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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 678

Pierce, John, 1773-1849. Sermons,

Two volumes of sermons by minister John Pierce. The sermons span 1806-1845.


  • 1806-1845.


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2 Volumes

This collection consists of two volumes of Rev. Pierce's sermons. The sermons are handwritten, and the volumes are bound in leather.

Biographical / Historical

John Pierce (1773-1849) was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1793. He accepted an invitation to become the pastor of the First Church in Brookline, Massachusetts, and was ordained on March 15, 1797. In 1798, he married Abigail Lovel, who died in 1800. In 1802, he married Lucy Tappan, and he and Lucy were married for 47 years and had 10 children. Pierce was the sole pastor of the First Church in Brookline for 50 years. He was also a member of the Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers, the Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, the Boston Association, and was secretary to the Board of Overseers of Harvard College.

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.
Pierce, John, 1773-1849. Sermons, 1806-1845: 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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