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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 437

Ware, John F. W. (John Fothergill Waterhouse), 1818-1881. Sermons, 1871-1880.

Sermons of Unitarian pastor John Fothergill Waterhouse Ware.


  • 1871-1880.
  • 1871-1880.


1 boxes

This collection consists of seventeen handwritten sermons. The sermons span 1871-1880.

Biographical / Historical

John Fothergill Waterhouse Ware (1818-1881) graduated from Harvard College in 1838 and Harvard Divinity School in 1842. He held Unitarian pastorates in Fall River, Massachusetts, from 1843 to 1846; Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, from 1847 to 1864; Baltimore, Maryland, from 1864 to 1867; and the Arlington Street Church (Boston) from 1872 until his death. While in Baltimore, he worked extensively with former slaves and established a number of schools for the children of freed slaves. He wrote The Silent Pastor (1848) and Home Life: What It Is and What It Needs (1864). Additionally, a collection of his sermons was published posthumously under the title Wrestling and Waiting (1882).

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1971.
Ware, John F. W. (John Fothergill Waterhouse), 1818-1881. Sermons, 1871-1880: 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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