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MS Am 513

Goodwin, Ezra Shaw, 1787-1833. Ezra Shaw Goodwin compositions, 1828-1832: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 513
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Goodwin, Ezra Shaw, 1787-1833.
Title: Ezra Shaw Goodwin compositions,
Date(s): 1828-1832 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (4 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript and some printed compositions by American minister, Ezra Shaw Goodwin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ezra Shaw Goodwin Compositions, 1828-1832 (MS Am 513). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Ezra Shaw Goodwin (1787-1833), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, received an AB from Harvard College in 1807 and an AM in 1811. He served as a minister in Topsham, Maine from 1810-1811, and in Sandwich, Massachusetts in 1811-1812. In 1813 he was ordained as pastor of the First Congregational Church and Society, in Sandwich, Massachusetts. In 1814 he married Ellen Watson Davis. He died at age 46 in 1833.
Goodwin's religious views were most widely known through writings appearing in the Christian Examiner. The first article appeared in 1828, in the form of an essay on the meaning of the Greek and Hebrew expressions "everlasting punishment" and "life eternal," in Matthew XXV.46. Remarks on this article were published in The Spirit of the Pilgrims by Professor Stuart of Andover. These remarks were soon followed by a letter from Rev. Goodwin in the Examiner for September 1830, and then commented on by Professor Stuart in an Appendix to his Exegetical Essays on several Words relating to Future Punishment. Mr. Goodwin responded at great length in later issues of the Examiner.


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Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript compositions of Goodwin's writings; manuscripts all written in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Includes manuscripts for his book Alice Bradford or the birth day's experience of religion, articles for the Christian Examiner, On the meaning of the expressions 'Everlasting punishment, and life eternal' in Matthew XXV. 46, and others. Also includes 1 set of his printed articles with autograph manuscript additions, from the Christian Examiner, 1830.

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