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Shinn, Q. H. (Quillen Hamilton), 1845-1907. The Optimist: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 494
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Shinn, Q. H. (Quillen Hamilton), 1845-1907.
Title: The Optimist, n.d.
Date(s): , n.d.
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: Typed manuscript for unpublished autobiographical novel entitled The Optimist by Civil War soldier and missionary Quillen Hamilton Shinn.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association and David E. Gardella.

Related Materials

For related collection, please see bMS 510.

Biographical / Historical

Quillen Hamilton Shinn (1845-1907) served the Union during the Civil War and was a Confederate prisoner of war until the war ended. He graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1870 and served Universalist parishes in Tyngsboro, Dunstable, Lynn, Foxboro, and Mansfield, Massachusetts; Gaysville and Rutland, Vermont; Plymouth and Rochester, New Hampshire; Deering and Westbrook, Maine; and Omaha, Nebraska. From 1891 to 1907 Shinn worked as an itinerant missionary throughout the United States, establishing numerous parishes.

Scope and Contents

Typed manuscript for unpublished autobiographical novel entitled The Optimist.

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