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bMS 483

Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886. Papers: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 483
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886.
Title: Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886. Papers, 1836-1885.
Date(s): 1836-1885.
Quantity: 9 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Unitarian minister and missionary Charles Henry Appleton Dall including material on his ministry in Toronto and extensive papers relating to his missionary work in India.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1981. Letter to George Leonard Chaney (box 4, folder 3) was purchased in 2009.

Related Materials

For additional papers, see bMS 124.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Henry Appleton Dall (1816-1886) graduated from Harvard College in 1837 and Harvard Divinity School in 1840 and was then ordained to the Unitarian ministry. He was sent to St. Louis where he organized the first free school for the poor located west of the Mississippi River. Rev. Dall served Unitarian parishes in Maryland, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Ontario, Canada, until 1855 when he became the first foreign missionary of the Unitarian Church in America. Rev. Dall's missionary work took him to Calcutta, India, where he established five schools and worked with Hindu social and cultural reformers.

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Scope and Contents

Sermons, lectures, correspondence, clippings, and miscellaneous notebooks kept by Charles Dall. Includes material on his ministry in Toronto (1850-1854) and extensive papers relating to his missionary work in India.

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