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bMS 655

Abbot, Ephraim. Papers, 1813-1825: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 655
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Abbot, Ephraim.
Title: Abbot, Ephraim. Papers, 1813-1825.
Date(s): 1813-1825.
Quantity: 5 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Congregational and Unitarian minister, Ephraim Abbot, the bulk of which includes sermons, as well as travel logs, and personal material. The papers span 1813-1825.

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Biographical / Historical

Ephraim Abbot (1779-1870) was born in Newcastle, Maine. He graduated from Harvard College in 1806 with an AB and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1810 with an AM. He was ordained in Greenland, New Hampshire, in 1813, and served as both a Congregational and Unitarian minister in Greenland, New Hampshire, and Westford, Massachusetts. Abbot was preceptor of Brackett Academy and principal of Westford Academy. He co-authored A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Abbot (1847) with his cousin Abiel Abbot.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of Abbot's sermons, most of which are dated and arranged chronologically. Some of the sermons contain information on where they were delivered; most of them were preached in Greenland, New Hampshire. There is also some biographical and personal material, including travel logs and records of personal expenses.

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