Weiss, John, 1818-1879

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Boston clergyman and author.

From the description of Letter and photograph of John Weiss, 1876 February 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 62383380

John Weiss was a radical New England Unitarian minister and author. He was an ardent abolitionist and advocate of women's rights, and a Transcendentalist. His many lectures and literary works include commentaries on Shakespeare, American literature, modern religion, and Greek religion; he was a pivotal figure in translating German literature and literary style into English.

From the description of John Weiss letters, 1861-1870. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52184771

The Reverend John Weiss (1818-1879) of Worcester and Boston, Mass., graduated from Harvard in 1837 and attended the University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1842-1843. He was pastor of the Unitarian Church in Watertown, Mass., 1843-1847 and 1862-1869, and the Congregational Society of New Bedford, Mass., 1847-1859. Forced to resign due to his abolitionist views, Weiss turned to lecturing and writing poetry, articles, and reviews for several magazines. He also produced literary studies of Shakespeare and Schiller, and wrote the Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker in 1863.

From the description of Correspondence, 1839-1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191259842

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creatorOf Weiss, John, 1818-1879. Letter and photograph of John Weiss, 1876 February 23. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters from various persons, 1860-1893. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Letters, 1852 Dec. 8-1863 July 6. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Weiss, John, 1818-1879. ALS : Watertown, [Mass.], to My Dear Mr. [Charles] Sumner, 1865 Jan. 4. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
referencedIn Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Letter, 186?. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. Letter to John Weiss, 1873-1876. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Radical : correspondence, 1865-1870. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. Letter, 1868. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Weiss, John, 1818-1879. Correspondence, 1839-1894. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Weiss, John, 1818-1879,. Autograph letter signed from John Weiss, Watertown, to Conway [manuscript], 1867 June 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Mann, Horace, 1796-1859. Letter, 1846. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Ticknor and Fields records, 1839-1881. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Examiner Club (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1829-1963. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Weiss, John, 1818-1879. John Weiss letters, 1861-1870. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Belcher, Jonathan, 1682-1757. Belcher-Jennison-Weiss Papers, 1722-1905. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Tilton, Eleanor M. (Eleanor Marguerite), 1913-. Papers, 1770-1991. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888. Papers of Amos Bronson Alcott 1840-92. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005, 1960-1995 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Records of U.S. Attorneys. 1821 - 1994. Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits. 1917 - 1921. Enemy Alien Registration Affidavit for John Weiss
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935. Letter, 1860. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letter, 1876. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Papers of Ralph Waldo Emerson [manuscript], 1822-1930 (bulk 1830-1877). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn C. S. (Charles Stearns) Wheeler correspondence, 1833-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1850-1895 (inclusive), 1852-1878 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Letter, 1846. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Eleanor M. Tilton Papers, 1770-1991 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn C. S. (Charles Stearns) Wheeler papers, 1757-1866. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888. person
associatedWith Bandmann, Daniel Edward, 1840-1905 person
associatedWith Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. person
associatedWith Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888 person
correspondedWith Conway, fl. 1867 person
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. person
associatedWith Examiner Club (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fields, Annie, 1834-1915, person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935. person
associatedWith Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. person
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Mann, Horace, 1796-1859. person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. person
associatedWith Pierce, Edward Lillie, 1829-1897 person
associatedWith Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917 person
associatedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. person
associatedWith Ticknor and Fields. corporateBody
associatedWith Tilton, Eleanor M. (Eleanor Marguerite), 1913- person
associatedWith Underwood, Mr, person
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services. corporateBody
associatedWith Weiss, Mary Galloupe. person
correspondedWith Wheeler, C. S. (Charles Stearns), 1816-1843 person
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Paris (France)
Heidelberg (Germany)
Watertown (Mass.)
Worcester (Mass.)
New Bedford (Mass.)
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Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
Unitarian churches
Military music


Birth 1818-06-28

Death 1879-03-09



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