Channing, William Ellery. Papers, 1803-1900.
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William Ellery (December 22, 1727 – February 15, 1820) was a Founding Father of the United States, one of the 56 signers of the United States Declaration of Independence, and a signer of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of Rhode Island. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, he received his early education from his father before graduating from Harvard College in 1747. After working as a merchant, customs collector, and as clerk of the Rhode Island General Assembly, Ellery started pr...
Blanco White, José María (Seville, 1775 - Liverpool, 1841) On arriving in Andalusia from Ireland, William White (father) changed his surname to Blanco White; that name was used interchangeably with Blanco y Crespo (surnames of his parents) by the author (son). José María Blanco White was one of the leading writers of Spanish Romanticism and also a controversial figure because of the political and religious positions he assumed throughout his life. His religious convictio...
George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman, and an active promoter of secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. As U. S. Secretary of the Navy under James K. Polk, Bancroft established the Naval Academy at Annapolis and later served as U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1846-1849), Prussia (1867-1871), and the German Empire (1871-1874). He is best remembered however for his 10-volume History of the United States, a work which fellow historian Leop...
U.S. House of Representatives is the lower house of Congress. From the guide to the Subscription lists, 1870, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) The first session of the Congress of the United States, under a resolution passed by the Congress of the Confederation, on September 13, 1788, was called to meet in New York City on March 4, 1789. On the appointed day only 13 Members of the House were present and, as this number did not constitute a quorum, the sessions...
Merchant and author. British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000563.0x000187 William Vaughan, the son of Samuel Vaughan and Sarah (Hallowell) Vaughan, was born in 1752 and became a prosperous merchant in London, although he lost most of his money later in life. From the guide to the Vaughan Family Papers, 1768-1950 (Massachusetts Historical Society) ...
Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and House. He was the seventh House speaker and the ninth secretary of state. He received electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He also helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Grea...
Congregational clergyman with Unitarian views; editor of Christian disciple; of New Hampshire and Massachusetts; used Elias Monitor, Philo Pacificus, and other pseudonymns. From the description of Papers of Noah and Thomas Worcester, 1790-1835. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963941 Farmer, school teacher, minister known as "Father of the American Peace Movement." Founded the Massachusetts Peace Society and estallished the journal "The frien...
John Pierce (1773-1849) was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1793. He accepted an invitation to become the pastor of the First Church in Brookline, Massachusetts, and was ordained on March 15, 1797. In 1798, he married Abigail Lovel, who died in 1800. In 1802, he married Lucy Tappan, and he and Lucy were married for 47 years and had 10 children. Pierce was the sole pastor of the First Church in Brookline for 50 years. He was also a member of the Massachuse...
William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) graduated from Harvard College in 1798. He served on the board of the Harvard Corporation from 1813 to 1826, where he worked for the establishment of the Divinity School, which occurred in 1816. A Unitarian minister, Channing served as the pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston from 1803 until his death in 1842. In 1819 he gave the landmark Unitarian sermon, Unitarian Christianity, which upon publication sold thousands of copies. A believer in the aboli...
Epithet: surveyor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000298.0x0003e7 Epithet: of Add MS 38334 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001197.0x000321 ...
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 ...
William Channing Woodbridge was born in Medford, Massachusetts on December 18, 1794. After graduating from Yale College in 1811, he began his teaching career as a principal in Burlington, New Jersey and then as a teacher in the asylum for the deaf and dumb in Hartford, Connecticut. He devised a system for teaching geography and published a textbook on the subject. In 1831, he purchased an education journal which he published as the American Annals of Education and Instruction . He helped make th...
Lawyer and author. From the description of Richard Henry Dana correspondence, 1843-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449368 Author and lawyer Richard Henry Dana was the privileged son of an aristocratic Massachusetts family. Taking time from Harvard because of medical problems, he went to sea, where his experiences as a sailor inspired him to write Two Years Before the Mast. A sea story that was part memoir and part social commentary, the novel proved to be popular with...
Sir Horatio Mann, first baronet (bap. 1706, d. 1786), diplomatist, British representative in Florence. From the description of Letter : Florence, to Lord Mountsuart, 1782 June 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702203215 Epithet: barrister British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001128.0x0000d8 ...
Charles William Wendte (1844-1931) graduated from Meadville Theological School in 1867 and Harvard Divinity School in 1869. Ordained to the Unitarian ministry, he served parishes in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Boston, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; and Los Angeles and Oakland, California. From 1900 to 1920, he served as the general secretary of the International Council of Liberal Religious Thinkers and Workers. He also served as the secretary of the Foreign Relations Department ...
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was at the center of the Transcendentalist movement in New England. Although she wrote and published many works, she is best remembered for her support and friendship of Emerson, Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller and many others. She published the journal Dial, founded the famous West Street Book Shop and Publishing House, and introduced kindergarten to America. From the description of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody letters, 1846-1854. (Pennsylvania State University Libra...
Worcester worked as a missionary for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from 1825 to 1859, serving the Cherokee Nation at Brainerd Mission, Tennessee; New Echota, Georgia; and in Indian Territory [Oklahoma]. During the state of Georgia's attempt to remove the Cherokee, Worcester refused to cooperate fully and was imprisoned from 1831 to 1833. In 1835, he and his wife Ann moved to Indian Territory where he set up his printing press at Dwight Mission and later Park Hill. Duri...
American poet. From the description of Morrice Lake : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, . (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270630812 Channing was a transcendentalist poet and the first biographer of Thoreau. From the description of Notebooks and journals, 1852-ca. 1890. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612371953 Concord poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Concord, to James Munroe & Co., 1850 May 6. ...