Barrows, John Henry, 1847-1902

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American author and historian.

From the description of Letter and an envelope, 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367396091

John Henry Barrows was born in Medina, Michigan in 1847. He studied at Olivet College, Yale Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, and Andover Theological Seminary before being ordained to the Congregational ministry in 1875. In 1881, he became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Chicago. In 1893, he organized the World's Parliament of Religions in connection with the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Elected President of Oberlin College in 1889, he served three years, dying suddenly of pneumonia in 1902.

From the description of Papers, 1889-1905. (Oberlin College Library). WorldCat record id: 25029717

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referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1832-1892. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912. Daniel H. Burnham Collection, 1836-1946. Aurora University, Phillips Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Barrows, John Henry, 1847-1902. Letter and an envelope, 1901. American Primers
referencedIn Conner, Charles Chambers. Papers, 1869-1939. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Russell, Howard H. (Howard Hyde), 1855-1946. Howard Hyde Russell papers, 1840-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Howard H. Russell Papers, 1840-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Metcalf, Irving Wight, 1855-1938. Papers, 1877-1937. Oberlin College Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Barrows, John Henry, 1847-1902. Papers, 1889-1905. Oberlin College Library
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associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton Orville, 1860-1933. person
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Barrows, Mary Eleanor. person
correspondedWith Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893 person
associatedWith Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912. person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Conner, Charles Chambers. person
correspondedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Metcalf, Irving Wight, 1855-1938. person
associatedWith Oberlin College corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
associatedWith Russell, Howard H. (Howard Hyde), 1855-1946. person
associatedWith World's Parliament of Religions (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
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Birth 1847

Death 1902



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