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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 358

Papers, ca. 1880-1904.

Papers of Unitarian minister Nathanael Seaver, Jr. including sermons, essays, clippings, and notes.


  • 1880-1904.


1 boxes

Collection includes eight sermons, 1891-1904; a handwritten essay entitled Parishes and parsons of the olden time and newspaper clippings. Also includes a notebook, ca. 1880, including clippings from Sunday School magazines of Seaver's stories with manuscript revisions and additions; notes on his projected collections of the Billy Duncan stories, the Montrose stories/sketches, and the Torty stories.

Biographical / Historical

Nathanael Seaver, Jr. (1836-1919) was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1864. He was ordained to the Unitarian ministry in Walpole, New Hampshire, and also served parishes in Davenport, Iowa, and Dorchester, Melrose, Scituate, Marshfield, Templeton, Millbury, Leicester, and Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 1979.
Seaver, Nathanael, 1836-1919. 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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