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bMS 351

Ballou, Hosea Faxon, 1799-1881. Papers, ca. 1835-1871: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 351
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Ballou, Hosea Faxon, 1799-1881.
Title: Ballou, Hosea Faxon. Papers, ca. 1835-1871.
Date(s): 1835-1871.
Quantity: 5 boxes
Abstract: Sermons and other papers of Vermont pastor and legistlator Hosea Faxon Ballou.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.

Biographical / Historical

Hosea Faxon Ballou (1799-1881) was born in Dana, Massachusetts. He married in 1817 and he and his wife Mary had ten children. Ballou began theological studies under the Rev. Benjamin Whittemore in 1832 and was ordained in Boston in 1833. For nearly fifty years he was a man of enormous religious influence in southern Vermont. In addition to his pastoral duties, he served as the Whitingham, Vermont, town clerk for seventeen years; was twice elected to the Vermont State Constitutional Convention; served in the Vermont State Legislature, and was president of the Wilmington (Vt.) Savings Bank for seven years. He died in Wilmington, Vermont.

Arrangement

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of sermons by Hosea Ballou. They are arranged chronologically with undated sermons at the end. The collection also contains other papers, including fragments of essays/sermons, poems, funeral addresses, and clippings.

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