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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 371

Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney). Papers, 1865-1872.


Presentation photo album given to Unitarian minister Henry Whitney Bellows (1814-1882) in August 1868 by English Unitarian ministers just before he returned to America, as well as some letters and sermons


  • 1865-1872.
  • August 1868


1 boxes

Presentation photo album given to Bellows in August 1868 by English Unitarian ministers just before he returned to America. Album contains portrait photographs of English Unitarian ministers and a few photographs of English Unitarian churches. The collection also contains several letters and sermons.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Whitney Bellows (1814-1882) was born in Boston and received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1832. He earned an S.T.D. from Harvard University in 1854. In 1882 he was ordained as a Unitarian minister at the First Congregational Church (later renamed All Souls Church) of New York. From 1861 to 1878 Bellows was the president of the United States Sanitary Commission, which was a charity service for Union soldiers during the Civil War. During the Civil War, Bellows worked to establish the National Conference of Unitarian Churches, which became formally affiliated with the American Unitarian Association in 1925

Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Papers, 1865-1872: 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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