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bMS 64

Ripley, Ezra, 1751-1841. Sermons, 1800-1838: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 64
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Ripley, Ezra, 1751-1841.
Title: Ripley, Ezra, 1751-1841. Sermons, 1800-1838.
Date(s): 1800-1838.
Quantity: 5 boxes
Abstract: Sermons of Ezra Ripley, minister of the First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts. The papers cover 1800-1838.

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Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1968.

Related Materials

For further material, please see bMS 490.

Biographical / Historical

Ezra Ripley (1751-1841) graduated from Harvard College in 1776. In 1778 he was ordained to the First Parish of Concord, Massachusetts, a position he held for the rest of his lifetime. He founded the Concord Lyceum and the Temperance Society in Concord. In 1828 he preached in the Congregational Meetinghouse of Washington, D.C., before President John Quincy Adams, his cabinet, and numerous members of Congress. He interviewed veterans of the 1775 battle with the British at Concord, and these interviews were published as History of the Fight at Concord in 1827.

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