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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 482

Frothingham, Paul Revere, 1864-1926. Papers, 1900-1928.


Papers of Harvard preacher and overseer Paul Revere Frothingham.


  • 1900-1928.


9 boxes

General correspondence, 1917-1924 and undated; personal papers; published pamphlets and articles; typescripts and manuscripts of sermons and addresses; travel lectures; incomplete manuscripts; miscellaneous notes; writings of others in Frothingham's files; quotations copies by Frothingham; newpaper clippings; and miscellaneous papers.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Revere Frothingham (1864-1926) graduated from Harvard College in 1886 with an AM degree and in 1889 with an STB degree. He served as pastor of the First Congregational Society of New Bedford, Massachusetts, from 1889 to 1900 and the Arlington Street Church (Unitarian) in Boston from 1900 to 1926. Rev. Frothingham served as a preacher of Harvard for sixteen years and served the school as an overseer from 1904 to 1910, and again from 1918 to 1924. His wife, Anna Clapp Frothingham, established the Harvard College scholarship bearing his name in 1940 "to be held as a fund in memory of my late husband." The scholarship is awarded annually to "that member of the senior class in Harvard College exemplifies the qualities of excellent scholarship, manliness [character], and effective support of the best interests of Harvard University."


Organized into the following series:

  1. Series I. Correspondence
  2. Series II. Personal papers
  3. Series III. Frothingham's published pamphlets and articles
  4. Series IV. Typescripts and manuscripts of Frothingham's
  5. Series V. Writings of others in Frothingham's files
  6. Series VI. Newspaper clippings
  7. Series VII. Quotations copied by Frothingham
  8. Series VIII. Notes, reports, pamphlets, and other papers
Frothingham, Paul Revere, 1864-1926. Papers: 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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