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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 585

Cantwell, John Simon. Papers, 1804-1907.


Papers of Universalist minister John Simon Cantwell, including correspondence and autographs. The papers span 1804-1907.


  • 1804-1907.


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0.21 cubic feet (1 boxes)
The collection consists of Cantwell's correspondence as well as correspondence between third parties. Cantwell was an avid autograph collector and much of the correspondence relates to this hobby. Correspondence does not exist for every name present in the container list; in some cases just the autograph of the person is included (i.e., the collection includes Louisa May Alcott's autograph and Susan B. Anthony's autograph, but there is no correspondence to or from either of these women).

Biographical / Historical

John Simon Cantwell (1837-1907) was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was ordained as a Universalist minister at Malone, New York, in 1858. He served pastorates in Malone, New York; South Boston and North Attleboro, Massachusetts; Columbus, Ohio; and Chicago, Illinois. He received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Lombard College in 1876. Cantwell was appointed editor of The New Covenant in 1883, and then Western editor of The Universalist Leader upon their merger in 1897.
Cantwell, John Simon. Papers, 1804-1907: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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