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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 664

Conner, Charles Chambers. Papers,


Papers of Universalist minister Charles C. Conner, including personal files, sermons, writings, and printed material. The papers span 1869-1939.


  • 1869-1939.


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3 boxes

This collection consists of personal files including autobiographical data, memoranda, and Universalist literature; printed material, such as articles that appeared in the Christian Union, Christian Leader, and the Universalist Leader. There are also sermons, arranged alphabetically by title; sources, including writings by Vivian T. Pomeroy and Lyman Abbott; as well as Conner's writings, arranged alphabetically by title. There is also an example of Conner's shorthand in box 3, folder 12.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Chambers Conner (1856-1939) was ordained as a Universalist minister in Roann, Indiana, in 1880. He held pastorates in Milford and Hamilton, Ohio; LaCrosse, Monson, and Springfield, Wisconsin; Barre and Rochester, Vermont; and North Adams, Massachusetts. Conner published several books, including A Pastor's Immortelles, From Nature to Man, and Resources of a Nation. Conner also founded a shorthand system of writing, on which he worked for 20 years.


Organized into the following series:

  1. Series I. Personal files
  2. Series II. Printed material
  3. Series III. Sermons
  4. Series IV. Sources
  5. Series V. Writings

General note

The number after the slash in each entry in the following list indicates the box number, and the number in parentheses is the folder number.

Conner, Charles Chambers. Papers, 1869-1939: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Language of description

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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