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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 586

Damon, David. Papers, 1820-1845.

Papers of Unitarian minister David Damon, including journals, family papers, and obituaries. The papers span 1820-1845.


  • 1820-1845.
  • 1838-1843



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0.35 cubic feet (1 boxes)

Collection includes 14 of Damon's handwritten paper-bound journals, 1838-1843. These journals record Damon's contacts with his clerical colleagues, his family members, his work on particular sermons and Lyceum lectures, meetings of voluntary associations to which he belonged, and various other aspects of his personal and professional life. Newspapers with Damon's obituaries, pamphlets, sermons, and other documents are also included.

Biographical / Historical

David Damon (1788-1843) was a Unitarian minister. He graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1811. He also helped found Cambridge's Harvard Lyceum, studied theology at the Andover Theological Seminary, and was pastor in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, from 1815 to 1827. He was pastor of the West Cambridge Unitarian Church (now the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington) from 1835 to 1843. In 1841, he gave the Dudleian lecture at Harvard.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino, Rare Books and Manuscripts, November 2002.

Related Materials

For related collection, please see bMS 515.
Damon, David. Papers, 1820-1845: 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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