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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 655

Abbot, Ephraim. Papers, 1813-1825


Papers of Congregational and Unitarian minister, Ephraim Abbot, the bulk of which includes sermons, as well as travel logs, and personal material. The papers span 1813-1825.


  • Creation: 1813-1825.


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5 boxes

The bulk of this collection consists of Abbot's sermons, most of which are dated and arranged chronologically. Some of the sermons contain information on where they were delivered; most of them were preached in Greenland, New Hampshire. There is also some biographical and personal material, including travel logs and records of personal expenses.

Biographical / Historical

Ephraim Abbot (1779-1870) was born in Newcastle, Maine. He graduated from Harvard College in 1806 with an AB and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1810 with an AM. He was ordained in Greenland, New Hampshire, in 1813, and served as both a Congregational and Unitarian minister in Greenland, New Hampshire, and Westford, Massachusetts. Abbot was preceptor of Brackett Academy and principal of Westford Academy. He co-authored A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Abbot (1847) with his cousin Abiel Abbot.

Abbot, Ephraim. Papers, 1813-1825: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Divinity School Library, Harvard University Repository

Special Collections at Harvard Divinity School 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. Known as Andover-Harvard Theological Library since 1911, it was renamed the Harvard Divinity School Library in 2021.

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