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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Abstract: Typed manuscript for unpublished autobiographical novel entitled The Optimist by Civil War soldier and missionary Quillen Hamilton Shinn.
For related collection, please see bMS 510.
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.
Typed manuscript for unpublished autobiographical novel entitled The Optimist.