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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 747

Orrell, John, 1824-1876. Papers, 1846-1865.

Collection includes sermons, essays, and news clippings. The news clippings include Orrell’s account of his trip to Europe in 1859, which was published by the Christian Register. Orrell was a pacifist and an ardent abolitionist, and some of his sermons deal with these topics.

Dates

  • 1846-1865
  • 1824
  • 1859

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1 boxes

Collection includes sermons, essays, and news clippings. The news clippings include Orrell’s account of his trip to Europe in 1859, which was published by the Christian Register. Orrell was a pacifist and an ardent abolitionist, and some of his sermons deal with these topics.

Biographical / Historical

John Orrell was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England in 1824. He was a graduate of Meadville College and married Mary Ann Crapo of New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1857. Orrell was pastor of Unitarian churches in New Bedford and Sandwich, Massachusetts and he taught Afro-American children in the South during the Civil War. He endeavored to establish a Unitarian church in Flint, Michigan but there was not enough support for this, so it was abandoned. He supplied pulpits for several denominations in Flint and wherever called.

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Link to catalog
Title
Orrell, John, 1824-1876. Papers, 1846-1865: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00747

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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