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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 345

Willis, Lemuel, 1802-1878. Diary and papers, 1839-1879.

Diaries and other materials of Universalist minister Lemuel Willis (1802-1878).


  • 1839-1879.


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.


2 boxes

This collection consists of Lemuel Willis' diaries, 1839-1844, 1847-1848, 1850-1851, 1867-1868, 1872-1873; as well as miscellaneous papers, including obituary, and a sermon leaflet.

Biographical / Historical

Lemuel Willis (1802-1878) began studying for the ministry in 1822 under the tutelage of the Rev. S. C. Loveland of Reading, Vermont. He was ordained to the Universalist ministry in 1823 and served parishes in Stoddard, Marlow, Aeworth, Washington, Claremont, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Troy, New York; and Salem, Lynn, and Cambridgeport, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.
Willis, Lemuel, 1802-1878. Diary and 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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