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Call No.: bMS 702
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Shaw, Linus H. (Linus Hall), 1804-1866.
Title: Shaw, Linus H. (Linus Hall), 1804-1866. Sermons, 1826-1862.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (2 linear feet)
Abstract: Handwritten sermons delivered by Linus Hall Shaw in Massachusetts, 1826-1862.
Linus Hall Shaw (1804-1866) was born in Raynham, Massachusetts, and died in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He began his studies at Brown University in 1825 but left at the end of two years to engage in teaching. He married Louisa Alden Jones in 1827, and they eventually had five children. He served for a time as second principal of the Bristol County Academy at Taunton. In 1830 he returned to his studies at Harvard Divinity School. During his three-year residence he participated in and became leader of the school's choir. Soon after his graduation from Harvard he was ordained pastor of the Unitarian Church at Athol, Massachusetts. A few years later he accepted a call to the church at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. Afterward he preached at Mendon, Massachusetts, and in 1844 he became the eighth minister of First Parish at Sudbury, where his pastorate continued to the end of his life. Shaw was an ardent abolitionist, and he also took an active role in the temperance movement.
The collection consists of handwritten sermons delivered by Shaw in various places in Massachusetts, most often in Sudbury.
The number after the slash in each entry in the following list indicates the box number, and the number in parentheses is the folder number.