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bMS 747

Orrell, John, 1824-1876. Papers, 1846-1865: A Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 747
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Orrell, John, 1824-1876
Title: Orrell, John, 1824-1876. Papers, 1846-1865.
Date(s): 1846-1865
Date(s): 1824
Date(s): 1859
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: Collection includes sermons, essays, and news clippings. The news clippings include Orrell's account of his trip to Europe in 1859, which was published by the Christian Register. Orrell was a pacifist and an ardent abolitionist, and some of his sermons deal with these topics.

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Biographical / Historical

John Orrell was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England in 1824. He was a graduate of Meadville College and married Mary Ann Crapo of New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1857. Orrell was pastor of Unitarian churches in New Bedford and Sandwich, Massachusetts and he taught Afro-American children in the South during the Civil War. He endeavored to establish a Unitarian church in Flint, Michigan but there was not enough support for this, so it was abandoned. He supplied pulpits for several denominations in Flint and wherever called.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes sermons, essays, and news clippings. The news clippings include Orrell's account of his trip to Europe in 1859, which was published by the Christian Register. Orrell was a pacifist and an ardent abolitionist, and some of his sermons deal with these topics.

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