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bMS 121

Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876. Papers: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 121
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876.
Title: Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton), 1810-1876. Papers, 1837-1875.
Date(s): 1837-1875.
Quantity: 5 boxes
Abstract: Correspondence and sermons of Unitarian minister Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876).

Acquisition Information:

These letters came to the Divinity School Library ca. 1960, through the good offices of Rev. Dan Huntington Fenn, who was then minister in Wayland, MA.

Biographical / Historical

Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876) graduated from Union College in New York in 1834, and Harvard Divinity School in 1837. Ordained in 1839, he served parishes in Wayland, Lancaster, and Weston, Massachusetts. His publications include Fire-side Colloquies (1847), Regeneration (1853), Revolution or Reform (1856), Athanasia, or Foregleams of Immortality (1858), and The Fourth Gospel the Heart of Christ (1872). In 1849, he composed the well-known Christmas carol, "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear."

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection is arranged into two series. The first series consists of correspondence and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The second series contains sermons and other writings by Sears, arranged chronologically. There is also a small group of materials grouped together as miscellaneous items.

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