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bMS 61

Swan, Joshua Augustus, 1823-1871. Diaries: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 61
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Swan, Joshua Augustus, 1823-1871.
Title: Swan, Joshua Augustus, 1823-1871. Diaries, 1849-1871.
Date(s): 1849-1871.
Quantity: 2 boxes
Abstract: Diaries of Kennebunk, Maine pastor Joshua Augustus Swan. The diaries cover 1849-1871.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1968.

Biographical / Historical

Joshua Augustus Swan (1823-1871) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1846 and from Harvard Divinity School in 1849. He was ordained in Kennebunk, Maine, shortly after his graduation from Harvard Divinity School and served there until his retirement in 1869. In 1851 he married Miss Sarah Hodges, the daughter of the Rev. Richard Manning Hodges (see bMS 65).

Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1849-1871; travel diary entitled The foreign tour of Sarah, Charles and Josh, the last seeking for health and the others assisting him in the search...begun on the Atlantic..., September 2, 1868-May 14, 1869.

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