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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 646

Pierce, Ulysses G. B. (Ulysses Grant Baker), 1865-1943. Papers, 1903-1950.

Papers of Unitarian minister, Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce, the bulk of which consists of sermons. The collection also contains printed records, prayer journals, photographs, and correspondence. The papers span 1903-1950


  • 1903-1950.


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.


5.65 cubic feet (16 boxes)

The bulk of this collection is comprised of sermons. The sermons are dated from 1903 to 1943 and most of the sermons were delivered at All Souls Church in Washington, D.C. Also contained in the collection are printed records including published books and pamphlets authored by Pierce. Other noteworthy items include photographs documenting the setting of the cornerstone of the All Souls Church in Washington, D.C., in 1921, and correspondence and presidential inauguration materials, 1909-1929.

Biographical / Historical

Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce (1865-1943) a Unitarian minister, served churches in Pomona, California, Ithaca, New York, and Washington, D.C. He received degrees from Hillsdale College and George Washington University, including an honorary DD. From 1901 to 1942, Pierce was the pastor of All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C. In addition, he held the position of chaplain of the United States Senate from 1909 to 1913, under President William H. Taft. Pierce also published The Creed of Epictetus (1916) and The Soul of the Bible (1917).


Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. Sermons
  2. Series II. Printed records
  3. Series III. Emerson Lecture
  4. Series IV. Prayer journals
  5. Series V. Correspondence and inaugural materials
  6. Series VI. Funerals/farewell addresses
  7. Series VII. Oversized and visual materials
Pierce, Ulysses G. B. (Ulysses Grant Baker), 1865-1943. Papers, 1903-1950: 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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