Papers, 1834-1882.


Ripley, George, 1802-1880. Papers, 1834-1882.

Papers, 1834-1882.

Papers of Unitarian clergyman, Transcendentalist, and founder of Brook Farm, George Ripley, collected and used by Octavius B. Frothingham for his biography of Ripley. The papers include correspondence to and from Ripley, in particular with fellow clergyman Theodore Parker about literary and theological matters, including Ripley's work as an editor at the New York Tribune. (Ripley's letters to Parker were returned to him by Mrs. Parker following her husband's death.) Other correspondence includes letters regarding Brook Farm, including one from John Orvis regarding the fire there (1846) and a document listing the claimants on Brook Farm (1849). Additional correspondents include Ellis G. Loring. (Cont'd) Other papers include autobiographical and other notes; a few misc. sermons; a lecture on Charles Fourier; two small notebooks containing notes on newspapers read and brief lists of activities; and the constitution of the Purchase Street Association for Mutual Religious Improvement.

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Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860. (person)

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Fourier, Charles, 1772-1837 (person)

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Purchase Street Association for Mutual Religious Improvement. (corporateBody)

Ripley, George, 1802-1880 (person)

American editor and critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Thomas Carlyle, 1835 June 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655148 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : "Office of the N.Y. Tribune," to the Reverend Dr. [William Buell] Sprague, 1858 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872170 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Rev. H.D. Mayo, 1862 Sept. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895 (person)

Octavius Brooks Frothingham was an American clergyman and author. Born in Boston and educated at Harvard, he began as a Unitarian pastor, although his congregation evolved into the Independent Liberal Church. He was a renowned speaker, and author of numerous religious and secular works. Often controversial, often radical, he was an active abolitionist and early supporter of Darwin. From the description of O.B. Frothingham letter to My dear sir, 1886 Nov. 11. (Pennsylvania State Unive...

Orvis, John (person)

Loring, Ellis Gray, 1803-1858 (person)

A Boston lawyer and abolitionist who used his legal training to aid runaway slaves, Loring was an organizer of the New England Anti-Slavery Society. He married Louisa Gilman (1797-1868) in 1827. Their daughter, Anna Loring Dresel (1830-1896), was vice president of the Boston Sanitary Commission during the Civil War and president of Vincent Hospital. She married Otto Dresel (1826-1890), a German pianist and composer in 1863; they had two children: Louisa Loring Dresel (1864-195?) and Ellis Loring...