COLLECTION GUIDES

1816-1918

Guide to the Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the personal correspondence and religious writings of Ezra Stiles Gannett, assistant and later pastor of the Federal (later Arlington) Street Church, 1824-1871, and a leader in the Unitarian movement.

Biographical Sketch

Ezra Stiles Gannett (1801-1871), son of Caleb (1745-1818) and Ruth (Stiles) Gannett (1765-1808), was a Unitarian minister, editor, and a founder and the first secretary of the American Unitarian Association. He married Anna Linzee Tilden (1811-1846) in 1835.

William Channing Gannett (1840-1923), son of Ezra Stiles (1801-1871) and Anna Linzee (Tilden) Gannett (1811-1846), was a Unitarian minister and a biographer of his father. He married Mary Thorn Lewis (1854-1952) in 1887.

Collection Description

The Ezra Stiles Gannett papers consist of the personal and religious papers of Ezra Stiles Gannett, assistant and later pastor of the Federal (later Arlington) Street Church, 1824-1871, and a leader in the Unitarian movement. The collection includes loose papers, primarily the correspondence of Ezra Stiles Gannett and his son William Channing Gannett; sermon notes; diaries and travel journals, 1821-1871, describing Gannett's ministry, his activities on behalf of the Unitarian Church, and his travels in Europe in 1836-1838 and 1865; and tributes and obituaries prepared after Gannett's death. Among Gannett's correspondents are many prominent Unitarians, including William Ellery Channing (1780-1842), James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888), John Cordner (1816-1894), Calvin Lincoln (1799-1881), Samuel Joseph May (1797-1871), and Henry Ware, Jr. (1794-1843). Subjects include church operations, theological doctrines, Boston social life, slavery, and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

Many of the items in this collection are individually cataloged. See the Chronological List of Select Items below.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lewis Gannett of Rochester, N.Y., Apr. 1953.

Other Formats

Ezra Stiles Gannett's correspondence with William Ellery Channing was microfilmed as part of the William Ellery Channing Microfilm Edition, P-318.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Loose papers, 1816-1918

The bulk of this series consists of the correspondence of Ezra Stiles Gannett and his son William Channing Gannett. The series also contains notes, essays, clippings, lists, reports, bills, speeches, and other papers, as well as a copy of Ezra Stiles Gannett's last will and testament and two small diaries. See below for a chronological list of most of the items in this series.

Box 1
1816-1839
Box 2
1840-1875
Box 3Folder 1
1898-1918
Box 3Folder 2
Undated papers
Box 3Folder 3-7
Lecture notes, 1867-1869
Box 3Folder 8
Dried flowers
Box 3Folder 9
Photographs
Box 3Folder 10
Biographical information; old collection guide

II. Volumes, 1821-1898

A. Diaries, 1821-1871

This subseries consists of Ezra Stiles Gannett's extensive diaries with daily entries describing his Harvard divinity studies and early ministry, trips to Europe, 1836-1838, and many other subjects. Included in this subseries is an index to the diaries.

Box 4Vol. A
Divinity school and early ministry journal, 1821-1836
Box 4Vol. B
Pocket almanac and memorandum book, 1835
Box 4Vol. C
Voyage to Europe, 1837-1838 (not part of numbered sequence below)
Box 4Vol. D
"Sermons preached extemporaneously in Great Britain, 1838"
Box 4Vol. E
Index to Ezra Stiles Gannett's journals, Oct. 1836-Aug. 1871 (index to numbered journals below)
Box 4Vol. 1
Voyage to London, 18 Oct.-10 Nov. 1836
Box 4Vol. 2
Voyage to London, Holland, Belgium, and Paris, 11 Nov. 1836-23 Feb. 1837
Box 4Vol. 3
Voyage to London, Paris, Genoa, Pisa, and Rome, 24 Feb.-28 Mar. 1837
Box 4Vol. 4
Voyage to Venice, Milan, and Switzerland, 1 May-5 June 1837
Box 4Vol. 5
Voyage to Switzerland, Rhine, Belgium, and Paris, 5 June-9 July 1837
Box 4Vol. 6
Voyage to Versailles, Vichy, Paris, Rouen, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford, Windsor, and Birmingham, 10 July-10 Oct. 1837
Box 4Vol. 7
Voyage to London, Cambridge, York, and Scotland, 11 Oct.-23 Dec. 1837
Box 5Vol. 8
Voyage to Scotland and Ireland, 24 Dec. 1837-20 Jan. 1838
Box 5Vol. 9
Voyage to Scotland and London, 21 Jan.-18 July 1838
Box 5Vol. 10
Voyage home, July 1838
Box 5Vol. 11
7 Aug.-31 Dec. 1838
Box 5Vol. 12
1 Jan.-20 Mar. 1839
Box 5Vol. 13
21 Mar.-28 May 1839
Box 5Vol. 14
29 May-11 July 1839
Box 5Vol. 15
12 July-14 Sep. 1839
Box 5Vol. 16
17 Sep.-24 Nov. 1839
Box 5Vol. 17
28 Nov. 1839-26 Jan. 1840
Box 5Vol. 18
27 Jan.-7 Apr. 1840
Box 5Vol. 19
8 Apr.-10 June 1840
Box 5Vol. 20
11 June-22 Aug. 1840
Box 5Vol. 21
23 Aug.-31 Dec. 1840
Box 5Vol. 22
1 Jan.-24 Mar. 1841
Box 5Vol. 23
25 Mar.-27 Aug. 1841
Box 5Vol. 24
28 Aug.-21 Oct. 1841
Box 5Vol. 25
22 Oct. 1841-14 Jan. 1842
Box 6Vol. 26
14 Jan.-31 Mar. 1842
Box 6Vol. 27
1 Apr. 1842-Mar. 1843
Box 6Vol. 28
1 Apr.-9 Aug. 1843
Box 6Vol. 29
10 Aug.-10 Oct. 1843
Box 6Vol. 30
11 Oct.-Dec. 1843
Box 6Vol. 31
24 Dec. 1843-24 May 1844
Box 6Vol. 32
25 May-16 July 1844
Box 6Vol. 33
17 July-30 Sep. 1844
Box 6Vol. 34
1 Oct.-14 Dec. 1844
Box 6Vol. 35
15 Dec. 1844-31 Mar. 1845
Box 6Vol. 36
1 Apr.-15 May 1845
Box 6Vol. 37
16 May-30 Sep. 1845
Box 6Vol. 38
1 Oct.-11 Dec. 1845
Box 6Vol. 39
12 Dec. 1845-19 Apr. 1846
Box 6Vol. 40
20 Apr. 1846-30 Apr. 1847
Box 6Vol. 41
1 May 1847-30 Apr. 1848
Box 7Vol. 42
1 May 1848-30 Apr. 1849
Box 7Vol. 43
1 May 1849-31 May 1850
Box 7Vol. 44
1 June 1850-13 June 1851
Box 7Vol. 45
14 June 1851-31 Mar. 1852
Box 7Vol. 46
1 Apr. 1852-30 Apr. 1853
Box 8Vol. 47
1 May 1853-28 Feb. 1854
Box 8Vol. 48
1 Mar. 1854-31 July 1856
Box 8Vol. 49
1 Aug. 1856-28 Apr. 1857
Box 8Vol. 50
29 Apr.-31 Dec. 1857
Box 8Vol. 51
1858
Box 8Vol. 52
1859
Box 8Vol. 53
1860
Box 9Vol. 54
1861
Box 9Vol. 55
1862
Box 9Vol. 56
1863
Box 9Vol. 57
1864
Box 9Vol. 58
1865
Box 9Vol. 59
1866
Box 10Vol. 60
1867
Box 10Vol. 61
1868
Box 10Vol. 62
1869
Box 10Vol. 63
1870
Box 10Vol. 64
1871

B. Scrapbooks, [1860?]-1898

This subseries consists of three scrapbooks of material related to the life and death of Ezra Stiles Gannett, including newspaper clippings and copies of eulogies.

Box 11Vol. 65-66
Scrapbooks, [1860?]-1898

Sent by Ellen Hammond to William Channing Gannett.

Box 11Vol. 67
Scrapbook, 1872

Sent by Catherine Boott Gannett Wells to William Channing Gannett.

III. Research notes, undated

This series consists of a card file containing research notes on American history.

Box 12

IV. Oversize material, [1843]-1871

Folder OS
Ezra Stiles Gannett's degree as Doctor of Sacred Theology from Harvard University, [1843]
Folder OS
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1846-1871

Chronological List of Select Items

This list contains most of the items in Series I (Loose papers), arranged chronologically.

Undated-Mar. 1820

Undated

List of members in Ezra Stiles Gannett's parish [?].

Undated

List of people and the gifts that they gave to Ezra Stiles Gannett while he was sick.

Undated

Notes on a religious conference.

10 Feb. [no year]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to James Freeman Clarke saying that Gannett cannot travel for the American Unitarian Association.

10 Apr. [no year]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to James Freeman Clarke proposing regular meetings of the Unitarian ministers in Boston.

25 May [no year]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) containing an article.

18 Sep. [no year]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to James Freeman Clarke informing him of a meeting of the committee dealing with divinity schools.

30 Aug. 1816

Note describing course of study followed as preparation for entrance to Harvard.

26 Sep. 1816

Contract between Caleb Gannett and Harvard College to cover the cost of Ezra Stiles Gannett's attendance.

3 Oct. 1816

First quarter bill from Harvard College.

20 June-17 Aug. 1817

Record of money received by [Ezra Stiles Gannett] from his father and of expenses.

24 June-1 July 1818

Travel diary of a trip from Cambridge to Hartford and back.

5 Dec. 1818

Letter of recommendation from Abiel Holmes for Ezra Stiles Gannett.

[1819?]

Notes on the character of [Ezra Stiles Gannett].

[1819?]

Essay entitled "He is gone and we are going all, like leaves we wither, and like leaves we fall."

[1819]

Essay entitled "Dialogue between two scholars."

June 1819

School essay, Forensic No. 7: "Whether fire be a fluid substance of a distinct and peculiar nature."

19 June 1819

Essay on vanity.

[Aug. 1819]

Exhibition oration entitled "On Mental Inaction."

7 Sep. 1819

Essay on discontent.

10 Dec. 1819

Essay on moral sense.

23 Dec. 1819-12 Feb. 1820

Diary kept by Ezra Stiles Gannett during winter vacation of his senior year at Harvard.

[182-?]

Notes on theology.

Jan. 1820

List of expenses on a journey from Cambridge to Greenfield.

10 Mar. 1820

Oration before the Hasty Pudding Club: "Independence of Character."

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July 1820-May 1824

18 July 1820

Valedictory oration.

30 July 1820

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Cambridge, Mass.) to his cousin Jonathan Leavitt concerning Gannett's upcoming graduation.

Aug. 1820

Oration for commencement.

8 Sep.-7 Oct. 1820

Record of expenses on a journey from Cambridge to New York.

1820-1821

Subjects of dissertations in theological school, with list of recommended books.

25 Apr. 1821

Dissertation on the resurrection.

24 Feb. 1822

Letter to Ezra Stiles Gannett from his aunt Emilia Leavitt (Greenfield) concerning religion and family matters.

18 Mar. 1822

Dissertation entitled "On the Unity of God."

29 Mar. 1822

Dissertation on the interpretation of the New Testament.

24 Apr. 1822

Letter to Ezra Stiles Gannett from the committee appointed by the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church asking when it would be convenient for Gannett to meet with them.

13 May 1822

Dissertation on moral nature.

13 Aug. 1822

Dissertation on the inspiration of the New Testament.

[1823?]

Letter from John Thornton Kirkland to the church in Federal Street, Boston, attesting to the attendance of Ezra Stiles Gannett at the University Church.

7 June 1823

Outline of ministerial duties.

25 June 1823

Letter from John Thornton Kirkland (Cambridge) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's role in the upcoming commencement.

10 Nov. 1823

Letter from Henry Ware, Jr., to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him of his approval by the Boston Association of Congregational Ministers.

[1824]

Declaration of purpose as a minister.

[1824]

List of clothing.

Feb. 1824

Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett inviting him to preach.

9 Feb. [1824]

Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett asking him to preach again in Channing's church.

21 Apr. 1824

Minutes of the meeting of the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church where it was voted to invite Ezra Stiles Gannett to be colleague pastor with William Ellery Channing. With a record of the votes.

22 Apr. 1824

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Cambridge) to the committee of the Federal Street Church agreeing to meet with them [copy with letter of Henry Chapman to Gannett of the same date].

1 May 1824

Letter from Lewis Tappan (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him that a large majority of the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church are in favor of his appointment. Tappan does not want Gannett to be discouraged because a few have voted against him.

19 May 1824

Note of thanks from Ezra Stiles Gannett to the women of the parish for a gift of clothing.

27 May 1824

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Cambridge) to the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church accepting the position of assistant to William Ellery Channing [with copy and note of Francis Tiffany to William Channing Gannett of 11 Mar. 1889].

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June 1824-Sep. 1826

5 June 1824

Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's request that Channing preach the sermon at his ordination.

29 June 1824

Letter from the ladies of the Federal Street Society, Boston, to Ezra Stiles Gannett welcoming him to the parish.

2 July 1824

Letter of thanks from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Cambridge) to the ladies of the Federal Street Society for their kindness.

17 July 1824

Third quarter bill from Harvard College.

20 July 1824

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett inquiring about his health.

1825

List of subscribers to the building fund of the Theological School in Cambridge.

3 Apr. 1825

Letter from Calvin Lincoln (Fitchburg, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning his recent visit to Boston and discussing mutual friends.

11 May 1825

Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the poor condition of Channing's health and telling Gannett that since he will be doing more of the work of the parish, he will be given three hundred dollars from Channing's salary.

20 May 1825

Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's doubts about his position and encouraging him to remain. Channing assures him that he is held in high esteem by the parish and that he has enjoyed working with him.

30 June 1825

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the founding of the American Unitarian Association. Channing declines the office that was offered him and notes that he has not received the constitution that was sent to him.

16 July 1825

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's health. Channing does not want him to work too much in the hot weather.

3 Aug. 1825

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning baptism.

9 Aug. 1825

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning baptism.

25 Aug. 1825

Letter from Henry Ware, Jr., to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him that his religious services are too long.

Sep. 1825

Letter of resignation from [Ezra Stiles Gannett] to Federal Street Church [draft].

15 Feb. 1826

Letter from Samuel Joseph May (Brooklyn, Conn.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the growth of Unitarianism and the fact that some ministers will not work with him because of his beliefs.

27 Mar. 1826

Letter from Samuel Joseph May (Brooklyn, Conn.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the situation in the town of Woodstock. May feels the thing to do is to find a liberal Calvinist minister who will settle there.

2 June 1826

Letter from Henry Ware, Jr. (Northboro) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning The Christian Register.

12 June 1826

Letter from Henry Ware, Jr. (N.Y.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning conditions he left behind in Boston.

[July 1826]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to William Ellery Channing saying he may take a trip to Niagara [fragment].

9 July 1826

Letter from Henry Ware, Jr. (Utica, N.Y.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett about events in Utica.

16 July 1826

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him to take care of his health.

25 July 1826

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Greenfield, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing telling him that the American Unitarian Association wants to publish several works by Channing.

8 Aug. 1826

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett stating his views on publishing sermons and expressing the hope that Joseph Tuckerman will be employed by the American Unitarian Association.

12 Sep. 1826

Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him that Channing is going to Rhode Island.

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Dec. 1826-June 1829

9 Dec. 1826

Letter from James Walker (Philadelphia) to Ezra Stiles Gannett giving an account of William Ellery Channing's sermon at the dedication of the Second Congregational Unitarian Church in New York City.

19 Jan. 1827

Letter from James Walker (Washington, D.C.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett saying he is going to preach in Harrisburg.

30 Jan. [1827]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Philadelphia) to William Ellery Channing concerning a new Unitarian Church in New York.

[2 Feb. 1827]

Letter from Henry Ware, Jr. (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning affairs in Boston.

27 Feb. 1827

Extract from the minutes of a meeting of the Federal Street Church relating to a report that Ezra Stiles Gannett has been offered a place in New York.

9 Mar. 1827

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Robert Sedgwick declining the offer of a job at the Second Congregational Unitarian Church in New York.

Apr.-May 1827

Notes on A Review of the Rev. Dr. Channing's Discourse, Preached at the Dedication of the Second Congregational Unitarian Church, New York, December 7, 1826 [enclosed with a note from Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett].

2 June 1827

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Trenton Falls, N.Y.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett about religious conditions in the area.

21 June 1827

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing on parish matters.

8 Aug. 1827

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing on parish matters.

11 Aug. 1827

Letter from William Ellery Channing (R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett informing him of Channing's plan to preach in Newport.

12 Aug. 1827

Letter from William Ellery Channing (R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him not to be discouraged.

17 Aug. 1827

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing informing him of the sickness of President Kirkland of Harvard.

6 Sep. 1827

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing asking him to allow some of his works to be published by the American Unitarian Association.

17 Sep. 1827

Letter from William Ellery Channing (R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Channing's works being published by the American Unitarian Association.

12 July 1828

Letter from Henry Ware, Jr. (Worcester) to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him that a Mr. Davis is coming to Boston to seek employment as a Unitarian minister.

[4 Aug.] 1828

Letter from Henry Ware, Jr., to Ezra Stiles Gannett on health [fragment].

7 Aug. 1828

Letter from Henry Ware, Jr. (Worcester, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett approving of Gannett's plan to preach in the West.

11 Aug. 1828

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning church matters.

18 Aug. 1828

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Ezra Stiles Gannett on church matters.

Feb. 1829

Plan for meeting with the children of the Federal Street Society [enclosed in letter to William Ellery Channing of 18 Feb. 1829].

18 Feb. 1829

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to William Ellery Channing enclosing Gannett's plan to set up a series of meetings with the children of the Federal Street Society.

7 Apr. [1829]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to William Ellery Channing offering to resign.

6 May 1829

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing offering to resign.

10 June 1829

Letter from [Ezra Stiles Gannett] (Boston) to Henry Ware, Jr., about church matters in Boston.

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Jan. 1830-Apr. 1834

13 Jan. 1830

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Henry Ware, Jr., concerning church matters.

4 May 1830

Letter from Calvin Lincoln (Fitchburg, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett stating that he would like to resume their correspondence and friendship.

8 June 1830

Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning financial matters.

25 July 1830

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett on personal matters.

2 Sep. [1830]

Letter from Susan Cleveland (Channing) Higginson to Dorothea Dix concerning local affairs and mentioning the preaching of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

29 Nov. 1830

Letter from William Ware to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning publishing a tract.

13 Jan. 1831

Letter from William Ware to Ezra Stiles Gannett saying he will send him a tract to be published.

21 Feb. 1831

Letter from William Ware to Ezra Stiles Gannett saying he is still working on his tract.

23 Feb. 1831

Letter from William Ware to Ezra Stiles Gannett saying his tract is finished and has been sent.

16 Mar. 1831

Letter from William Ware to Ezra Stiles Gannett about Ware's tract.

25 Mar. 1831

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning a religious revival.

Apr. 1831

Letter from William Ware to Ezra Stiles Gannett about a tract.

5 May 1831

Letter from William Ellery Channing (St. Croix, West Indies) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning slavery and the relative merits of Calvinism and Catholicism.

16 June 1831

Services for wedding of Isaac Winslow and Henrietta Blanchard.

30 Apr. 1832

Letter from Harriet Martineau (Norwich, England) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning her writings.

13 Dec. 1832

Letter from Calvin Lincoln (Fitchburg, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning affairs of the American Unitarian Association.

28 Apr. 1833

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the agency of the American Unitarian Association.

2 May 1833

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Philadelphia) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the agency of the American Unitarian Association and Universalism.

6 Aug. 1833

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning slavery, the [American] Colonization Society, and the [Massachusetts] Anti-Slavery Society.

21 Aug. 1833

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning slavery, the [American] Colonization Society, and the [Massachusetts] Anti-Slavery Society.

31 Aug. 1833

Letter from Harriet Martineau (Westminster, England) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning her proposed visit to America.

4 Sep. 1833

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning slavery in Maryland.

10 Feb. 1834

Letter from Harriet Martineau (London) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning her upcoming trip to America [fragment].

27 Mar. 1834

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to the Executive Committee of the American Unitarian Association concerning the founding of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches.

17 Apr. 1834

Letter from [Henry Ware, Jr.] to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning matters of health.

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July 1834-Aug. 1837

15 July 1834

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches.

17 [July] 1834

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches [fragment].

1835

Abstract of concluding lecture presented to teachers of Sunday schools at the Masonic Temple.

Apr. 1835

Letter from Joseph Tuckerman (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the size of Gannett's church and congregation [with notes by Ezra Stiles Gannett].

16 June 1835

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning personal matters.

8 July 1835

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the ministry for the poor.

11 Aug. 1835

Letter from Harriet Martineau (Worcester, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him that she is looking forward to seeing him.

20 Aug. 1835

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the visit of Harriet Martineau to America and the need for a new Unitarian church in Boston.

[12 Sep. 1835]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to members of his parish at Federal Street Church thanking them for their wedding gift.

25 Dec. 1835

Letter from Harriet Martineau (Hingham, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning her books and Henry Clay.

[1836]

Letter from William Ellery Channing to Mrs. Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the possibility of joining her husband in Europe.

3 Mar. 1836

Letter from Harriet Martineau to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning her affairs in America.

1 Apr. [1836]

Letter from Harriet Martineau (N.Y.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning her life in New York.

26 Apr. 1836

Letter to Ezra Stiles Gannett from a committee of the Congregational Society in Federal Street informing him of the decision to grant him a leave for one year with pay.

29 Apr. 1836

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's leave of absence.

4 May 1836

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Leicester, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing concerning Gannett's illness.

12 May 1836

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's illness.

[June 1836]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to a committee of the Congregational Society in Federal Street thanking them for granting him a leave [with two printed copies].

30 July 1836

Letter from Harriet Martineau (N.Y.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning his health.

7 Oct. 1836

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's trip to Europe [fragment].

14 Oct. 1836

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's trip to Europe.

14 Oct. 1836

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's trip to Europe [fragment].

[11 June] 1837

Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the panic of 1837.

30 July 1837

Letter from James Savage to Ezra Stiles Gannett informing him that the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church have extended his leave.

20 Aug. 1837

Letter from Anna Linzee Tilden Gannett (Vichy, France) to Catherine B. Tilden concerning travel in Europe and Ezra Stiles Gannett's health [with note from E. S. Gannett] [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 6].

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Oct. 1837-Oct. 1843

20 Oct. 1837

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (London) to the committee of the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church thanking them for extending his leave [duplicate].

24 Oct. 1837

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (London) to James Savage concerning Gannett's stay in Europe.

15 Dec. 1837

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to Mrs. Samuel Torrey about his stay in Scotland.

20 Dec. 1837

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Scotland) to Benjamin Kent about his travel in England and Scotland [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 7].

[1838-1839]

Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the announcement of a lecture by Charles Follen.

1 June 1838

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (London) to James Savage informing him that Gannett will be delayed in England [draft].

1 June 1838

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (London) to James Savage informing him that Gannett will be delayed in England.

10 Aug. 1838

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett welcoming him back to the United States.

[1839]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to Elizabeth Reid Boott enclosing prayers written for her by Gannett [with copies of two of the prayers].

[1839]

Prayers written by Ezra Stiles Gannett for Elizabeth Reid Boott [with copies of two of the prayers].

[184-]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning slavery.

11 Mar. [184-]

Letter from M. Peabody to Ezra Stiles Gannett enclosing the remarks of a Mesmerist on Henry Clay, William Ellery Channing, and Gannett.

[1840]

Account of the controversy surrounding the use of the Federal Street Church for a eulogy to Charles Follen.

18 Jan. 1840

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to John Parker declining his gift.

2 Mar. 1840

Proposal to publish some of the writings of Charles Follen [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 17].

15 May 1840

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to George Stillman Hillard, clerk of the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church, declining an increase in salary.

25 Sep. 1840

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning a letter from the Hollis Street Church.

28 Sep. 1840

Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning a letter from the Hollis Street Church.

Oct. [1842]

Letter from William Henry Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's sermon on William Ellery Channing.

5 Oct. 1842

Copy of the actions of the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church concerning the death of William Ellery Channing.

7 Oct. 1842

Letter from George Stillman Hillard (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the funeral of William Ellery Channing.

28 Nov. 1842

Report of a committee of the American Unitarian Association.

12 Oct. 1843

Letter from Josiah Quincy (Cambridge) to Ezra Stiles Gannett enclosing a degree as Doctor of Sacred Theology from Harvard University.

13 Oct. 1843

Letter from Josiah Quincy to Ezra Stiles Gannett requesting a copy of Gannett's Dudleian lecture.

28 Oct. 1843

Letter from Gideon French Thayer (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning a meeting to be held at the home of Robert Cassie Waterston [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 30].

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Nov. 1843-Apr. 1855

27 Nov. 1843

Letter from John Cordner (Montreal) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the affairs of Unitarians in Montreal.

16 Mar. 1844

Letter from Alexander Young (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning a meeting of the directors of the Society for Promoting Theological Education [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 31].

25 May 1844

Letter from Francis Parkman (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett informing him of a meeting of the Society for Propagating the Gospel Among the Indians and Others in North America [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 32].

16 Aug. 1845

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning slavery.

20 Sep. 1845

Letter from A. Webster (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning a marriage contract [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 37].

[Dec. 1846]

Letter to Ezra Stiles Gannett from members of his parish at Federal Street Church concerning the donation of a cemetery plot for Mrs. Gannett.

[Dec. 1846]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to members of his parish at Federal Street Church thanking them for providing a cemetery plot for his wife [copy].

14 Dec. 1846

Letter from John Cordner (Montreal) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning church matters.

29 Oct. 1847

Letter to [Ezra Stiles Gannett] informing him of an upcoming meeting of the Society for Propagating the Gospel Among the Indians and Others in North America [fragment] [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 41].

1 Nov. 1847

Letter from Calvin Lincoln (Fitchburg, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's character.

12 Sep. 1848

Letter from John Cordner (Montreal) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the affairs of Unitarians in Canada.

5 Sep. 1849

Letter from John Cordner to Ezra Stiles Gannett giving an account of a Peace Conference attended by Gardner.

1850

Notes on when and where Ezra Stiles Gannett gave his lecture on conversation.

1850-1851

List of dates and locations where Ezra Stiles Gannett gave lectures.

23 Jan. 1850-14 Dec. 1855

List of lecture commitments.

10 June 1850

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) concerning the meeting of the American Unitarian Association and the Fugitive Slave Law. Gannett also mentions the death of his brother.

30 Oct. 1850

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) concerning local affairs and the Fugitive Slave Law.

7 Aug. 1851

Letter from Samuel Joseph May (Syracuse, N.Y.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett in which May disagrees with Gannett on slavery and the Fugitive Slave Law.

[15 Oct. 1851]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning local matters and the slavery issue [fragment].

5 Nov. 1851

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) concerning the slavery problem and the rescue of fugitive slaves.

1 Jan. 1852

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Charles Paine thanking him for his hosting the reunion of the Harvard class of 1820.

23 Jan. 1855

Letter from John Cordner (Montreal) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Frederick Frothingham.

Mar. 1855

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church offering to resign and raising the issue of the need for a new building [draft, with draft of a letter to the Standing Committee of the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church, Mar. 1855].

Mar. 1855

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to the Standing Committee of the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church offering to resign [draft, with draft of letter of Mar. 1855 to the Proprietors of the Federal Street Church].

28 Apr. [1855]

Letter from Eliza Lee (Cabot) Follen (Brookline, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett on slavery.

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July 1855-Nov. 1862

[24 July 1855]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett on slavery [fragment].

Feb. 1856

Two memoranda from Benjamin F. White, Jr., to Benjamin F. White, Sr., concerning the accounts of the Federal Street Church [with note of 1 Mar. 1856 by Benjamin F. White, Sr.].

1 Mar. 1856

Note from Benjamin F. White, Sr. (Boston) enclosing two memoranda of Benjamin F. White, Jr.

8 Apr. 1856

Letter from George Edward Ellis (Charlestown, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's loss of influence.

Aug. 1856

Poem entitled "The Legend of Brandy Pond."

21 Apr. [1857]

Plans for the operation of the Theological School.

7 Sep. 1857

Letter from Eliza Lee (Cabot) Follen to Ezra Stiles Gannett urging him to speak out on slavery.

26 May [1858]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to the members of a conference inviting them to his house [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 51].

2 Mar. [1859]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to [James Freeman] Clarke concerning William Henry Channing.

12 Mar. 1859

Letter from S. Fairbanks to Ezra Stiles Gannett enclosing payment of a bill.

13 Mar. 1859

Letter from Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham to Ezra Stiles Gannett enclosing a hymn to be used at the last service in the Federal Street Church.

26 Aug. 1859

Letter from Calvin Lincoln (Hingham, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning his visit to Boston.

13 Oct. 1859

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to [James Freeman] Clarke concerning a request from a church in New York for financial assistance.

[1860]

Notes on the Boston Ministers' Association.

[16 May 1860]

Letter from Anna Cabot Lowell (Quincy) Waterston to Ezra Stiles Gannett enclosing a hymn for use in the last service at the Federal Street Church.

16 May 1860

Letter from Robert Cassie Waterston to Ezra Stiles Gannett enclosing a copy of Waterston's remarks at the last service in the Federal Street Church [enclosure missing].

25 May 1860

Letter from Benjamin F. White (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the sale of property by the Federal Street Society.

25 Aug. 1860

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Milan, N.H.) to R. L. Carpenter concerning Theodore Parker and the election of 1860.

24 June 1861

Letter from John Cordner (Montreal) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the Civil War and the English reaction to it.

1 Oct. 1861

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Benjamin F. White, [Jr.], treasurer of the Federal Street Society asking that his salary be reduced by five hundred dollars.

[1862]

Proposal by Ezra Stiles Gannett to use the salary money that he declined to improve the organ and chimes [with notes of Gannett to Benjamin F. White, Jr.].

16 Jan. 1862

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Benjamin F. White, [Jr.], enclosing one hundred dollars towards the cost of a new organ.

27 Apr. [1862]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Benjamin F. White, [Jr.], concerning subscriptions for a new organ and the cost of furnishing the vestry.

27 Aug. 1862

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to the Prudential Committee of the Proprietors of the Arlington Street Church concerning the care of the William Ellery Channing monument in Mount Auburn Cemetery [with note of 12 Sep. 1862 giving the action taken by the committee].

25 Nov. 1862

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to R. L. Carpenter concerning the Civil War and church affairs.

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Feb. 1863-Dec. 1868

18 Feb. 1863

Letter from Edmund Burke Wilson (Salem, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the right of all men to preach according to their beliefs.

30 Mar. 1863

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to R. L. Carpenter concerning the Civil War and church affairs.

15 Mar. 1864

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to R. L. Carpenter concerning the Civil War [fragment].

[Apr. 1864]

Resolutions for Temperance Convention.

14 Sep. 1864

Letter from James Walker (Cambridge) to Ezra Stiles Gannett thanking him for copies of his sermons.

25 Oct. 1864

Letter from Thomas J. Mumford (Milton, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett assuring him that he does not take his duties as a minister too lightly.

31 Oct. 1864

Letter from John Cordner (Montreal) to Ezra Stiles Gannett commenting on two of Gannett's sermons.

17 Jan. 1865

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to R. L. Carpenter concerning life in the North during the Civil War.

13 June 1865

Letter to Ezra Stiles Gannett from his parishioners urging him to take a vacation in Europe.

12 Dec. 1865

Letter from John Cordner (Montreal) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning a replacement for the church in Montreal if Cordner goes to New Orleans.

16 Oct. 1866

Note from Mrs. Henry H. Fay to Ezra Stiles Gannett on the back of a visiting card saying that she would like to see Gannett while she is in Boston [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 59].

May 1867

Note written on the first leaf of a book on which a member of his parish had recorded Ezra Stiles Gannett's ordination and first sermon.

11 Sep. 1867

Letter from John Cordner (Montreal) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the death of Cordner's daughter.

3 Oct. 1867

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to [James Freeman] Clarke concerning the date of a church service.

8 Oct. 1867

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to R. L. Carpenter concerning a memorial service for William Ellery Channing.

23 Oct. 1867-20 May 1868

Notes for a series of lectures given at the Boston School for the Ministry, with a list of titles and dates.

27 Apr. 1868

Letter from Calvin Lincoln (Hingham, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him not to retire.

28 Apr. 1868

Letter from John Cordner (Montreal) to Ezra Stiles Gannett thanking him for sending his photograph and discussing church matters.

10 July [1868]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to [James Freeman] Clarke concerning the merger of the Boston School for the Ministry and the Cambridge Divinity School.

14 Oct. 1868-Mar. 1869

Notes for a series of lectures given at the Boston School for the Ministry.

27 Oct. 1868

Letter from Charles Brooks (Medford, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning a meeting of the Society for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Clergymen [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 61].

13 Nov. 1868

Letter from Calvin Lincoln (Hingham, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him that he is well liked.

21 Dec. 1868

Ezra Stiles Gannett's letter of resignation from the Arlington Street Church.

29 Dec. 1868

Report of a meeting of the Prudential Committee of the Proprietors of the Arlington Street Church dealing with the resignation of Ezra Stiles Gannett [with an extract of the report].

29 Dec. 1868

Letter from James William Thompson (Jamaica Plain, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett urging him not to retire.

31 Dec. 1868

Letter from John H. Rogers to Ezra Stiles Gannett asking him not to resign.

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Jan.-Dec. 1869

[1869]

Draft of Ezra Stiles Gannett's will.

4 Jan. [1869]

Letter from A. Wigglesworth to Ezra Stiles Gannett urging him not to resign.

9 Jan. [1869]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to A. Wigglesworth saying he is going to rest and not retire.

11 Jan. 1869

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Bible Class thanking them for their gift.

17 Jan. 1869

Letter from Edward Wigglesworth to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the cost of the Suffolk Conference [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 62].

17 Jan. 1869

Notes read from pulpit to thank members of the parish for all of their kindnesses.

25 Jan. 1869

Letter from George P. Hayward (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning amount collected at Gannett's church for the [Suffolk] Conference [in E. S. Gannett diary vol. 62].

26 Jan. 1869

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to John Cordner telling him of Gannett's attempt to retire.

4 Feb. 1869

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to [James Freeman] Clarke concerning the merger of the Boston School for the Ministry and the Cambridge Divinity School.

22 Mar. 1869

Ezra Stiles Gannett's last will and testament [typewritten copy].

23 May 1869

Sermon notes (Milwaukee, Wis.).

12 July 1869

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to John Cordner telling of Gannett's trip to the South and West.

27 Sep. 1869

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to [James Freeman] Clarke declining to take on any new duties.

18 Oct. 1869

Anonymous letter to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the length of his sermons.

30 Oct. [1869]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) [draft of letter of 6 Dec. 1869].

18 Nov. 1869

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to John Cordner asking about a fire in Montreal.

24 Nov. 1869

Letter from Samuel Joseph May (Syracuse, N.Y.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett defending the quotations from Gannett in May's book.

29 Nov. 1869

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to [Samuel Joseph May] objecting to parts of his book [fragment, draft].

6 Dec. 1869

Letter of resignation from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to the Prudential Committee of the Proprietors of the Arlington Street Church [draft of same with changes dated 30 Oct. 1869 enclosed].

15 Dec. 1869

Report of a meeting of the Prudential Committee of the Proprietors of the Arlington Street Church concerning the resignation of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

15 Dec. 1869

Report of action taken by the Prudential Committee of the Proprietors of the Arlington Street Church on the resignation of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

24 Dec. 1869

Record of the votes taken at a meeting of the Proprietors of the Arlington Street Church dealing with the resignation of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

24 Dec. 1869

Report of a meeting of the Proprietors of the Arlington Street Church concerning the resignation of Ezra Stiles Gannett [with a copy of a letter to Gannett of the same date telling him of the actions of the meeting].

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Jan. 1870-June 1874

[187-?]

Letter from Catherine Boott Gannett Wells to William Channing Gannett concerning a portrait of William Ellery Channing [fragment].

[187-]

Letter from Samuel Longfellow (Cambridge) to William Channing Gannett concerning his biography of his father Ezra Stiles Gannett.

24 Jan. 1870

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to the Prudential Committee of the Proprietors of the Arlington Street Church accepting their plan for his retirement.

14 Feb. 1870

Letter to Ezra Stiles Gannett asking him not to resign as the head of the Boston Association (Congregational Church in Mass.) [signed by all the members].

Mar. 1870

Note listing money collected at various conferences.

26 Mar. 1870

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Henry Wilder Foote declining the position of moderator at an upcoming meeting.

9 May 1870

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Henry Wilder Foote informing him that Gannett will not be at the next meeting.

12 May 1870

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Henry Wilder Foote concerning providing tea for visiting ministers.

16 May 1870

Letter from John Gorham Palfrey (Cambridge) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's retirement.

18 May 1870

Letter from James Walker (Cambridge) to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him that he will enjoy retirement.

20 May 1870

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to John Cordner concerning affairs in Montreal.

28 June 1870

List of some of the members of Ezra Stiles Gannett's class at Harvard.

[1871-1875?]

Letter from Mary Turner Sargent Torrey to William Channing Gannett concerning his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

15 Jan. [1871-1875]

Letter from Mary Turner Sargent Torrey (Boston) to William Channing Gannett concerning his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

[4 May 1871]

Anonymous letter to Ezra Stiles Gannett enclosing a gift for his birthday.

8 May 1871

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to anonymous author of the letter of 4 May 1871 expressing thanks for the gift.

18 Aug. 1871

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Jefferson, N.H.) to R. L. Carpenter concerning Gannett's trip to New Hampshire.

21 Aug. 1871

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Whitefield, N.H.) to Mrs. [Mary Turner Sargent] Torrey concerning Gannett's trip to New Hampshire.

29 Aug. 1871

Letter from William Henry Furness (Philadelphia) to William Channing Gannett concerning the death of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

6 Oct. [1871-1875?]

Letter from Mary Turner Sargent Torrey to William Channing Gannett concerning his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

8 Dec. 1871

Notes on the life of Ezra Stiles Gannett by William Channing Gannett.

[4 Jan. 1872]

Letter from Catherine Boott Gannett Wells to Henry Wilder Foote concerning a memorial service for Ezra Stiles Gannett.

26 June 1872

Letter from M. B. Blanchard to Catherine Boott Gannett Wells concerning the early life of her father Ezra Stiles Gannett.

23 Sep. 1873

Letter from Catherine Boott Gannett Wells to William Channing Gannett concerning Ezra Stiles Gannett's attitude towards the Fugitive Slave Law.

5 June 1874

Letter from Edward Everett Hale (Boston) to William Channing Gannett giving him information on Ezra Stiles Gannett.

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Jan. 1875-Mar. 1918

30 Jan. 1875

Letter from John White Chadwick (Brooklyn, N.Y.) to William Channing Gannett concerning personal matters.

[22 Feb. 1875]

Postcard from John White Chadwick to William Channing Gannett concerning his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

22 Feb. [1875]

Letter from John White Chadwick to William Channing Gannett concerning his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

22 Feb. 1875

Letter from Cyrus Augustus Bartol (Boston) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

22 Feb. 1875

Letter from William Henry Furness (Philadelphia) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

22 Feb. 1875

Letter from John Hopkins Morison (Milton, Mass.) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

22 Feb. 1875

Letter from Andrew Preston Peabody (Cambridge) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

22 Feb. 1875

Letter from George Ripley (N.Y.) to William Channing Gannett commenting on his biography of his father Ezra Stiles Gannett.

23 Feb. 1875

Letter from Edward Everett Hale to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

23 Feb. 1875

Letter from Calvin Lincoln (Hingham, Mass.) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

23 Feb. 1875

Letter from Lydia Cabot Parker (Boston) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

26 Feb. 1875

Letter from James Freeman Clarke (Jamaica Plain, Mass.) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

1 Mar. 1875

Letter from Orville Dewey (Sheffield, Mass.) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

2 Mar. 1875

Letter from William Greenleaf Eliot (St. Louis, Mo.) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

6 Mar. 1875

Letter from Octavius Brooks Frothingham (N.Y.) to William Channing Gannett commenting on his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

9 Mar. 1875

Letter from Charles Wentworth Upham (Salem, Mass.) to William Channing Gannett commenting on the life of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

10 Mar. [1875]

Letter from Octavius Brooks Frothingham (N.Y.) to William Channing Gannett commenting on his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

24 Mar. 1875

Letter from John Gorham Palfrey (Cambridge) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

20 Apr. 1875

Letter from Charles William Wendte (Chicago) to William Channing Gannett thanking him for a copy of his biography of Ezra Stiles Gannett and telling of his memories of growing up in Boston.

25 Apr. 1898

Letter from Mrs. M. L. Reid to William Channing Gannett saying that she is sending some papers relating to Ezra Stiles Gannett.

7 July 1898

Letter from Ellen Hammond (Cambridge, Mass.) to William Channing Gannett enclosing some items concerning Ezra Stiles Gannett [in scrapbook].

26 Jan. 1916

Letter from Henry Wilder Foote (Cambridge) to William Channing Gannett enclosing some letters of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

17 Mar. 1918

Letter from Mrs. W. I. Nichols to William Channing Gannett enclosing letter of 2 Sep. [1830] from Susan Cleveland (Channing) Higginson to Dorothea Dix that mentions the preaching of Ezra Stiles Gannett.

Preferred Citation

Ezra Stiles Gannett papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

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Persons:

Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842.
Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888.
Cordner, John, 1816-1894.
Gannett, William C. (William Channing), 1840-1923.
Lincoln, Calvin, 1799-1881.
May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871.
Tilden, Anna, 1811-1846.
Ware, Henry, 1794-1843.

Organizations:

American Unitarian Association.
Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.).
Federal-Street Meeting-house (Boston, Mass.).
United States. Fugitive slave law (1850).

Subjects:

Fugitive slaves.
Slavery--United States.
Unitarian churches--Clergy.
Unitarian churches--Massachusetts.