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bMS 518

Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882. Papers, 1819-1882: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 518
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882.
Title: Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882. Papers, 1819-1882.
Date(s): 1819-1882.
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: Biographical information, lectures, and correspondence of Unitarian minister Orville Dewey.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of William F. Dewey, 1983.

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Biographical / Historical

Orville Dewey (1794-1882) was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Williams College in 1814, Andover Seminary in 1819, and was awarded a DD from Harvard Divinity School in 1839. He served as the pastor of the Congregational Church in Gloucester, Massachusetts, for one year before becoming a Unitarian. He then went on to serve as the minister of the Federal Street Church in Boston (1821-23), the First Church in New Bedford Massachusetts (1823-33), the Second Congregational Church (later Church of the Messiah) in New York City (1835-48), and the New South Church in Boston (1857-61). Dewey was one of the founders of the Employment Society, which was the first organized attempt to help the city's poor. He also served as the fourth president of the American Unitarian Association from 1845 to 1847. His publications include a series of lectures given at the Lowell Institute, which included The Problem of Human Destiny (1864), Discourses on Various Subjects (1835), and The Old World and The New (1836).

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains biographical information, lectures, and correspondence of minister Orville Dewey.

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