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bMS 359

Ballou, Hosea, 1796-1861. Papers: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 359
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Ballou, Hosea, 1796-1861.
Title: Ballou, Hosea. Papers, 1816-1861.
Date(s): 1816-1861.
Quantity: 13 boxes
Abstract: Sermons, addresses, and correspondence of Hosea Ballou II, founder of Tufts College in Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.

Related Materials

For further information about the Ballou family, please see bMS 128, bMS 351, and bMS 366.

Biographical / Historical

Hosea Ballou II (1796-1861) was born in Vermont and was the grandnephew of Hosea Ballou. A Universalist minister, he wrote The Ancient History of Universalism, and worked to elevate the standards of biblical criticism among Universalists. He served congregations in Stafford, Connecticut; Roxbury, Massachusetts; and Medford, Massachusetts. Ballou was an early proponent of formal theological education for ministers and, beginning in 1841, he worked diligently to establish a Universalist college. He is recognized as the founder of Tufts College, where he served as its first president from 1853 until 1861.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Ballou's sermons (those preached and his preliminary notes) as well as addresses and correspondence.

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