Papers, 1711-1873 (inclusive), 1803-1848 (bulk).


Papers, 1711-1873 (inclusive), 1803-1848 (bulk).

Undated diary and journal, 1811-1820, including records of the Conference of Ministering Brethren; sermons, 1813-1843; essays; biographical sketches; correspondence, 1803-1848, including letters from leading Universalists and Unitarians such as Adin Ballou, Thomas Whittemore, Hosea Ballou, Paul Dean, and Samuel Joseph May; Turner family correspondence, biographical material, and photographs.

ca. 2 linear ft. (8 boxes).

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Willis, Lemuel, 1802-1878 (person)

Lemuel Willis (1802-1878) began studying for the ministry in 1822 under the tutelage of the Rev. S. C. Loveland of Reading, Vermont. He was ordained to the Universalist ministry in 1823 and served parishes in Stoddard, Marlow, Aeworth, Washington, Claremont, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Troy, New York; and Salem, Lynn, and Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. From the guide to the Diary and Papers, 1839-1879., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School) ...

Ballou, Adin, 1803-1890 (person)

Turner family. (family)

Drew, William Allen, 1798-1879 (person)

Wood, Jacob, 1793?-1853. (person)

Skinner, Warren, 1791-1874 (person)

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

May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871 (person)

Samuel May was a Unitarian clergyman of Syracuse, New York with connections to national organizations related to anti-Slavery, temperance, and suffrage, among others. From the description of Samuel J. May diary, 1867. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64691611 Samuel May was a Unitarian Clergyman of Syracuse, New York with connections to national organizations related to Freedman's Relief, Temperance, and Suffrage, among others. From the descripti...

Walker, James, 1794-1874 (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...

Hudson, Charles, 1795-1881 (person)

Charles Hudson (1795-1881) was born in Marlborough, Mass., and died in Lexington, Mass. He was ordained in 1821, and served as pastor of the First Universalist Church in Westminster, Mass., from 1824 to 1842. He later broke this affiliation and helped found the Massachusetts Society of Universal Restorationists. While still and active minister, Hudson held many political offices: Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1828-1833; Massachusetts Senate, 1833-1839; Whig member of Congress, 1841-184...

Loveland, Samuel C. (Samuel Chapman), 1787-1854 (person)

Flagg, Joshua, 1773-1859 (person)

Bancroft, Aaron, 1755-1839 (person)

Aaron Bancroft (1755-1839), father of George Bancroft (1800-1891), was settled in the First Unitarian Church of Worcester in 1786. He remained until his death. Bancroft was a liberal theologian, a founder and first President of the American Unitarian Association, active member of the American Antiquarian Society, and Trustee and President of Leicester Academy. From the description of Papers, 1789-1839. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207112704 ...

Dean, Paul, 1789-1860. (person)

Brooks, Elbridge Gerry, 1816-1878 (person)

Ballou, Hosea, 1771-1852 (person)

Universalist minister and principal leader of the Universalist denomination during the first half of the 19th century. Author of Treatise on Atonement, 1805. Minister, Dana, Mass. (1794-1803); Barnard, Vt. (1803-1809); Portsmouth, N.H. (1809-1815); Salem, Mass. (1815-1817); Second Universalist Society, Boston (1817-1852). See sketch in Dictionary of American Biography. From the description of Papers, 1810-1890 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat recor...

Pickering, David, 1789?-1859 (person)

Whittemore, Thomas, 1800-1861 (person)

This periodical, a successor of the Universalist magazine edited by Hosea Ballou, was the leading weekly of the Universalist denomination. Under Whittemore's editorship (1828-1861), it continued to cover doctrine, religion, and morality, publishing sermons, poetry, and articles on Universalist doctrine and on the progress of Universalism, along with news on missions and the activities of Universalist societies. During the 1830's and 1840's, contents were broadened to include more secular materia...

Kneeland, Abner, 1774-1844 (person)

Abner Kneeland was a pioneer evangelist and Baptist minister who converted to Universalism. As a Universalist preacher he served several congregations before he embraced the skeptical religious ideas of utopian industrialist Robert Owen. In the years that followed his free thinking ideas offended the Universalists and in 1833 he was accused of being an atheist and charged with blasphemy. He served 60 days in a Boston jail for the blasphemy offense, the last man in the United States for be jailed...

Streeter, Sebastian, 1783-1867 (person)

Turner, Edward, 1776-1853 (person)

Edward Turner (1776-1853) was born in Medfield, Massachusetts, and became a Universalist in 1793. He studied with Hosea Ballou, and he and Ballou shared the southern Worcester County (Mass.) circuit until 1803. In 1811 he and Ballou co-founded the Gloucester Conference, a minister's colloquium for the discussion of theological questions. The Gloucester Conference published their discussions in The Gospel Visitant, which was printed by Turner in 1812. Turner was also influential in the founding o...

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