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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 512

Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. Papers, 1814-1908.


Papers of Edward Everett Hale, including correspondence, material related to Antioch College and other colleges, and biographical information. The papers span 1814-1908.


  • Creation: 1814-1908.


There are no restrictions on access to this collection.


29 boxes

Collection consists of Hale's correspondence, biographical material about him and his family, and correspondence dealing with Antioch College, Wade College, Wilberforce College, and Humboldt College.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, educated at the Boston Latin School and Harvard College, and later studied theology. He was minister of the Church of the Unity in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1846 to 1856, and minister at the Boston South Congregational Society from 1856 to 1899. He is the author of The Man Without a Country, as well as 70 other stories and several novels.


Organized into the following series:

  1. Series I. Letters sent to Edward Everett Hale
  2. Series II. Letters from Edward Everett Hale
  3. Series III. Letters from Hale family members
  4. Series IV. Letters to Hale family members from others
  5. Series V. Letters and materials to Edward Everett Hale re: various causes
  6. Series VI. Antioch material
  7. Series VII. Letters to Josiah Quincy, Jr. re: Antioch College
  8. Series VIII. Letters from Josiah Quincy, Jr., 1859
  9. Series IX. Antioch letters
  10. Series X. Wade College
  11. Series XI. Christian Unity material
  12. Series XII. Wilberforce College
  13. Series XIII. Humboldt College
  14. Series XIV. Winn Trust
  15. Series XV. Biographical information

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 89, bMS 110, and bMS 122.

Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. Papers, 1814-1908: 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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