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bMS 371

Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Papers, 1865-1872: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 371
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882.
Title: Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney). Papers, 1865-1872.
Date(s): 1865-1872.
Date(s): August 1868
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: Presentation photo album given to Unitarian minister Henry Whitney Bellows (1814-1882) in August 1868 by English Unitarian ministers just before he returned to America, as well as some letters and sermons

Biographical / Historical

Henry Whitney Bellows (1814-1882) was born in Boston and received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1832. He earned an S.T.D. from Harvard University in 1854. In 1882 he was ordained as a Unitarian minister at the First Congregational Church (later renamed All Souls Church) of New York. From 1861 to 1878 Bellows was the president of the United States Sanitary Commission, which was a charity service for Union soldiers during the Civil War. During the Civil War, Bellows worked to establish the National Conference of Unitarian Churches, which became formally affiliated with the American Unitarian Association in 1925

Scope and Contents

Presentation photo album given to Bellows in August 1868 by English Unitarian ministers just before he returned to America. Album contains portrait photographs of English Unitarian ministers and a few photographs of English Unitarian churches. The collection also contains several letters and sermons.

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