregational Church (Church of the Messiah), New York (1835-1848), and New South Church, Boston (1857-1861); fourth president of the American Unitarian Association, 1845-1847; first clerical member of the Artists' Club (or Club of XXI) of New York; founder of the Employment Society.

From the description of Papers, 1819-1882 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 181964339

Orville Dewey (1794-1882) was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Williams College in 1814, Andover Seminary in 1819, and was awarded a DD from Harvard Divinity School in 1839. He served as the pastor of the Congregational Church in Gloucester, Massachusetts, for one year before becoming a Unitarian. He then went on to serve as the minister of the Federal Street Church in Boston (1821-23), the First Church in New Bedford Massachusetts (1823-33), the Second Congregational Church (later Church of the Messiah ) in New York City (1835-48), and the New South Church in Boston (1857-61). Dewey was one of the founders of the Employment Society, which was the first organized attempt to help the city's poor. He also served as the fourth president of the American Unitarian Association from 1845 to 1847. His publications include a series of lectures given at the Lowell Institute, which included The Problem of Human Destiny (1864), Discourses on Various Subjects (1835), and The Old World and The New (1836).

From the guide to the Papers, 1819-1882., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

American clergyman and author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, to the Rev. John Pierpont, Jr., 1856 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270517735

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referencedIn Channing, William Ellery. Papers, 1803-1900. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Papers of Joseph and William Whipple, 1717-1904 (inclusive), 1763-1814 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Henry W. Bellows correspondence, 1830-1880. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1817-1867. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Clark, John Flavel. Sermons, 1699-1868. Rutgers University
referencedIn Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Fragment from a review of Orville Dewey's "The old world and the new" : autograph manuscript, ca. 1836. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898. Correspondence, 1842-1897 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882. Autograph letter signed : Charleston, to the Rev. John Pierpont, Jr., 1856 May 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844. Personal and family papers, 1817-1913. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882,. Autograph signed letters from Orville Dewey, New York and Sheffield [Massachusetts], to [Frances Anne] Kemble [manuscript], 1836-1861. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Correspondence, 1815-1859. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Peabody, Mary T., 1806-1887. Correspondence, 1811-1834. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Review of Orville Dewey's "The old world and the new" : autograph manuscript, 1836. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Papers, 1813-1852. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn John Thomas Codman Brook Farm collection, 1840-1901. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Emerson family papers, 1699-1939. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Derby, Martha Coffin, 1783-1832. Derby-Peabody family papers, 1788-1868. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers, 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882. Papers, 1819-1882 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
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creatorOf Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867. Papers, 1798-1908. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Papers II, 1830-1843. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882. Correspondence, 1837-1885. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Papers, 1819-1882. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856. Autograph Book, 1717-1849. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860. Letter to [Orville] Dewey. London, [Eng.]. 1838 May 20. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Spring, Rebecca. Rebecca Spring papers, ca. 1830-1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1819-1882. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Charles Franklin Dunbar autograph collection, 1757-1865. Houghton Library.
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Birth 1794-03-28

Death 1882-03-21

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