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Call No.: bMS 418
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Spear, Charles, 1801-1863.
Title: Spear, Charles, 1801-1863. Diary, 1841-1849.
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: Photocopy of typed transcript of diary, 1841-1849, kept by Universalist minister Charles Spear (1803-1863).
Charles Spear (1803-1863) served as a Universalist minister in Brewster, Chicopee, Rockport, and Boston, Massachusetts. He also served as a Universalist missionary in the Hartford, Connecticut, area. He devoted his life to prison reform and was staunchly against the death penalty. Spear also apprenticed as a printer and worked as editor of the Religious Inquirer from 1832 to 1834. In 1845, he began to edit and publish a monthly magazine entitled The Hangman, later retitled The Prisoners' Friend, dedicated to reforming prisons as rehabilitation centers. He also published Essays on the Punishment of Death and Names and Titles of the Lord Jesus Christ.