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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 361

Papers, 1912-1945.

Papers of Universalist minister and labor advocate Henry Clay Ledyard (1879-1950) including sermons, addresses and essays, various dates; scrapbooks of clippings, 1912-1917, 1927-1934


  • 1912-1945.


1 boxes

Biographical / Historical

Henry Clay Ledyard (1879-1950) was born in Sturgis, Michigan. He graduated from the Canton Theological School at St. Lawrence University in 1912. Originally ordained as a Congregational minister in 1907, he was ordained a Universalist minister in 1909 and served parishes in Northfield, Vermont; Cortland, New York; Hutchinson, Kansas; and Brockton, Massachusetts. In 1937, he left church ministry and accepted a position as director of the CIO Quarry Workers' International Union. He spent the remainder of his life as a tireless advocate for labor issues. Ledyard died in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 70. A biographical article on Ledyard can be found in the Annual Journal of the Universalist Historical Society, Volume V, 1964-65.
Ledyard, Henry Clay, 1880-1950. 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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