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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 414

Adams, John G. (John Greenleaf). Papers, 1831-1897.

Sermons and addresses of Universalist minister John Greenleaf Adams.


  • 1831-1897.
  • May 18, 1870.


1 boxes

Principally sermons and addresses printed in newspapers. Also includes photographs and manuscript "life notes" by Adams dated May 18, 1870.

Biographical / Historical

John Greenleaf Adams (1810-1887) was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He married twice during his life and had one daughter and two sons. His academic pursuits brought him as far as a doctorate in divinity. He was ordained in 1833 in Rumney, New Hampshire, and was also pastor at Claremont, New Hampshire; Providence, Rhode Island; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Malden, Worcester, and Lowell, Massachusetts. He edited the New Hampshire publication Star in the East, and Massachusetts publications such as the Gospel Teacher; Myrtle; and the Sunday School Helper. Adams published a total of 20 books and pamphlets during his life, including Our Day and Fountain. He also contributed to Hymns for Christian Devotion.


Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. Addresses and sermons, arranged chronologically
  2. Series II. Sermons, n.d
  3. Series III. Writings and correspondence
  4. Series IV. Biographical

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.
Adams, John G. (John Greenleaf), 1810-1887. Papers: 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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