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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 375

Gannett, Ezra Stiles, 1801-1871. Sermons, ca.1830-1871.


Sermons of Ezra Stiles Gannett, pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston, Mass.


  • Creation: 1830-1871.


5 boxes

Biographical / Historical

Ezra Stiles Gannett (1801-1871) graduated from Harvard College in 1820, and from Harvard Divinity School in 1823. He served as an overseer of the University from 1835 to 1858. Ordained in 1824, Reverend Gannett became an assistant minister at the Federal Street Church (Unitarian) in Boston and became its pastor in 1842, a position he held until his death in 1871. He was one of the founding members of the American Unitarian Association (AUA), and authored its constitution. Gannett served the AUA as its first secretary and as president from 1847 to 1851.


  1. Series I. Manuscript Sermons, Vol. I: Religious Faith and Life
  2. Series II. Manuscript Sermons, Vol. II: Christianity, Immortality
  3. Series III. Manuscript Sermons, Vol. III: Unitarianism, the Ministry
  4. Series IV. Manuscript Sermons, Vol. IV: The War
  5. Series V. Manuscript Sermons, Vol. V: Personal
  6. Series VI. Printed Sermons, Vol. I: Unitarian Faith and Life
  7. Series VII. Printed Sermons, Vol. II: Unitarian Faith and Life
  8. Series VIII. Printed Sermons, Vol. III: Unitarian Faith and Life
  9. Series IX. Printed Sermons, Vol IV: Unitarian Faith and Life
  10. Series X. Printed Sermons, Vol V: Unitarian Faith and Life

Related Materials

See related collection bMS 481.

Gannett, Ezra Stiles, 1801-1871. Sermons: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Divinity School Library, Harvard University Repository

Special Collections at Harvard Divinity School 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. Known as Andover-Harvard Theological Library since 1911, it was renamed the Harvard Divinity School Library in 2021.

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