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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 61

Swan, Joshua Augustus, 1823-1871. Diaries, 1849-1871.

Diaries of Kennebunk, Maine pastor Joshua Augustus Swan. The diaries cover 1849-1871.


  • 1849-1871.


2 boxes

Diaries, 1849-1871; travel diary entitled The foreign tour of Sarah, Charles and Josh, the last seeking for health and the others assisting him in the search...begun on the Atlantic..., September 2, 1868-May 14, 1869.

Biographical / Historical

Joshua Augustus Swan (1823-1871) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1846 and from Harvard Divinity School in 1849. He was ordained in Kennebunk, Maine, shortly after his graduation from Harvard Divinity School and served there until his retirement in 1869. In 1851 he married Miss Sarah Hodges, the daughter of the Rev. Richard Manning Hodges (see bMS 65).

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1968.
Swan, Joshua Augustus, 1823-1871. Diaries: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Language of description

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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