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bMS 510

Shinn, Q. H. (Quillen Hamilton), 1845-1907. Papers, 1866-1934: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 510
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Shinn, Q. H. (Quillen Hamilton), 1845-1907.
Title: Shinn, Q. H. (Quillen Hamilton), 1845-1907. Papers, 1866-1934.
Date(s): 1866-1934.
Quantity: 20 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Civil War soldier and itinerant missionary Quillen Hamilton Shinn including diaries, sermons, printed missionary letters, Civil War and temperance writings, letters, and biographical material.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Burnell O'Brien and Elena Gardella; received: 1983.

Related Materials

For related collection, please see bMS 494.

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.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of diaries, 1866-1907; Shinn's unpublished novel, The Optimist; sermons, 1874-1891; printed missionary letters, 1882-1907; Civil War and temperance writings; letters to his wife, 1875-1907; letters by family members, 1885-1934; and biographical material.

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