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bMS 505

Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931. Papers, 1883-1927: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 505
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931.
Title: Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931. Papers, 1883-1927.
Date(s): 1883-1927.
Quantity: 2 boxes
Abstract: Primarily lectures and articles by Unitarian minister and author Charles William Wendte (1844-1931).

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1981.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Related Materials

For a related collection, see bMS 67.

Biographical / Historical

Charles William Wendte (1844-1931) graduated from Meadville Theological School in 1867 and Harvard Divinity School in 1869. Ordained to the Unitarian ministry, he served parishes in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Boston, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; and Los Angeles and Oakland, California. From 1900 to 1920, he served as the general secretary of the International Council of Liberal Religious Thinkers and Workers. He also served as the secretary of the Foreign Relations Department of the American Unitarian Association from 1905 to 1915. Additionally, he served as the secretary of the National Federation of Religious Liberals from 1908 to 1920, and as president of the Free Religious Association from 1910 to 1914. He published Thomas Starr King, Patriot and Preacher (1921), The Transfiguration of Life (1930), and his autobiographical work The Wider Fellowship (1927).

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of lectures and articles by Charles William Wendte, arranged by chapter, unless no chapter is given; then it is listed alphabetically by title. There are also materials relating to the 400th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, as well as notes from a lecture by Rev. F.L. Hosmer.

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