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bMS 749

Osgood, George, 1817-1899. Papers, c. 1841-1852: A Finding Aid.

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


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

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Call No.: bMS 749
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Title: Osgood, George, 1817-1899. Papers, c. 1841-1852.
Date(s): 1841-1852
Quantity: 2 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Universalist minister George Osgood, including course notes, discourses, sermons, and diary entries. The papers span c. 1841-1852.

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Biographical / Historical

George Osgood (1817-1899) was born on October 8, 1817 in Kensington, New Hampshire. He is the grand-nephew of Maj. Jeremiah Fogg, a prominent officer in the Revolutionary War; he is the great-great-grandson of Jeremiah Fogg, the first Kensington minister. He graduated from Harvard University in 1847. He became a Unitarian minister, beginning his service in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts in 1855. He later worked as the rector for Grace Episcopal Church in North Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1881, sat on Attleboro's first board of trustees in 1889, and ministered at All Saints Episcopal Church in Attleboro from 1890-1893. In his spare time he wrote poetry which was published in newspapers and Salem Register. He died June 5, 1899.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains course notes, essays (some, if not all, for courses), sermons, a section of Osgood's personal diary, and a few fragments. Only four documents are dated: a collections of notes marked 1841 and 1844, a discourse from 1846, a sermon from 1846, and diary entries from 1852.
All but two of the sermons are numbered, from 9 to 228, with gaps—the largest gaps occur from 14–25, 59–82, 87–108, 112–170, and 200–228. Additionally, two separate sermons are numbered 57, and two others are numbered 108. There are a total of 78 sermons.

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