Records, 1815-1977 (inclusive)

ArchivalResource

Society for Promoting Theological Education. Records, 1815-1977

Records, 1815-1977 (inclusive)

1815-1977 (inclusive)

Records, including minutes of meetings (1815-1943); secretarys' files (1924-1977); material on the establishment of the theological school, on the library, the building of Divinity Hall, students' memorial and responses (1829), faculty and curriculum matters (1828-1870), the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Mass. (1874-1879). Financial records, including auditors' reports (1945-1972); personal history statements of students applying for scholarship financial assistance (1940 and later); printed matter and correspondence, particularly for the 19th century.

4 linear ft. (15 boxes).

eng, Latn

Related Entities

There are 30 Entities related to this resource.

Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68f0mp6 (person)

Unitarian minister; trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1879-88; active on behalf of temperance, anti-slavery, women's sufferage movements; died in Jamaica Plain, Boston. From the description of Letters, 1863-1886. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38003933 Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and reformer closely associated with the Transcendentalists. He was minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840) and at the Church of the Disciples in Boston (1841-1850, 1...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6g844rz (person)

Edward Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849. Everett was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard with highest honors in 1811, completing an M.A. in Divinity in 1814. After a brief stint as a minister, Harvard offered him the newly created position of Professor of Greek; brilliant but untrained, Everett went to Göttingen to prepare for...

Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z1405m (person)

John Gorham Palfrey was a Unitarian minister, professor at Harvard Divinity School, editor of the North American Review, congressman from Massachusetts (1847-1849), postmaster of Boston (1861-1867), and historian, best known for his multi-volume History of New England. From the description of Letters to William Taylor Palfrey, 1818-1866. (Harvard University, Wadsworth House). WorldCat record id: 77703801 ...

Harvard University

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6301wj2 (corporateBody)

Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 that allocated “400£ towards a schoale or colledge.” Subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that created the Harvard Corporation as the College's primary governing board and defined its composition and authority. The College Charter became a contentious target for College officials, the Massachusetts Governor and General C...

Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65c0rvg (person)

Jared Sparks (1789-1866) was the President of Harvard University from February 1, 1849 to February 10, 1853. He was also a Unitarian minister, editor, and historian. Jared Sparks was born to Joseph Sparks and Elinor (Orcut) Sparks on May 10, 1789 in Willington, Connecticut. Sparks was one of nine children and came from a family of modest means. When he turned six years old, Sparks went to live with an aunt and uncle in Camden, New York, to help relieve the family of a mout...

Norton, Andrews, 1786-1853

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6df76zq (person)

Andrews Norton received his A.B. from Harvard in 1804. Norton became a tutor in 1811, was Librarian of the Harvard College Library 1813-1821, Dexter Lecturer on Biblical Literature 1813-1819, and Dexter Professor of Sacred Literature, 1819-1830. From the description of [Student themes] , ca. 1803. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77072624 Author, Biblical scholar, and educator Andrews Norton was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard in 1804. Aft...

Foote, Henry Wilder, 1838-1889

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tx4jg0 (person)

Society for Promoting Theological Education

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q580p2 (corporateBody)

The Society for the Promotion of Theological Education at Harvard University was founded in 1816, and designed to foster the teaching of theology at Harvard and to provide financial assistance to students. The Society raised the money to build Divinity Hall which was dedicated in 1826. From 1824 to 1831 it took general direction of the Divinity School at Harvard. In 1831 it severed its official connection with the University and was reorganized as the Society for Promoting Theological Education....

Young, Edward J. (Edward James), 1829-1906

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6b58444 (person)

Chicago, Illinois graduate of West Point and Colonel who commanded the 1st Illinois Cavalry of the Illinois National Guard during the Spanish-American War. From the description of Scrapbooks, 1897-1899. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 50068567 Young (Harvard, A.B., 1848) taught Hebrew and Biblical literature at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Edward James Young, 1855-1887. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972945 ...

Peabody, Andrew P. (Andrew Preston), 1811-1893

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6154hvs (person)

American author, clergyman and editor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : Portsmouth, N.H., to Madame [Blaze] de Bury, 1856 Oct. 1-1860 Jan. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270851342 Peabody graduated from Harvard in 1826, taught Christian morals and served as preacher and Overseer at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Andrew Preston Peabody, 1839-1890 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972834 Clergyman...

Upham, Charles Wentworth, 1802-1875

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rj4krk (person)

Clergyman, politician, author. From the description of Papers: of Charles Wentworth Upsham, 1835-1873 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810940 ...

Stearns, Oliver, 1807-1885

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bz72fw (person)

Unitarian clergyman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, [Mass.], to [Andrew Preston] Peabody, [1866 Apr. 12]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 740497543 ...

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64f1r1g (person)

Charles Eliot Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard. Eliot Norton was his son. From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American author, editor, and educator. From the description of Letter to Edwin D. Mead [manuscript], 1881 May 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814472 ...

Episcopal Theological School (Cambridge, Mass.)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tv5f1m (corporateBody)

In 1974, the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Mass., combined with the Divinity School of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Philadelphia (PDS) to form the Episcopal Divinity School, located in Cambridge, Mass. From the description of Episcopal Theological School collection of Episcopal bishops of North Carolina letters, circa 1820-1960. WorldCat record id: 700276773 From the guide to the Episcopal Theological School Collection of Episcopal Bishops of North Carolin...

Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6fx7gcj (person)

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...

Walker, James, 1794-1874

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wd45hb (person)

James Walker (1794-1874) was President of Harvard University from February 10, 1853 to January 26, 1860. Walker was also a Unitarian minister and religious philosopher. James Walker was born to John Walker and Lucy (Johnson) Walker on August 16, 1794 in what was then Woburn, Massachusetts (later to become a part of Burlington ). Walker attended the Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts (1807-1810) and graduated from Harvard University in 1814. After graduation, Wal...

Parkman, Francis, 1788-1852

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67h1p8d (person)

Unitarian minister. From the description of Letter : Boston, to G. Adams, Cabotville [Chicopee], Mass., 1842 Sept. 10. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 665170899 Lydia Sigourney's son Andrew died in 1850. From the description of Letter, 1851 March 8, Boston, Mass., to Lydia Sigourney. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 23248341 ...

Harvard Divinity School.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vt5ftw (corporateBody)

The Harvard Divinity School was started in 1811 when a program of graduate studies was organized for candidates for the ministry. In 1819 it became a separate administrative unit in Harvard University. From the description of General information by and about the Harvard Divinity School, 1811- (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228511094 Theology has been taught at Harvard since its opening in 1638. The Harvard Divinity School was started in 1811 when a program of grad...

Society for the Promotion of Theological Education at Harvard University.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6899p5b (corporateBody)

Bartol, C. A. 1813-1900.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hx295h (person)

Peabody, Francis Greenwood, 1847-1936

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6223k8w (person)

Francis Greenwood Peabody (1847-1936) graduated from Harvard College in 1869 and Harvard Divinity School in 1872. Ordained in 1874, Peabody served the First Parish (Unitarian) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, until 1879. Peabody then joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School teaching theological students Christian ethics, specializing in pioneer applications of religion to social problems. He was the Parkman Professor of Theology from 1881 to 1885 and then the Plummer Professor of Christian Mora...

Wright, Conrad

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hv0j9r (person)

Charles Conrad Wright earned his Harvard AB in 1937, AM in 1942, and PhD in 1946. From the description of The religion of geology : the conflict of science and the Bible in America, 1820-1859 / Conrad Wright. December 1939. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512224 From the description of Notes and essays in Economics 133, 1938-1939. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512078 From the description of Course material of Conrad Wright, 1934-1940. (Ha...

Noyes, George R. (George Rapall), 1798-1868

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gb2b7n (person)

Noyes graduated from Harvard in 1818 and taught Hebrew and Biblical literature at Harvard. From the description of Papers of George Rapall Noyes, ca. 1850-ca. 1868. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972816 ...

Ware, Henry, 1794-1843

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67p9456 (person)

Henry Ware Jr., 1784-1843, born Hingham, Mass. Attended Harvard, assistant teacher at Exeter Academy. Ordained Unitarian minister in 1817 and became pastor of the Second Church of Boston. 1829-1842 professor in the Divinity School at Harvard. His memoir and works were published after his death. Wrote hymns, among them "All Nature's Works His Praise Declare" and "Lift Your Glad Voices in Triumph on High." From the description of Letter, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record i...

Hedge, Frederic Henry, 1805-1890

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6g162w8 (person)

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...

Gannett, Ezra S. (Ezra Stiles), 1801-1871

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6j10j9s (person)

American Unitarian divine. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Messrs. Monroe & Co., 1850 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269564796 Ezra Stiles Gannett (1801-1871) graduated from Harvard College in 1820, and from Harvard Divinity School in 1823. He served as an overseer of the University from 1835 to 1858. Ordained in 1824, Reverend Gannett became an assistant minister at the Federal Street Church (Unitarian) in Boston and became its pastor...

Everett, Charles Carroll, 1829-1900

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qv41ct (person)

Everett (Harvard, S.T.B., 1859) taught theology, served as Dean of the Divinity School and as preacher at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Charles Carroll Everett, 1900. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77069262 Everett, an author, was dean of Harvard Divinity School, 1878-ca.1900. From the description of Letter, 1890. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007249 Charles Carroll Everett (1829-1900) graduated from Bowdoin College...

Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland, 1804-1886

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xk8d02 (person)

American clergyman; noted for funeral sermon of Gray Otis. From the description of Samuel K. Lothrop letter [manuscript], 1851 December 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 780088380 American pastor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : 12 Chestnut Street [Boston], to Rev. Dr. A[ndrew] P[reston] Peabody, 1865 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 751991761 Samuel Kirkland Lothrop (1892-1965) devoted his career to th...

Greenwood, F. W. P. (Francis William Pitt), 1797-1843

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6931325 (person)

Kirkland, John Thornton, 1770-1840

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xk8pvk (person)

John Thornton Kirkland (1770-1840) was President of Harvard University from 1810-1828. From the description of My dear sir, permit me to introduce to you the bearer, Mr. McEwen of Philadelphia, a gentleman & a scholar, yours truly, J. T. Kirkland, 6 October [ca. 1800-1840]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77067915 John T. Kirkland (1770-1840) was the fifteenth President of Harvard University from November 14, 1810 to April 2, 1828. He led Harvard University thr...