Sermons, 1888-1914.

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Lyon, William H. (William Henry), 1846-1915. Sermons, 1888-1914.

Sermons, 1888-1914.

Biographical sermons/lectures of "famous Americans" written and preached by Unitarian minister William Henry Lyon of the Brookline (Mass.) First Parish, with some material and correspondence on the sermons. Subjects include: Louis Agassiz, Amos B. Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, William E. Channing, Ralph W. Emerson, James Russell Lowell, Charles Chauncy, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Jonathan Edwards, Henry W. Longfellow, Theodore Parker, Francis Parkman, Michael Wigglesworth, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Also, a sermon preached at the dedication of the Brookline First Parish House (1907) and biographical lectures on previous ministers of the church, Frederic Henry Hedge and John Pierce.

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Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893

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Noted American historian from Massachusetts who traveled the Oregon Trail and published extensively on early America. From the description of Letter, November 27, 1865. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 233593490 Francis Parkman, historian, was born in Boston and educated at Harvard, his father's alma mater. Samuel Parkman was a Unitarian pastor who founded The Parkman Professorship of Pulpit Eloquence and Pastoral Care in The Cambridge Theological ...

Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888

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American educator, author, and mystic. From the guide to the Amos Bronson Alcott ticket to lecture, 1884, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Alcott was an American philosopher of the New England Transcendentalist group, teacher, reformer, and father of writer Louisa May Alcott. From the description of Amos Bronson Alcott papers, 1799-1888. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612234935 American transcendentalist and au...

Hedge, Frederic Henry, 1805-1890

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Frederic Henry Hedge was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1805, the son of Levi Hedge, a professor of logic at Harvard, and Mary Kneeland Hedge, the granddaughter of Edward Holyoke, president of Harvard (1737-1769). After spending 4 years studying in Germany he attemded Harvard University starting in 1822 and graduated in 1825. He studied theology in the Divinity School in Cambridge and was ordained in 1829. He served as pastor in West Cambridge, Massachusetts; Bangor, Maine; Providence, Rhod...

Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892

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John Greenleaf Whittier was a wildly popular New England poet. A deeply committed and active abolitionist, he wrote many of his poems with a political agenda, although distinguished by an open-minded tolerance so often lacking in his fellow abolitionists. Although his works are somewhat marred by overtly political and overly sentimental works, the core of his output stands as fine, lyrical American verse. From the description of John Greenleaf Whittier letters, 1858 and 1876. (Pennsy...

Lyon, William H. (William Henry), 1846-1915

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First Parish (Brookline, Mass.)

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Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842

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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...

Wigglesworth, Michael, 1631-1705

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Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888

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Alcott was an American author. From the description of Papers, 1849-1931. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612370872 From the description of Additional papers, 1845-1944. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505798 From the guide to the Additional papers, 1845-1944., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Alcott was an American novelist and short story writer. From the description of Louisa May Alcott ad...

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts– April 27, 1882, Concord, Massachusetts), American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century....

Chauncy, Charles, 1705-1787

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860.

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Unitarian minister and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1850 Nov. 5, Boston, to Charles Mason. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925855 Rev. Theodore Parker (1810-1860), Unitarian minister, social reformer, and publicist, was born in Lexington, Mass., a grandson of Captain John Parker (1729-1775) of Revolutionary fame. Parker graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1836, became minister of West Roxbury, and proceeded to develop his theological and social ...

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887

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Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. She investigated the conditions of the hospitalized insane in many U.S. states and some European countries, and petitioned state and national legislatures for reforms. She was also superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War. Eliot was a Unitarian minister, an educator, and assisted in the founding of Reed College in Oregon. From the description of Letters to Thomas Lamb Eliot, 1869-1885. (Harvard University). WorldCat reco...

Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758

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Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher and theologian. He was president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) from February 1758 to his death, one month later. From the description of Jonathan Edwards family collection, 1723-1798. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 276567983 American theologian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Stockbridge, to The Reverend Joseph Bellamy, 17...

Pierce, John, 1773-1849

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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...

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Swiss American zoologist and geologist and Harvard University professor. From the description of Louis Agassiz letters, 1854-1858. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 154689919 Agassiz was born in Switzerland; taught at Neuchâtel from 1832 to 1845; and in 1846 moved to the United States to teach natural history at Harvard. Agassiz and his wife, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, spent 19 months in Brazil (1865-1866) to collect zoological specimens for the Har...

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

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Poet and author, Cornell University non-resident professor. From the description of James Russell Lowell letter and portrait, 1871 July 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 123412650 Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited The Atlantic Monthly, and with Charles Eliot Norton, The North American Review ; was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard; and U.S. minister to Spain and to England. Aldrich was ...