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bMS 437

Ware, John F. W. (John Fothergill Waterhouse), 1818-1881. Sermons, 1871-1880: A Finding Aid.

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

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 437
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Ware, John F. W. (John Fothergill Waterhouse), 1818-1881.
Title: Ware, John F. W. (John Fothergill Waterhouse), 1818-1881. Sermons, 1871-1880.
Date(s): 1871-1880.
Date(s): 1871-1880.
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: Sermons of Unitarian pastor John Fothergill Waterhouse Ware.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1971.

Biographical / Historical

John Fothergill Waterhouse Ware (1818-1881) graduated from Harvard College in 1838 and Harvard Divinity School in 1842. He held Unitarian pastorates in Fall River, Massachusetts, from 1843 to 1846; Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, from 1847 to 1864; Baltimore, Maryland, from 1864 to 1867; and the Arlington Street Church (Boston) from 1872 until his death. While in Baltimore, he worked extensively with former slaves and established a number of schools for the children of freed slaves. He wrote The Silent Pastor (1848) and Home Life: What It Is and What It Needs (1864). Additionally, a collection of his sermons was published posthumously under the title Wrestling and Waiting (1882).

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of seventeen handwritten sermons. The sermons span 1871-1880.

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