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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 66

Badger, George Henry. Papers, 1912-1932.

Personal and parish correspondence, 1912-1932, sermons and lectures of Unitarian minister and founder of The New Unitarian George Henry Badger (1859-1953). The papers cover 1912-1932.


  • 1912-1932.


0.35 cubic feet (1 boxes)

This collection consists of personal and parish correspondence (1912-1932), sermons and lectures, arranged chronologically.

Biographical / Historical

George Henry Badger (1859-1953) was born in Charlestown, MA and was raised in the Swedenborgian faith. He received an A.B. from Williams College in 1883. He married Alice S. Hamilton and they had two daughters, Evelyn Payton and Elizabeth A. Badger. He was at the Andover Theological Seminary from 1883-1884 and in 1886 he received his S.T.B. from the Harvard Divinity School. He became a convert to Unitarianism, and in 1886 he was ordained as the Unitarian pastor in South Natick, Massachusetts, where he stayed until 1892. He also served pastorates in New Jersey, Texas, and Florida, ending his ministerial services in 1936. His literary accomplishments include the compilation of the Isles of Shoals hymnal, Candlelight, and a collection of essays, The Water Star. Badger also founded The New Unitarian and served as editor of this publication for ten years.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Unitarian Universalist Association, 1968.
Badger, George Henry, 1859-1953. 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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