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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 384

Hedge, Frederic Henry, 1805-1890. Papers, 1819-1932.

Collection includes two letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson, letters from Hedge to Margaret Fuller, a letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes, and a small group of letters to Hedge and others from various people including George Bancroft, Henry Whitney Bellows, William Ellery Channing, James Freeman Clarke, and James Russell Lowell.

Dates

  • 1819-1932.

Extent

1 boxes

Collection includes two letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson, letters from Hedge to Margaret Fuller, a letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes, and a small group of letters to Hedge and others from various people including George Bancroft, Henry Whitney Bellows, William Ellery Channing, James Freeman Clarke, and James Russell Lowell.

Biographical / Historical

Frederic Henry Hedge (1805-1890) graduated from Harvard College in 1825 and Harvard Divinity School in 1828. Ordained to the Unitarian ministry in 1829, Rev. Hedge served parishes in West Cambridge (now Arlington) and Brookline, Massachusetts; Bangor, Maine; and Providence, Rhode Island. He was the editor of the Christian Examiner from 1857 to 1861 and served as President of the American Unitarian Association from 1859 to 1862. Rev. Hedge also served as a professor of ecclesiastical history at Harvard Divinity School from 1857 to 1878, and as an instructor of German language and literature for Harvard College from 1872 to 1882.

Acquisition Information

Letters to Emerson were gift of Barbara Chandler Spaulding, 1977, 1981. Letters to Fuller and letters received by Hedge and others were placed on deposit by Margery L. Chandler, 1980.

Related Materials

Also see related collection bMS 183.
Title
Hedge, Frederic Henry, 1805-1890. Papers, 1819-1932: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00384

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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