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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1428

William Ellery Channing papers,

Papers of American Unitarian minister William Ellery Channing.

Dates

  • 1819-1852.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

1 collection (3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.))

Chiefly letters to William Ellery Channing, including many from correspondents in Great Britain; letters and sermon notes by Channing; and letters to Channing's wife, Ruth Gibbs Channing. Also includes notes and documents of Ellis Gray Loring relating to the trial of Abner Kneeland for blasphemy, and bills and legal papers of William Ellery Channing.

Biographical / Historical

Channing was a Unitarian minister in Boston and the principal spokesman for the Unitarian movement in the United States.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

55M-245. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1956.
Title
Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842. William Ellery Channing papers, 1819-1852: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01265

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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