Weiss, John, 1818-1879Alternative names
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
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|New Bedford (Mass.)|
|Voyages and travels|
|Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence|