COLLECTION GUIDES

1826-1865

Guide to the Microfilm Edition


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of Unitarian minister Theodore Parker, including an 11-volume letterbook containing copies of incoming and outgoing correspondence and 2 volumes of original letters.

Biographical Sketch

Theodore Parker (1810-1860) was a Unitarian minister and abolitionist.

Collection Description

This microfilm edition of the Theodore Parker papers, 1826-1865, consists of 17 volumes and one document box on 4 reels of film. The bulk of the collection is 13 volumes of correspondence between Theodore Parker and many significant contemporary figures. Volumes 3-13 contain letterbook copies, in a hand other than Parker's, of incoming and outgoing correspondence, and Volumes 14-15 contain original letters. Among the correspondents are Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886), Joseph H. Allen, George Bancroft, James G. Birney, John Brown, Salmon P. Chase, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Convers Francis, Ezra Stiles Gannett, William L. Garrison, Horace Greeley, William H. Herndon, Horace Mann, William H. Seward, and Charles Sumner. Subjects include slavery and the abolitionist movement, fugitive slaves and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster, the Republican and American (Know-Nothing) parties, U.S. politics, "Bleeding" Kansas, Harvard, comparative religion, Christian theology and doctrine, and Parker's relationship with the Unitarian Church, as well as family and local news.

Other items include a European travel diary, 1844 (Volume 1); a commonplace-book, 1844-1847 (Volume 2); a journal of lectures delivered and fees collected, 1843-1858 (Volume 16); and a volume of miscellaneous notes, 1826-1846 (Volume 17). The collection also contains four small supplements of loose papers including correspondence, sermon notes, diary notes, and newspaper clippings.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Benjamin Franklin Sanborn, Dec. 1915.

Other Formats

Many of the letters in this collection are printed in the following books:

Dumond, Dwight L., ed. Letters of James Gillespie Birney. 2 vols. New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1938.

Chadwick, John White. Theodore Parker: Preacher and Reformer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1900.

Gannett, William C. Ezra Stiles Gannett: Unitarian Minister in Boston, 1824-1871. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1875.

Newton, Joseph Fort. Lincoln and Herndon. Cedar Rapids, Ia.: The Torch Press, 1910.

Weiss, John. Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker. 2 vols. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.

Reel List

Reel 1
Volumes 1-3
Reel 2
Volumes 4-7
Reel 3
Volumes 8-10
Reel 4
Volumes 11-17
Reel 4
Supplements 1-4

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Journal and commonplace-book, 1844-1847

Vol. 1
European travel diary, 1 July-1 Sep. 1844

This volume contains descriptions of Parker's travels in England, Germany, and Switzerland, as well as miscellaneous sermon notes.

For Theodore Parker's diary notes, 11-28 Aug. 1857, see Series VI.B. Supp. 4.

Vol. 2
Commonplace-book, 1 Nov. 1844-Nov. 1847

This volume includes an original letter from William Lloyd Garrison to Theodore Parker, 28 Nov. 1845, announcing a meeting of the New England Anti-Slavery Society (p. 205.5).

II. Outgoing correspondence, 1832-1863

This series consists of letterbooks containing copies of Theodore Parker's outgoing correspondence, written in a hand other than Parker's. Letters are grouped by correspondent and listed individually in the order in which they appear on the reels. Volume 3 contains letters to Francis Jackson, Isaac Parker, John B. Parker, Miss F. P. Cobbe, Patience Ford, Samuel P. Andrews, William Silsbee, George E. Ellis, Columbus Greene, and others. Volume 4 contains letters to Matilda and Rebecca Goddard, Caroline C. Thayer, Ednah Cheney, George Cabot, Chandler Robbins, David Wasson, Thomas J. Moore, Emmeline Parker, Henry Wilcox, John G. Palfrey, Etta M. White, Noah Porter, and others. Volume 5 contains letters to J. Lyman, Charles Ellis, Samuel J. May, George Ripley, and others. Volume 6 contains letters to Caroline W. Healey Dall, Joseph H. Allen, James G. Birney, William H. Fish, Robert White, Jr., William H. Herndon, Charles Sumner, Horace Mann, and others. Volume 7 contains letters to Increase G. Smith, John P. Hale, Carrie H. Pratt, Ellen Grover, Elizabeth Peabody, William F. Channing, Convers Francis, and others.

Page numbers ending in ".5" indicate a letter inserted between two pages or at the end of a volume. Letters that have been printed in published works include references to book and page number. (See Other Formats above for complete bibliographic information.)

Vol. 3Page 1
Undated

Notes on the history of the development of religion.

Vol. 3Page 31
21 May 1862

Letter from James I. Dickinson (Middlefield, Conn.) to Mrs. L[ydia] Parker concerning a forthcoming memoir of the life of Theodore Parker.

Vol. 3Page 32
25 May 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James Dickinson about Daniel Webster's reputation as a great Christian and the difficulties inherent in the popular theology.

Vol. 3Page 33
31 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James Dickinson about the character and writings of Horace Bushnell.

Vol. 3Page 36
27 May 1854

Letter from S. C. Wales (Boston) to R[ichard] H[enry] Dana about procuring funds for the purchase of a fugitive slave.

Vol. 3Page 36
27 May 1854

List of subscribers donating money to obtain the freedom of fugitive slave Anthony Burns, presented by Leonard A. Grimes.

Vol. 3Page 37
29 May 1854

Letter from George B. Blake (Boston) to Hamilton Willis contributing money to help secure the liberation of Anthony Burns, a fugitive slave.

Vol. 3Page 38
3 June 1854

Letter from Charles A. White (Boston) to Hamilton Willis informing him that Anthony Burns is to be sold in Alexandria.

Vol. 3Page 38
[1854]

Letter from Theodore Parker regarding the fugitive slave Anthony Burns.

Vol. 3Page 40
24 Aug. 1832

Letter from Theodore Parker (Watertown) to D. Huntington about the death of Huntington's brother and the progress of his education.

Vol. 3Page 41
[24 Aug. 1832]

Letter from Theodore Parker to William P. Huntington about the Lexington Academy, his own school in Watertown, and the progress of his education.

Vol. 3Page 42
15 May 1836

Letter from Harvard University Divinity School to Henry Ware expressing gratitude for Ware's "kindness, attention and urbanity."

Vol. 3Page 43
16 June 1836

Letter from Henry Ware (1764-1845) to the senior class of the Harvard Divinity School acknowledging receipt of their commendatory letter.

Vol. 3Page 44
3 Oct. 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Josiah Quincy acknowledging receipt of his diploma from Harvard Divinity School. [duplicate]

Vol. 3Page 45
[1836]

Diploma issued to Theodore Parker by Harvard University Divinity School.

Vol. 3Page 46
20 July 1836

Certificate issued to Theodore Parker by John G. Palfrey (Cambridge) on Parker's leaving Harvard Divinity School.

Vol. 3Page 46
26 June 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Charles Ellis, Charles L. Thayer, and others declining their offer of a settlement. [partial copy]

Vol. 3Page 48
11 Jan. 1843

Letter from Horace Seaver (Boston) to Theodore Parker inviting him to a dinner in celebration of Thomas Paine's birthday.

Vol. 3Page 49
14 Jan. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Horace Seaver declining Seaver's invitation to a dinner for the celebration of Thomas Paine's birthday because of Parker's lack of sympathy with Paine's views on theology and religion.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 187.

Vol. 3Page 49
20 June 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to R. W. Emerson enclosing a copy of "Treatise of the Supernatural" and "The Song of the First Boba Link" by Robert Lincoln.

Vol. 3Page 50
24 Aug. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to W. H. Channing about Channing's decision to preach to the parish of West Roxbury.

Vol. 3Page 50
28 Nov. 1845

Letter from Mark Healey (Boston) and others to Theodore Parker inviting him to preach at the Melodeon.

Vol. 3Page 51
12 Dec. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Mark Healey and others accepting their invitation to leave his parish at West Roxbury and preach at the Melodeon.

Vol. 3Page 52
2 Feb. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Widdifield & Co. regarding payment for a thermometer that he was sent.

Vol. 3Page 52
2 Feb. 1847

Letter from Widdifield & Co. to Theodore Parker refusing to accept money for the thermometer that was sent to Parker.

Vol. 3Page 52
3 Jan. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John Allyn reflecting on the purpose and function of a minister.

Vol. 3Page 53
12 July 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Francis E. Parker regarding documents in his possession that once belonged to Thomas Parker.

Vol. 3Page 53.5
9 July 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to [Francis Parker] regarding the history of the Parker family in New England.

Vol. 3Page 54
18 July 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Professor Felton about the obligation of the government of the United States to the great lexicographer Dr. F.

Vol. 3Page 55
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to E. G. Loring regarding a petition relative to the imprisonment of colored citizens.

Vol. 3Page 55
26 Mar. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William H. White describing his public and private life since he finished school.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 299-300.

Vol. 3Page 57
14 Mar. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. White regarding his sermon on Mr. Adams and the Cohasset Rocks.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 300-301.

Vol. 3Page 59
13 May 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William White reminiscing about when he was rebuked as a student at the Lexington Academy.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 301.

Vol. 3Page 60
21 Sep. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to Miss White reflecting on the death of her father William H. White and commenting on his role in fostering Parker's desire for knowledge.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 301.

Vol. 3Page 62
25 July 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. William White advising her on the education of her daughter.

Vol. 3Page 62
22 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Sarah B. White reflecting on the repressive doctrines contained in the New Testament.

Vol. 3Page 67
21 Aug. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Suisse) to Francis Jackson commenting on slavery and the Southern states, the pernicious influence of the Irish in the United States, and the "transfiguration of Rufus Choate."

Vol. 3Page 71
12 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Suisse) to Francis Jackson regarding the distribution of the family land at Newton.

Vol. 3Page 72
13 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Suisse) to Francis Jackson commenting on the contributions of Horace Mann and John Augustus, the development of an anti-slavery party in the South, and the character of the Swiss people.

Vol. 3Page 77
3 Dec. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Francis Jackson about the division of the Cabot estate and the hangings of John Brown and his five associates.

Vol. 3Page 83
10 Dec. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Francis Jackson regarding the division of the Cabot estate.

Vol. 3Page 88
17 Dec. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Francis Jackson about the division of the Cabot estate and John Brown's abortive project of a foray in the mountains of Virginia.

Vol. 3Page 90
21 Jan. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Francis Jackson about financial matters, his health, and Buchanan's position on the issue of slavery.

Vol. 3Page 95
19 Nov. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Eliza F. Eddy about John Brown's attempt to free the slaves in Virginia and the death of her son in that abortive expedition.

Vol. 3Page 99
22 Jan. 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to his brother Isaac Parker explaining his reasons for remaining at the small parish of West Roxbury.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 143-144.

Vol. 3Page 102
2 Sep. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to his brother Isaac Parker informing him of his intention to sail to Italy.

Vol. 3Page 103
12 Feb. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Naples) to his brother Isaac Parker describing the farming techniques, customs of the state, and population in Italy.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 220-221.

Vol. 3Page 108
13 Oct. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to his brother Isaac Parker inquiring, on behalf of Henry Bond, about the family of Benjamin Stearns.

Vol. 3Page 109
26 Sep. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to his brother Isaac Parker about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 110
28 July 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to his brother Isaac Parker about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 111
5 Sep. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Parker reflecting on the death of their daughter Emily.

Vol. 3Page 113
28 June 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Switzerland) to his brother Isaac Parker describing his European journey and discussing the topography and agriculture of St. Croix, France, and Switzerland.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 308-310.

Vol. 3Page 120
14 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (France) to his brother Isaac Parker describing the process of making wine.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 368-369.

Vol. 3Page 130
16 Mar. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to his brother Isaac Parker describing the topography, agricultural methods, and people of Rome.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 426-428.

Vol. 3Page 139
28 Mar. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to his nephews, Theodore J. and George E. Parker, sending them two books.

Vol. 3Page 139
11 Aug. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Frances M. Parker about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 141
1 Apr. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to John B. Parker concerning family matters.

Vol. 3Page 142
17 Sep. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to John B. Parker about personal and family matters.

Vol. 3Page 144
18 Nov. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to John B. Parker apologizing for his negligence in writing.

Vol. 3Page 145
21 Aug. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to John B. Parker scorning books on heraldry and encouraging him to read Shakespeare.

Vol. 3Page 146
29 Aug. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to John B. Parker parodying the work of genealogists.

Vol. 3Page 148
9 Apr. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John Parker about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 149
28 Apr. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John B. Parker advising him on the purchase of a house.

Vol. 3Page 150
23 Feb. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John B. Parker discussing the race of people called Cimmerians.

Vol. 3Page 152
1 Nov. 1833

Letter from Theodore Parker (Watertown) to Charles Miller about his engagement to Lydia Cabot.

Vol. 3Page 154
12 July 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Charles Miller defending his motives in contending that "Religion [is] independent of the foolish doctrines men have piled upon it."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 175-176.

Vol. 3Page 157
5 May 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss F. P. Cobbe discussing his belief in the immortality of the soul and in the goodness and purity of Jesus's teachings.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 458.

Vol. 3Page 161
5 June 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss F. P. Cobbe commenting on the validity of experiments in morals.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 459.

Vol. 3Page 162
20 Dec. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss F. P. Cobbe regarding the publication of Cobbe's book.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 459-460.

Vol. 3Page 164
[1856]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss F. P. Cobbe introducing the Unitarian minister E. E. Hale.

Vol. 3Page 165
11 Aug. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss F. P. Cobbe discussing the infinite perfection of God and the immortality of man and commenting on the setbacks in attempting to publish her book.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 460-461.

Vol. 3Page 170
4 Dec. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss F. P. Cobbe commenting on the reception of her book, England's treatment of India, and the corrupting influence of slavery.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 461-463.

Vol. 3Page 211
2 Dec. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Miss Lucy Osgood reflecting on the character of her dead sister and predicting violence between the North and the South.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 383-385.

Vol. 3Page 223
13 May 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (St. Thomas) to Frank B. Sanborn commenting on country academics and the aristocracy of St. Croix.

Vol. 3Page 229
29 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Switzerland) to Franklin B. Sanborn commenting on the rights of women in Germany, Charles Sumner's anti-slavery position, the upcoming presidential election, and politics in Europe.

Vol. 3Page 237
23 Mar. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Franklin B. Sanborn commenting on Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and [William Henry] Seward's speech before the Congress.

Vol. 3Page 241
4 May 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to E. J. Young about the death of Young's father and about various German academics.

Vol. 3Page 243
30 May 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to E. J. Young asking him to purchase certain books.

Vol. 3Page 246
18 Apr. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Patience Ford discussing the perfection of Jesus and the meaning of Christianity.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 446-447.

Vol. 3Page 256
15 June 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Patience Ford about the works of Francois De Salignac de La Mothe Fenelon and the necessity of both reason and religion.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 447-448.

Vol. 3Page 262
5 July 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Patience Ford explaining that if two people feel alike about the "highest things," then they are in agreement.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 448.

Vol. 3Page 263
11 Sep. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Patience Ford commenting on her melancholy disposition and discussing the necessity of having faith. [The correct date of this letter is 11 Aug. 1844.]

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 448-449.

Vol. 3Page 264
7 Feb. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Patience Ford discussing the importance of loving God while not losing sight of the human element.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 449-450.

Vol. 3Page 267
27 Oct. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Patience Ford about the death of her mother.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 450, but misdated 27 Aug. 1845.

Vol. 3Page 269
10 July 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Patience Ford advising her in respect to her future activity.

Vol. 3Page 271
24 Oct. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Patience Ford discussing his belief in the perfection of God and enclosing a poem entitled "God."

Vol. 3Page 276
21 June 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Geneva) to Sarah and Caroline Whitney reflecting on his 22 years as minister of West Roxbury and describing his European trip.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 305.

Vol. 3Page 284
19 Dec. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Bancroft requesting the Transactions of the New York Geographical and Statistical Society.

Original letter in the George Bancroft papers.

Vol. 3Page 285
1 Mar. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Bancroft requesting that Bancroft recommend the German scholar Dr. Gunther.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 296.

Original letter in the George Bancroft papers.

Vol. 3Page 286
16 Mar. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Bancroft regarding the participation of Africans at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 234-235.

Vol. 3Page 288
6 Mar. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Edmund John Senkler commenting on various errors contained in his books, discussing his continued interest in the Greek classics, and describing the uproar created by his pamphlet on "True or False Theology."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 365-366.

Vol. 3Page 295
6 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Edmund John Senkler discussing the works of [Ralph] Cudworth and [Joseph] Butler, the methods utilized by theological seminaries in the United States, and the occurrence of the word Rahab in the Old Testament.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 367-371.

Vol. 3Page 305
9 Dec. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Edmund John Senkler describing his health and discussing the works of Tindal, Daille, and Middleton.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 371-372.

Vol. 3Page 310
22 Jan. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Edmund John Senkler discussing Roman Christian mythology and theology and advocating the destruction of the Pope.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 372-375.

Vol. 3Page 321
10 Sep. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Bancroft commenting on Bancroft's volume on the Revolution and advocating a history that deals with the people rather than with "kings, priests and nobles."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 11-12.

Vol. 3Page 324
11 Nov. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Reverend J. Martineau relating the story of the fugitive slaves William and Ellen Craft.

Vol. 3Page 328
15 Dec. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Reverend J. Martineau listing the titles of his sermons and the books composing his historical development of "Religion in the Caucasian Race."

Vol. 3Page 331
26 July 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Samuel P. Andrews expressing his anxieties about preaching.

Vol. 3Page 337
12 Aug. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Barnstable) to Samuel P. Andrews describing the people and sites of Barnstable.

Vol. 3Page 342
20 Oct. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Northfield) to Samuel P. Andrews describing the scenic beauty of Northfield and stating his belief in the necessity of having a wife.

Vol. 3Page 348
6 Oct. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Samuel P. Andrews describing his activities and commenting on the circumstances of several of their friends.

Vol. 3Page 353
13 Dec. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel P. Andrews inquiring about Andrews's circumstances and discussing the notion of the divine right of women.

Vol. 3Page 361
3 Jan. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel P. Andrews commenting on the habit of smoking and describing the activities of some of their friends.

Vol. 3Page 365
15 Feb. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (Greenfield) to Samuel P. Andrews reflecting on the rewards and responsibilities of being a minister.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 97-98.

Vol. 3Page 371
16 Mar. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (Salem) to Samuel P. Andrews commenting on their preaching skills and their congregations and reflecting on his forthcoming marriage.

Vol. 3Page 375
23 Apr. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel P. Andrews reflecting on his recent marriage.

Vol. 3Page 380
2 May 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel P. Andrews assuring him that his recent marriage will not weaken the bonds of their friendship and commenting on the recent economic troubles.

Vol. 3Page 384
23 Aug. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel P. Andrews commenting on the activities of some of their mutual friends and inviting Andrews to visit West Roxbury.

Vol. 3Page 387
30 Oct. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel P. Andrews inquiring about his activities.

Vol. 3Page 389
29 Nov. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel P. Andrews suggesting to Andrews that he find himself a wife.

Vol. 3Page 392
12 Dec. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel P. Andrews commenting on Dr. Channing and the fact that most people fear "any new thing."

Vol. 3Page 395
23 Dec. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel P. Andrews requesting that Andrews not come and preach for him due to a sudden change of plans.

Vol. 3Page 396
3 Apr. 1838

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel P. Andrews inquiring about Andrews's activities and gossiping about their mutual friends.

Vol. 3Page 400
26 Jan. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel P. Andrews commenting on the notion of preparing for death.

Vol. 3Page 404
10 Apr. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel P. Andrews about his desire to have a discussion with Dr. [John] Brazer.

Vol. 3Page 406
18 Apr. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel P. Andrews regarding an exchange with Dr. [John] Brazer.

Vol. 3Page 408
[18 Nov. 1844]

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to the Heirs at Law or the next of kin of the late Reverend Samuel Putnam Andrews inquiring about the circumstances of Andrews's death. [The address of the letter is facetious; Putnam was still alive at the time.]

Vol. 3Page 409
4 Feb. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel P. Andrews lamenting his inability to have children and stating his belief that "Religion is Piety and Goodness - the loving of God, and the loving of Men."

Vol. 3Page 413
18 June 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker to Samuel P. Andrews commenting on how opposition to the Fugitive Slave Bill is greater in Boston than in either New York or Cincinnati.

Vol. 3Page 415
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Samuel P. Andrews about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 415
17 Sep. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel P. Andrews about coming to dine with him.

Vol. 3Page 416
18 Oct. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel P. Andrews about his health.

Vol. 3Page 418
27 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel P. Andrews about his prospective trip to Europe and his desire to complete "certain pieces of work" before his death.

Vol. 3Page 420
20 Apr. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Santa Cruz) to Samuel P. Andrews about his improved state of health and the apathy prevailing among the people of Santa Cruz.

Vol. 3Page 421
21 Aug. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Barnstable) to William Silsbee inquiring about Silsbee's activities and commenting on the need for a minister to possess both knowledge and skill.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 92.

Vol. 3Page 428
16 Sep. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Brookline) to William Silsbee gossiping about the activities of their classmates, describing the 200th anniversary of Harvard College, and commenting on Emerson's book entitled Nature.

Vol. 3Page 435
30 Nov. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William Silsbee concerning the possibility of his preaching in Salem and expressing his belief in the healing power of love.

Vol. 3Page 438
15 Mar. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (Salem) to William Silsbee describing his activities and commenting on the function of matrimony.

Vol. 3Page 442
27 Mar. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William Silsbee describing his activities, discussing the lectures of [Charles Wentworth] Upham, and contending that [Francis] Bowen is unfit to become a professor at Harvard College.

Vol. 3Page 448
21 Apr. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (Lowell) to William Silsbee describing the joys of his recent marriage.

Vol. 3Page 453
27 June 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee about Silsbee's decision to remain in Ohio and Parker's ordination at the parish of West Roxbury.

Vol. 3Page 459
13 July 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee commenting on Silsbee's engagement, the powers of love, and several works on ethics.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 100.

Vol. 3Page 466
22 Sep. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee describing his situation in West Roxbury, the reception to his preaching of transcendentalism, and his present course of studies.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 100-101.

Vol. 3Page 471
24 Oct. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee commenting on the parish in Medford and describing the activities of some of their classmates.

Vol. 3Page 474
14 Nov. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee regarding various religious issues.

Vol. 3Page 477
13 Nov. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee concerning [Orestes Augustus] Brownson and the Boston Quarterly Review.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, p. 104.

Vol. 3Page 482
9 Dec. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee commenting on Plato's Phaedrus and the reaction of Boston conservatives to Dr. Channing's use of Faneuil Hall.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 111.

Vol. 3Page 487
19 May 1838

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee about his translation of De Wette's Einleitung in das alte Testament and about [Alexander] Young's sermon on Dr. Bowditch.

Vol. 3Page 492
10 Aug. 1838

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee praising the state of matrimony, describing his delight in the study of philosophy, and stating his views on nature, God, Christ, man, and the Sacred Scriptures.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 109-110.

Vol. 3Page 503
27 Nov. 1838

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee commenting on the sources of religious and moral truth, the connection between religious truth and revelation, and the relationship of miracles to the doctrine of Christianity.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 116-117.

Vol. 3Page 515
25 Mar. [1839]

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee advising him not to settle in Walpole, N.H.

Vol. 3Page 517
22 May 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee advising him to settle closer to Boston.

Vol. 3Page 521
27 June 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee informing him of the available parishes surrounding Boston.

Vol. 3Page 525
16 July 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee attempting to persuade him to move closer to Boston.

Vol. 3Page 528
14 Sep. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee commenting on George Ripley's response to Professor Andrews Norton's The Latest Form of Infidelity.

Vol. 3Page 533
15 Oct. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (Westfield) to William Silsbee describing the activities of some of their classmates and commenting on George Ripley's Letters on the Latest Form of Infidelity.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 152-153.

Vol. 3Page 537
14 May 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker to William Silsbee about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 539
15 Sep. 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee commenting on [James] Walker's discourse on the connection between religion and philosophy and describing a group of transcendentalists called "Come-outers."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 153.

Vol. 3Page 544
23 Feb. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (Duxbury) to William Silsbee responding to the queries: "How I know what Christianity is" and "How I get at the Absolute Religion."

Vol. 3Page 549
23 Apr. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee about [William Dexter] Wilson's article in the Dial and the difficulty in obtaining a logical and definite notion of God.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 166-167.

Vol. 3Page 553
1 Jan. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William Silsbee about his activities and the question of ministerial exchanges.

Vol. 3Page 557
24 Mar. [1844]

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to William Silsbee discussing the state of culture and religion in Rome.

Vol. 3Page 564
4 Dec. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William Silsbee reflecting on the death of Silsbee's wife.

Vol. 3Page 568
9 Nov. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Barnstable) to George E. Ellis regarding the controversy between Andrews Norton and George Ripley.

Original letter in the George E. Ellis papers.

Vol. 3Page 572
20 Feb. [1837]

Letter from Theodore Parker (Greenfield) to George E. Ellis regarding the unjust treatment of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Vol. 3Page 574
27 May 1838

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to George E. Ellis gossiping about local news, commenting on Ralph Waldo Emerson's letter to Van Buren relative to the Cherokee Indians, and mentioning his review of John Gorham Palfrey's latest book. [The correct date of this letter is 29 May 1838.]

Vol. 3Page 581
7 Aug. 1838

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to George E. Ellis describing an exhibition of the Harvard Divinity School and commenting on a dispute between [James] Walker and [John G.] Palfrey.

Vol. 3Page 588
15 Oct. 1838

Letter from Theodore Parker (Roxbury) to George E. Ellis commenting on the religious dispute precipitated by Ralph Waldo Emerson's address to the Harvard Divinity School.

Vol. 3Page 595
3 Jan. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to George E. Ellis commenting on the debate over whether Ralph Waldo Emerson is truly a Christian, discussing the division of the Unitarians into two parties, and describing the current deficiency of Unitarian ministers.

Vol. 3Page 602
7 June 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to George E. Ellis ordering various books.

Original letter in the George E. Ellis papers.

Vol. 3Page 603
21 May [1840]

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to George E. Ellis about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 604
4 Mar. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to George E. Ellis requesting the three volumes of Bentley's Works.

Original letter in the George E. Ellis papers.

Vol. 3Page 605
25 May [1841]

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to George E. Ellis returning Ellis's book on Arabic grammar.

Vol. 3Page 608
29 Feb. 1834

Letter from Theodore Parker (Watertown) to Columbus Greene regarding his intention to begin Harvard Divinity School.

Vol. 3Page 611
2 Apr. 1834

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene outlining the contours of his religious beliefs and stating his expenses relative to the Divinity School.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 66-67.

Vol. 3Page 615
28 Apr. 1834

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene about his receiving funds from Harvard Divinity School, describing his activities there, and gossiping about local news.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 67.

Vol. 3Page 619
4 June 1834

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene explaining the meaning of the first chapter of John.

Vol. 3Page 625
11 June 1834

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene about man's responsibility to do good to his own family rather than attempting to reform the whole world.

Vol. 3Page 629
11 July 1834

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene describing the course of proceedings at Harvard Divinity School.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 67-68.

Vol. 3Page 634
29 Aug. 1834

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene describing his activities and advising Greene to attend church and read the Bible.

Vol. 3Page 637
26 Sep. 1834

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene commenting on Greene's decision to attend a Baptist lecture.

Vol. 3Page 642
18 Nov. 1834

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene commenting on Greene's decision to abandon the Unitarian Church, stating that the spirit of Christianity exists in all sects, and giving advice on how to lead a Christian life.

Vol. 3Page 648
21 Dec. 1834

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene arguing against the violent measures used at religious meetings to obtain conversions and urging Greene to cultivate "the Spirit of Prayer."

Vol. 3Page 653
15 Mar. 1835

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene expressing his fear of religious zeal and arguing that religion is the principle by which men should conduct their business.

Vol. 3Page 658
8 July 1835

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene about Greene's contemplated expedition to the West and the need for each man to provide for himself and his family.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, p. 68.

Vol. 3Page 663
8 Sep. 1835

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene describing his trip throughout New York.

Vol. 3Page 665
6 Oct. 1835

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene regarding Greene's plans to go out West.

Vol. 3Page 667
14 Nov. 1835

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene about Greene's circumstances in Lowell and Parker's definition of religion as the "total obedience to the will of God, in all things...."

Vol. 3Page 670
6 Jan. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene about his appointment as an instructor in Hebrew at Harvard College.

Vol. 3Page 672
1 Apr. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 675
2 May 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene describing his activities and encouraging Greene to go fight in Texas.

Vol. 3Page 678
22 May 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker [Cambridge] to Columbus Greene suggesting that Christianity is both an encouragement and a restraint and commenting on the power of religion to satisfy "all the wants of our nature."

Vol. 3Page 682
16 July 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to Columbus Greene contending that life consists of religious as well as secular duties.

Vol. 3Page 685
25 Nov. 1836

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Columbus Greene explaining his reasons for not settling in either Barnstable or Northfield.

Vol. 3Page 688
13 Feb. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (Greenfield) to Columbus Greene about the breaking off of Greene's engagement.

Vol. 3Page 691
6 Mar. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Columbus Greene about the doctrine of the immortality of the soul.

Vol. 3Page 693
10 Aug. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Dublin, N.H.) to Columbus Greene about his indictment by the grand jury after attempting to rescue the fugitive slave Anthony Burns and about the publication of his "Additional Sermons and Speeches."

Vol. 3Page 696
23 Sep. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Columbus Greene about Greene's ill health.

Vol. 3Page 697
26 Sep. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Columbus Greene requesting a tub of butter.

Vol. 3Page 698
8 Nov. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Columbus Greene predicting violence between the North and South over the issue of slavery.

Vol. 3Page 700
4 Aug. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to Columbus Greene about his ill health.

Vol. 3Page 701
25 Oct. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Columbus Greene about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 702
24 Nov. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Columbus Greene about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 703
16 Jan. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Columbus Greene about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 704
18 Feb. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Columbus Greene offering to loan him one hundred dollars.

Vol. 3Page 704
2 Aug. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Center) to Columbus Greene describing how his brother's family contracted typhoid fever.

Vol. 3Page 707
26 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Columbus Greene about his proposed journey to the West Indies.

Vol. 3Page 713
27 June 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Martha P. Dingee with practical advice for her son Charles.

Vol. 3Page 716
10 June 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Center) to Martha P. Dingee about personal matters.

Vol. 3Page 720
6 Feb. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Martha P. Dingee describing the character of the people and the sites of Rome.

Vol. 4Page 1
15 May 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to [Matilda] Goddard expressing his thanks for the purse that she made him.

Vol. 4Page 1
Sep. [1848]

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss [Matilda] Goddard about personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 2
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Goddard expressing his thanks.

Vol. 4Page 2
19 Sep. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Miss [Matilda] Goddard regarding his circumstances in West Newton.

Vol. 4Page 3
23 Apr. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Matilda Goddard regarding the Quakers.

Vol. 4Page 4
2 May [n.d.]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Matilda Goddard introducing Mrs. Hincley.

Vol. 4Page 5
16 Aug. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Switzerland) to Miss Matilda Goddard commenting on the simplicity of the German character and the hypocrisy of Americans thinking themselves a democratic people.

Vol. 4Page 8
11 Nov. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Miss Matilda Goddard describing his circumstances in Rome.

Vol. 4Page 11
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Mrs. Rebecca Goddard sending her a book.

Vol. 4Page 11
1 Jan. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Rebecca Goddard sending her two volumes of miscellaneous matters.

Vol. 4Page 12
1 Feb. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Rebecca Goddard expressing his thanks for her continued kindness.

Vol. 4Page 13
5 Feb. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (New York) to Rebecca and Matilda Goddard regarding their works of charity.

Vol. 4Page 14
26 Nov. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Rebecca and Matilda Goddard about the death of their mother and about John Brown and his scheme for liberating the slaves in Virginia.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 382-383.

Vol. 4Page 16
1 Jan. 1858

Letter from R. Anne Nichols and others to Theodore and Lydia Parker presenting them with a clock.

Vol. 4Page 16
1 Jan. 1858

Letter from Theodore and Lydia Parker to R. Anne Nichols and others expressing their thanks for the clock.

Vol. 4Page 18
25 Dec. 1858

Letter from several of Parker's parishioners to Theodore and Lydia Parker sending them a cup.

Vol. 4Page 19
25 Dec. 1858

Letter from Theodore and Lydia Parker to several of Parker's parishioners thanking them for their gift.

Vol. 4Page 21
22 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to the standing committee of the 28th Congregational Society about his decision to take a respite from preaching in order to recover his health.

Vol. 4Page 23
31 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Caroline Thayer and others expressing his gratitude for the garments that they made for him.

Vol. 4Page 24
26 June 1853

Extract from sermon by Theodore Parker entitled "The Art of Happiness."

Vol. 4Page 25
8 Oct. 1854

Extract of sermon by Theodore Parker entitled "Of the Power of Human Will over or under adverse Circumstances."

Vol. 4Page 26
23 Dec. 1855

Extract of sermon by Theodore Parker entitled "Of the Immediate and Ultimate Consequences of Duty and the Claim of Right."

Vol. 4Page 27
2 Mar. 1856

Prayer given by Theodore Parker at the Music Hall after the unveiling of the statue of Beethoven.

Vol. 4Page 31
2 Mar. 1856

Extract of sermon by Theodore Parker entitled "Of the Culture of the Affections."

Vol. 4Page 31
31 Dec. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Mrs. Ednah Cheney commenting on the sculpture of [William Wetmore] Story, the religious architecture of Rome, and the social background of the clerical class in Rome.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 402-405.

Vol. 4Page 33
9 Mar. 1856

Extract from sermon by Theodore Parker entitled "Of the Education of the Religious Faculties."

Vol. 4Page 34
18 Jan. 1857

Extract from sermon by Theodore Parker entitled "Of the Dangers and Duties of Young Women."

Vol. 4Page 37
8 Mar. 1857

Extract from sermon by Theodore Parker entitled "Of Gratitude and Ingratitude."

Vol. 4Page 37
13 Sep. 1857

Extract from sermon by Theodore Parker entitled "Of the Ultimate Purpose of Human Life for the Individual and the Peace."

Vol. 4Page 43
13 June 1858

Extract from sermon by Theodore Parker entitled "Of the Practical Consequence of the Idea of God as Infinite Perfection."

Vol. 4Page 44
14 Feb. 1859

Letter from several of Parker's parishioners to Theodore Parker sending him a gift in honor of Valentine's Day.

Vol. 4Page 45
20 Feb. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Havana) to Caroline C. Thayer and others expressing his thanks for their St. Valentine's Day remembrance.

Vol. 4Page 46
23 Apr. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Santa Cruz) to Caroline C. Thayer requesting news about his parish.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 284.

Vol. 4Page 48
8 July 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Switzerland) to Caroline C. Thayer concerning personal matters.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 310-312.

Vol. 4Page 52
16 Aug. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Switzerland) to Caroline C. Thayer about the study of homeopathy, the deterioration of women when exposed to the elements, and the funeral honors paid to [Rufus] Choate.

Vol. 4Page 58
2 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux) to Caroline C. Thayer commenting on what Massachusetts has to learn from the democracy of Switzerland and describing the activities of Wendell Phillips.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 365-367.

Vol. 4Page 64
15 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Lyons) to Caroline C. Thayer about personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 65
10 Jan. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Caroline C. Thayer regarding [Edward] Everett's speech at the Union Meeting at Faneuil Hall, Wendell Phillips's address at the grave of John Brown, and Parker's violent hatred of slavery.

Vol. 4Page 72
2 Mar. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Caroline C. Thayer commenting on the writings and influence of Thomas Paine and the character of [Frederic Dan] Huntington.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 425-426.

Vol. 4Page 76
3 Apr. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Caroline C. Thayer describing his interview with Elizabeth and Robert Browning.

Vol. 4Page 79
1 Mar. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to George Jackson reflecting on the death of Jackson's wife.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 424-425.

Vol. 4Page 82
8 June 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (London) to Isaac and Sarah Clark describing the agriculture and topography of Santa Cruz.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 293-294.

Vol. 4Page 86
2 June 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (London) to Frances Power Cobbe and Mary Carpenter regarding the publication of his sermons on "The Evidence of God found in the world of Matter and of Mind."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 291-292.

Vol. 4Page 89
23 June 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to Mary Carpenter describing the city of Dijon and praising her works of humanitarianism.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 298-299.

Vol. 4Page 92
17 Mar. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Mary Drew describing the methods of housekeeping in Rome.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 428-429.

Vol. 4Page 94
Undated

Letter from E. D. Littlehale and others to Theodore Parker requesting that he meet with his flock in order to strengthen their faith.

Vol. 4Page 95
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to the Tribe of Curtis and the Tribe of Littlehale concerning his resolution to visit and strengthen them.

Vol. 4Page 96
1 July 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Center) to Mrs. Ednah Cheney about his decision to lecture in South Manchester, Conn.

Vol. 4Page 97
18 July 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Ednah Cheney about his intention to pay her a visit.

Vol. 4Page 97
31 July 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Ednah Cheney about personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 98
15 Sep. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Ednah Cheney expressing his thanks for her gift.

Vol. 4Page 100
5 Feb. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (New York) to Mrs. Ednah Cheney about personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 101
28 June 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to Mrs. Ednah Cheney describing his activities in London and his visit with the fugitive slave Ellen Craft.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 306-308.

Vol. 4Page 112
24 Aug. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker to George Cabot filled with advice.

Vol. 4Page 113
1 Jan. 1859

Poem from Theodore and Lydia Parker to George Cabot.

Vol. 4Page 114
23 Apr. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (St. Croix) to George Cabot inquiring about Cabot's activities.

Vol. 4Page 116
15 May 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (St. Thomas) to George Cabot about his plans to sail for Southampton.

Vol. 4Page 117
2 June 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (London) to George Cabot advising him to be attentive to business matters and to eschew frivolous pleasures.

Vol. 4Page 118
9 July 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Switzerland) to George Cabot about Cabot's circumstances in Boston, the Sons of Temperance, and the Austrian invasion of Italy.

Vol. 4Page 122
22 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Switzerland) to George Cabot commenting on the susceptibility of idle men to temptation, arguing against the practice of gambling, and advising Cabot on his business affairs.

Vol. 4Page 128
3 Nov. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to George Cabot advising him on how to become a well-accomplished merchant.

Vol. 4Page 130
20 July 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Switzerland) to Daniel F. Child describing the railroads and steam engines in Switzerland, commenting on the defeat of the Austrians and the motivation of Napoleon III, and discussing the nationalization of slavery in the United States.

Vol. 4Page 134
12 Nov. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Daniel F. Child commenting on the collapse of the Boston Locomotive Works and describing Rome as a city ruled by systematic villainy.

Vol. 4Page 136
2 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to Mrs. L. B. Meriam stating that without health, an education "is nothing."

Vol. 4Page 139
4 Feb. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Mrs. L. B. Meriam discussing the fate of only children, describing his circumstances in Rome, and praising the works of William Wetmore Story.

Vol. 4Page 143
28 Aug. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to George Adams commenting on the talents of [Thomas Starr] King and the aim of Ralph Waldo Emerson to produce an intellectual rather than a religious or moral effect.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 346-347.

Vol. 4Page 146
16 Feb. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Gerrit Smith expressing his anxiety over the future of the United States.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 421-422.

Vol. 4Page 148
8 Apr. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Mrs. Mary S. North commenting on the role of women in Austria and the vast distinction between rich and poor there.

Vol. 4Page 153
4 Feb. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (New York) to Mrs. Mary S. North reflecting on his years as minister of the parish in West Roxbury.

Vol. 4Page 155
13 May 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to the Reverend Abiel A. Livermore about personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 156
26 Jan. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to the Reverend Abiel A. Livermore introducing a Mr. Sanford.

Vol. 4Page 157
6 Feb. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (New York) to Abiel A. Livermore about personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 157
26 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to Abiel A. Livermore commenting on the lack of society in Santa Cruz, [Henry] Bellow's sermon on the Suspense of Faith, and Parker's Defence following his indictment by the grand jury.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 361-362.

Vol. 4Page 161
7 Jan. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Cyrus Bartol sending him two volumes of his sermons.

Vol. 4Page 162
1 Dec. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Cyrus Bartol stating that differences of opinions should not impair one's friendships.

Vol. 4Page 163
11 Jan. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Cyrus Bartol sending him a volume of sermons.

Vol. 4Page 163
25 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Cyrus Bartol expressing his appreciation for Bartol's kindness.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 267.

Vol. 4Page 165
27 Jan. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (Plymouth) to Chandler Robbins regarding his disputes with the leaders of the popular theology.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 193-195.

Vol. 4Page 168
13 Feb. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Chandler Robbins requesting a copy of the "Resolution" of the Boston Association.

Vol. 4Page 169
29 Jan. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Chandler Robbins discussing his conflicts with the Boston Association and expressing his belief that most theologies help toward obtaining truth.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 250-251.

Vol. 4Page 171
28 Feb. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Chandler Robbins regarding the actions of the Boston Association which would exclude him from preaching their Thursday lecture.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 251.

Vol. 4Page 172
18 Oct. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Chandler Robbins regarding Reverend John Pierpont's conflict with his church over a sermon on the traffic in liquor.

Vol. 4Page 174
17 Apr. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Chandler Robins concerning his History of the Development of Religion Amongst Men.

Vol. 4Page 175
3 Sep. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Chandler Robbins sending him a copy of Parker's last printed sermons.

Vol. 4Page 175
10 Sep. 1855

Letter from Chandler Robbins (Boston) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of five sermons and a kind note.

Another copy in Volume 12, p. 19.

Vol. 4Page 177
30 June 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to David A. Wasson advising him on whether to settle in Medford or in Columbus, Ohio.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 334-335.

Vol. 4Page 180
14 June 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to David Wasson regarding Wasson's journey to Europe.

Vol. 4Page 180
26 Oct. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to David Wasson inquiring about Wasson's health.

Vol. 4Page 181
5 Dec. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to David Wasson enclosing a check for 50 dollars.

Vol. 4Page 182
12 Dec. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to David Wasson about his defense of the Celtic Irish, Blumenbach's five races, and the character of the Shemite people.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 395-396.

Vol. 4Page 185
2 Oct. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to David Wasson regarding his speech at Groveland.

Vol. 4Page 186
29 Dec. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Henry D. Rogers about Henry Thomas Buckle's book on the "History of Civilization in England" and Jean Louis Agassiz's latest work.

Vol. 4Page 189
6 Feb. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (New York) to Mrs. L. Cabot regarding his activities.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 272.

Vol. 4Page 191
19 Feb. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Elias Durfee stating that while his mistakes will perish with him, the truths he has set forth will live forever.

Vol. 4Page 192
25 Dec. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Annie Gore expressing his thanks for her gift of a cross and enclosing a sonnet.

Vol. 4Page 194
30 Apr. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Dr. R. L. Howard discussing his purposes in exposing the falsehoods of the popular theology.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 403-404.

Vol. 4Page 197
21 June 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to E. E. Knowles discussing the issue of violence and the liberation of fugitive slaves.

Vol. 4Page 198
19 Dec. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Manchester regarding his contribution to the Scriptural Interpreter.

Vol. 4Page 199
17 Nov. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Manchester suggesting two volumes relating to religion, atheism, and the popular theology.

Vol. 4Page 199
10 Sep. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Manchester suggesting several books on history, philosophy, belles lettres, and theology.

Vol. 4Page 202
15 Jan. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore regarding the administration's decision to place slavery above freedom and the rights of man.

Vol. 4Page 203
16 Feb. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore discussing his case before the grand jury.

Vol. 4Page 203
29 Mar. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore regarding his case before the grand jury.

Vol. 4Page 204
30 May 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore regarding Parker's Defence after his indictment by the grand jury.

Vol. 4Page 205
9 Feb. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker to Thomas J. Moore regarding the cost of his books.

Vol. 4Page 205
5 May 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore about his poor health and his sermon on "The Present Triumph of Despotism in America."

Vol. 4Page 206
27 July 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to Thomas J. Moore about his inability to prepare his sermon for the press.

Vol. 4Page 206
18 Feb. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore regarding his sermons on Daniel Webster and on the hard times.

Vol. 4Page 207
3 Apr. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore regarding the prayers of the "Brethren" either to convert him or to "remove him out of the way and to let his influence die with him."

Vol. 4Page 207
20 Apr. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore discussing the party represented by Mr. Seaver and The Investigator.

Vol. 4Page 209
12 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore giving a brief sketch of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Vol. 4Page 209
1 July 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore regarding the cost of his pamphlets and tracts.

Vol. 4Page 210
2 Aug. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore supporting the Republican Party because of its anti-slavery tendency.

Vol. 4Page 211
15 Nov. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas J. Moore discussing the reconstruction of the Democratic platform.

Vol. 4Page 213
14 July 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Reverend J. L. Merrick regarding the publication of Merrick's work.

Vol. 4Page 214
6 Feb. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Abby M. Parker regarding her journal to the South.

Vol. 4Page 216
11 May 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Emmeline Parker about personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 217
2 Aug. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Emmeline Parker advising her on how to become less self-conscious.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 336.

Vol. 4Page 219
5 Aug. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Emmeline Parker concerning her recent illness.

Vol. 4Page 219
22 Aug. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Emmeline Parker advising her to work, whether it be with her hands or her head.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 336-337.

Vol. 4Page 221
4 Oct. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Emmeline Parker attempting to allay her fears about her schoolwork.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 337.

Vol. 4Page 222
16 Nov. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Emmeline Parker attempting to build up her confidence and alleviate her fears about the future.

Vol. 4Page 224
13 Dec. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Emmeline Parker about personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 224
11 Apr. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Emmeline Parker regarding the absence of a teaching position for her.

Vol. 4Page 225
28 Apr. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Emmeline Parker advising her on how to become an effective, as well as a confident, teacher.

Vol. 4Page 227
20 Feb. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Emmeline Parker about the importance of rising early.

Vol. 4Page 228
17 Apr. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Emmeline Parker advising her on the importance of leaving home and living amongst strangers.

Vol. 4Page 229
25 Dec. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Emmeline Parker commenting on her dissatisfaction with teaching in Salem.

Vol. 4Page 230
21 May 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Emmeline Parker about her obtaining a teaching position closer to Boston.

Vol. 4Page 230
23 Mar. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Emmeline Parker commenting on the necessity and sanctity of marriage.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 338.

Vol. 4Page 232
18 Feb. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Emmeline Parker commenting on her financial affairs.

Vol. 4Page 233
24 Aug. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to Miss Emmeline Parker advising her to remain where she is rather than go to the Normal School of Boston.

Vol. 4Page 233
[Oct. 1853]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Emmeline Parker alluding to a trip to Iowa.

Vol. 4Page 234
12 Apr. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joshua R. Giddings regarding John Quincy Adams and his attitude toward slavery.

Vol. 4Page 236
17 June 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Joshua R. Giddings requesting information about Andrew Jackson and his conduct toward slaves.

Vol. 4Page 237
21 Dec. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joshua R. Giddings requesting information about Daniel Webster and the extent of his dedication to the cause of anti-slavery.

Vol. 4Page 238
28 Jan. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joshua R. Giddings repeating his request for information on Daniel Webster's conduct.

Vol. 4Page 239
1 Feb. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Helen P. Mills expressing his belief that religion consists of two elements: morality, or the love of man, and piety, or the love of God.

Vol. 4Page 241
22 Sep. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William A. Taylor stating that the tendency of his writings and preaching "is good and for the advantage of mankind."

Vol. 4Page 242
18 Apr. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Arthur O'Leary regarding a crayon likeness of himself.

Vol. 4Page 242
1 Nov. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Arthur O'Leary complaining that his likeness "is too full, too young, too florid."

Vol. 4Page 243
10 Oct. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Henry A. Wilcox about personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 244
3 Nov. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Henry Wilcox stating the necessity of a fixed and abiding confidence in God.

Vol. 4Page 245
15 Dec. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Henry Wilcox about personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 246
15 Apr. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Henry Wilcox commenting on the longevity of farmers.

Vol. 4Page 247
31 Aug. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Henry Wilcox concerning public prejudice against Wilcox.

Vol. 4Page 247
23 Oct. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Henry Wilcox about their respective illnesses.

Vol. 4Page 248
2 Dec. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Henry A. Wilcox regarding his hope to replace prejudice and fear with piety and morality.

Vol. 4Page 249
2 Feb. 1853

Letter of advice from Theodore Parker (Boston) to unknown recipient regarding the necessity of employment.

Vol. 4Page 251
22 May 1853

Letter from Philip D. Moore (Newark, N.J.) to Theodore Parker inviting him to address an association in Waterloo, N.Y., whose platform is faith in and love towards God and man.

Vol. 4Page 253
[May 1853]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Philip D. Moore stating his belief that God's power is infinite and that religion is natural to man. [extract]

Vol. 4Page 257
9 Dec. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to C. E. Potter inquiring if one of Daniel Webster's female ancestors was an Indian.

Vol. 4Page 258
2 Apr. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to C. E. Potter concerning his discourse on Daniel Webster.

Vol. 4Page 259
23 Jan. 1835

Letter from Theodore Parker (Cambridge) to John G. Palfrey describing the affairs of Harvard Divinity School and the activities of several of its students.

Vol. 4Page 261
1 Dec. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John G. Palfrey about Palfrey's stand on the issue of slavery. [The correct date of this letter is 9 Dec. 1847.]

Vol. 4Page 263
14 June 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to John G. Palfrey requesting information on the Mexican War.

Vol. 4Page 264
24 Jan. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John G. Palfrey enclosing "a couple of little volumes."

Vol. 4Page 265
25 Oct. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John G. Palfrey enclosing a copy of his Defence.

Vol. 4Page 265
3 Feb. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John G. Palfrey thanking him for his kindness, as well as for "the noble example of Conscientiousness you have set in all public affairs."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 267-268.

Vol. 4Page 267
15 Mar. 1858

Letter from R. Parkinson (Oshkosh) to Theodore Parker requesting Parker's views on certain theological issues.

Vol. 4Page 269
20 Mar. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to R. Parkinson presenting his views on the Old and New Testament, the character of Jesus of Nazareth, and man's ability to be saved independent of Jesus.

Vol. 4Page 270
3 Apr. 1863

Letter from Mrs. C. L. Parkinson (Oshkosh) to Mrs. Theodore Parker stating that she views Mrs. Parker's husband as her spiritual father.

Vol. 4Page 272
12 Oct. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Etta M. White regarding personal matters.

Vol. 4Page 273
6 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Etta M. White regarding her circumstances in Salem.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 338-339.

Vol. 4Page 274
22 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Etta M. White advising her to run among the fields and study the works of nature.

Vol. 4Page 275
25 Dec. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Etta M. White about her situation in Salem and his health.

Vol. 4Page 276
20 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Etta M. White regarding payment for her education in Salem.

Vol. 4Page 276
25 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Etta M. White enclosing a check for 60 dollars.

Vol. 4Page 277
28 Mar. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Collins regarding his sermon on "A False and a True Revival of Religion."

Vol. 4Page 277
15 Apr. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Collins enclosing two of his sermons.

Vol. 4Page 278
2 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to W. C. C. E. Wasserbohr advising him that education must be "of the moral and religious powers as well as of the intellect."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 406.

Vol. 4Page 280
22 Feb. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James Orton commenting on the goals and accomplishments of the American Party.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 238.

Vol. 4Page 282
4 Mar. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to M. A. H. Niles stating that he finds no evidence that the writers of the Bible were inspired and arguing that while miracles are possible, they must be settled by historical evidence only.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 470-471.

Vol. 4Page 286
16 Apr. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to M. A. H. Niles summarizing the tenets of his theology.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 471-475.

Vol. 4Page 294
1 Oct. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Dr. Noah Porter defending his Discourse of Religion against Porter's indictment in the New Englander of July 1844.

Vol. 4Page 300
16 Oct. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Noah Porter regarding Porter's article in the New Englander.

Vol. 4Page 301
3 Jan. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Noah Porter inquiring about Porter's writings.

Vol. 4Page 301
5 Dec. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Noah Porter regarding the decision of the people of Bridgeport to withdraw their invitation for Parker to lecture there.

Vol. 4Page 303
18 May 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Noah Porter about their meeting together in Boston.

Vol. 4Page 304
2 [Aug.] 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Noah Porter discussing the defects of the Unitarian theology. [incomplete]

Vol. 4Page 306
30 Aug. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Gloucester) to Noah Porter commenting on the correlation between one's views of the atonement and one's disposition.

Vol. 4Page 307
19 Nov. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Noah Porter praising Porter's article in the New Englander on the Fugitive Slave Law.

Vol. 4Page 310
16 Dec. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Noah Porter concerning the publication of an article by James G. Birney.

Vol. 4Page 313
9 Oct. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mr. and Mrs. Hope acknowledging receipt of the English edition of Benjamin Franklin's works.

Vol. 4Page 314
2 Aug. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Switzerland) to Thomas Hope about his goal to lead men and women to the formation of a noble character and about the people and scenery of Switzerland.

Vol. 4Page 318
30 Mar. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas G. Barnard commenting on Barnard's conversion and his conviction that God is infinite.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 456-457.

Vol. 4Page 319
22 Nov. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas G. Barnard agreeing to meet Barnard when he lectures in Norway, Me.

Vol. 4Page 320
23 Feb. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas Barnard about the dubious right of Americans to extirpate the Indians and his indictment by the grand jury.

Vol. 4Page 320
23 Nov. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Thomas G. Barnard explaining that lack of time prevents him from writing a long letter.

Vol. 4Page 322
10 Dec. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Augustus Eggers finding fault with the Germans because of their professed atheism.

Vol. 4Page 324
14 Aug. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Center Harbor, N.H.) to Albert Sanford concerning one of his sermons.

Vol. 4Page 325
14 Oct. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Albert Sanford concerning the publication of his sermons.

Vol. 4Page 326
24 Aug. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Center) to Albert Sanford discussing the character of Emanuel Swedenborg.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 356-357.

Vol. 4Page 328
6 Apr. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Albert Sanford commenting on the work of [Edmund Hamilton] Sears and the recent clamor over spiritualism.

Vol. 4Page 331
28 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (New York) to Catherine Johnson about personal matters.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 287.

Vol. 4Page 332
26 Dec. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Levi B. Meriam thanking him for his gift.

Vol. 4Page 332
5 Feb. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Levi B. Meriam commenting on an exceedingly boring book.

Vol. 4Page 333
9 Oct. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Martha M. Parker commenting on the greatness of both Shakespeare and Emerson and her circumstances in Pennsylvania.

Vol. 4Page 336
12 Mar. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Martha M. Parker discussing her circumstances in York and her plans for the future.

Vol. 4Page 338
16 May 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Martha M. Parker commenting on the importance of hard work and advising her to read Shakespeare and Byron.

Vol. 4Page 339
20 Sep. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Martha M. Parker discussing the necessity both of exercise and of the acquaintance of educated and refined persons.

Vol. 4Page 341
28 Feb. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James B. Patterson commenting on Patterson's role as a teacher.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 475-476.

Vol. 4Page 343
26 Dec. 1855

Letter from James B. Patterson (Louisville, Ky.) to Theodore Parker describing his plans for the future.

Vol. 4Page 345
7 Jan. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James B. Patterson advising him to be wary of the desire to surpass others.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 476.

Vol. 4Page 346
16 June 1863

Letter from James B. Patterson (Steubenville, Ohio) to Mrs. Theodore Parker describing in detail his acquaintance with Theodore Parker.

Vol. 4Page 350
28 Apr. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Innsbruck) to Miss Sarah Clark commenting on the architecture and the character of the people in Italy and on the importance of rank in Germany.

Vol. 5Page 1
18 Feb. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Havana) to J. Lyman about his health and about forwarding his letters to American ministers in Europe.

Vol. 5Page 2
23 Apr. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Santa Cruz) to J. Lyman commenting on the dispute over which version of the Bible should be in the public schools and the intellectual sterility of Santa Cruz.

Vol. 5Page 4
22 June 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to J. Lyman describing his European excursion.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 297-298.

Vol. 5Page 7
13 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to J. Lyman about his activities in Europe and his resignation from his parish.

Vol. 5Page 9
15 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to J. Lyman describing his activities in Switzerland and stating how he wants his funeral services arranged.

Vol. 5Page 12
17 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to J. Lyman about his resignation from the 28th Congregational Society and the uproar he has created among the Unitarians.

Vol. 5Page 15
21 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to [Joseph] Lyman about personal matters.

Vol. 5Page 17
26 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to J. Lyman about his health and his meeting with James Thomas Fields.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 364.

Vol. 5Page 20
30 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to J. Lyman about his activities and his plans for going to Rome.

Vol. 5Page 22
4 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to J. Lyman describing his activities and gossiping about their mutual friends and acquaintances.

Vol. 5Page 25
5 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to J. Lyman describing his plans for leaving Montreux.

Vol. 5Page 26
9 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Neuchatel) to J. Lyman describing his friends in Switzerland and commenting on the position of Louis Napoleon.

Vol. 5Page 28
13 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Geneva) to J. Lyman describing his activities in Geneva.

Vol. 5Page 31
14 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Hotel de Lyons) to J. Lyman about the revolution in Italy and about the discrepancy between the situation in the United States and the principles of the Declaration of Independence.

Vol. 5Page 34
21 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to J. Lyman describing his voyage to Rome and his accommodations there.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 370-374.

Vol. 5Page 40
29 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to J. Lyman commenting on the difference between the masculine and feminine mind and on the uncontrollable temper of women.

Vol. 5Page 43
10 Dec. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to J. Lyman about Harpers Ferry, the leaders of the anti-slavery movement, and John T. Sargent's "Crisis of Unitarianism."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 389-390.

Vol. 5Page 46
13 Jan. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to J. Lyman commenting on the heroic behavior of John Brown, the leaders of the anti-slavery movement, and the passions of Louis Napoleon.

Vol. 5Page 50
26 Feb. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to J. Lyman discussing the presidential contest of 1860, the unpopularity of the pope, the character of the Italian people, the importance of work and self-help, and the need to improve the laws and political institutions of the United States.

Vol. 5Page 61
10 Mar. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to J. Lyman discussing the plight of the pope, the impotence of the Roman Catholic Church, the similarities between Protestantism and Catholicism, and the external prosperity of the United States.

Vol. 5Page 69
4 Apr. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to J. Lyman predicting his death, outlining his future plans, and discussing the consequences of the federal government's acknowledgment of the right of man to own property in human beings.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 434-435.

Vol. 5Page 74
14 Apr. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to J. Lyman about a bust being made of him by William Wetmore Story.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 435-436.

Vol. 5Page 76
1 Jan. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Ellis requesting information on slavery or Southern politics.

Vol. 5Page 78
28 Mar. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Ellis about his desire to visit the South and his sermon on Daniel Webster.

Vol. 5Page 79
20 Nov. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Ellis about the state convention in Massachusetts to revise the Constitution.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 232-234.

Vol. 5Page 83
12 Feb. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Ellis discussing the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the reaction to it in Massachusetts.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 124.

Vol. 5Page 85
29 Apr. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Ellis and others describing the political scene in Boston.

Vol. 5Page 87
22 Apr. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (St. Croix) to Charles Ellis describing the weather, the people, and the agriculture of Santa Cruz and commenting on the plight of President James Buchanan.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 283-284.

Vol. 5Page 91
29 Jan. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Charles Ellis describing the Roman topography; the dress of its people; the changes in its population; and the relics, artifacts, and monuments from different phases of Roman history.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 410-414.

Vol. 5Page 103
3 Feb. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Mrs. Charles Ellis reflecting on the death of her husband.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 414-415.

Vol. 5Page 106
8 June 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Charles Ellis requesting information about the expenses of an individual soldier in the army.

Vol. 5Page 106
[13] June 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Charles Ellis requesting information about how many persons from Boston are sent to the state's prison.

Vol. 5Page 107
19 June 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Ellis informing him of a meeting of the executive committee.

Vol. 5Page 107
14 Oct. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Ellis requesting advice for a young man aspiring to become a lawyer. [Date or place is an error.]

Vol. 5Page 108
2 Dec. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Ellis requesting a list of all the grand jurors in the United States Circuit Court.

Vol. 5Page 108
11 Dec. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Ellis regarding his indictment by the grand jury.

Vol. 5Page 109
19 Dec. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Ellis concerning his indictment by the grand jury.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 144.

Vol. 5Page 109
18 Jan. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Ellis requesting information about the jurors who will be drawn to try his case in the spring.

Vol. 5Page 109
29 Jan. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Ellis concerning evidence which would bolster his defense.

Vol. 5Page 110
7 Feb. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Westfield) to Charles Ellis concerning his pending trial following his indictment by the grand jury.

Vol. 5Page 112
13 Feb. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Washington) to Charles Ellis stating that Ellis is the sole counsel for Parker's defense.

Vol. 5Page 112
17 Feb. 1855

Letter from John P. Hale (Washington) to Charles Ellis offering his assistance in the defense of Theodore Parker.

Vol. 5Page 113
18 Feb. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Ellis summarizing his case against Commissioner Loring, who kidnapped the fugitive slave Anthony Burns.

Vol. 5Page 117
12 Apr. 1855

Dedication to Charles Ellis in regard to Theodore Parker's defense.

Vol. 5Page 118
8 Aug. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Dublin, N.H.) to Charles Ellis concerning the publication of his Defence.

Vol. 5Page 118
11 Aug. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Ellis inviting him to go sailing.

Vol. 5Page 119
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Ellis with a list of the names of "Persons for meeting at Faneuil Hall."

Vol. 5Page 121
22 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to Charles Ellis commenting on the character of [Edward] Everett, discussing the failure of American newspapers to oppose revivals, and reproving the Unitarians for their exclusive policies and for having neglected their theological duties.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 358-360.

Vol. 5Page 128
4 Sep. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel J. May about the entrance of his niece into May's school.

Vol. 5Page 128
23 Dec. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel J. May regarding his plans to preach in Lexington.

Vol. 5Page 129
1 Apr. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel J. May summarizing his spiritual philosophy.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 143.

Vol. 5Page 132
24 Apr. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel J. May lamenting the fact that the Unitarians have become a static organization with no incentive for reform.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 318-319.

Vol. 5Page 134
15 July 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (Niagara Falls) to Samuel J. May regarding his intention to write an anonymous "Letter to the American People touching the matter of Slavery by one of the Million."

Vol. 5Page 137
13 Nov. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel J. May describing Jesus as a perfect man, expressing his belief that "there is a progress of man's capabilities on earth," and predicting the eventual "Democracy of Man."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 355-356.

Vol. 5Page 141
14 June 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel J. May describing the Unitarians as "bigoted and little" and claiming that the Universalists are more human and more concerned with reform.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 319-320.

Vol. 5Page 144
14 Aug. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel J. May concerning a prospectus for his new journal.

Vol. 5Page 145
11 Sep. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May commenting on the new Constitution of New York.

Vol. 5Page 146
16 Sep. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May about the new Constitution of New York and his translation of De Wette.

Vol. 5Page 147
11 Aug. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Samuel J. May regarding his participation in political affairs.

Vol. 5Page 149
4 Nov. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May calling for a state convention in Massachusetts to consider the condition of fugitive slaves.

Vol. 5Page 150
26 Apr. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker to Samuel J. May commenting on the response to his sermon.

Vol. 5Page 151
17 June 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May endeavoring to find a position for Dr. Otto Fock, a professor of philosophy at Kiel in Denmark.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 296.

Vol. 5Page 153
2 Oct. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May about the kidnapping of fugitive slaves and describing Millard Fillmore as "the most contemptible President that ever sat in John Tyler's Chair."

Vol. 5Page 154
[27] Nov. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker to Samuel J. May about May's anti-slavery activities in Syracuse.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 321.

Vol. 5Page 156
15 Dec. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May about his intention to lecture in Buffalo.

Vol. 5Page 156
16 Feb. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May regarding women preachers.

Vol. 5Page 159
7 Mar. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May about raising money for May's church.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 321-322.

Vol. 5Page 160
14 June 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Samuel J. May outlining the academic creed of Harvard.

Vol. 5Page 165
26 July 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Samuel J. May introducing Mr. E. H. Chesney.

Vol. 5Page 165
[28 July] 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Samuel J. May requesting information on the Mormons and Joseph Smith and discussing the political scene.

Vol. 5Page 167
18 Aug. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May requesting any books or documents on the subject of Mormonism.

Vol. 5Page 168
25 Sep. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Samuel J. May advocating civil disobedience, for man's allegiance to the laws of his own nature and to the constitution of the universe should override "all claims of any human legislation."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 117-123.

Vol. 5Page 178
5 Mar. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker to Samuel J. May discussing the state convention to revise the Constitution.

Vol. 5Page 181
25 Mar. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May regarding the dissolution of the Thursday lecture.

Vol. 5Page 182
5 Apr. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May commenting on some of their friends and acquaintances.

Vol. 5Page 185
23 Sep. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Center) to Samuel J. May discussing the hypocrisy of a republican nation demanding slavery as one of its institutions, commenting on the role of the courts in perpetuating slavery, and imploring his listeners to make aggressions against both slavery and the Fugitive Slave Bill.

Vol. 5Page 200
24 Oct. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May criticizing Harvard Divinity School and discussing the criteria for receiving communion.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, p. 322.

Vol. 5Page 202
24 Oct. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker to Samuel J. May praising the acts of Samuel Eliot.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, p. 322.

Vol. 5Page 203
Mar. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker to Samuel J. May satirizing the Unitarians.

Vol. 5Page 205
27 Mar. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May regarding the uproar created by May's sermon at the "Great and Thursday lecture."

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 322-323.

Vol. 5Page 207
1 Dec. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May describing how he was arrested for speaking at Faneuil Hall.

Vol. 5Page 207
11 Feb. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Burlington, Vt.) to Samuel J. May commenting on the response to his A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion when it was first published in 1842.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 323.

Vol. 5Page 209
15 July 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to Samuel J. May describing his activities.

Vol. 5Page 211
11 Feb. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Samuel J. May about his health and his activities.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 247-248.

Vol. 5Page 214
Aug. 1854

Paper by Theodore Parker, in answer to a request by George Ripley, providing material for a biographical notice of himself.

Vol. 5Page 224
Aug. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker to George Ripley with information relative to his life and his work.

Vol. 5Page 225
21 Sep. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Ripley commenting on Ripley's works on [John] Pierpont and Ralph Waldo Emerson and providing additional material about his boyhood.

Vol. 5Page 230
1 Nov. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Ripley about his health, [Frances Power] Cobbe, and the works of [William Henry] Furness.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 255-256.

Vol. 5Page 231
19 Nov. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Ripley discussing De Wette's Introduction to the Old Testament and his translation of that German work.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 401-403.

Vol. 5Page 234
13 May 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (St. Thomas) to George Ripley describing Santa Cruz; claiming that Alexander Hamilton was the son of a Mr. Stevens, an Englishman living in Antigua; and discussing his "Letter to the 28th Congregational Society."

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 288-289.

Vol. 5Page 239
29 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to George Ripley commenting on the location of Rome, the absurdity of Catholicism, and the Italian preference for beauty over utility.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 375-378.

Vol. 5Page 246
28 Feb. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to George Ripley predicting the downfall of Catholicism and discussing the make-up of all religions.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 432-433.

Vol. 5Page 253
10 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George Ripley about the poor state of his health and his intention to travel first to the West Indies and then to Europe.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 268-269.

Vol. 6Page 1
3 Dec. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Caroline W. Healey commenting on her religious history and expressing his views on the miraculous character of Jesus and the infallibility of the Scriptures.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, p. 175.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 7
4 Feb. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Caroline W. Healey commenting on the death of her brother and recommending several books on the subject of miracles.

Vol. 6Page 9
21 July 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Caroline W. Healey reflecting on the fact that the apparent accidents of life are often converted into greater goods.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 11
5 Oct. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Caroline W. Healey commenting on the death of [William Ellery] Channing.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 14
29 Nov. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Caroline W. Healey describing his activities, commenting on her circumstances in Georgetown, and inquiring about her experience on the subject of slavery.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 351-352.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 17
4 Apr. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Caroline W. Healey describing the religious goings-on in Boston.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 352-353.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 21
14 Dec. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Mrs. Caroline Dall advocating a ministry to the poor and commenting on her plan to Christianize the heart of the slaveholder.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 254-255.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 25
25 Jan. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Mrs. Caroline Dall regarding accusations by the clergy that his writings are full of abuse, sarcasm, and contumely.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 30
30 May 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Mrs. Caroline H. Dall commenting on his separation from the Unitarians and the narrowness of the sect's thinking.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 252-253.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 32
4 Aug. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Mrs. Caroline Dall commenting on her "work of enlightening the ignorant and comforting the afflicted" and on the place and duty of women.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 340-341.

Vol. 6Page 35
21 Sep. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Mrs. Caroline Dall suggesting readings relative to the anti-slavery movement and discussing his conflict with the Boston association.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 255-256.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 38
23 Oct. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Mrs. Caroline Dall discussing a few of their mutual acquaintances.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 341-342.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 40
17 Jan. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Caroline Dall regarding his dispute with the Boston association.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 272-273.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 43
28 Jan. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Caroline Dall replying to her accusation that his writings contain untruths and are filled with sarcasm.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 273-274.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 45
2 June 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Caroline Dall commenting that the Unitarians are becoming increasingly sectarian and lack a sufficient dogmatic basis for a sect.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 274.

Original in the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

Vol. 6Page 47
27 Nov. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Caroline Dall commenting on the deleterious effects of a standing army.

Vol. 6Page 50
27 Nov. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Joseph H. Allen commenting on a Free Discussion Society.

Vol. 6Page 51
12 Aug. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Joseph H. Allen regarding the matter of intercourse and professional reciprocity.

Vol. 6Page 53
22 Aug. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Joseph H. Allen commenting on the publication of Allen's book.

Original in Miscellaneous Bound.

Vol. 6Page 54
27 Sep. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen describing slavery as a momentous evil.

Vol. 6Page 56
14 Feb. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen discussing Allen's sermon on Senator [John] Fairfield and the influence of [David Friedrich] Strauss.

Vol. 6Page 60
22 Apr. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen commenting on the sermons and eulogies on John Quincy Adams and the deterioration of Edward Everett.

Vol. 6Page 63
14 May 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen commenting on the study of theology in Germany and the lack of organized ecclesiastical action in the area of social reform.

Vol. 6Page 66
29 Oct. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen stating that "Sentimentalism is the degeneracy of Religion" and suggesting that there should be an association of theologians for the advancement of theological science.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 379-380.

Vol. 6Page 70
29 Nov. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen discussing his method for preparing a lecture.

Vol. 6Page 72
29 Jan. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen explaining that his hatred of slavery does not extend to slaveholders, expressing his belief in an infinite God, and commenting on the works of Ritter.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 380-381.

Vol. 6Page 75
23 Apr. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen predicting civil war between the North and South over the issue of slavery.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 110.

Vol. 6Page 77
5 May 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen generalizing about Unitarian ministers.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 381-382.

Vol. 6Page 78
1 Aug. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Brookline) to Joseph H. Allen discussing the old theological notion of an imperfect God.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 382-383.

Vol. 6Page 81
2 Oct. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen making suggestions relative to Allen's paper.

Vol. 6Page 83
8 Dec. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen praising Allen's labors in the cause of temperance.

Vol. 6Page 83
9 Feb. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen encouraging him to publish his work.

Vol. 6Page 85
[1852]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Joseph H. Allen requesting a reference to a stanza quoted in Allen's dissertation.

Vol. 6Page 85
5 Mar. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen discussing various books and friends.

Vol. 6Page 86
8 Dec. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker to Joseph H. Allen discussing the motives underlying Daniel Webster's latest speech.

Vol. 6Page 88
4 July 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Center) to Joseph H. Allen about the possibility of starting a new journal.

Vol. 6Page 90
12 Sep. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen about Parker's inability to attend Allen's meeting.

Vol. 6Page 91
6 Dec. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen commenting on two new books dealing with the "first three centuries of the Christian Era."

Vol. 6Page 92
25 Feb. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen discussing the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Vol. 6Page 92
27 Dec. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph H. Allen regarding his ideas on theism.

Vol. 6Page 95
25 Apr. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James G. Birney discussing John Quincy Adams and his views on slavery.

Vol. 6Page 99
17 June 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to James G. Birney inquiring about whether Andrew Jackson was ever involved in the slave trade.

Vol. 6Page 100
27 Nov. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James G. Birney regarding Birney's article on "The Constitutionality of Slavery" to be published in the Massachusetts Quarterly Review.

Vol. 6Page 101
14 Apr. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James G. Birney concerning the publication of Birney's article in the Massachusetts Quarterly Review.

Vol. 6Page 102
14 May 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James G. Birney acknowledging receipt of Birney's article.

Vol. 6Page 103
16 July 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to James G. Birney about the termination of the Massachusetts Quarterly Review.

Vol. 6Page 105
14 Oct. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James G. Birney regarding the publication of Birney's manuscript.

Vol. 6Page 106
16 Dec. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James G. Birney about Parker's difficulty in finding a publisher for Birney's articles.

Vol. 6Page 107
22 Dec. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James G. Birney regarding the location of Birney's manuscript.

Vol. 6Page 108
3 Oct. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James G. Birney stating that God is infinite and his works perfect.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 149-150.

Vol. 6Page 110
28 Mar. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to James G. Birney attempting to secure publishers for Birney's books.

Vol. 6Page 111
17 Nov. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Fish commenting on the election of James Buchanan.

Vol. 6Page 111
25 July 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to William H. Fish describing his hectic schedule and the consequent deterioration of his health.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 246-247.

Vol. 6Page 114
3 Apr. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Fish listing the titles of several of his sermons.

Vol. 6Page 116
21 Apr. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Fish defending Parker's work against Fish's criticisms.

Vol. 6Page 117
2 Aug. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Fish discussing the "Gospel of the Newness."

Vol. 6Page 119
11 Nov. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Fish about the poor state of his health.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 247.

Vol. 6Page 120
31 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Fish about personal matters.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 268.

Vol. 6Page 121
8 Apr. 1860

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to William H. Fish reflecting on his contribution to humanity.

Vol. 6Page 123
11 Feb. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. commenting on the way of life of the Shakers.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 383-384.

Vol. 6Page 125
25 Apr. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. advocating the institution of marriage.

Vol. 6Page 126
31 July 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Robert White, Jr. praising the domestic economy of the Shakers, but condemning their neglect of marriage.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 384.

Vol. 6Page 128
11 Aug. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Robert White, Jr. stating that each sect, party, or class possesses some fraction of the Truth.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 384-385.

Vol. 6Page 130
29 Mar. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. about his busy schedule and the poor state of his health.

Vol. 6Page 131
7 Oct. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. advocating the institution of marriage, which he views as a physical, as well as a spiritual, affair.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 385-386.

Vol. 6Page 135
31 Dec. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. discussing the issue of whether or not Jesus sanctioned the institution of marriage.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 386-388.

Vol. 6Page 139
20 Oct. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. discussing Buddhism, prostitution, industrial feudalism, and John Stuart Mill's Political Economy.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 388-389.

Vol. 6Page 142
29 Nov. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. regarding his hectic schedule.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 389-390.

Vol. 6Page 143
17 Mar. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. about the meetings of the executive committee of the Vigilance Committee.

Vol. 6Page 145
27 May 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. about his inability to visit the Shaker community because of his involvement with the Fugitive Slave Law.

Vol. 6Page 145
15 July 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. criticizing a certain clergyman who is as "lascivious as a goat, abstemious as a hermit, capricious as a monkey and as irritable as a Hornet."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 390.

Vol. 6Page 147
21 Sep. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. explaining that up to now the great results of human science "have been for te few not the many."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 390-391.

Vol. 6Page 150
27 Nov. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. concerning the possibility of his writing a book on the "History of the Idea of Woman and of the (Practical) Relations of Woman to Man."

Vol. 6Page 152
20 Dec. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. about the positive response to his works in England.

Vol. 6Page 153
8 June 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Robert White, Jr. contending that it is sometimes necessary to repel violence with violence, despite the teachings of Jesus.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 392-393.

Vol. 6Page 156
21 Nov. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner about personal matters.

Vol. 6Page 157
9 Aug. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Robert White, Jr. about personal matters.

Vol. 6Page 158
20 Jan. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. about a religious sect called Hemero-Baptists and his plans for arriving in New York.

Vol. 6Page 159
15 Feb. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. regarding Parker's plans to visit White in New York.

Vol. 6Page 159
15 Mar. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. expressing his attitude toward death.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 393-394.

Vol. 6Page 162
4 July 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to Robert White, Jr. regarding the publication of a volume of his sermons.

Vol. 6Page 163
16 Sep. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Center) to Robert White, Jr. regarding the work done by Charles Loring Brace in New York.

Vol. 6Page 164
15 Jan. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. arguing that prostitution arises from the "false idea that Woman is to be the Fool of man, not his Equal, But Slave."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 394.

Vol. 6Page 166
24 Aug. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. about personal matters.

Vol. 6Page 167
17 Sep. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. about personal matters.

Vol. 6Page 167
30 Oct. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Robert White, Jr. regarding the completion of his Defence.

Vol. 6Page 169
12 July 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to [William R.] Alger regarding Alger's paper on the Pauline eschatology.

Vol. 6Page 170
27 Apr. [n.d.]

Letter from Theodore Parker to William R. Alger advising him to take his German lessons from a Dr. Füster.

Vol. 6Page 171
7 July 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to William R. Alger regarding the dangers of both the despotic church of the Irish and the despotic state of the slaveholders.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 219-220.

Vol. 6Page 173
28 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William R. Alger praising him for his noble words and brave spirit.

Vol. 6Page 174
15 Jan. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Herndon about his forthcoming trial and his hatred of slavery.

Vol. 6Page 174
30 Nov. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Herndon commenting on the work of [Henry Ward] Beecher and the political situation in the United States.

Vol. 6Page 176
17 Apr. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Herndon describing his hectic schedule.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 238-239.

Vol. 6Page 177
17 Nov. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Herndon predicting that slavery will engender either the ruin of democratic institutions or a civil war between the North and the South.

Vol. 6Page 178
31 Dec. [1857]

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Herndon about the issue of slavery in Kansas, the conquest of Nicaragua, the obligation of Franklin Pierce to the South, and the political schemes of Stephen A. Douglas.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 239-240.

Vol. 6Page 183
9 Aug. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to William H. Herndon denouncing the Democrats and their support of the Dred Scott decision.

Vol. 6Page 184
1 July 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to William H. Herndon about the shaky political position of Stephen A. Douglas.

Vol. 6Page 185
28 Aug. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Herndon calling Stephen A. Douglas "a mad dog" and discussing the character and politics of [Horace] Greeley.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 240-241.

Vol. 6Page 186
9 Sep. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Herndon commenting on the debate between Lincoln and Douglas and an attempt to "lower the Republican Platform."

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, p. 241.

Vol. 6Page 188
23 Sep. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Herndon commenting on Horace Greeley, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Republican platform and advocating [William] Seward for the presidential nominations.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 242.

Vol. 6Page 190
13 Nov. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William H. Herndon discussing Douglas's victory over Lincoln in his bid for re-election to the Senate and predicting that the 1860 presidential election will be between Seward and Douglas.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 243.

Vol. 6Page 193
15 Nov. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Peter Lesley discussing the work of [Jean Louis] Agassiz.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 335-336.

Vol. 6Page 195
12 Feb. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Peter Lesley discussing the professional relationship between Jean Louis Agassiz and Edouard Desor.

Vol. 6Page 197
10 Apr. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Edward N. Dennys about his arraignment before the Fugitive Slave Bill judges in the Circuit Court in Boston.

Vol. 6Page 198
4 June 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker to Edward N. Dennys enclosing a volume of his latest book.

Vol. 6Page 199
6 Oct. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Rakhal Das Haldan expressing his belief in the infinite perfection of God and arguing that this idea of God is derives not from miraculous revelation but from the spontaneous intuitions and reflective thoughts of man.

Vol. 6Page 201
22 June 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ruth and Stephen Crooker about anti-slavery feelings in Boston.

Vol. 6Page 202
1 Oct. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ruth and Stephen Crooker about Milford, N.H.

Vol. 6Page 203
26 Oct. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ruth and Stephen Crooker commenting on the financial troubles disturbing New England.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 348.

Vol. 6Page 205
7 June 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ruth and Stephen Crooker advocating the organization of men and women into communities.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 348-349.

Vol. 6Page 207
15 Nov. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ruth and Stephen Crooker about his delight in teaching young children, as well as older ones.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 349-350.

Vol. 6Page 209
24 Sep. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Dr. E. H. Bowman about the difference between theology and religion and about the false ideas contained in the popular theology.

Vol. 6Page 211
3 Nov. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Dr. E. H. Bowman about Bowman's conversion from the popular theology to natural religion.

Vol. 6Page 211
22 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Dr. E. H. Bowman about the direful consequences of a popular theology.

Vol. 6Page 212
11 Jan. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Dr. E. H. Bowman about the gradual adoption in New England of a natural theology and about the different methods used by men of science and ministers.

Vol. 6Page 215
16 Apr. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Peter Robertson predicting the disintegration of the popular theology and outlining the tenets of the natural theology.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 452-453.

Vol. 6Page 218
3 Nov. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Lydia M. Child discussing her Progress of Religious Ideas Through Successive Ages.

Vol. 6Page 219
5 June 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Lydia Maria Child about the sack of Lawrence, Kan.

Vol. 6Page 220
20 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Lydia Maria Child about their first meeting in Watertown in 1833.

Vol. 6Page 221
17 Aug. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Charles Sumner praising his oration entitled "What is the True Grandeur of Nations?"

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, p. 263.

Vol. 6Page 222
1 Nov. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Charles Sumner mentioning several works on the Anglo-Saxons.

Vol. 6Page 223
23 Nov. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Charles Sumner requesting information about the cost of the Revolutionary War.

Vol. 6Page 224
24 Feb. [1847]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner with a reference to Guizot's History of the English Revolution.

Vol. 6Page 225
21 Mar. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Charles Sumner about the deep degradation of the clergy and the lack of interest in religion by the more respectable portions of society.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 317-318.

Vol. 6Page 227
Sep. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Charles Sumner reflecting on the statement that "the people are always true to a good man who truly trusts them."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 316.

Vol. 6Page 228
[Fall 1847]

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner about Sumner becoming the editor of a new review.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 268.

Vol. 6Page 229
[1847]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner discussing the positive influences of a new journal.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 267.

Vol. 6Page 229
[1847]

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner about a meeting of the "council of Conservative Reformers."

Vol. 6Page 230
7 July 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Charles Sumner acknowledging receipt of Sumner's oration.

Vol. 6Page 231
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner about personal matters.

Vol. 6Page 231
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner referring to a Mr. Sennott.

Vol. 6Page 232
19 Feb. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner regarding a meeting of the anti-slavery petitioners at the Senate chamber.

Vol. 6Page 232
19 Apr. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner about Boston and the Fugitive Slave Law.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 107.

Vol. 6Page 233
26 Apr. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner congratulating him on his election to the Senate and counseling him to always represent justice.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 111.

Vol. 6Page 236
11 July 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Brookline) to Charles Sumner reflecting on Sumner's election to the Senate.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 112-113.

Vol. 6Page 238
6 Aug. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Brookline) to Charles Sumner suggesting that the paper of James G. Birney be published in the Commonwealth.

Vol. 6Page 238
3 Oct. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner requesting that he give his support to a young Hungarian poet.

Vol. 6Page 239
21 Oct. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner enclosing an article by James G. Birney.

Vol. 6Page 239
22 Oct. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner requesting some information regarding law books.

Vol. 6Page 240
2 Nov. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner requesting copies of Revue de Legislation et du Jurisprudence.

Vol. 6Page 240
23 Dec. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner praising the Hungarian patriot Lajos Kossuth.

Vol. 6Page 241
9 Feb. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner commenting on the office-limitation bill and Sumner's speech on the public lands.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 212.

Vol. 6Page 242
21 Feb. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner about Ephraim Peabody's criticism of Sumner's land speech.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 212-213.

Vol. 6Page 244
3 Aug. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Dr. [Samuel Gridley] Howe regarding the predicament of Charles Sumner.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, p. 213.

Vol. 6Page 245
6 Sep. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Charles Sumner praising Sumner's speech and discussing the political situation in Massachusetts.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 215-216.

Vol. 6Page 247
20 Sep. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Newton) to Charles Sumner discussing his intention to publish a book on the "progressive Development of Religion in the leading (Caucasian) Races of Mankind" and commenting on the Whigs and the Democrats.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 317.

Vol. 6Page 247
20 Dec. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner commenting on Seward's remarks on Daniel Webster and complaining that the Senate is dominated by pro-slavery men.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 216-217.

Vol. 6Page 252
[Feb. 1853]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner requesting a copy of one of Daniel Webster's speeches in the Senate.

Vol. 6Page 253
3 Jan. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner requesting the publication of the Cuban correspondence and the correspondence regarding San Domingo.

Vol. 6Page 254
4 Aug. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Center) to Charles Sumner requesting information on Judges Parsons and Shaw.

Vol. 6Page 255
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner enclosing a copy of his "Sermons on Theism" and requesting a copy of the Coast Survey.

Vol. 6Page 255
24 Oct. [1853]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner requesting a copy of the proceedings of the convention to revise the Constitution.

Vol. 6Page 257
23 Jan. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner regarding Sumner's involvement in the "Nebraska Business."

Vol. 6Page 258
5 Mar. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner about his appeal to philanthropists to help the poor girls on the streets of Boston and a scheme he devised in the event of the passage of the Nebraska Act.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 217.

Vol. 6Page 259
19 Mar. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner about some books on "the Negro Character" and about the plight of [Edward] Everett.

Vol. 6Page 260
20 Mar. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner about his being misrepresented by the editor of the Era.

Vol. 6Page 261
18 Aug. [n.d.]

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to Charles Sumner about his desire to write a book "showing the Effect of Slavery on the Population, Production, Industry, Etc. of America from 1840 to 1850."

Vol. 6Page 262
2 Feb. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner requesting information regarding Daniel Webster.

Vol. 6Page 263
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner concerning [Gamaliel] Bailey's criticism of him in the National Era.

Vol. 6Page 266
8 Dec. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner suggesting materials relative to the Mormons and outlining the history of polygamy.

Vol. 6Page 268
Jan. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner praising him for maintaining his integrity since his election to the Senate.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 157.

Vol. 6Page 269
[Feb. 1855]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner praising [Salmon] Chase and discussing his pending trial before Judges Benjamin Curtis and Benjamin Hallett.

Vol. 6Page 271
2 Feb. [1855]

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner concerning a movement to repeal the Fugitive Slave Bill.

Vol. 6Page 272
Apr. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner requesting information about any case where the jury found a verdict against the ruling of the court.

Vol. 6Page 272
24 Apr. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner requesting the names "of some judges of England whom it is safe to praise."

Vol. 6Page 273
4 Jan. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner requesting information about the proper conduct of a grand juror and discussing the lawyers for his defense.

Vol. 6Page 275
31 Oct. [1855]

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner commenting on various public figures.

Vol. 6Page 275
18 Dec. [1855]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner concerning political matters.

Vol. 6Page 276
14 Jan. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner discussing the character of Benjamin Curtis, measures for the eradication of slavery, the war between slavery and freedom in Congress and in Kansas, and the possibility of electing a Northern president in 1860.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 157-160.

Vol. 6Page 282
16 Feb. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (St. Albans, Vt.) to Charles Sumner discussing political issues.

Vol. 6Page 283
21 May 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Burlington, Vt.) to Charles Sumner stating that three evils in the United States are the extermination of the Indians, the filibuster against Central America, and the extension of slavery, and naming his preferences for the presidency.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 179-180.

Vol. 6Page 285
23 May 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale regarding the attack on Charles Sumner by Preston Brooks.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 180.

Vol. 6Page 286
4 Nov. [n.d.]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner attempting to set up a meeting with him.

Vol. 6Page 286
17 June 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner enclosing one of his sermons.

Vol. 6Page 287
27 Feb. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker to Charles Sumner expressing Parker's hope that Sumner will revitalize the fight against slavery now that he has returned to the Senate.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 218.

Vol. 6Page 288
15 Mar. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner expressing his contempt for the slaveholders' threat of disunion and refuting the idea that slavery was consistent with a republican form of government in Athens and Rome.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 219.

Vol. 6Page 289
28 Mar. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner discussing [Nathaniel Prentiss] Banks's removal of [Edward Greely] Loring from office.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 220-221.

Vol. 6Page 292
6 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner describing the courses open to Kansas men in order to become a free state.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 221-222.

Vol. 6Page 294
10 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner concerning Edward Everett.

Vol. 6Page 295
16 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner commenting on the repeal of the fishing bounty, the Spoliation Bill, and the misuse of Edward Everett's powers and opportunities.

Vol. 6Page 297
21 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Charles Sumner commenting on Frances P. Cobbe and Edward Everett.

Vol. 6Page 298
11 Mar. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Santa Cruz) to Charles Sumner about the intentions of the United States regarding Cuba and about the situation in Italy.

Vol. 6Page 300
2 June 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (London) to Charles Sumner commenting on the situation in Europe.

Vol. 6Page 302
7 June 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (London) to Charles Sumner about Sumner's health, the situation in Italy, and his plans for sailing to the Continent.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 290-291.

Vol. 6Page 303
13 Aug. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Neuchatel, Switzerland) to Charles Sumner discussing Louis Napoleon and the situation in France and Italy.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 334-336.

Vol. 6Page 309
31 Aug. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to Charles Sumner contrasting the careers and characters of Rufus Choate and Horace Mann.

Vol. 6Page 313
11 Oct. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Neuchatel, Switzerland) to Charles Sumner commenting on his resignation of his ministry, Governor Nathaniel Banks, and the political situation in Italy.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 369-370.

Vol. 6Page 316
2 May 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph Dugdale stating that there is only one religion in the world and it consists of morality and piety.

Vol. 6Page 318
19 May 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph Dugdale discussing the development of a new form of religion which would consist of two elements: piety and morality. [printed]

Vol. 6Page 319
15 Mar. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph Dugdale about making an address for Dugdale.

Vol. 6Page 319
2 June 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker [Boston] to Joseph Dugdale concerning the preparation of his manuscript.

Vol. 6Page 320
12 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Joseph Dugdale about personal matters.

Vol. 6Page 321
1 June 1859

Letter from Joseph Dugdale and others to Theodore Parker expressing their sympathy and affection for him. [printed]

Vol. 6Page 321
25 Sep. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Montreux, Switzerland) to the Progressive Friends in Pennsylvania commenting on the spirit of fellowship that exists between them. [printed]

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 363.

Vol. 6Page 323
30 Apr. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Horace Mann praising his conduct in the "Education matter."

Vol. 6Page 323
14 Nov. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Horace Mann praising his sermon and his "Instinct of Justice and for Truth."

Vol. 6Page 325
6 Feb. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Horace Mann concerning a petition from the inhabitants of Danvers, Mass., for the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law.

Vol. 6Page 326
6 Oct. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker [Boston] to Horace Mann enclosing an article Parker has written for Mann.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 6Page 326
7 Oct. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Horace Mann attempting to predict the reception of Mann's manuscript on Daniel Webster.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 6Page 328
19 Oct. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Horace Mann enclosing legal citations for use in a libel case.

Vol. 6Page 328
19 Oct. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Horace Mann discussing various cases throughout history that dealt with the issue of libel.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 222-223.

Vol. 6Page 330
4 Mar. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Horace Mann regarding his endorsement, in his speech at the Anti-Slavery Convention, of what [Wendell] Phillips said of H. Mann.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 6Page 331
27 June 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Horace Mann speculating on the consequences in the United States if Buchanan is elected president.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 188.

Vol. 6Page 333
19 Nov. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (Paris) to Cornelius Cowing describing his visit to Paris and commenting that men whose businesses do not occupy all their time often end up in the temperance or anti-slavery movements.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 323-325.

Vol. 6Page 337
15 Apr. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Cornelius Cowing praising the intellectual and moral powers of Richard Edwards.

Vol. 6Page 339
12 June 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Leipsic) to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Billings reflecting on the meaning of their son's death.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 355-357.

Vol. 6Page 343
9 Apr. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mrs. Julia Bridges replying to Bridges's attempt to convert him to her own theological opinions.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 251-252.

Vol. 6Page 345
12 Oct. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker to Henry I. Bowditch describing "the consumptive history of a single family."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 513-515.

Vol. 6Page 352
21 Aug. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Dublin, N.H.) to Passmore Williamson commending him for his noble actions.

Vol. 6Page 353
13 Apr. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Darius Lyman, Jr. discussing the authenticity of the gospel and letters attributed to John.

Vol. 6Page 357
31 Nov. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William Sturgis thanking him for the kindness he displayed 14 years earlier.

Vol. 6Page 358
27 Mar. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to George D. Cabot reflecting on the death of Cabot's daughter and describing the charms of Rome.

Vol. 7Page 1
15 Sep. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Increase G. Smith about a house and a lot of land located in West Roxbury.

Vol. 7Page 1
10 Oct. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Increase G. Smith concerning his translation of De Wette's Introduction to the Old Testament.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 188.

Vol. 7Page 3
16 June 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Increase G. Smith describing the life of his niece Emmeline Parker.

Vol. 7Page 5
29 Aug. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Increase G. Smith enclosing 17 dollars as payment for Smith's bill.

Vol. 7Page 6
24 Oct. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Increase G. Smith about his intention to write a Lyceum lecture on slavery among the Romans.

Vol. 7Page 7
24 Mar. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker [West Roxbury] to Increase G. Smith concerning personal matters.

Vol. 7Page 7
28 June 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Increase G. Smith concerning Smith's studies and investigations.

Vol. 7Page 8
30 Nov. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Increase Smith concerning a meeting.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 258.

Vol. 7Page 9
12 Mar. 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Increase G. Smith defending the character of William Adams and commenting on the ambiguous position of Governor George Nixon Briggs on the issue of slavery.

Vol. 7Page 11
4 Feb. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Increase G. Smith commenting on the thinking underlying the Anti-Sabbath Convention.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 275-276.

Vol. 7Page 14
3 Apr. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker [Boston] to Increase G. Smith discussing the outcome of the Anti-Sabbath Convention.

Vol. 7Page 15
21 Nov. 1849

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Increase G. Smith commenting on several Massachusetts ministers.

Vol. 7Page 15
21 July 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Increase G. Smith introducing a Miss Baker.

Vol. 7Page 16
11 Nov. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Increase G. Smith about personal matters.

Vol. 7Page 16
23 May 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Increase G. Smith about personal matters.

Vol. 7Page 17
16 Oct. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Increase Smith recommending a Mr. Sennott for the position of schoolmaster for the Norfolk County Grammar School.

Vol. 7Page 18
25 Jan. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Increase Smith recalling "those days of my early struggle."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 269.

Vol. 7Page 19
18 Oct. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (Oxford) to Alvan Lamson awed by the literary, artistic, and architectural wonders at Oxford.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 224-225.

Vol. 7Page 24
4 Jan. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Lyons) to Alvan Lamson commenting on the Christian massacres and the sights of Arles and Avignon.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 225-226.

Vol. 7Page 29
12 Mar. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Alvan Lamson endeavoring to secure a teaching position for his niece Emmeline A. Parker.

Vol. 7Page 30
19 July 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker to Alvan Lamson praising his address "Plea for Theology," presented before the Association of the Alumni of the Cambridge Theological School.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 258.

Vol. 7Page 31
1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Alvan Lamson expressing his gratitude to Lamson for his "encouragement in the hard work of theologic Study."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 269.

Vol. 7Page 32
24 June 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to George Adams about his aim to "help anyone see the real Beauty of true Religion."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 453.

Vol. 7Page 33
5 Dec. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to George Adams discussing his failure to support the Latimer Petition.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 74-75.

Vol. 7Page 36
4 Sep. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker to George Adams expressing his thanks for "the expressions of your sympathy - and for the interest you have all along taken, not in me only, but in the cause of truth."

Vol. 7Page 38
21 June 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale requesting that he contribute to a new journal to be called the Massachusetts Quarterly Review.

Vol. 7Page 39
22 Feb. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale commending his anti-slavery activities in the Senate.

Vol. 7Page 40
5 June 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale requesting any Senate documents relating to the Mexican affairs.

Vol. 7Page 40
21 June [1848]

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to John P. Hale requesting documents relating to the Slidell correspondence.

Vol. 7Page 41
9 Aug. 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to John P. Hale requesting information regarding the administration and the abilities of Zachary Taylor.

Vol. 7Page 42
18 [Dec.] 1850

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale requesting government documents on the geography and geology of California.

Vol. 7Page 43
31 Jan. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale enclosing a petition for the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law to be laid before the Senate.

Vol. 7Page 43
24 May 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale requesting for his friend, E. Desor, some copies of the Senate edition of the report of the commissioners appointed to survey the Lake Superior region.

Vol. 7Page 44
31 Dec. 1851

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale enclosing a copy of a collection of his speeches.

Vol. 7Page 44
20 Nov. 1852

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale requesting information regarding Daniel Webster.

Vol. 7Page 45
2 Feb. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale requesting a copy of Owen's book on the geology of Iowa for his friend Edouard Desor.

Vol. 7Page 46
23 May 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale suggesting that "there should be a convention from all the free states on the fourth of July to organize for action against slavery."

Vol. 7Page 47
3 Feb. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale enclosing a book.

Vol. 7Page 47
8 Aug. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Dublin, N.H.) to John P. Hale concerning his indictment by the grand jury and his written Defence.

Vol. 7Page 48
[28 May 1856]

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale concerning the condition of Charles Sumner following the attack on him by Preston Brooks.

Vol. 7Page 49
19 June 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale commenting on [Andrew Horatio] Reeder, the unsuccessful Democratic governor of Kansas Territory, and stating that the issue before the people is the extension or non-extension of slavery.

Vol. 7Page 49
8 Aug. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to John P. Hale requesting a book on the strength of cannon and an inventory of all the military stores of the United States.

Vol. 7Page 50
4 Sep. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale requesting Peter Force's American Archives.

Vol. 7Page 51
21 Oct. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Galesburg) to John P. Hale describing a speech by Stephen A. Douglas, discussing the upcoming presidential election, and predicting civil war between the North and the South.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 187.

Vol. 7Page 53
19 Dec. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale commenting on the timidity of the Republican men in not discussing "the relation of Master and Slave" and in declaring it was never their intention to interfere with slavery in the states.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 223.

Vol. 7Page 53
[3 Aug.] 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker to John P. Hale requesting a copy of "Volume I, Japan Documents."

Vol. 7Page 54
16 Oct. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John Parker Hale concerning Massachusetts politics.

Vol. 7Page 54
9 Jan. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale requesting information on the Indians for his History of Religion Among the Leading Races of Mankind.

Vol. 7Page 55
21 Jan. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale praising his anti-slavery speech in the Senate.

Vol. 7Page 56
21 Mar. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale regarding Nathaniel Banks's removal of Mr. Loring.

Vol. 7Page 56
24 Apr. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale about his sermons and the actions of Nathaniel Banks.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 224.

Vol. 7Page 58
11 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale commenting on the character and the actions of Captain Hugh Forbes.

Vol. 7Page 59
12 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale inquiring about Hugh Forbes and describing the alternative courses to be pursued in Kansas.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 225.

Vol. 7Page 62
18 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale inquiring about Hale's reference to the Constitution of New Hampshire made in 1775.

Vol. 7Page 63
27 May 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker to John P. Hale acknowledging receipt of two volumes of the Pacific Railroad, etc.

Vol. 7Page 63
8 June 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to John P. Hale concerning the Republican senators and a possible war with England.

Vol. 7Page 63
21 June 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to John P. Hale congratulating him on his election to the Senate and inquiring about when slavery was abolished in New Hampshire.

Vol. 7Page 65
25 July 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Newton Corner) to John P. Hale acknowledging receipt of Hale's books.

Vol. 7Page 66
14 May 1833

Letter from Theodore Parker (Watertown) to George T. Bigelow about his activities and social events in Boston.

Vol. 7Page 69
4 June 1833

Letter from Theodore Parker (Watertown) to George T. Bigelow commenting on the credulity of man and stating that only skepticism is rational.

Vol. 7Page 74
5 June 1833

Letter from Theodore Parker (Watertown) to George T. Bigelow regarding the differences in their religious beliefs.

Vol. 7Page 77
27 Nov. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Carrie H. Pratt setting up an appointment to meet with her.

Vol. 7Page 77
3 Sep. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Carrie H. Pratt reflecting on the power of love.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 343.

Vol. 7Page 78
14 Dec. 1855

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Carrie H. Pratt about personal matters.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 344.

Vol. 7Page 79
18 Feb. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Carrie H. Pratt regarding personal matters.

Vol. 7Page 80
16 May 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Carrie H. Pratt expressing his thanks for her kind remembrance of him.

Vol. 7Page 80
12 Sep. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker to Carrie H. Pratt stating that her sorrows are from unreal and imaginary causes.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 344-345.

Vol. 7Page 82
9 Mar. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Carrie H. Pratt stating that "the common duties of life are the best training for mankind and womankind."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 345.

Vol. 7Page 82
18 Aug. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (New York) to Carrie H. Pratt stating that she can cure the unreal romantic woes of her daydreams by undertaking the plain duties of life.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 345-346.

Vol. 7Page 84
10 Sep. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Carrie H. Pratt condemning her for "the foolish melancholy you indulge in and seem to cherish."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 346.

Vol. 7Page 85
14 Aug. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Neuchatel, Switzerland) to Carrie H. Pratt commenting on her brother's death and her situation at Concord.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 346-347.

Vol. 7Page 89
7 June 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George P. Delaplaine stating that many men in both the United States and Europe have already abandoned the popular theology and accepted the truths of natural religion.

Vol. 7Page 90
2 Dec. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to George P. Delaplaine stating that the Germans tend to the side of freedom and the Irish to that of slavery.

Vol. 7Page 92
1 Nov. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Miss Ellen Grover suggesting several books on the history of the Christian church.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 342.

Vol. 7Page 93
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Ellen Grover. [fragments]

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 342-343.

Vol. 7Page 93
29 Apr. 1854

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ellen Grover about the printing of his sermons.

Vol. 7Page 94
12 Nov. 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker to Ellen Grover enclosing the reply of Mr. Hovey.

Vol. 7Page 94
6 Oct. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ellen Grover about his receipt for writing and about books relating to the issue of paper money.

Vol. 7Page 95
6 Nov. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ellen Grover concerning a woman slave brought to Massachusetts.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 235-236.

Vol. 7Page 96
20 Nov. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ellen Grover about personal matters.

Vol. 7Page 97
11 Jan. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ellen Grover discussing the "Black People."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 236.

Vol. 7Page 98
15 Nov. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Ellen Grover agreeing to conduct the ceremony for her marriage.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 343.

Vol. 7Page 99
5 June 1847

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to [Frederich Münch?] commenting on the response to his works in Germany and discussing the history of the Unitarians and the destiny of the sect.

Vol. 7Page 105
Undated

Translation by Theodore Parker of Mary's Reply to the Angel's Salvation from the Knaben Wunderhorn.

Vol. 7Page 107
Undated

Translation by Theodore Parker of The Swiftness of Time in God from the Knaben Wunderhorn.

Vol. 7Page 113
[1837]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Elizabeth P. Peabody expressing his gratitude for her remembrance of him on his marriage.

Vol. 7Page 115
28 July 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker to Elizabeth Peabody concerning a change in his plans.

Vol. 7Page 116
24 Aug. 1837

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Elizabeth Peabody apologizing for his inability to go to Bangor.

Vol. 7Page 120
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Elizabeth Peabody about personal matters.

Vol. 7Page 121
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Elizabeth Peabody concerning a teaching position and living accommodations for her brother.

Vol. 7Page 121
25 Mar. [n.d.]

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Elizabeth Peabody concerning a teaching position for her brother.

Vol. 7Page 123
30 Aug. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker [West Roxbury] to Miss Elizabeth Peabody about his duty to speak the truth irrespective of the consequences, Margaret Fuller's scheme to cultivate the minds of women, and [Andrews] Norton's address on Christianity.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 141-142.

Vol. 7Page 127
3 Oct. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Elizabeth Peabody about the matter of prudence and the absence of absolute evil.

Vol. 7Page 130
[1841]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody about her continued kindness and his attempts at drawing.

Vol. 7Page 131
[1841]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Elizabeth P. Peabody commenting on her great strength in "that furnace of affliction."

Vol. 7Page 133
[1841]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody describing her as "a colossus of Christian obedience and resignation."

Vol. 7Page 136
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody commenting on her strong interest in others and explaining that the seeds of sorrow often produce the richest harvest.

Vol. 7Page 139
1 July 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker (Walpole, N.H.) to Miss Elizabeth Peabody praising her plan for a bookstore and circulating library and describing his activities.

Vol. 7Page 141
18 Dec. 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody speculating on the theme of creation.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 153-154.

Vol. 7Page 144
Jan. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody praising her writings, especially her "Story with an End."

Vol. 7Page 145
21 June 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody denying any similarity between the Thermopylae of philosophy and himself.

Vol. 7Page 147
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody attempting to explain her "exaggerated opinion of myself."

Vol. 7Page 148
May 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody commenting on some poetry.

Vol. 7Page 149
[3 May] 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody praising the contents of her letters.

Vol. 7Page 150
1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody praising her ability to write verse and commenting on her letter to [Frederic Henry] Hedge.

Vol. 7Page 151
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody giving the address of [Isaac] Sears.

Vol. 7Page 153
[7] Jan. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody requesting that she criticize his "Sermon of Pharisees."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 340.

Vol. 7Page 153
7 May 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody describing his activities.

Vol. 7Page 154
21 July 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody concerning personal matters.

Vol. 7Page 155
26 June 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody about her criticism of his work and about his alienation from the clergy.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 176.

Vol. 7Page 156
29 July 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody concerning personal matters.

Vol. 7Page 157
15 July 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody expressing his thanks for her notes and her books.

Vol. 7Page 158
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody amplifying on the idea that "Law as such is relative."

Vol. 7Page 160
14 Sep. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Elizabeth Peabody advising her to shorten her preface.

Vol. 7Page 161
1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody praising her journal and discussing the question of the resurrection and miracles.

Vol. 7Page 164
3 June 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody expressing his "dislike for sectarian subtleties."

Vol. 7Page 165
184-

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody about his readiness to listen to advice.

Vol. 7Page 166
184-

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Miss Elizabeth Peabody concerning the reading of his sermons.

Vol. 7Page 166
Apr. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker to Miss Elizabeth Peabody concerning his inability to meet with her.

Vol. 7Page 168
12 Aug. 1840

Speech delivered by Theodore Parker at the Groton Convention suggesting that radical reforms are necessary if religion is to vindicate its claim to be the savior of mankind.

Vol. 7Page 177
8 Jan. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Elizabeth Peabody commenting on her articles on Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Vol. 7Page 190
24 Jan. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William F. Channing about his differences with [James Freeman] Clarke and ministerial exchanges.

Vol. 7Page 191
30 Jan. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to William F. Channing concerning the preparation of his sermon for the press.

Vol. 7Page 192
27 Apr. 1848

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William F. Channing requesting permission to continue to borrow Channing's copy of Origen's works.

Vol. 7Page 193
14 Apr. 1853

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William F. Channing praising Channing's "brave and beautiful" letter to Governor Kossuth.

Vol. 7Page 193
30 Oct. 1857

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William F. Channing concerning the application of medical electricity to cases of scarlet fever.

Vol. 7Page 194
1 Apr. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William F. Channing discussing the development of both the highest individuality and the highest sociality.

Vol. 7Page 195
12 Sep. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to William F. Channing expressing his gratitude for Channing's gift of the Lives of the Two Mathers.

Vol. 7Page 196
16 Apr. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Bologna) to Joseph H. Billings observing that we have much to fear from an ignorant people and corrupt leaders, discussing his desire to promote education, and commenting on the attitudes of the people of Rome.

Vol. 7Page 202
17 May 1838

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis commenting on [Jean Paul] Richter's opinion of the immortality of the soul and discussing the origin of writing.

Vol. 7Page 205
8 Jan. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis discussing several passages in the gospel of John.

Vol. 7Page 209
9 Feb. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis denying the pre-existence of Jesus; arguing that it is the inspiration, rather than the authenticity of the New Testament, that should be understood; and stating that the soul should be placed above the Bible.

Vol. 7Page 213
22 Mar. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis commenting on the story of Archimedes and his burning glasses, outlining the four periods of artistic genius, and suggesting that the New Testament contains numerous myths.

Vol. 7Page 217
6 Dec. 1839

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis commenting on a lecture by Ralph Waldo Emerson and inquiring about the hymns sung in the early Christian church, the story of Cupid and Psyche, and the Milesian Fables.

Vol. 7Page 221
14 Feb. 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis arguing that we cannot rely on the gospel writers' understanding of the truths of Jesus and searching for a classification of religions.

Vol. 7Page 225
28 Feb. [1840]

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis suggesting that "there is an almost rhythmical progress of theocratic ideas" contained in the Pentateuch.

Vol. 7Page 228
10 Mar. 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis inquiring about the etymology of the Greek word meaning "an ark."

Vol. 7Page 229
10 Mar. 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) "to whom it may concern" recommending Miss Mary Hudson.

Vol. 7Page 230
23 June 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis about their meeting together and Shakespeare's sonnets.

Vol. 7Page 232
21 Nov. 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis explaining why he signed the call for the Groton Convention and inquiring about certain biblical events.

Vol. 7Page 234
18 Dec. 1840

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis discussing the Dial, Emanuel Swedenborg, and theological methods.

Vol. 7Page 239
24 May 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis commenting on the divisions within the Unitarian Party.

Vol. 7Page 241
5 June 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis concerning Parker's inability to ride to Concord with Francis.

Vol. 7Page 242
26 Aug. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis inquiring about the question of civilization as it relates to the history of religions.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 173-174.

Vol. 7Page 244
9 Dec. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis posing several historical and theological questions.

Vol. 7Page 247
[5 Feb. 1842]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis requesting "Maret's book on Pantheism, and Davies on the Mythology of the Druids."

Vol. 7Page 247
14 Feb. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis commenting on his alienation from the rest of the clergy and discussing the origin of our knowledge of God and "the progress of the species."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 180.

Vol. 7Page 251
8 Mar. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis discussing various books.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 180-181.

Vol. 7Page 254
5 May 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis discussing the history of "The Table Talk" and commenting on the organization of the Unitarians.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 181-182.

Vol. 7Page 257
24 June 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis about his isolation from the Boston clergy, his disappointment with the Unitarian ministers, and his desire to tear down the foundations of the old New England theology.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 183-184.

Vol. 7Page 260
2 July 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis commenting on Francis's position as professor of pulpit eloquence and pastoral care at the Harvard Divinity School.

Vol. 7Page 262
25 July 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis discussing the comparison between the Platonic and Christian theology.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 184-185.

Vol. 7Page 265
9 Aug. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis claiming that if Francis is seen conversing with Parker, he will incur the censure of the Divinity School.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, p. 185.

Vol. 7Page 267
25 Sep. 1842

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis commenting on the neglect of scholarship among younger Unitarians and stressing the need to revise "the whole matter of Theology."

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 185-186.

Vol. 7Page 270
18 Feb. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis inquiring about Saint Leonard and describing his interview with [Thomas Starr] King.

Vol. 7Page 272
[Mar. 1843]

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis about Francis's suspecting him "of sneers and sarcasms."

Vol. 7Page 275
5 Apr. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis about his letter full of sneers and sarcasms.

Vol. 7Page 276
18 Apr. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis humorously describing his encounter with the devil.

Vol. 7Page 279
18-23 Oct. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (Oxford) to Convers Francis commenting on the people and places that he encountered in England and discussing the growth of Puseyism there.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 223-224.

Vol. 7Page 284
20 Nov. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (Paris) to Convers Francis condemning sectarian parties, describing the sights of Paris, and listing numerous works of German literature.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 227.

Vol. 7Page 291
28 Jan. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Florence) to Convers Francis discussing the life of Savonarola, describing the churches in Florence, and explaining his determination to "war against the false Gods - and their priests as false."

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 227-228.

Vol. 7Page 302
10 Feb. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Naples) to Convers Francis discussing the battle between the university and the church in France and describing the lectures he attended at the Sorbonne.

Vol. 7Page 306
18 Mar. 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to Convers Francis portraying the present society as irrational, asserting the need to "change the system radically in regard to the pursuit of wealth and the pursuit of power," describing the relics of the saints, and denouncing the doctrines and practical effects of the Catholic Church.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 229-234.

Vol. 7Page 318
26 May 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Convers Francis describing his journey through Germany, his activities there, and the lectures he attended by Schelling.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 234-239.

Vol. 7Page 331
12 June 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker to Convers Francis describing his interviews with various German writers and critics.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 239-241.

Vol. 7Page 338
17 July 1844

Letter from Theodore Parker (Zurich) to Convers Francis describing his visits with various German theologians and scholars, commenting on different paintings of Erasmus, and discussing the Swiss Unitarians.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 241-246.

Vol. 7Page 350
29 July [1844]

Letter from Theodore Parker (Brussels) to Convers Francis claiming that he thinks worse of both the Catholics and the Protestants after having seen their works and their men.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 246-247.

Vol. 7Page 351
24 Jan. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis concerning the Oxford Party in England.

Vol. 7Page 353
8 Feb. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis criticizing the writings of Andrews Norton.

Vol. 7Page 356
21 Nov. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis concerning the miracles of the Old Testament.

Vol. 7Page 358
17 Jan. 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis concerning the use and the meaning of Serbonis.

Vol. 7Page 361
15 May 1846

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury) to Convers Francis requesting information about anyone who has written anything against "the foul doctrine of human depravity."

III. Incoming correspondence, 1833-1862

This series consists of letterbooks containing copies of Theodore Parker's incoming correspondence, written in a hand other than Parker's. Letters are grouped by correspondent and listed individually in the order in which they appear on the reels. Volume 8 contains letters from Henry A. Wilcox, George P. Delaplaine, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Lloyd Garrison, Horace Greeley, John P. Hale, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Francis Jackson, Charles Lowell, and many others. Volume 9 contains letters from Charles Lyell, John McCall, Thomas J. Moore, Frederick Law Olmsted, John G. Palfrey, Noah Porter, R. Redington, John Brown, Anson Burlingame, and others. Volume 10 contains letters from Salmon P. Chase, James G. Birney, William H. Herndon, Henry Lee, Charles Sumner, Francis W. Newman, and others. Volume 11 contains letters from William H. Seward, Edmund John Senkler, Horace Mann, Charles Francis Adams, Henry Wilson, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, William H. Fish, Charles Lowell, George Bancroft, Patience Ford, and others. Volume 12 contains letters from Ezra Stiles Gannett, Chandler Robbins, William P. Atkinson, Convers Francis, Joseph H. Allen, and others. Volume 13 contains letters from Marianne Skerrett, George Jacob Holyoake, Robert Everest, Mary Carpenter, and others.

Page numbers ending in ".5" indicate a letter inserted between two pages or at the end of a volume. Letters that have been printed in published works include references to book and page number. (See Other Formats above for complete bibliographic information.)

Vol. 8Page 1
12 Jan. 1854

Letter from Elijah De Voe (Syracuse) to Theodore Parker requesting a copy of Parker's theological works and public discourses and a "course of reading" for a theological student.

Vol. 8Page 3
17 Mar. 1854

Letter from Elijah De Voe (Higginsville, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for two volumes of this theological works, praising him as "the fearless, unfettered, uncompromising advocate of moral, social and political freedom," describing himself and his career as a minister in considerable detail, and seeking Parker's advice.

Vol. 8Page 12
24 July 1854

Letter from Elijah De Voe (Deansville, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker enclosing payment for two volumes of his theological works and complimenting him on a lecture delivered in May 1854.

Vol. 8Page 13
15 Nov. 1854

Letter from Elijah De Voe (Deansville, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker concerning the Reverend De Voe's settlement upon two churches in Oneida County, N.Y.

Vol. 8Page 17
3 Oct. 1856

Letter from Henry A. Wilcox (Mendon, Ill.) to Theodore Parker requesting assistance in gaining a position among Parker's congregation.

Vol. 8Page 18
20 Oct. 1856

Letter from Henry A. Wilcox (Mendon, Ill.) to Theodore Parker about his life and religious awakening.

Vol. 8Page 21
3 Dec. 1856

Letter from Henry A. Wilcox (Mendon, Ill.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his sympathy and support.

Vol. 8Page 23
21 Feb. 1857

Letter from Henry A. Wilcox (Mendon, Ill.) to Theodore Parker warmly thanking him for his sympathy and support during Wilcox's spiritual crisis.

Vol. 8Page 24
21 Apr. 1857

Letter from Henry A. Wilcox (Mendon, Ill.) to Theodore Parker expressing the joy and peace that the discovery of religion has brought to him and thanking Parker for the role that his writings played in this discover.

Vol. 8Page 25
4 Apr. 1858

Letter from Henry A. Wilcox (Mendon, Ill.) to Theodore Parker recounting his activities and requesting a reply to several of his letters.

Vol. 8Page 28
2 Aug. 1858

Letter from Henry A. Wilcox (Mendon, Ill.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his letter and printed sermons.

Vol. 8Page 30
24 Oct. 1858

Letter from [Henry A. Wilcox] (Mendon, Ill.) to Theodore Parker, written for Henry Wilcox, thanking Parker for his religious guidance (should Wilcox not recover from an illness) and requesting a sermon on immortal life.

Vol. 8Page 30
6 Nov. 1858

Letter from Henry A. Wilcox (Mendon, Ill.) to Theodore Parker expressing hope that Parker has recovered from his illness and thanking him for the religious counsel he has provided.

Vol. 8Page 33
7 July 1858

Letter from A. B. Farquhar (York, Pa.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his letter and copies of his sermons and describing Farquhar's own religious beliefs, various Quaker factions in the York area, and local disputes about slavery.

Vol. 8Page 38
22 July 1856

Letter from William M. Evans (Ross, Herefordshire, England) to Theodore Parker enclosed with an article from the (English) Spectator requesting a written commentary on the political situation in the United States.

Vol. 8Page 41
23 Aug. 1856

Letter from George P. Delaplaine (Madison, Wis.) to Theodore Parker requesting his Ten Sermons on Atheism and Deism.

Vol. 8Page 41
24 Sep. 1856

Letter from George P. Delaplaine (Madison, Wis.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his published sermons and giving news of political events in Wisconsin and Kansas.

Vol. 8Page 42
22 May 1858

Letter from George P. Delaplaine (Madison, Wis.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a copy of his speech upon the "present aspect of slavery in America, and the immediate duty of the North," describing Delaplaine's visit to Boston, and thanking Parker for the many kindnesses he has shown him.

Vol. 8Page 46
24 Nov. 1858

Letter from George P. Delaplaine (Madison, Wis.) to Theodore Parker congratulating him on his recovery from an illness and inviting him to visit Wisconsin.

Vol. 8Page 48
30 Jan. 1859

Letter from George P. Delaplaine (Madison, Wis.) to Theodore Parker concerning Parker's recent illness and his decision to "seek rest and benefit in a southern clime."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 270.

Vol. 8Page 49
4 Mar. 1860

Letter from George P. Delaplaine (Madison, Wis.) to Theodore Parker at Rome expressing hope that Parker has recovered from his illness.

Vol. 8Page 51
27 Mar. 1853

Letter from Thomas G. Barnard (Norway, Me.) to Theodore Parker relating Barnard's religious conversion and his gratitude to Parker for the inspiration and guidance his sermons and writings have provided.

Vol. 8Page 56
5 June 1833

Letter from George T. Bigelow (Boston) to Theodore Parker criticizing Parker for the ridicule with which he greeted a previous letter, defending Bigelow's religious skepticism, and condemning Parker's formal Christian beliefs as "the museum of absurdities of every nation, sect and age."

Vol. 8Page 59
16 Apr. 1853

Letter from William H. Collins (Lasalle, Ill.), a young religious teacher, to Theodore Parker requesting any of Parker's "documents" that have been printed.

Vol. 8Page 60
9 Apr. 1853

Letter from Rebecca L. Curtis (Boston) to Theodore Parker concerning the death of her daughter and the comfort that Parker has been to her.

Vol. 8Page 62
11 Apr. 1848

Letter from J. S. M. Curry (Talladega, Ala.) to Theodore Parker requesting a copy of his pamphlet "A Letter to the People of the United States Touching the Matter of Slavery."

Vol. 8Page 64
21 June 1858

Letter from James Dinsmore (Elkhorn, Wis.) to Theodore Parker requesting a printed sermon by Parker and giving Dinsmore's views of leading churchmen and religious publications.

Vol. 8Page 67
18 Feb. 1851

Letter from M. De Ropez (Paris) to Theodore Parker describing the corruption of the Catholic Church in France and the danger the rise of Catholicism poses to American liberty.

Vol. 8Page 77
8 Aug. 1857

Letter from Charles H. A. Dall (Calcutta) to Theodore Parker inviting him to visit and preach in India and giving Dall's opinion of the causes of the Sepoy Rebellion.

Enclosed with extract of letter from Charles H. A. Dall to William Dall, p. 78.

Vol. 8Page 78
6 Nov. 1858

Extract of letter from Charles H. A. Dall [Calcutta] to William Dall about the declining health of Theodore Parker.

Enclosed with letter from Charles H. A. Dall to Theodore Parker, p. 77.

Vol. 8Page 80
11 Oct. 1853

Letter from Eliza Davis (Worcester) to Theodore Parker inviting him to stay with the Davis family while the Convention of Unitarians is in session.

Vol. 8Page 81
17 Oct. 1853

Letter from Eliza Davis (Worcester) to Theodore Parker inviting him to stay with the Davis family if he lectures in Worcester during the winter.

Vol. 8Page 82
10 June 1855

Letter from Eliza Davis (Worcester) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a copy of a sermon and replying to a letter from him.

Vol. 8Page 84
7 Feb. 1855

Letter from Edward N. Dennys (London) to Theodore Parker accompanying three copies of the Dennys's Alpha, which is dedicated to Parker.

Vol. 8Page 86
28 Dec. 1856

Letter from Edward N. Dennys (London) to Theodore Parker accompanying copies of the revised edition of Dennys's Alpha for Parker and Ralph Waldo Emerson, remarking on Parker's fame, and quoting, by way of illustration, a letter from a "Hindoo" correspondent.

Vol. 8Page 92
1 Apr. 1856

Letter from Samuel W. Derrey (Richmond, Va.), an ardent supporter of the South and slavery, to Theodore Parker exulting in the superiority of the South and crediting Parker and other abolitionists for the increased profitability of slavery.

Vol. 8Page 100
1 June 1859

Letter from the Seventh Annual Convocation of the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends [Old Kennett, Pa.] to Theodore Parker.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 270-271.

Vol. 8Page 101
16 Feb. 1852

Letter from Elias Durfee (Marian, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the guidance that Durfee has found in his printed works.

Vol. 8Page 103
25 Jan. 1859

Letter from William Rounseville Alger (Boston) to Theodore Parker expressing sympathy for him in his illness and thanking him for the many kindnesses he has shown Alger.

Vol. 8Page 104
7 Oct. 1849

Letter from John Y. Bassett (Huntsville, Ala.) to Theodore Parker in regard to Bassett's review of Dr. Prichard's Researches into the Physical History of Man for the Massachusetts Quarterly Review.

Vol. 8Page 105
15 Dec. 1849

Letter from John Y. Bassett (Huntsville, Ala.) to Theodore Parker replying to Parker's criticism of an article Bassett submitted to the Massachusetts Quarterly Review.

Vol. 8Page 110
23 Nov. 1856

Letter from Henry Elkins (Glover, Vt.) to Theodore Parker concurring with his theological views and requesting information about his writings.

Vol. 8Page 111
19 Oct. 1858

Letter from Henry Elkins (Williston, Vt.) to Theodore Parker requesting free copies of his printed sermons and books.

Vol. 8Page 112
19 Mar. 1853

Letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson (Concord) to Theodore Parker concerning a book that Parker dedicated to Emerson.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, p. 45.

Vol. 8Page 114
25 Oct. 1856

Letter from C. R. Ford (Brandon, Vt.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of a number of books and ordering others.

Vol. 8Page 117
12 June 1854

Letter from Andrew T. Foss (Manchester, N.H.) to Theodore Parker concerning a successful attempt to conceal an escaped slave from Virginian slave hunters.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 123-124.

Vol. 8Page 119
7 Jan. 1852

Letter from O. Frazer (Starky, N.Y.), a Presbyterian minister, to Theodore Parker requesting a copy of Parker's "Sermon on the Chief Sins of the People."

Vol. 8Page 120
11 Sep. 1855

Letter from M. Frazer (New York) to Theodore Parker replying to Parker's letter and announcing Frazer's intention to visit Boston in the near future.

Vol. 8Page 121
14 Apr. 1851

Letter from Octavius B. Frothingham (Salem, Mass.), Parker's future biographer, to Theodore Parker in regard to the great spiritual comfort that Frothingham received from the writings and preaching of Parker.

Printed in part in Chadwick, pp. 301-302.

Vol. 8Page 124
10 June 1857

Letter from James Fuller (Boston), lodged in Suffolk County Jail for drunkenness, to Theodore Parker asking for assistance.

Vol. 8Page 127
24 Feb. 1854

Letter from William H. Furness (Philadelphia) to Theodore Parker thanking and praising him for his sermon on slavery in Nebraska that was printed in the New York Times.

Vol. 8Page 128
1 Apr. 1856

Letter from William H. Furness (Philadelphia) to Theodore Parker praising Parker's writings but differing with him concerning the life and works of Jesus and including a note on the visit Parker made with [James M. McKim] to the Philadelphia Underground Railroad depot.

Vol. 8Page 131
Nov. 1858

Letter from William H. Furness [Philadelphia] to Theodore Parker in regard to their dispute over the "Jesus of fact" and the "Jesus of fiction" and accompanying a newspaper clipping concerning the family of Benjamin Franklin.

Vol. 8Page 135
25 Nov. 1856

Letter from Antoine Fuster (New York), a political refugee to whom Parker had given some small financial assistance, to Theodore Parker.

Vol. 8Page 138
2 May 1859

Letter from John Gage (Santo Domingo) to Theodore Parker describing the geography and inhabitants of Santo Domingo, the prospects for settlement there, and the circumstances of free American blacks who came there from Philadelphia in the 1820s.

Vol. 8Page 143
8 Nov. 1857

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison (Boston) to Theodore Parker introducing two French refugees who escaped from Cayenne and asking Parker to find them support and employment.

Vol. 8Page 143
26 May 1858

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison [Boston] to Theodore Parker concerning a manuscript submitted for publication in the Liberator and complaining that Garrison is unable to "decipher" Parker's handwriting.

Vol. 8Page 144
3 June 1858

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison [Boston] to Theodore Parker concerning Garrison's substitution for Parker at a church service and his refusal of payment from Parker for this favor.

Vol. 8Page 145
17 June 1858

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison [Boston] to Theodore Parker thanking him for the loan of a book and the gift of a set of books to Garrison's son and taking note of a proposed discourse by Parker on Alexander von Humboldt to be delivered in Framingham on July 4th.

Vol. 8Page 146
15 Jan. 1859

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison (Boston) to Theodore Parker taking note of the fact that Parker must leave Boston to recover his health and begging leave to say farewell to Parker in person.

Vol. 8Page 150
6 May 1852

Letter from Eben Gay (Hingham, Mass.) to Theodore Parker in reference to the lecture that Parker was selected to deliver at Derby Academy on 19 May 1852.

Vol. 8Page 151
26 Apr. 1848

Letter from Joshua R. Giddings (Washington) to Theodore Parker answering a series of Parker's questions concerning the political career of John Quincy Adams.

Vol. 8Page 153
6 July 1848

Letter from Joshua R. Giddings (Washington) to Theodore Parker regarding the availability of military and diplomatic correspondence, including that of John Slidell as U.S. commissioner to Mexico to resolve the Texas boundary dispute.

Vol. 8Page 154
20 July 1857

Letter from Merritt E. Goddard (Hanover, N.H.) to Theodore Parker requesting advice and suggestions for study to better prepare to become a minister "of the Liberal Religion."

Vol. 8Page 158
17 Dec. 1855

Letter from Homer Goodwin (Sandusky) to Theodore Parker regarding several of Parker's published sermons and an engagement to lecture and preach in Sandusky.

Vol. 8Page 161
6 Dec. 1857

Letter from Martha B. Goodwin (China) to Theodore Parker recollecting Mrs. Goodwin's attendance at Parker's sermons at the Music Hall in Boston and describing her experiences in China.

Vol. 8Page 164
6 July 1856

Letter from William Gordon (Ogdensburgh, N.Y.), a blacksmith who much admired Parker, to Theodore Parker.

Vol. 8Page 165
1 Mar. 1856

Letter from James Gorton (Rochester, Mich.) to Theodore Parker stating Gorton's admiration for Parker and requesting a copy of his published works.

Vol. 8Page 167
20 July 1857

Letter from A. F. Goss (Leavenworth, Kan.) to Theodore Parker describing the geography and inhabitants of the Kansas Territory and claiming that three quarters of the inhabitants are "free soil" men.

Vol. 8Page 172
12 June 1854

Letter from Beriah Green (Whitestown, [N.Y.]), on behalf of his congregation, to Theodore Parker requesting 200 copies of Parker's sermon "on the recent outrage in Boston."

Vol. 8Page 173
12 Mar. 1853

Letter from Horace Greeley (New York) to Theodore Parker requesting that he review George E. Baker's (ed.) The Life of William H. Seward.

Vol. 8Page 173
23 May 1854

Letter from Horace Greeley (New York) to Theodore Parker stating Greeley's belief that public temperament will not support an independent anti-slavery party.

Vol. 8Page 174
5 Nov. 1855

Letter from Horace Greeley (New York) to Lydia Maria Child acknowledging the publication of her Progress of Religious Ideas and giving his opinion of "spiritualists."

Vol. 8Page 177
4 July 1854

Letter from Luther Griffing (Richmond, Mass.) to Theodore Parker criticizing his sermon preached after the restoration of the fugitive slave Burns to his owner, indicating Griffing's sympathy and support for slaveholders, and condemning the abolitionists as hypocritical and envious.

Vol. 8Page 181
9 Nov. 1853

Letter from George Grote (London) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his favorable reception of Grote's History of Greece.

Vol. 8Page 182
19 Mar. 1856

Letter from George Grote (London) to Theodore Parker accompanying the twelfth volume of Grote's History of Greece.

Vol. 8Page 184
5 Nov. 1857

Letter from Ellen Grover (Lawrence, Mass.) to Theodore Parker regarding what action she should take to assist a female slave brought into Massachusetts, in light of the Dred Scott decision.

Vol. 8Page 186
6 Nov. 1857

Letter from Ellen Grover (Lawrence, Mass.) to Theodore Parker concerning a slave held in Lawrence Miss Grover wishes to assist in obtaining her freedom.

Vol. 8Page 188
17 Nov. 1857

Letter from Ellen Grover (Lawrence, Mass.) to Theodore Parker concerning her efforts to assist a slave named Betty who has been brought into Massachusetts.

Vol. 8Page 192
6 Mar. 1850

Letter from John P. Hale (Washington) to Theodore Parker asking for specific information on how the abolitionists were treated by the Whigs and the Democrats in the North between 1835 and 1846 to answer a speech of John C. Calhoun on this subject.

Vol. 8Page 193
12 Apr. 1850

Letter from John P. Hale (Washington) to Theodore Parker giving an account of political maneuvering in the Senate and the actions of Daniel Webster.

Vol. 8Page 194
15 May 1850

Letter from John P. Hale (Washington) to Theodore Parker regarding Henry Clay's great compromise and speculating on what actions Daniel Webster and others will take.

Vol. 8Page 195
2 Sep. 1855

Letter from John P. Hale (Bangor, Me.) to Theodore Parker concerning Hale's opinion of various English and American jurists.

Vol. 8Page 196
16 Dec. 1855

Letter from John P. Hale (Washington) to Theodore Parker concerning political activity in the new Congress and the inability of the Northern anti-slavery faction to organize.

Vol. 8Page 199
25 May 1856

Letter from John P. Hale (Washington) to Theodore Parker concerning the assault on Charles Sumner in the Senate.

Vol. 8Page 201
23 Dec. 1856

Letter from John P. Hale (Washington) to Theodore Parker concerning a conversation Hale once had with Robert Toombs about sympathy for slavery in the North.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 223-224.

Vol. 8Page 203
6 Feb. 1859

Letter from John P. Hale (Washington) to Theodore Parker offering homely medical advice and solicitude for Parker during his current illness.

Vol. 8Page 205
8 Dec. 1857

Letter from Robert Hassall (Haverhill, Mass.) to Theodore Parker relating the circumstances under which Hassall has been forced to resign as minister of the Unitarian Society in Haverhill.

Vol. 8Page 206
7 June 1854

Letter from Joseph R. Hawley (Hartford) to Theodore Parker accompanying copies of documents Hawley made for Parker, describing the political climate in Connecticut with respect to anti-slavery agitation, and comparing the situation to the American Revolution.

Enclosed with bill of sale from William B. Clarke to John Hooker, p. 208, and bill of sale from John Hooker to James Pembroke, p. 210.

Vol. 8Page 208
20 May 1851

Bill of sale from William B. Clarke (Washington County, Md.) to John Hooker for the slave James Pembroke for $150.00, as part of the estate of the late Frisby Tilghman, signed by William B. Clarke, administrator of Frisby Tilghman, deceased. [copy of copy]

Enclosed with letter from Joseph R. Hawley to Theodore Parker, p. 206.

Vol. 8Page 210
3 June 1851

Bill of sale from John Hooker (Hartford) to James Pembroke, a slave Hooker purchased from the estate of Frisbie [Frisby] Tilghman for the purpose of manumitting him, for Pembroke's freedom from slavery, witnessed and attested to by Joseph R. Hawley and Henry Francis. [copy of copy]

Enclosed with letter from Joseph R. Hawley to Theodore Parker, p. 206.

Vol. 8Page 212
12 June 1854

Letter from John Henderson (New York Mills, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker about the availability of copies of the sermon he preached concerning the rendition of the fugitive slave Burns.

Vol. 8Page 213
12 Nov. 1854

Letter from William Henczenberger (Boston), a refugee from Hungary, to Theodore Parker asking for assistance.

Vol. 8Page 214
7 Dec. 1850

Letter from George W. Julian (Washington) to Theodore Parker complimenting him on various printed sermons.

Vol. 8Page 215
3 June 1857

Letter from William T. Harris (New Haven), a college student at Yale, to Theodore Parker describing the popularity of Parker's writings among the faculty and student body.

Vol. 8Page 217
11 May 1855

Letter from Joseph P. Hazard (Gennessee Valley, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker describing Hazard's experiences with various spiritualists and mediums.

Vol. 8Page 220
12 Nov. 1856

Letter from Joseph P. Hazard (Brodeck, Isle of Arran) to Theodore Parker describing his stay in Scotland and Parker's spreading fame there.

Vol. 8Page 222
9 Sep. 1855

Letter from J. G. Hofmann (Breslau, Prussia) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the support Hofmann has received from Parker's writings which have been translated into German by Dr. Johannes Liethen.

Vol. 8Page 226
30 May 1856

Letter from Richard J. Hinton (Boston) to Theodore Parker seeking advice as to whether Hinton should go to Kansas and join the "Army of Freedom."

Vol. 8Page 228
10 June 1852

Letter from William H. Hoisington (Fluvanna, N.Y.), a minister, to Theodore Parker seeking guidance in a course of reading that will allow him to resolve a number of theological questions.

Vol. 8Page 231
6 Jan. 1853

Letter from William H. Hoisington (Stockton, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his guidance and describing the congregations to which Hoisington served as minister.

Vol. 8Page 235
31 Jan. 1853

Letter from William H. Hoisington (Laona, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a donation and describing Hoisington's success as a minister.

Vol. 8Page 236
27 Jan. 1854

Letter from William H. Hoisington (West Randolph, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker concerning his ministry and describing his enthusiasm for spiritualism among his congregation.

Vol. 8Page 237
17 July 1856

Letter from William H. Hoisington (Collins, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker describing Hoisington's circumstances and explaining how he has been reduced to selling "progressive" religious pamphlets door-to-door.

Vol. 8Page 241
20 Aug. 1856

Letter from Rachel Hoisington (Collins, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker acknowledging the gift of pamphlets to her husband William H. Hoisington and describing his reduced circumstances.

Vol. 8Page 243
15 Apr. 1849

Letter from Richard L. Howard (Columbus) to Theodore Parker stating the inspiration that Howard had received from reading Parker's A Discourse of Religion.

Vol. 8Page 246
4 Mar. 1850

Letter from Richard L. Howard (Columbus) to Theodore Parker describing Howard's long illness and his conviction of the correctness of Parker's position on religion.

Vol. 8Page 251
2 Aug. 1858

Letter from David Hunter (Clinton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker concerning a number of theological points raised in Parker's writings.

Vol. 8Page 253
14 Sep. 1857

Letter from Oliver W. Holmes (Boston) to Theodore Parker describing the life and career of Dr. John Forbes and giving an estimate of his capacity as a doctor.

Vol. 8Page 255
13 Sep. 1858

Letter from Oliver W. Holmes (Boston) to Theodore Parker concerning the dangers of homeopathic medicine and giving a humorous defense of various details of construction mentioned in his "one-hoss-shay."

Vol. 8Page 257
26 Jan. 1859

Letter from Oliver W. Holmes (Boston) to Theodore Parker thanking him for some books and expressing Holmes's hope that Parker's health will be restored through travel.

Vol. 8Page 258
14 Mar. 1852

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker raising a number of questions in reference to Parker's sermon that morning on temptation.

Vol. 8Page 258
3 Sep. 1854

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore and Lydia Parker proclaiming Jackson a "Fugitive Slave Agent" and asking the Parkers to take under their care "a little Fugitive slave girl, about four years old."

Vol. 8Page 260
5 Mar. 1855

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker accompanying payment for his sermons and a donation.

Vol. 8Page 260
18 May 1855

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker informing him that John P. Hale was paid for legal services by subscription.

Vol. 8Page 261
20 Aug. 1855

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker telling him that he should not have a large number of copies of his "defense" printed because it will not sell now that events have subsided.

Vol. 8Page 262
4 Sep. 1857

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a letter and describing Jackson's own religious beliefs.

Vol. 8Page 263
13 May 1859

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker with long excerpts from a sermon preached by Wendell Phillips on 24 Apr. 1859.

Vol. 8Page 267
17 May 1859

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker informing him of a bequest from C. F. Hovey to the anti-slavery movement and warning Parker not to overwork himself.

Vol. 8Page 268
6 July 1859

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker acknowledging a letter from him in London and warning Parker not to risk his fragile health by corresponding at length.

Vol. 8Page 269
7 Nov. 1859

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker giving news of the anti-slavery movement in Boston and the Harpers Ferry insurrection, as well as extracts from letters Jackson received from Lydia Maria Child and Henry Catlin concerning Parker's Experience as a Minister.

Vol. 8Page 272
29 Nov. 1859

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker reviewing the newspaper extracts of Boston Thanksgiving Day sermons.

Vol. 8Page 275
12 Jan. 1860

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker giving news of the death of Charles Ellis and the Pemberton Mills disaster.

Vol. 8Page 277
24 Feb. 1860

Letter from Francis Jackson (Boston) to Theodore Parker giving Parker advice about returning to America to testify before the Senate committee investigating the Harpers Ferry raid and quoting an account of his son James Jackson's testimony before the committee.

Vol. 8Page 280
2 May 1848

Letter from William Jay (Bedford, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker citing the documents he used to implicate John Quincy Adams in the negotiation of a fugitive slave treaty with Mexico.

Vol. 8Page 282
31 May 1858

Letter from L. E. Jouanne (Newark, N.J.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the influence his writings on religion have had on him.

Vol. 8Page 283
14 June 1858

Letter from L. E. Jouanne (Newark, N.J.) to Theodore Parker expressing his gratitude "for the healthy spiritual food, with which lately you supplied my soul" and giving Jouanne's opinion of the condition of religion in France.

Vol. 8Page 285
1 June 1855

Letter from Thomas H. Jordan (Savannah) to Theodore Parker explaining that Jordan has read a number of Parker's discourses and is perplexed by some questions they raise.

Vol. 8Page 286
28 May 1856

Letter from Thomas H. Jordan (Savannah) to Theodore Parker telling him that his "books have been of inestimable benefit to me as a man, and as a public teacher" and asking Parker for suggestions on "the course of reading that would likely benefit...a religious teacher."

Vol. 8Page 288
12 June 1856

Letter from Thomas H. Jordan (Savannah) to Theodore Parker sending money for some books and pamphlets Jordan has ordered.

Vol. 8Page 290
19 Jan. 1847

Letter from Sylvester Judd, Jr. (Augusta, Me.) to Theodore Parker disagreeing with Parker's claim that Paul held to the doctrine of the resurrection of the body.

Vol. 8Page 293
13 Jan. 1849

Letter from M. De Ropez (Angonlenui, France) to Theodore Parker sending him her translation of his discourses for final corrections and warning him in the most emphatic terms of the danger to liberty the spread of Catholicism in America presents.

Vol. 8Page 297
29 July 1851

Letter from M. De Ropez (Paris) to Theodore Parker warning him of the growing power of Roman Catholicism in the United States and launching a vituperative attack on Archbishop John J. Hughes of New York.

Vol. 8Page 301
23 Oct. 1856

Letter from John K. Karcher (Rome, N.Y.), a Universalist minister who embraces "Liberal Christianity," to Theodore Parker seeking counsel.

Vol. 8Page 303
3 June 1854

Letter from Levi M. Keen (Fishkill Landing, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker expressing Keen's full agreement with Parker's views on religion, politics, and especially slavery.

Vol. 8Page 308
18 June 1853

Letter from Andrew Kelly (Glasgow, Scotland) to Theodore Parker on behalf of the Union Street Congregation, whose members have the deepest sympathy for Parker's work.

Vol. 8Page 309
25 Nov. 1853

Letter from Andrew Kelly (Glasgow, Scotland) to Theodore Parker telling him of Kelly's own religious instruction and beliefs and giving news of the state of religious liberalism in Glasgow.

Vol. 8Page 312
29 Jan. 1854

Letter from Andrew Kelly (Glasgow, Scotland) to Theodore Parker explaining a dispute in Kelly's congregation over an address sent to Parker by that congregation.

Vol. 8Page 316
20 Oct. 1851

Letter from H. A. Kench (Burrillville, R.I.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a letter on public speaking an asking permission to publish it.

Vol. 8Page 317
11 Nov. 1846

Letter from James Kennard, Jr. (Portsmouth, N.H.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a visit and telling of Kennard's high regard for Parker's Discourses.

Vol. 8Page 320
21 Sep. 1858

Letter from William Kent (New York) to Theodore Parker acknowledging receipt of Parker's works, raising a number of questions concerning Parker's treatment of Daniel Webster and the Federalists, and inviting Parker to vacation at his house in Fishkill, N.Y.

Vol. 8Page 325
6 Sep. 1858

Letter from Silas Ketchum (Hopkinton, N.H.) to Theodore Parker describing Ketchum's upbringing and asking Parker for financial assistance so that he can enter Dartmouth College.

Vol. 8Page 329
10 Sep. 1857

Letter from D. Y. Kilgore (Madison, Wis.) to Theodore Parker requesting a complete set of Parker's writings for the library of the school where Kilgore teaches and any other liberal religious materials that Parker can secure for him.

Vol. 8Page 331
28 Sep. 1856

Letter from W. W. King (Chicago) to Theodore Parker informing Parker of arrangements for his speaking engagement on October 26 and asking that all Parker's writings be sent to him.

Vol. 8Page 331
5 Oct. 1857

Letter from W. W. King (Chicago) to Theodore Parker complimenting him and ordering all of his published works.

Vol. 8Page 332
12 Jan. 1858

Letter from W. W. King (Chicago) to Theodore Parker remitting the cost of Parker's writings.

Vol. 8Page 333
17 Mar. 1855

Letter from Minor Knowlton (Burlington, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker making an inquiry concerning the latest edition of Parker's Discourse of Religion.

Vol. 8Page 334
3 Feb. 1859

Letter from Alvan Lamson (Dedham) to Theodore Parker recalling Parker's early days as a minister in West Roxbury and expressing Lamson's hope that Parker will recover his health through a trip to a "more genial clime."

Vol. 8Page 335
Apr. 1853

Letter from Sibyl Lawrence (Ann Arbor, Mich.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the "noble sentiments" expressed in his sermon on the "Public Function of Woman."

Vol. 8Page 335
25 May 1853

Letter from Sibyl Lawrence (Ann Arbor, Mich.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of a sermon and telling him of her family history.

Vol. 8Page 337
1 Nov. 1852

Letter from Walter E. Lawton (Boston), a young English immigrant, to Theodore Parker asking him for advice on what to study.

Vol. 8Page 339
8 Feb. 1857

Letter from Francis Le Baron (Worcester), a minister, to Theodore Parker seeking advice on whether to go west in search of a more enlightened church following.

Vol. 8Page 340
10 Sep. 1855

Letter from E. D. Linton (New Bedford) to Theodore Parker with information on the status of liberal religion in New Bedford.

Vol. 8Page 342
16 Oct. 1847

Letter from George Lippard (Philadelphia), a novelist, to Theodore Parker describing Lippard's upbringing and defending himself against the charge of being a lover of war.

Vol. 8Page 347
2 Apr. 1855

Letter from Eldridge W. Little (Mount Morris, Ill.) to Theodore Parker accompanying payment for a number of his printed works.

Vol. 8Page 348
24 Oct. 1852

Letter from James Lowe (Boston) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his offer of the use of his library and suggestions for the "development of [Lowe's] higher nature."

Vol. 8Page 352
[29 June 1854]

Letter from Charles Lowell (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker defending members of Lowell's parish whom Parker accused of having pro-slavery beliefs and quoting a letter from Lowell's son Robert Traill Spence Lowell, an Episcopal minister in Newark who opposes slavery and advocates the admission of blacks to his church.

Another copy in Volume 11, p. 256.

Vol. 8Page 353
23 June 1854

Letter from Charles Lowell (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his support of Lowell's public opposition to slavery and explaining, in an addendum, the controversy over the seating of "our colored fellow-worshippers" in West Church.

Another copy in Volume 11, p. 253.

Vol. 8Page 355
[June 1854]

Letter from Charles Lowell [Cambridge] to Theodore Parker describing Lowell's public opposition to the Fugitive Slave Law during the Shadrach escape episode.

Another copy in Volume 11, p. 252.

Vol. 8Page 357
19 Dec. 1846

Letter from George L. Lumsden (Bellehaven, Va.), an independent minister, to Theodore Parker seeking a congregation in a more healthy climate through Parker and telling Parker of his opinions on certain theological points.

Vol. 8Page 360
6 Apr. 1849

Letter from Darius Lyman, Jr. (Ravenna, Ohio) to Theodore Parker requesting some sermons and asking Parker's opinion "as to the authenticity of the Gospel and Letters attributed to John."

Vol. 9Page 1
30 May 1854

Letter from James Loring (Boston) to Theodore Parker giving a detailed genealogy of the Loring family and the descent of Judge Edward G. Loring from the immigrant John Loring.

Vol. 9Page 7
10 June 1854

Letter from James Loring (Boston) to Theodore Parker enclosing an editorial from the New York Day Book that strongly attacks the abolitionists in Boston.

Vol. 9Page 8
11 Feb. 1853

Letter from Sir Charles Lyell (London) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his sermons and describing the progress of Lyell's ninth edition of Principles of Geology.

Vol. 9Page 9
15 June 1858

Letter from A. B. MacKenzie (Bourneville, Ohio) to Theodore Parker asking him to send additional printed sermons.

Vol. 9Page 11
29 Mar. 1858

Letter from J. H. Marshall (Hampstead, N.H.) to Theodore Parker asking him to send his writings.

Vol. 9Page 13
27 Apr. 1852

Letter from James Martineau (Liverpool) to Theodore Parker introducing Mr. Henry Bright and encouraging Parker to undertake his proposed history of religion "within the limits of the Caucasian race."

Another copy in Volume 11, p. 272.

Vol. 9Page 15
7 June 1859

Letter from Samuel May (Boston) to Theodore Parker telling him of the first reading of his Experience as a Minister before the 28th Congregational Society and the plans to publish it.

Vol. 9Page 17
9 Nov. 1847

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker asking for additional sermons and stating McCall's own religious beliefs.

Vol. 9Page 18
27 Nov. 1847

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker thanking him for books and pamphlets.

Vol. 9Page 20
27 Sep. 1848

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a number of his books and complimenting him on his discourse on the life and character of John Quincy Adams "because it is strictly on phrenological principles."

Vol. 9Page 24
8 Oct. 1848

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker agreeing with Parker's writings concerning the war with Mexico and describing McCall's own experiences as a surgeon in the War of 1812.

Vol. 9Page 28
18 Mar. 1850

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker asking him to send additional copies of his printed sermons.

Vol. 9Page 30
17 Apr. 1850

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker thanking him for books sent and giving McCall's view, as a doctor, of phrenology.

Vol. 9Page 31
13 Nov. 1852

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker accompanying an article by McCall's friend, the former Congressman Ezekial Bacon.

Vol. 9Page 33
1 Nov. 1853

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of his latest work, On Theism.

Vol. 9Page 34
11 May 1857

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker expressing McCall's concern over newspaper reports that Parker has contracted typhoid fever.

Vol. 9Page 35
20 May 1857

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker stating his relief that Parker has recovered from his illness and describing McCall's "non-treatment" of most diseases and the salutary effect of this course of action.

Vol. 9Page 37
5 Feb. 1859

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to Theodore Parker wishing him well after hearing that he has not yet departed for the West Indies.

Vol. 9Page 38
13 July 1859

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to John R. Manley thanking him for sending Theodore Parker's Experience as a Minister.

Vol. 9Page 39
18 July 1859

Letter from John McCall (Utica) to John R. Manley thanking him for sending a copy of a letter from Theodore Parker that was printed in The Atlas and Daily Bee.

Vol. 9Page 41
5 June 1858

Letter from J. F. McCalmont [Cannonsburg, Pa.], a college student, to Theodore Parker asking for advice in religious matters.

Vol. 9Page 43
15 June 1858

Letter from J. F. McCalmont [Cannonsburg, Pa.] to Theodore Parker thanking him for his letter and sermons.

Vol. 9Page 44
28 Aug. 1858

Letter from J. F. McCalmont (Venango County, Pa.) to Theodore Parker asking for advice in a course of self-study.

Vol. 9Page 47
7 Oct. 1858

Letter from J. F. McCalmont (Venango County, Pa.) to Theodore Parker relating the reasons for McCalmont's withdrawal from Jefferson College.

Vol. 9Page 51
5 Dec. 1858

Letter from J. F. McCalmont [Venango County, Pa.] to Theodore Parker asking for a reply to McCalmont's previous letter.

Vol. 9Page 54
29 Mar. 1858

Letter from B. McCaskey (New Lisbon, Ohio) to Theodore Parker describing McCaskey's "lost and depraved state of mind" and asking Parker for comforting words.

Vol. 9Page 57
10 Dec. 1855

Letter from John McIntire (New York), a destitute invalid, to Theodore Parker asking him for copies of his printed sermons.

Vol. 9Page 59
20 Jan. 1855

Letter from Helen P. Mills (Chatham, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking what it means to be "born again."

Vol. 9Page 61
29 July 1851

Letter from Thomas S. Minniss (Meadville, Pa.), a "poor obscure mechanic," to Theodore Parker expressing Minniss's agreement with Parker's religious beliefs.

Vol. 9Page 63
14 Sep. 1855

Letter from Joel H. Moody (Geneva, Ill.) to Theodore Parker requesting copies of Parker's sermons and relating the difficulties of holding liberal religious views in a conservative community.

Vol. 9Page 65
11 Oct. 1855

Letter from Joel H. Moody (Geneva, Ill.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for copies of his books.

Vol. 9Page 66
29 Dec. 1854

Letter from Thomas J. Moore (Starfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker asking for a number of printed sermons.

Vol. 9Page 67
6 Feb. 1855

Letter from Thomas J. Moore (Starfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker accompanying payment for a number of books and describing the "route" and operation of the Underground Railroad in Illinois, anti-slavery agitation, and resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Vol. 9Page 70
21 Mar. 1855

Letter from Thomas J. Moore (Starfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker stating Moore's opposition to orthodox religion and "slave power."

Vol. 9Page 72
20 Apr. 1857

Letter from Thomas J. Moore (Starfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker requesting a number of his printed sermons and giving news of the abolitionist movement in Illinois and Missouri.

Vol. 9Page 73
27 May 1857

Letter from Thomas J. Moore (Starfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for copies of his printed sermons.

Vol. 9Page 74
27 Mar. 1858

Letter from Thomas J. Moore (Starfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker regarding a rumor that the "Orthodox people of Boston have concluded to offer frequent...supplications for the conversion of Theodore Parker."

Vol. 9Page 75
2 May 1858

Letter from Thomas J. Moore (Starfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a bundle of printed sermons.

Vol. 9Page 76
20 June 1858

Letter from Thomas J. Moore (Starfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker requesting large numbers of several of his printed sermons.

Vol. 9Page 77
2 Nov. 1858

Letter from Thomas J. Moore (Starfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker after learning from newspaper accounts of Parker's illness.

Vol. 9Page 78
26 Dec. 1859

Letter from Thomas J. Moore (Starfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker in Rome sending news of events in the United States.

Vol. 9Page 80
30 July 1854

Letter from Sarah W. Moore (Washington, D.C.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the comfort his printed sermons have brought to Mrs. Moore, her son, and her friends, with a postscript dated 8 Sep. 1854.

Vol. 9Page 82
1 July 1851

Letter from Horace H. Moses (Roxbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing in detail Moses's liberal religious upbringing and asking Parker's advice on where he can meet like-minded companions.

Vol. 9Page 89
9 July 1851

Letter from Horace H. Moses (Roxbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker agreeing to meet him at the Melodeon on the following Sunday.

Vol. 9Page 90
26 Jan. 1852

Letter from Horace H. Moses (Roxbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing how Moses's "black doubts" about religion have returned.

Vol. 9Page 93
23 Sep. 1846

Letter from Frederich Münch (Marthasville, Mo.) to Theodore Parker asking for his assistance in having a book on rational theology printed in Boston, giving chapter headings for the proposed book [A Treatise on Religion and Christianity, or Theology and Rationalism, etc.], and telling of his own background.

Vol. 9Page 97
12 Nov. 1846

Letter from Frederich Münch (Warren County, Mo.) to Theodore Parker asking him to edit a manuscript that will be sent to him and giving the popular view of the Mexican War shared by westerners.

Vol. 9Page 100
29 Dec. 1847

Letter from Frederich Münch (Marthasville, Mo.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for many kindnesses and suggesting that he should start a liberal religious periodical.

Vol. 9Page 102
18 Aug. 1849

Letter from Frederich Münch (Marthasville, Mo.) to Theodore Parker asking him to translate for publication a sermon preached by Münch on the impropriety of the practice of fasting.

Vol. 9Page 103
16 Dec. 1856

Letter from J. W. North (Northfield, Minn.) to Theodore Parker asking for his views on the history and substance of the Bible.

Vol. 9Page 105
5 Feb. 1857

Letter from J. W. North (St. Paul, Minn.) to Theodore Parker with payment for several of Parker's printed sermons.

Vol. 9Page 107
6 Nov. 1856

Letter from Frederick Law Olmsted (New York) to Theodore Parker giving details of the election in New York, the defeat of John C. Fremont, and the good morale of the Republican Party; and recounting [John T.] Delane's admiration for Parker and his desire for Parker's printed sermons.

Vol. 9Page 110
1 Apr. 1855

Letter from William H. Oram (Terrebonne, Canada), a Catholic convert teaching at College Masson Terrebonne in Canada, to Theodore Parker asking for financial assistance.

Vol. 9Page 116
10 Dec. 1857

Letter from John Orr (Comber, Ireland) to Theodore Parker informing him of the state of "the Non-Subscribing Association of Ireland."

Vol. 9Page 120
[1836]

Letter from John G. Palfrey (Cambridge) to Theodore Parker with instructions for the Hebrew lessons to be taught by Parker.

Vol. 9Page 120
18 Feb. 1836

Letter from John G. Palfrey (Attakapas Parish, La.) to Theodore Parker describing Palfrey's reunion with his father, Louisiana, and the state of orthodox religion there.

Vol. 9Page 123
15 Jan. 1848

Letter from John G. Palfrey (Washington, D.C.), a representative of Massachusetts in Congress, to Theodore Parker thanking him for papers on the Mexican War and the "lame monitor of Slavery."

Vol. 9Page 123
21 Mar. 1853

Letter from John G. Palfrey [Cambridge] to Theodore Parker thanking him for his "masterly Discourse on Mr. Webster."

Vol. 9Page 124
27 Jan. 1854

Letter from John G. Palfrey (Cambridge) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of several volumes of his works, while rejecting his "distinctive opinions in theology."

Vol. 9Page 125
14 Nov. 1855

Letter from John G. Palfrey (Cambridge) to Theodore Parker praising his published Defence against the judicial charges brought against him.

Vol. 9Page 125
16 Feb. 1836

Extract of a letter from John G. Palfrey (St. Martinsville, La.) to Henry Ware, Jr. describing his trip to Louisiana.

Vol. 9Page 126
1 June 1852

Letter from Seth C. Parker (Peru, Ohio) to Theodore Parker asking for copies of his printed works.

Vol. 9Page 128
13 Jan. 1853

Letter from Seth C. Parker (Peru, Ohio) to Theodore Parker requesting copies of his printed sermons and giving genealogical information on his branch of the Parker family.

Vol. 9Page 129
22 Feb. 1854

Letter from S. L. Pavatt (Camden, Tenn.) to Theodore Parker expressing Pavatt's wish, after reading Parker's Discourse of Religion, to read any other books or articles written by him.

Vol. 9Page 131
13 Nov. 1852

Letter from Robert T. Pearson (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking for a copy of his sermon preached on the death of Daniel Webster.

Vol. 9Page 132
17 Nov. 1852

Letter from Robert T. Pearson (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a sermon and telling him of Pearson's attempts to discover religious "truth."

Vol. 9Page 134
18 Mar. 1853

Letter from Robert T. Pearson (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a printed sermon and complimenting him on his stand in the face of vigorous opposition.

Vol. 9Page 135
2 Nov. 1855

Letter from Hugh N. Pendleton (Jefferson County, Va.) to Theodore Parker offering to emancipate his 55 slaves if he will be paid half their value.

Vol. 9Page 137
7 Dec. 1855

Letter from John C. Perry (Kingston, [N.Y.]) to Theodore Parker informing him of the peculiar circumstances of his impending lecture and the nature of the audience he will address.

Vol. 9Page 139
10 Apr. 1856

Letter from John Phillips (Eastham, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking him "some questions concerning the character and attributes of the Creator."

Vol. 9Page 143
13 Mar. 1856

Letter from F. K. Phoenix (Bloomington, Ill.) to Theodore Parker expressing Phoenix's admiration for Parker's Ten Sermons of [Religion] and asking him for a "course of reading."

Vol. 9Page 145
1 Jan. 1846

Letter from Noah Porter (Springfield, [Mass.]) to Theodore Parker asking him to continue a loan of the memoirs of Blanco White.

Vol. 9Page 145
19 Feb. 1846

Letter from Noah Porter (Springfield, [Mass.]) to Theodore Parker returning a borrowed book that Porter reviewed and asking Parker to secure a copy of George Ripley's replies to Andrews Norton for him.

Vol. 9Page 146
2 July 1847

Letter from Noah Porter (New Haven, Conn.) to Theodore Parker introducing Rev. Benjamin N. Martin.

Vol. 9Page 147
29 Nov. 1847

Letter from Noah Porter (New Haven, Conn.) to Theodore Parker soliciting a review of the new edition of Webster's Dictionary in Parker's Quarterly Review, describing Porter's own contributions to the dictionary, and explaining why Parker will not be invited to lecture at Bridgeport.

Vol. 9Page 149
9 Apr. 1853

Letter from Noah Porter (New Haven, Conn.), about to leave for Europe, to Theodore Parker asking for a letter of introduction to James Martineau and Thomas Carlyle.

Vol. 9Page 150
2 Nov. 1854

Letter from Noah Porter (New Haven, Conn.) to Theodore Parker introducing a teacher, "Mr. Sobiesky."

Vol. 9Page 151
24 Nov. 1854

Letter from Noah Porter (New Haven, Conn.) to Theodore Parker defending the reputation of a Polish refugee he introduced to Parker.

Vol. 9Page 155
13 Apr. 1856

Letter from Noah Porter (New Haven, Conn.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a gift of his books.

Vol. 9Page 156
24 Jan. 1859

Letter from Noah Porter (New Haven, Conn.) to Theodore Parker concerning Parker's illness and their disagreement about religious matters.

Vol. 9Page 158
10 Dec. 1852

Letter from Chandler E. Potter (Manchester, N.H.) to Theodore Parker giving genealogical information concerning Daniel Webster and denying that he was of Indian descent.

Vol. 9Page 160
28 Mar. 1853

Letter from Chandler E. Potter (Manchester, N.H.) to Theodore Parker correcting two errors in his "Discourse Occasioned by the Death of Daniel Webster."

Vol. 9Page 163
3 Mar. [1849]

Letter from William H. Prescott (Boston) to Theodore Parker responding to criticism of Prescott's writings which appeared in the Massachusetts Quarterly Review.

Vol. 9Page 164
18 Apr. 1856

Letter from Henry S. Randall (Cortland Village, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker giving a detailed defense of Thomas Jefferson against charges that he fathered children by his slave Sally Hemings and quoting Thomas J. Randolph.

Vol. 9Page 169
26 Oct. 1856

Letter from Henry B. Rankin (Athens, Ill.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the guidance and comfort Rankin found in his writings.

Vol. 9Page 171
24 July 1848

Letter from R. Redington (Cleveland, Ohio) to Theodore Parker requesting cheaper editions of his printed sermons and telling him that the Western Reserve is "ripe" for liberal religion.

Vol. 9Page 173
15 Oct. 1848

Letter from R. Redington (Warren, Ohio) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his offer to let Redington republish Parker's sermons and discourses for local consumption.

Vol. 9Page 175
7 May 1851

Letter from R. Redington (Elyria, Ohio) to Theodore Parker listing Ohio residents in the Elyria area who are sympathetic with Parker's religious views.

Vol. 9Page 175
27 Apr. 1851

Letter from R. Redington (Elyria, Ohio) to Theodore Parker agreeing with his stand on the Fugitive Slave Bill, signed by R. Redington and 15 others.

Vol. 9Page 175
23 Jan. 1853

Letter from R. Redington (Jefferson, Ohio) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a number of sermons, including one on woman's duties and mission.

Vol. 9Page 178
13 Aug. 1853

Letter from R. Redington (Wooster, Ohio) to Theodore Parker telling him of the strength of liberal religion in the Western Reserve.

Vol. 9Page 179
3 Sep. 1853

Letter from R. Redington (Elyria, Ohio) to Theodore Parker agreeing with his assessment of the "old Theology."

Vol. 9Page 179
21 Oct. 1853

Letter from R. Redington (Wooster, Ohio) to Theodore Parker about the formation of a Unitarian church in Austinburgh, Ohio.

Vol. 9Page 180
16 June 1854

Letter from R. Redington (Canton, Ohio) to Theodore Parker asking for copies of sermons on slavery and old age.

Vol. 9Page 181
18 July 1854

Letter from R. Redington (Elyria, Ohio) to Theodore Parker about Parker's printed sermons and informing him of the state of popular religion in Ohio.

Vol. 9Page 182
26 Nov. 1855

Letter from R. Redington (Mount Vernon, Ohio) to Theodore Parker about a failed lecture tour by Parker in Ohio.

Vol. 9Page 182
11 Dec. 1855

Letter from R. Redington (Cleveland) to Theodore Parker about Parker's attempt to secure a minister for Marsillon, Ohio, and giving his own thoughts on religion.

Vol. 9Page 184
20 Feb. 1858

Letter from R. Redington (Elyria, Ohio) to Theodore Parker ordering two sets of his works.

Vol. 9Page 185
12 Feb. 1856

Letter from B. W. Richmond (Jefferson, Ohio) to Theodore Parker describing the plight of William H. Hoisington, a blind, itinerant minister of liberal religious convictions, and asking if Parker can intervene to raise money to support Hoisington.

Vol. 9Page 189
26 Sep. 1853

Letter from George Ripley (New York) to Theodore Parker outlining his disagreement with Parker's volume of sermons on atheism and describing his own religious beliefs.

Vol. 9Page 192
28 Feb. 1856

Letter from George Ripley (New York) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the "new edition of [his] brave books."

Vol. 9Page 193
15 Jan. 1859

Letter from George Ripley (New York) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a letter from his sickbed and expressing Ripley's hope that Parker will recover during his trip to the West Indies or Europe.

Vol. 9Page 195
1 Dec. 1857

Letter from John Roberts (Boston), a destitute young immigrant, to Theodore Parker asking for a loan so that he can move west and be saved "from a soldier's life."

Vol. 9Page 197
20 Feb. 1850

Letter from D. A. Robertson (Lancaster, Ohio) to Theodore Parker telling him that Robertson holds his "great work on Religion...in the highest estimation."

Vol. 9Page 199
14 Dec. 1854

Letter from George C. Robinson (New Haven, Conn.) to Theodore Parker asking for counsel in regard to moral and philosophical questions.

Vol. 9Page 201
24 Apr. 1856

Letter from George C. Robinson (New Haven, Conn.) to Theodore Parker describing a debate among Yale students over a recent Parker sermon on "conscious religion."

Vol. 9Page 203
1 Jan. 1853

Letter from Henry D. Rogers (Boston) to Theodore Parker asking him to "abate his toil" in order to preserve his health.

Vol. 9Page 205
17 Oct. 1859

Letter from William Barton Rogers (Lunenburg, Mass.) to Theodore Parker expressing Rogers's hope that Parker has recovered his health and will enjoy his stay in the Alps.

Vol. 9Page 208
19 Sep. 1855

Letter from William C. Rogers (Green Island, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking for a "course of study" so that Rogers will be better able to spread "Vital Theism throughout the world."

Vol. 9Page 210
2 Dec. 1855

Letter from William C. Rogers (Green Island, N.Y.), a physician, to Theodore Parker expressing Rogers's wish to become a "teacher and preacher...of Absolute Religion."

Vol. 9Page 214
26 Sep. 1856

Letter from Johannes Ronge (London) to Theodore Parker offering the services of a "German Legion of 10,000 men, well disciplined," to fight against "the rabble of the man-seller" in America.

Vol. 9Page 215
6 Feb. 1857

Letter from Johannes Ronge (London) to Theodore Parker asking the Boston "Community" to support their London brethren so that they might erect a meeting room or hall.

Vol. 9Page 218
3 Apr. 1848

Letter from Joseph E. Sprague (Salem, Mass.) to Theodore Parker giving Sprague's opinion of Parker's sermon on the death of John Quincy Adams and discussing different historical matters and questions, including the John Adams-Timothy Pickering controversy and the embargo.

Vol. 9Page 221
27 Sep. 1857

Letter from M. E. Sublette (Henderson, [Pa.]) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the inspiration his writings and lectures have provided.

Vol. 9Page 223
22 Apr. 1858

Letter from J. H. Turner (Bedford, Iowa) to Theodore Parker asking for his advice on how to organize an association or society "according to [Parker's] ideas of Religion and Christianity."

Vol. 9Page 225
19 Sep. [1858]

Letter from J. H. Turner (Bedford, Iowa) to Theodore Parker telling him of the success of a liberal religious association on the frontier.

Vol. 9Page 227
27 Nov. [1858]

Letter from J. H. Turner (Bedford, Iowa) to Theodore Parker telling him of the opposition faced by the Progressive Society of Friends in Bedford.

Vol. 9Page 229
10 Feb. 1856

Letter from D. H. Tweedy (Stanfordville, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker giving an account of the effects of a religious revival in Stanfordville.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 463-464.

Vol. 9Page 231
15 June 1859

Letter from J. W. Wade (London) to Theodore Parker inviting him to the annual meeting of the Sunday School Association on 16 June 1859.

Vol. 9Page 232
6 Feb. 1853

Letter from Levi Wilder (Jersey City, N.J.) to Theodore Parker expressing his gratification upon discovering Parker's discourses on religion and sermons and telling of Wilder's own religious education and views on religion.

Vol. 9Page 236
13 Mar. 1853

Letter from Levi Wilder (Jersey City, N.J.) to Theodore Parker expressing his gratification upon finding someone "whose spirit evidently chimes with mine" and commenting on various passages in Parker's writings.

Vol. 9Page 240
18 Dec. 1853

Letter from Levi Wilder (Jersey City, N.J.) to Theodore Parker expressing his inability to comprehend orthodox Christianity.

Vol. 9Page 243
4 Mar. 1855

Letter from Levi Wilder (Patterson, N.J.) to Theodore Parker describing the reasons for, and the circumstances of, Wilder's leaving the church to which he belonged.

Vol. 9Page 247
22 Apr. 1851

Letter from L. L. Woods (New York Mills, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for copies of some of his sermons and ordering others.

Vol. 9Page 249
27 Nov. 1855

Letter from Edward J. Young (Halle, Germany) to Theodore Parker describing in detail Young's visits to the great universities of Germany and a trip to England and sending the regards of a number of Parker's acquaintances and correspondents.

Vol. 9Page 253
15 May 1858

Letter from L. W. R. Blair (Lynchwood, S.C.) to Theodore Parker asking for his help in locating a "candid and ingenuous" commentary on the Bible.

Vol. 9Page 253
12 June 1858

Letter from L. W. R. Blair (Lynchwood, S.C.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his assistance in providing Blair with candid criticism of the Bible.

Vol. 9Page 255
7 July 1858

Letter from L. W. R. Blair (Lynchwood, S.C.) to Theodore Parker apologizing for the actions of an unknown Southern postman who has returned a parcel of sermons sent to Blair by Parker and asking for all of Parker's writings for his library, even though Blair is a slaveholder.

Vol. 9Page 256
28 Feb. 1859

Letter from L. W. R. Blair (Lynchwood, S.C.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his sermon on "What religion may do for a man" and expressing his concern that Parker's health has failed.

Vol. 9Page 258
11 Sep. 1856

Letter from E. H. Bowman (Edgington, Ill.), a physician who has rejected his Presbyterian religious training, to Theodore Parker asking him for his views on religion and support.

Vol. 9Page 260
25 Oct. 1856

Letter from E. H. Bowman (Edgington, Ill.) to Theodore Parker expressing his view that Parker's writings are like "good news from a far country."

Vol. 9Page 263
25 Dec. 1857

Letter from E. H. Bowman (Edgington, Ill.) to Theodore Parker relating his views on religious education; the advance of medical science; and the future prospects of slavery, based on his observations in Kentucky.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 464-466.

Vol. 9Page 268
17 May 1858

Letter from E. H. Bowman (Edgington, Ill.) to Theodore Parker relating Dr. Bowman's experiences with "cases of insanity from erroneous religious views."

Vol. 9Page 269
26 July 1853

Letter from Charles Loring Brace (New York) to Theodore Parker asking him to delay his visit to New York until the fall, describing Brace's work among the poor, and telling how organized religion has failed to support and assist the downtrodden.

Vol. 9Page 272
24 Aug. 1856

Letter from Charles Loring Brace (Dalecarlia, Sweden) to Theodore Parker describing Swedish life and religion and asking for news from America.

Vol. 9Page 275
30 Jan. 1859

Letter from George P. Bradford (Salem, Mass.) to Theodore Parker wishing him well after hearing he is going away to recover his health.

Vol. 9Page 277
17 Oct. 1854

Letter from B. F. Bradford (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking for a copy of each of Parker's works.

Vol. 9Page 278
9 Apr. 1857

Letter from Henry W. Brown (Cambridge, Mass.), senior class secretary, to Theodore Parker informing him that he has been elected to preach the Harvard Divinity School annual sermon on July 12.

Vol. 9Page 278
14 Apr. 1857

Letter from Henry W. Brown (Cambridge, Mass.), senior class secretary, to Theodore Parker enclosing a copy of the protest letter submitted by the senior class of the Harvard Divinity School to the faculty when they refused to permit Parker to preach the annual sermon.

Vol. 9Page 280
11 Sep. 1857

Letter from John Brown (Tabor, Iowa) to Theodore Parker asking him to raise money for a "secret service" and enclosing a tract directed to the soldiers of the U.S. Army that Brown denies writing. [Brown gives his current alias: Jonas Jones.]

Enclosed with tract "The Duty of the Soldier," p. 281.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 162-163.

Vol. 9Page 281
11 Sep. 1857

Tract entitled "The Duty of the Soldier," directed at local garrisons of the U.S. Army, proclaiming that soldiers have a duty to disobey unjust and immoral orders.

Enclosed with letter from John Brown to Theodore Parker, p. 280.

Vol. 9Page 285
2 Feb. 1858

Letter from John Brown (Rochester, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking for money and the names of abolitionists who will support Brown's proposed violent actions. [Brown gives his current alias: N. Hawkins.]

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 163-164.

Vol. 9Page 287
4 Mar. 1858

Letter from John Brown (Boston) to Theodore Parker inviting him to visit Brown at his room at the American House.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 163.

Vol. 9Page 287
7 Mar. 1858

Letter from John Brown (Boston) to Theodore Parker asking him to produce a series of tracts directed at soldiers and civilians to be used when Brown undertakes his "colporteur" plan.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 164-165.

Vol. 9Page 290
12 Dec. 1848

Letter from Samuel Brown (Edinburgh, Scotland) to Theodore Parker in regard to an article on mesmerism that Brown submitted to the Atlantic Monthly.

Vol. 9Page 292
27 Mar. 1858

Letter from Henry Thomas Buckle (London) to Theodore Parker concerning a review of Buckle's writings by Parker.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 467.

Vol. 9Page 293
14 Apr. 1858

Letter from Henry Thomas Buckle (London) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of his books with information on Buckle's proposed history of the civilization of the United States.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, p. 467.

Vol. 9Page 294
9 July 1858

Letter from Henry Thomas Buckle (London) to Theodore Parker giving information on Buckle's future literary plans and some facts concerning his family and education.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 468-469.

Vol. 9Page 298
5 July 1859

Letter from Henry Thomas Buckle (Blackheath, England) to Theodore Parker expressing Buckle's regrets at not having met Parker when he called at Buckle's Oxford Terrace address.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 469-470.

Vol. 9Page 299
8 May 1858

Letter from Anson Burlingame (Washington, D.C.) to Theodore Parker discussing the position of the abolitionists in Congress and their chances in the next elections.

Vol. 9Page 301
30 May 1854

Copy of resolutions in regard to Mrs. Anna E. Sibley, who was suspended from the communion and fellowship of the Broadway Church on 25 May 1854 for a number of "unchristian" acts, including "attending the ministry of Theodore Parker."

Vol. 9Page 303
18 Jan. 1858

Letter from Henry Brown (West Newbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the "score of times" that Brown has heard Parker preach at the Music Hall.

Vol. 9Page 304
25 Jan. 1858

Letter from Henry Brown (West Newbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a letter and invitation to visit him in Boston and complimenting Parker on his sermon of the previous day.

Vol. 9Page 307
4 Aug. 1853

Letter from Ichabod Morton (Plymouth, Mass.) to Theodore Parker urging him to join a campaign for free, universal education and describing other necessary reforms.

Vol. 9Page 310
23 Nov. 1856

Letter from Ichabod Morton (Boston) to Theodore Parker describing in detail Morton's own religious views.

Vol. 9Page 315
6 Dec. 1858

Letter from Ichabod Morton (Plymouth) to Theodore Parker urging him to rest from his great mental exertions and reflecting that Parker has aged "many years" in less than 12 months.

Vol. 9Page 317
14 Sep. 1856

Letter from Ephraim Nute (Lawrence, Kan.) to Theodore Parker describing the aftermath of the raid on Lawrence, Kan., 21 May 1856, and the inaction of the U.S. Army, asking Parker to arrange a loan for him, and giving news of another attack on Lawrence in a postscript dated 15 Sep. 1856.

Vol. 9Page 324
[1856]

Letter from the [London Humanistic Association] to "the Community of the Reverend Theodore Parker" describing the activities of the association between 1853 and 1855.

Vol. 9Page 327
5 Mar. 1855

Letter from the London Humanistic Association to Theodore Parker conveying its support for Parker, who is under indictment for his abolitionist activities.

Vol. 9Page 330
9 Feb. 1858

Letter from Edward L. Pierce (Boston) to Theodore Parker describing his pamphlets attacking the Know-Nothings and expanding on the arguments in them.

Vol. 9Page 334
13 Jan. 1856

Letter from Anthony Burns (Oberlin, Ohio) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the assistance and kindnesses he has offered Burns.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 152.

Vol. 9Page 335
3 Feb. 1856

Letter from Anthony Burns (Oberlin, Ohio) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his letter and the advice in it.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 152-153.

Vol. 9Page 336
6 Nov. 1859

Letter from George F. Noyes (New York) to Theodore Parker, on behalf of the First Independent Society of New York, expressing their sympathy for Parker in his illness.

Vol. 9Page 339
7 Nov. 1859

Letter from George F. Noyes (New York) to Theodore Parker describing the reasons why Noyes resigned his position in Chicago and came to preach in New York and recounting how his religious association is now becoming important enough to be attacked.

Vol. 10Page 1
13 Feb. 1854

Letter from Salmon P. Chase (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a pamphlet and various favors and describing the current political situation.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 517.

Vol. 10Page 2
14 Feb. 1854

Letter from Salmon P. Chase (Washington) to Theodore Parker about maps published by the government.

Vol. 10Page 2
12 Mar. 1854

Letter from Salmon P. Chase (Washington) to Theodore Parker reviewing Parker's sermon on "the Nebraska question," describing the debate in Congress over the Kansas-Nebraska Bill, and pointing out his sharp disagreement with Parker on questions of religion.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, p. 517.

Vol. 10Page 6
5 Apr. 1854

Letter from Salmon P. Chase (Washington) to Theodore Parker describing the status of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 518.

Vol. 10Page 7
23 June 1856

Letter from Salmon P. Chase (Columbus, Ohio) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his "New lesson for the day" and expressing Chase's optimism that "slave power" will be defeated.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 518.

Vol. 10Page 8
17 July 1856

Letter from Salmon P. Chase (Columbus, Ohio) to Theodore Parker objecting to the characterization of some of his remarks on slavery by Parker in "The Great Battle."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 519-520.

Vol. 10Page 12
3 Mar. 1858

Letter from Salmon P. Chase (Columbus, Ohio) to Theodore Parker complimenting him on his speech before the Massachusetts legislature and stating Chase's optimistic opinion of the political future of the anti-slavery movement.

Vol. 10Page 13
25 Mar. 1858

Letter from Salmon P. Chase (Columbus, Ohio) to Theodore Parker stating his belief that slavery can be contained and eliminated through the political process.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, p. 520.

Vol. 10Page 15
16 Aug. 1858

Letter from Salmon P. Chase (Newport, R.I.) to Theodore Parker describing Chase's visit to New England.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 520-521.

Vol. 10Page 17
13 Jan. 1859

Letter from Salmon P. Chase (Columbus, Ohio) to Theodore Parker expressing his "deep sorrow" that Parker's physicians have ordered him to the West Indies to restore his health.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 521.

Vol. 10Page 18
27 Mar. 1848

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker informing him, after reading his discourse on John Quincy Adams, of the attempt by Adams and Henry Clay to negotiate a fugitive slave law with Mexico during Adams's administration.

Printed in Dumond, vol. II, pp. 1095-1096.

Vol. 10Page 22
19 June 1848

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker replying to a letter from Parker and asking him to locate a minister in Lower Saginaw.

Vol. 10Page 26
5-10 July 1848

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker commenting, in considerable detail, on the question of whether or not Andrew Jackson was a slave trader, recalling a number of anecdotes concerning the career of Jackson, and giving an account of the dispute between Jackson and U.S. agent to the Choctaws Silas [Dinsmore].

Vol. 10Page 45
15 Jan. 1849

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to George W. Jenson thanking him for his letter and the accompanying letter from Mary S. [Dinsmore] concerning Andrew Jackson's dispute with Silas [Dinsmore].

Enclosed with letter from James G. Birney to Theodore Parker, p. 46.

Vol. 10Page 46
22 Jan. 1849

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker about locating a minister for Lower Saginaw, Michigan.

Enclosed with letter from George W. Jenson to James G. Birney, p. 50, letter from Mary G. [Dinsmore] to James G. Birney, p. 52, and letter from James G. Birney to George W. Jenson, p. 45.

Vol. 10Page 50
29 Dec. 1848

Letter from George W. Jenson (Buffalo) to James G. Birney about the dispute between Andrew Jackson and the Choctaw Indian agent Silas [Dinsmore].

Enclosed with letter from James G. Birney to Theodore Parker, p. 46.

Vol. 10Page 52
11 Nov. 1848

Letter from Mary G. [Dinsmore] (Bellevue, Ky.) to James G. Birney accompanying a statement concerning the dispute between her late husband Silas [Dinsmore] and Andrew Jackson.

Enclosed with letter from James G. Birney to Theodore Parker, p. 46.

Vol. 10Page 55
21 Aug. 1850

Letter from James G. Birney (Cincinnati) to Theodore Parker discussing various publishing matters and describing Birney's plan to review the case of Edward Prigg vs. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for possible publication.

Vol. 10Page 60
6 Nov. 1850

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker asking him to edit a manuscript that will be sent to him.

Vol. 10Page 61
2 Dec. 1850

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker informing him of the method used to transmit a manuscript to Boston.

Vol. 10Page 62
10 Feb. 1851

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker asking him to forward a letter to Worcester.

Vol. 10Page 63
6 Aug. 1851

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker informing him of Birney's plan to spend the winter in Cincinnati.

Vol. 10Page 64
15 Dec. 1851

Letter from James G. Birney (Cincinnati) to Theodore Parker asking about the status of Birney's manuscript on the Prigg case.

Vol. 10Page 65
20 Sep. 1852

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker asking him for his opinion on what makes man a "Free Agent."

Vol. 10Page 66
6 Mar. 1853

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker asking how much it would cost to have a collection of his miscellaneous writings published.

Vol. 10Page 69
11 June 1854

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker expressing his sympathy for Parker and Wendell Phillips, who are being prosecuted for their roles in the Burns fugitive slave case.

Vol. 10Page 70
27 Oct. 1848

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker offering to produce an article on the Constitutional aspects of the slavery question.

Printed in Dumond, vol. II, pp. 1113-1114.

Vol. 10Page 72
13 Mar. 1850

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of a book and expressing his intention to write an article on the right of petition.

Vol. 10Page 74
26 Apr. 1850

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker stating he has completed his next article for the Massachusetts Quarterly Review.

Vol. 10Page 75
8 July 1850

Letter from James G. Birney (Cincinnati) to Theodore Parker expressing his wish to have an article he wrote on the Fugitive Slave Bill printed.

Vol. 10Page 79
7 Oct. 1850

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker stating he has finished a manuscript on the Prigg fugitive slave case and wishes Parker to have it printed for him.

Vol. 10Page 82
30 Oct. 1850

Letter from James G. Birney (Lower Saginaw, Mich.) to Theodore Parker about having Birney's article on the Prigg fugitive slave case published as a pamphlet or in a newspaper.

Enclosed with letter from John T. Norton to James G. Birney, p. 85.

Vol. 10Page 85
1 Jan. 1847

Letter from John T. Norton (Albany) to James G. Birney with an account of the interest and amount Norton loaned Birney in 1841.

Enclosed with letter from James G. Birney to Theodore Parker, p. 82.

Vol. 10Page 86
13 May 1854

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker asking for his advice in selecting books and calling Parker his "ideal."

Printed in Newton, p. 72.

Vol. 10Page 87
11 June 1854

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of a printed sermon and stating that Herndon has made presents of Parker's and Emerson's works "rather than not have them read."

Printed in Newton, p. 73.

Vol. 10Page 87
7 Jan. 1855

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker asking him to make a speaking tour of Illinois.

Printed in Newton, p. 73, but misdated 5 Jan. 1855.

Vol. 10Page 88
13 Feb. 1855

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker expressing Herndon's regret that Parker cannot lecture in the west and assessing the political situation in Illinois, the strength of Senator Stephen A. Douglas, and the character of Lyman Trumbull, who has just been elected to the U.S. Senate.

Printed in Newton, p. 76-77.

Vol. 10Page 91
12 Apr. 1855

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker accompanying a printed copy of Herndon's valedictory speech as mayor of Springfield.

Printed in Newton, p. 78.

Vol. 10Page 92
23 Apr. 1855

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker congratulating him on his "escape from the inquisition of Slavery."

Printed in Newton, pp. 78-79.

Vol. 10Page 92
30 Oct. 1855

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the growth of the Republican Party in Illinois, political campaigning by Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, and lecture tours by Joshua Reed Giddings and Henry Ward Beecher.

Printed in Newton, pp. 82-84.

Vol. 10Page 98
16 Feb. 1856

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker expressing Herndon's hatred for slavery and love for the South, describing anti-slavery agitation in Illinois, and calling Henry Ward Beecher "a new rose, fresh from the garden of the Almighty forces."

Printed in Newton, pp. 85-87.

Vol. 10Page 102
28 Apr. 1856

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing an anti-slavery speech Herndon delivered and enclosing a newspaper clipping in which his name is forwarded as a fusionist candidate for governor of Illinois.

Printed in Newton, pp. 91-92.

Vol. 10Page 106
12 Nov. 1856

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker containing information on the election in Illinois and Herndon's possible candidacy for governor and enclosing a newspaper clipping that describes speeches by Herndon and Abraham Lincoln.

Enclosed with letter from Herbert Post to Theodore Parker, p. 107.

Printed in Newton, p. 99.

Vol. 10Page 107
11 Nov. 1856

Letter from Herbert Post (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker denying any arrangement has been made for a lecture fee for Parker.

Enclosed with letter from William H. Herndon to Theodore Parker, p.106.

Vol. 10Page 108
27 Dec. 1856

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker outlining the steps Herndon has taken to promote the Republican Party in Illinois.

Printed in Newton, pp. 101-102.

Vol. 10Page 112
24 Jan. 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker relating a winter idyll in the Illinois woods.

Printed in Newton, pp. 103-106.

Vol. 10Page 118
Feb. 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker stating that he is troubled by Parker's theory that there are no laws in nature.

Printed in Newton, pp. 107-108.

Vol. 10Page 119
10 Mar. 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing recent national advances of pro-slavery forces.

Printed in Newton, pp. 109-111.

Vol. 10Page 121
30 Mar. 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker expressing Herndon's hope that Parker will soon recover from an illness and his belief that the civil war may grow larger.

Printed in Newton, pp. 111-112.

Vol. 10Page 122
8 Apr. 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the Republican defeat in Illinois and the activities of emancipationists in border and southern states.

Printed in Newton, pp. 113-114.

Vol. 10Page 123
14 May 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker giving Herndon's views of the Dred Scott case.

Printed in Newton, pp. 115-116.

Vol. 10Page 126
29 June 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker sending Abraham Lincoln's regards and a copy of one of his speeches and commenting on Stephen A. Douglas's latest speech.

Vol. 10Page 127
4 July 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker commenting on and sending newspaper articles about speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas.

Printed in Newton, pp. 122-123.

Vol. 10Page 129
29 July 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker accompanying newspaper clippings of speeches by Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, and Lyman Trumbull.

Printed in Newton, pp. 123-124.

Vol. 10Page 131
19 Dec. 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker analyzing Stephen A. Douglas's possible political moves.

Printed in Newton, pp. 133-134.

Vol. 10Page 135
26 Dec. 1857

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the political dilemma faced by Stephen A. Douglas.

Printed in Newton, pp. 135-136.

Vol. 10Page 138
8 Jan. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing Stephen A. Douglas as "a very curious and exceedingly corrupt man."

Printed in Newton, pp. 139-140.

Vol. 10Page 140
20 Feb. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker stating Herndon's belief that civil war is inevitable, describing the political situation in Illinois and the feud between James Buchanan and Stephen A. Douglas, and sending news of Abraham Lincoln's activities.

Printed in Newton, pp. 140-143.

Vol. 10Page 147
24 Feb. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker correcting some errors in his previous letters and giving an account of a dispute between John Calhoun and Stephen A. Douglas.

Printed in Newton, p. 144.

Vol. 10Page 148
4 Mar. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a copy of an anti-slavery speech and informing him that Herndon is on his way to Washington.

Printed in Newton, p. 150.

Vol. 10Page 149
7 Apr. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing Herndon's trip to Boston and his impression of that city and giving a sketch of William Lloyd Garrison.

Printed in Newton, pp. 156-158.

Vol. 10Page 154
17 Apr. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker commenting on the latest religious revival and Parker's sermon on it.

Printed in Newton, pp. 160-161.

Vol. 10Page 155
27 Apr. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the dispute between the followers of [Stephen A.] Douglas and those of President Buchanan and relating the latest political intelligence from Horace Greeley.

Printed in Newton, pp. 161-162.

Vol. 10Page 156
29 May 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the upcoming political convention in Illinois and Horace Greeley's support for Stephen A. Douglas.

Printed in Newton, p. 163.

Vol. 10Page 158
1 June 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the political maneuvers of Stephen A. Douglas, Horace Greeley support for Douglas, and a possible move to annex Cuba.

Printed in Newton, pp. 164-165.

Vol. 10Page 161
18 June 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker with a copy of Abraham Lincoln's speech to the Republican Convention in Illinois. [speech missing]

Vol. 10Page 162
8 July 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the opening of the campaign between Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln for the Senate.

Printed in Newton, pp. 178-179.

Vol. 10Page 164
24 July 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a letter and describing the campaign between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas for the Senate.

Printed in Newton, p. 186.

Vol. 10Page 165
28 July 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker with a newspaper clipping of a speech by Herndon on the impact of the Dred Scott decision.

Printed in Newton, pp. 187-188.

Vol. 10Page 167
23 Aug. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for four printed sermons and telling him of the opening Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Printed in Newton, pp. 197-198.

Vol. 10Page 170
31 Aug. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the patterns of settlement and political climate in Illinois.

Printed in Newton, pp. 202-203.

Vol. 10Page 173
2 Sep. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the ongoing Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Printed in Newton, pp. 206-207.

Vol. 10Page 176
11 Sep. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker stating Herndon's agreement with Parker's assessment of Horace Greeley.

Printed in Newton, p. 209.

Vol. 10Page 177
20 Sep. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker commenting on William H. Seward's political future and a corrupt bargain struck by Horace Greeley with Stephen A. Douglas.

Printed in Newton, pp. 215-216.

Vol. 10Page 180
25 Sep. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker detailing Horace Greeley's political machinations.

Printed in Newton, pp. 218-220.

Vol. 10Page 183
3 Oct. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker predicting the defeat of Stephen A. Douglas.

Printed in Newton, pp. 220-222.

Vol. 10Page 187
4 Oct. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the condition of the Republican Party in the west, Horace Greeley as "acting a great dog," and Stephen A. Douglas in the closing days of his senatorial campaign against Abraham Lincoln.

Printed in Newton, pp. 222-223.

Vol. 10Page 189
26 Oct. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker expressing Herndon's hope that the Republican Party will win the election in Illinois.

Printed in Newton, pp. 231-232.

Vol. 10Page 192
30 Oct. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker expressing Herndon's belief that there will be bloodshed during the impending election.

Printed in Newton, pp. 232-233.

Vol. 10Page 193
8 Nov. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing and explaining the defeat of Abraham Lincoln in the senatorial election.

Printed in Newton, pp. 234-235.

Vol. 10Page 196
23 Nov. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker explaining Herndon's opinion of the character of William H. Seward and commenting on the political future of Stephen A. Douglas.

Printed in Newton, pp. 241-243.

Vol. 10Page 201
27 Nov. 1858

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker explaining the Republican defeat in Illinois.

Printed in Newton, pp. 245-247.

Vol. 10Page 208
15 Jan. 1859

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker stating that he has heard Parker is "unwell" and expressing Herndon's own dislike for the law.

Printed in Newton, pp. 247-248.

Vol. 10Page 208
25 Jan. 1859

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker expressing his regret to hear of Parker's illness.

Printed in Newton, p. 248.

Vol. 10Page 209
15 Dec. 1859

Letter from William H. Herndon (Springfield, Ill.) to Theodore Parker describing the aftermath of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry and giving Herndon's opinion of Horace Greeley and the disarray of the Republican Party.

Printed in Newton, pp. 264-266.

Vol. 10Page 215
28 Oct. [184-]

Letter from [Henry Lee] (Boston) to Theodore Parker sending a "large portion" of a manuscript to be published.

Vol. 10Page 216
22 Oct. 1847

Letter from [Henry Lee] [Boston] to Theodore Parker comparing statistics for population and education in slave and free states and discussing the economics of slavery, the relative poverty of the slave states, and the interdependence of the slave and free states.

Vol. 10Page 221
22 June 1848

Letter from [Henry Lee] (Waltham, Mass.) to Theodore Parker estimating the direct and indirect costs of the Mexican War.

Vol. 10Page 226
8 July 1848

Letter from [Henry Lee] (Waltham, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the cost of the Mexican War and describing the role of the "slavocracy" in causing that war and in ending the War of 1812.

Vol. 10Page 233
28 July 1848

Letter from [Henry Lee] (Boston) to Theodore Parker stating that he does not have a speech by John Quincy Adams and describing the satire that Adams wrote, as a law student, on the character and conduct of Thomas Jefferson.

Vol. 10Page 234
25 June 1856

Letter from [Henry Lee] (Brookline, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing the system of commerce between the southern slave states and the northern states.

Vol. 10Page 237
26 Oct. 1845

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker sending a citation concerning Saxon slavery from Johann Martin Lappenberg's A History of England Under the Anglo-Saxon Kings.

Vol. 10Page 237
[1845]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker stating that he is unable to locate a book for Parker.

Vol. 10Page 238
[Sep. 1846]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker alluding to his Phi Beta Kappa address.

Vol. 10Page 238
[8 June 1846]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker expressing his belief that the good we see after a war may come in spite of it rather than by it.

Vol. 10Page 241
[1847]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker declining an offer to become the editor of the Massachusetts Quarterly Review.

Vol. 10Page 242
Undated

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker asking if Parker has a book on "Egalité."

Vol. 10Page 242
1849

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker describing the dispute between Horace Mann and Daniel Webster.

Vol. 10Page 243
Undated

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker accompanying books that he is sending to Parker.

Vol. 10Page 244
[1850]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker urging him to print his sermons and occasional addresses.

Vol. 10Page 245
Undated

Letter from Charles Sumner [Boston] to Theodore Parker telling him which foreign law journals are the best and where they can be located.

Vol. 10Page 245
[1850]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker stating "I read your sermon yesterday aloud to Longfellow. We both admired it much."

Vol. 10Page 246
19 Apr. 1851

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker discussing the Fugitive Slave Law recently passed by Congress.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 107.

Vol. 10Page 247
9 July 1851

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker describing Sumner's election to the Senate as a burden rather than a reward.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 112.

Vol. 10Page 248
11 Aug. 1851

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a sermon.

Vol. 10Page 249
15 Dec. 1851

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker asking his advice on a suitable motto for the title page of Sumner's latest volume.

Vol. 10Page 250
6 Feb. 1852

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker declining to write an article on Judge Joseph Story because of his heavy work load in the Senate.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, p. 212.

Vol. 10Page 251
11 Aug. 1852

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker stating that Sumner feels "becalmed" in the Senate and responding to Parker's admonition that he should speak out on the issue of slavery.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 214-215.

Vol. 10Page 254
[Aug. 1852]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling him that he "shall be heard" on the issue of slavery and that Sumner has proposed an amendment that would allow no funds to be used to enforce the Fugitive Slave Bill.

Vol. 10Page 256
Aug. 1852

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker replying to Parker's criticism by comparing himself to Admiral John Byng.

Vol. 10Page 257
28 Aug. 1852

"Private" letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker in which Sumner defends himself against "indictments...for non-feasance" in the case of Drayton and Sayers and for not speaking out against slavery in the Senate.

Vol. 10Page 260
17 Dec. 1852

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling him of the reaction in Washington to Parker's sermon on Daniel Webster.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, p. 216.

Vol. 10Page 261
27 Dec. 1852

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker concerning Parker's opinion of William H. Seward and giving information on the "Cuban question."

Vol. 10Page 262
6 Jan. 1853

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling him of the publication of documents and books on Cuba, Haiti, and Iowa.

Vol. 10Page 263
1853

Letter from Charles Sumner [Washington] to Theodore Parker thanking him for his printed sermons.

Vol. 10Page 263
27 Mar. 1853

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker informing him of the publication of dispatches that prove the negligence of Daniel Webster and demonstrate American participation in the slave trade.

Vol. 10Page 264
28 Mar. 1853

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker commenting on the anti-slavery agitation of Parker, Wendell Phillips, Parker Pillsbury, and Samuel G. Howe.

Vol. 10Page 265
6 Aug. 1853

Letter from Charles Sumner (Boston) to Theodore Parker giving Sumner's opinion of the legal skill of Lemuel Shaw, chief justice of Massachusetts.

Vol. 10Page 267
[1853]

Letter from Charles Sumner [Boston] to Theodore Parker accompanying documents he requested.

Vol. 10Page 268
21 Aug. 1853

Letter from Charles Sumner (Newport, R.I.) to Theodore Parker concerning interrogatives to the governors of the West Indies that John Quincy Adams refused to sign just before his death and wondering what action to take now.

Enclosed with letter from W. B. Hodgson to Charles Sumner, p. 269.

Vol. 10Page 269
13 Aug. [1853]

Letter from [William B.] Hodgson (Newport, R.I.) to Charles Sumner praising Theodore Parker's eulogy of Daniel Webster.

Enclosed with letter from Charles Sumner to Theodore Parker, p. 268.

Vol. 10Page 270
3 Jan. [1856]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling him of a dinner conversation with Supreme Court Justice Benjamin R. Curtis.

Vol. 10Page 271
[Mar. 1854]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker complimenting him on several of his recent sermons.

Vol. 10Page 272
9 Mar. 1854

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling him of the situation in the Senate and asking for a list of references "on the character and condition of the Negro race in every aspect."

Vol. 10Page 273
22 Mar. 1854

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker describing debate in the Senate over slavery and the actions of Edward Everett, Stephen A. Douglas, and Samuel Houston.

Vol. 10Page 274
3 Apr. 1854

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling him that "the Nebraska wickedness is only a part. Expect worse yet."

Vol. 10Page 275
7 June 1854

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker complimenting him on his latest activities and admonishing him to awaken people to "the plot" by the pro-slavery forces.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 140.

Vol. 10Page 276
12 June 1854

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker discussing the indictment of Parker and Wendell Phillips and "the great petition" to repeal the Fugitive Slave Bill.

Vol. 10Page 277
13 June 1854

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker complaining that Sumner is, at once, attacked for being too strong and too weak in his support of the anti-slavery movement.

Vol. 10Page 278
12 Dec. 1854

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker discussing Parker's indictment and giving citations from legal literature which may be useful in preparing a defense.

Vol. 10Page 279
9 Jan. 1855

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker giving Sumner's opinion on legal matters affecting Parker's indictment and impending trial and discussing the actions of U.S. Commissioner George Ticknor Curtis.

Vol. 10Page 282
14 Feb. 1855

Letter from Charles Sumner to Theodore Parker expressing Sumner's fear that Parker and Wendell Phillips will never be tried.

Vol. 10Page 282
9 Jan. 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker expressing Sumner's wish that petitions for the impeachment of all judges "who have trespassed against Liberty" will be organized.

Vol. 10Page 283
20 Jan. 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker expressing his belief that judges must be made accountable for their pro-slavery actions and that the Republican Party should support Nathaniel Prentiss Banks in the next presidential election.

Vol. 10Page 284
25 Feb. 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker discussing political events in Massachusetts and Washington and telling Parker: "You will hear nothing but Kansas from this time forever."

Vol. 10Page 286
[2 Mar. 1856]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker discussing various aspirants for the Democratic nomination for president.

Vol. 10Page 287
24 Mar. 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker introducing Mark W. Delahay of Kansas as a "member of Congress elect from the state of Kansas."

Vol. 10Page 287
26 Mar. 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling him "to press the admission of Kansas at once with her present Constitution."

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 178-179.

Vol. 10Page 288
17 May 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker promising to utter "the most thorough Phillipic ever [heard] in a legislative body."

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 179.

Vol. 10Page 289
20 Aug. 1856

Letter from George Sumner (Newport, R.I.) to Theodore Parker describing his brother Charles Sumner's recovery after the attack on him in the Senate.

Vol. 10Page 290
28 Aug. 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Cresson, Pa.) to Theodore Parker describing Sumner's recovery from his injuries.

Vol. 10Page 291
5 Oct. 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Philadelphia) to Theodore Parker discussing the moral character of Benjamin Franklin and the state of Sumner's own health.

Vol. 10Page 292
30 Oct. 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Philadelphia) to Theodore Parker citing a reference to the character of Benjamin Franklin.

Vol. 10Page 293
5 Nov. 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing Sumner's convalescence.

Vol. 10Page 294
14 Nov. 1856

Letter from Charles Sumner (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing Sumner's continuing convalescence.

Vol. 10Page 295
[17] Nov. 1857

Letter from Charles Sumner [Boston] to Theodore Parker asking him to visit.

Vol. 10Page 295
1 Mar. 1857

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker complaining that he is unable, because of his health, to speak in Congress.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, p. 218.

Vol. 10Page 295
19 Dec. 1857

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker complaining that he has not fully recovered from his injuries.

Vol. 10Page 296
6 Mar. 1857

Letter from Charles Sumner (New York) to Theodore Parker defending the conduct of Senator Henry Wilson.

Vol. 10Page 297
[1858]

Letter from Charles Sumner to Theodore Parker stating Sumner's opposition to a point raised by Parker in a previous letter.

Vol. 10Page 298
1 Mar. 1858

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker defending the actions of Henry Wilson.

Vol. 10Page 298
5 Mar. 1858

Letter from Charles Sumner (New York) to Theodore Parker asking about the political situation in Massachusetts.

Vol. 10Page 299
22 Mar. [1858]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Philadelphia) to Theodore Parker concerning the legal status of "Slave-Hunters" in Massachusetts.

Vol. 10Page 300
31 Mar. 1858

Letter from Charles Sumner (New York) to Theodore Parker criticizing the actions of Governor Banks of Massachusetts which seem to promote the interests of "Slave-Hunters."

Vol. 10Page 301
14 Apr. 1858

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker complimenting him on recent printed sermons and describing Sumner's own physical condition.

Vol. 10Page 302
28 Apr. [1858]

Letter from Charles Sumner (Philadelphia) to Theodore Parker describing Sumner's own ill health and discussing reasons why Spain might choose to emancipate the slaves in Cuba.

Vol. 10Page 304
6 May 1858

Letter from Charles Sumner (Philadelphia) to Theodore Parker describing Sumner's recuperation.

Vol. 10Page 304
12 May 1858

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker giving legal citations to support a point and explaining that Sumner is about to sail to Europe to recover his health.

Vol. 10Page 306
22 May 1858

Letter from Charles Sumner (New York) to Theodore Parker stating that Sumner is about to depart for Europe to recover his health.

Vol. 10Page 308
27 June 1858

Letter from Charles Sumner (Paris) to Theodore Parker describing Sumner's medical treatment and telling Parker of literature in vogue in Europe.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. II, p. 195.

Vol. 10Page 309
24 Nov. 1858

Letter from Charles Sumner (Paris) to Theodore Parker stating that Sumner is pained to learn that Parker is not well and telling Parker that he must conserve his strength.

Vol. 10Page 311
11 Jan. 1859

Letter from Charles Sumner (Montpellier, France) to Theodore Parker explaining that Sumner is attempting to locate information on the exact position of the Methodist Church in regard to slavery for a Protestant clergyman.

Vol. 10Page 313
5 June 1859

Letter from Charles Sumner (Paris) to Theodore Parker telling of Sumner's own convalescence in Europe and describing political and social conditions there.

Vol. 10Page 317
9 June 1859

Letter from Charles Sumner (Paris) to Theodore Parker recommending and describing various hotels in Paris.

Vol. 10Page 319
4 Aug. 1859

Letter from Charles Sumner (Havre, France) to Theodore Parker discussing political events in Europe.

Enclosed with essay by Dr. W. F. Hayward, p. 322.

Vol. 10Page 322
1859

Essay by [W. F. Hayward] (Paris) on the causes and treatment of diseases of the lungs.

Enclosed with letter from Charles Sumner to Theodore Parker, p. 319.

Vol. 10Page 324
22 Aug. 1859

Letter from Charles Sumner (Havre, France) to Theodore Parker commenting on political events in Italy and replying to gossip about his personal life with gossip of his own.

Printed in part in Weiss, p. 336.

Vol. 10Page 327
14 Dec. 1855

Letter from Charles Sumner (Washington) to Theodore Parker asking him to meet with William H. Seward and accompany Seward to Plymouth.

Vol. 10Page 329
22 Apr. 1852

Letter from Francis W. Newman (London) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of books and commenting on Parker's writings on pacifism.

Vol. 10Page 331
8 July 1852

Letter from Francis W. Newman (London) to Theodore Parker thanking him for some printed sermons and telling of the impressions of visitors to America of the abolitionist movement.

Vol. 10Page 334
11 Apr. 1853

Letter from Francis W. Newman (London) to Theodore Parker warning him that he must not abuse the privileged position he enjoys in the pulpit by lending its moral weight to his arguments.

Vol. 10Page 336.5
[8 May 1855]

Letter from Francis W. Newman [London] to Theodore Parker written on the margins of a broadside describing the organization of "Secularists" in England.

Vol. 10Page 337
23 May 1857

Letter from Francis W. Newman (London) to Theodore Parker discussing recent political events in America and Europe and commenting on religious reform and the rise of liberal religion.

Vol. 10Page 341
20 Mar. 1858

Letter from Francis W. Newman (London) to Theodore Parker explaining Newman's reasons for writing Theism, Doctrinal and Practical.

Vol. 10Page 344
29 Aug. 1855

Letter from William Whewell (Cambridge, England) to Theodore Parker thanking him for copies of his printed sermons and stating Whewell's support for the anti-slavery cause.

Vol. 10Page 347
10 Mar. 1849

Letter from Peter Robertson (Stonehaven, Scotland) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the comfort Robertson has found through Parker's writings and describing the publication, in a cheap form, of Parker's writings in Scotland.

Vol. 10Page 350
26 July 1849

Letter from Peter Robertson (Stonehaven, Scotland) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a letter and printed sermons and describing Robertson's own religious conversion.

Vol. 10Page 354
28 July 1855

Letter from Peter Robertson (Stonehaven, Scotland) to Theodore Parker describing the state of liberal religion in Scotland.

Vol. 10Page 357
27 June 1856

Letter from Peter Robertson (Stonehaven, Scotland) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a parcel of books.

Vol. 11Page 1
3 Feb. 1851

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker acknowledging receipt of a petition from Canaan for the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law.

Vol. 11Page 1
15 Jan. 1852

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a letter and the high opinion of Seward that Parker expressed in it.

Vol. 11Page 2
12 May 1852

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his "late Discourse."

Vol. 11Page 3
10 Aug. 1852

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker agreeing that the anti-slavery movement must be looked on as a moral as well as a political campaign and telling Parker that the "anti-slavery men" must save their invective for their opponents instead of arguing among themselves.

Vol. 11Page 4
10 Nov. 1852

Letter from William H. Seward (Auburn, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking for a copy of Parker's sermon on the death of Daniel Webster.

Vol. 11Page 5
27 Dec. 1852

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker analyzing the character and career of Daniel Webster.

Vol. 11Page 7
3 Jan. 1853

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker expressing his willingness to cooperate with Parker concerning "India affairs."

Vol. 11Page 7
23 Mar. [1853]

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker giving Seward's personal opinion of Daniel Webster's life and career.

Vol. 11Page 8
11 Oct. 1853

Letter from William H. Seward (Auburn, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker expressing his hope to meet Parker and his opinion that they share the same beliefs although their actions are not always in agreement.

Vol. 11Page 9
12 Mar. 1854

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his "free outspoken speech."

Vol. 11Page 9
14 Apr. 1854

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling him how much they agree on the matter of the anti-slavery movement.

Vol. 11Page 9
21 Apr. 1854

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his "Sermon on Old Age."

Vol. 11Page 11
23 June 1854

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker crediting Parker for material Seward borrowed for a speech on the Kansas-Nebraska Bill and suggesting that the anti-slavery forces should work at the state rather than the national level.

Vol. 11Page 13
4 Dec. 1854

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker stating Seward's belief that Parker's "persecution" will demonstrate that the Fugitive Slave Law is unconstitutional.

Vol. 11Page 14
12 Mar. 1855

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a letter of congratulations.

Vol. 11Page 15
4 Sep. 1855

Letter from William H. Seward (Goshen, [N.Y.]) to Theodore Parker telling of Seward's personal financial affairs and giving his opinion of the judicial system of the British Isles.

Vol. 11Page 17
31 Dec. 1855

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker describing Seward's visit to Massachusetts and his meeting with Parker and Wendell Phillips and telling Parker that he has dedicated his life to the anti-slavery cause.

Vol. 11Page 20
8 Jan. 1858

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for various books and explaining that Seward is unable to deliver a discourse on the life of George Washington before the Mercantile Library Association in Boston.

Vol. 11Page 21
11 Mar. 1858

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his support in various political controversies.

Vol. 11Page 22
26 Mar. 1858

Letter from William H. Seward (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his speech on "the Present Aspect of Slavery."

Vol. 11Page 23
28 June 1858

Letter from William H. Seward [Auburn, N.Y.] to Theodore Parker thanking him for a copy of a speech by Parker on the anti-slavery movement, which he analyzes.

Vol. 11Page 25
12 July 1858

Letter from William H. Seward (Auburn, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker describing his plan to speak out in the next session of Congress against the "surreptitious slave trade."

Vol. 11Page 26
19 Nov. 1858

Letter from William H. Seward (Auburn, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker describing the activities of the Republicans and Know-Nothings (American Party) and Seward's abortive effort to campaign on behalf of Charles Francis Adams.

Vol. 11Page 29
12 Feb. 1858

Letter from Edmund John Senkler (Brockville, Canada) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the comfort he has found in Parker's writings and pointing out a number of errors of transcription and translation in Parker's works.

Enclosed with transcription of extract from Bernardus Varenius, p. 35.

Vol. 11Page 35
12 Feb. 1858

Extract from Bernardus Varenius's Descriptio Regni Japoniae et Siam, Cambridge, 1673.

Enclosed with letter from Edmund John Senkler to Theodore Parker, p. 29.

Vol. 11Page 42
6 Apr. 1858

Letter from Edmund John Senkler (Brockville, Canada) to Theodore Parker telling him of Senkler's educational and clerical duties in England and his religious awakening and "caviling" at several points raised in Parker's theological writings.

Vol. 11Page 58
22 May 1858

Letter from Edmund John Senkler (Brockville, Canada) to Theodore Parker describing a planned visit to Boston, apologizing for his past criticisms of Parker's writings, and agreeing with Parker's views on inexplicable passages in the Bible.

Vol. 11Page 67
[14 June] 1858

Letter from Edmund John Senkler [Boston] to Theodore Parker thanking him for a sermon and inviting him to visit Senkler at his home in Canada.

Vol. 11Page 68
27 Nov. 1858

Letter from Edmund John Senkler (Brockville, Canada) to Theodore Parker expressing his concern about reports of Parker's ill health and his regret at not having met Parker on a visit to Boston and discussing points raised by Matthew Tindal's Christianity as Old as the Creation.

Vol. 11Page 76
5 June 1859

Letter from Edmund John Senkler (Brockville, Canada) to Theodore Parker expressing his happiness at hearing that Parker is in good spirits despite his poor health.

Vol. 11Page 80
18 Sep. 1844

Letter from Horace Mann (Boston) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his support.

Vol. 11Page 81
24 Dec. 1844

Letter from Horace Mann (Boston) to Theodore Parker referring to two articles in the North American Review on the history of the common school system.

Vol. 11Page 82
17 Jan. 1848

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker giving an account of Mann's relationship with the Board of Education from 1837 onward, describing the dispute over religious education in the schools and the political controversy that surrounded the founding of the board, and giving citations for where information on these controversies can be found.

Vol. 11Page 89
22 May 1847

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker expressing Mann's happiness to meet "the friends of true conservative reform" at Parker's house if the meetings of the Board of Education permit it.

Vol. 11Page 90
3 Nov. 1849

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker advising him to approach Charles Hudson for the answer to a question.

Vol. 11Page 90
25 Sep. 1851

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking for Parker's assistance in determining the author of a Latin quotation and inquiring about how to locate "pagan" writers in favor of the "higher law."

Vol. 11Page 92
10 Aug. 1852

Letter from Horace Mann (Washington) to Theodore Parker giving reasons why Parker should support the candidacy of Winfield Scott and lamenting the death of Robert Rantoul.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 95
29 Sep. 1852

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker introducing the Rev. Dr. Nevin of Cleveland.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 95
16 Oct. 1852

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking him to return a copy of the Anti-Slavery Standard.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 96
20 Oct. 1852

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker sending newspaper correspondence concerning a letter Mann sent to a "colored convention" at Cincinnati and asking Parker to do what he can to see that this correspondence is not reprinted in the Liberator.

Enclosed with newspaper clippings.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 97
7-19 Jan. 1853

Letter from Horace Mann (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for copies of his sermons and books he ordered for Mann.

Enclosed with letter from E. Crosby to Horace Mann, p. 98.

Another copy of 19 Jan. 1853 letter in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 98
5 Jan. 1853

Letter from E. Crosby (North Adams, Mich.), a poor minister, to Horace Mann asking for assistance in obtaining books so that Crosby can study Greek.

Enclosed with letter from Horace Mann to Theodore Parker, p. 97.

Vol. 11Page 100
22 Feb. 1853

Letter from Horace Mann (Washington) to Theodore Parker asking him to have his reply to Wendell Phillips's attack on Mann printed in the Liberator.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 101
28 Feb. 1853

Letter from Horace Mann (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling Parker not to support him in a dispute with Wendell Phillips if he believes Phillips's charges to be true and describing the cabinet of Franklin Pierce as having "a kind of Mississippi repudiating aspect."

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 103
9 Mar. 1853

Letter from Horace Mann (New York) to Theodore Parker asking him to correct the proofs of a letter Mann is sending to the Liberator.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 104
15 Mar. 1853

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker stating Mann's dislike for Wendell Phillips in emphatic terms and describing the three trials of Daniel Drayton and Edward Sayres.

Other copies in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 107
15 Apr. 1853

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker explaining Mann's feeling that he must reply again to Wendell Phillips and that he will meet Phillips but refuses to dine with him.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 108
18 Apr. 1853

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker apologizing for the unpleasantness that his dispute with Parker's friends has caused.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 109
21 May 1853

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker authorizing him to read a letter by Mann at the office of the Liberator.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 109
28 Oct. 1853

Letter from Horace Mann (Yellow Springs, Ohio) to Theodore Parker asking him to let him have the choice of two dates to lecture in Cleveland.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 110
31 May 1853

Letter from Horace Mann (West Newton, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking him to "run his eyes over" Mann's Lectures on Women and to verify a citation from Aristophanes.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 112
1 Jan. [1854]

Letter from Horace Mann (Newark, Ohio) to Theodore Parker describing Mann's loneliness now that he is separated from his Boston friends and his work as president of Antioch College.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 115
30 May 1854

Letter from Horace Mann (Yellow Springs, Ohio) to Theodore Parker thanking him for copies of his sermons and stating Mann's belief that the organized anti-slavery movement should act rather than spending time talking.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 117
19 Sep. 1854

Letter from Horace Mann (Yellow Springs, Ohio) to Theodore Parker describing travel arrangements for Parker's proposed visit and lecture.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 118
1 July 1854

Letter from Horace Mann (Yellow Springs, Ohio) to Theodore Parker asking him to lecture at Antioch during the ensuing lecture "season."

Vol. 11Page 120
24 Dec. 1855

Letter from Horace Mann (Yellow Springs, Ohio) to Theodore Parker recommending Parker to the Bible Union, who propose to publish a new translation of the Scriptures.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 121
5 Feb. 1856

Letter from Horace Mann (Buffalo) to Theodore Parker describing efforts to relieve the debts of Antioch College.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 124
16 June 1856

Letter from Horace Mann (Yellow Springs, Ohio) to Theodore Parker inviting him on a journey to the Great Lakes.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 125
1 Mar. 1858

Letter from Horace Mann to Theodore Parker introducing the Reverend Austin Craig.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 126
[1852]

Letter from Horace Mann to Theodore Parker asking for a confidential interview.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 126
[1855]

Letter from Horace Mann to Theodore Parker asking him to correct a "sketch" that Mann has written.

Another copy in the Horace Mann papers.

Vol. 11Page 129
1 Dec. 1858

Letter from Nehemiah Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker asking him to cite a quotation from his writings.

Vol. 11Page 129
[2 Dec. 1858]

Letter from Nehemiah Adams [Boston] to Theodore Parker thanking him for a citation from his writings.

Vol. 11Page 130
11 Dec. 1858

Letter from Nehemiah Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker thanking him again for the use of a quotation from his writings.

Vol. 11Page 131
24 Mar. 1853

Letter from Charles Francis Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker giving Adams's opinion of Daniel Webster and telling Parker that he was never able to support Webster for political office because of Webster's "moral deficiencies."

Vol. 11Page 133
6 Feb. 1854

Letter from Charles Francis Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker stating that Adams is unable to recall where some stanzas to which Parker referred are printed.

Vol. 11Page 134
4 June 1854

Letter from Charles Francis Adams (Quincy, Mass.) to Theodore Parker stating that Adams does not believe a convention will arouse support for the anti-slavery movement.

Vol. 11Page 136
23 Feb. 1856

Letter from Charles Francis Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker telling him that Adams cannot convene a meeting in Boston concerning the situation in Kansas and that "the slave question is getting above the reach of conventions."

Vol. 11Page 137
2 Oct. 1856

Letter from Charles Francis Adams (Quincy, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the character of Benjamin Franklin.

Vol. 11Page 139
12 Nov. 1858

Letter from Charles Francis Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker describing the responsibilities he thinks will go with his election to Congress.

Vol. 11Page 141
28 Feb. 1855

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a sermon and stating his anti-slavery position.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, p. 210.

Vol. 11Page 141
23 July 1855

Letter from Henry Wilson (Natick, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the status of the anti-slavery movement in America and describing Wilson's activities in Congress on its behalf, including his determination to dissolve the American Party if it retreats on the anti-slavery issue.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 211-212.

Vol. 11Page 145
30 Apr. 1856

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker asking for his comparison of the North and South in a recent lecture.

Vol. 11Page 145
25 May 1856

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker describing the attack on Charles Sumner and the political climate in Washington.

Vol. 11Page 148
26 May 1856

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker describing the physical condition of Charles Sumner and steps being taken to prevent further assaults on anti-slavery men.

Vol. 11Page 149
21 June 1856

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a sermon and describing Anson Burlingame acceptance of a duel with Preston Brooks.

Vol. 11Page 150
27 June 1856

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling him of a pledge that Wilson must redeem.

Vol. 11Page 151
21 July 1856

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker concerning the $200.00 that Parker owes Wilson to redeem part of a pledge.

Vol. 11Page 152
5 Dec. 1856

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker commenting on the policy of granting aid to Kansas and arguing that Massachusetts should follow the example of Vermont and aid Kansas.

Vol. 11Page 153
14 Mar. 1857

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker clarifying Wilson's position on slavery, arguing that slavery may only be overthrown if it will save the country, and stating his belief that the anti-slavery movement is seen as "disunionist," which led to the defeat of the Republicans in 1856.

Vol. 11Page 157
28 Feb. 1858

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker defending the character and conduct of Stephen A. Douglas and the actions of the anti-slavery men in Congress since the attack on Charles Sumner.

Vol. 11Page 160
31 May 1858

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker defending the character and conduct of Josiah James Evans of South Carolina.

Vol. 11Page 162
5 June 1858

Letter from Henry Wilson (Washington) to Theodore Parker describing the expansionist plans of the "slave power" and the cause of the dispute with England.

Vol. 11Page 162
27 Feb. 1847

Letter from Ethan Allen Hitchcock (ship Massachusetts [off Vera Cruz]) to Theodore Parker discussing Lt. Col. Hitchcock's philosophical and religious writings and beliefs and his views of the "abominable war" with Mexico and the preparations for the landing of the American army at Vera Cruz under Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott.

Enclosed with U.S. Army general orders, nos. 19-20, p. 170.5.

Vol. 11Page 170
2 Apr. 1855

Letter from Ethan Allen Hitchcock (Carlisle Barracks, Pa.) to Theodore Parker sending him a letter explaining a pamphlet Hitchcock has had published which reveals that alchemists were, in fact, a secret pantheistic society.

Vol. 11Page 170.5
18-19 Feb. 1847

U.S. Army general orders, nos. 19-20, signed by Winfield Scott and Henry Lee Scott. [broadsides]

Enclosed with letter from Ethan Allen Hitchcock to Theodore Parker, p. 162.

Vol. 11Page 173
6 Nov. 1846

Letter from William H. Fish (Hopedale, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking for his advice on a course of study of the German language.

Vol. 11Page 174
2 Dec. 1853

Letter from William H. Fish (Hopedale, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking his permission to respond to an attack on Parker in the Practical Christian and cautioning Parker not to let "intense and rather hyperbolical expressions" mar his writings.

Vol. 11Page 177
25 Dec. 1853

Letter from William H. Fish (Hopedale, Mass.) to Theodore Parker commenting on Parker's lecture on the "function of the beautiful."

Vol. 11Page 179
24 July 1854

Letter from William H. Fish (Hopedale, Mass.) to Theodore Parker inviting him to speak at a "First of August Celebration" of the anti-slavery movement and discuss other plans.

Vol. 11Page 180
18 Dec. 1854

Letter from William H. Fish (Hopedale, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking him to answer a theological question for a friend and telling him that Rev. Antoinette Louisa Brown [Blackwell] is visiting Massachusetts and asks if Parker wants her to preach to his congregation.

Vol. 11Page 182
29 Sep. 1855

Letter from William H. Fish (MacLean, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker telling him of the popularity of his writings in central New York.

Vol. 11Page 184
4 Nov. 1855

Letter from William H. Fish (MacLean, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker telling him that his writings have wide influence in central New York and that he should visit that area on his next lecture tour.

Vol. 11Page 188
22 Nov. 1855

Letter from William H. Fish (Syracuse, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker describing Fish's "missionary" work in central New York and the wide influence of Parker's writings.

Vol. 11Page 193
12 Mar. 1856

Letter from William H. Fish (MacLean, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking him to send additional copies of his writings to distribute in central New York.

Vol. 11Page 198
22 June 1856

Letter from William H. Fish (MacLean, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker describing Fish's congregation and details of Parker's upcoming lecture tour.

Vol. 11Page 201
30 June 1856

Letter from William H. Fish (MacLean, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking him to send copies of all his printed discourses and describing travel arrangements for his lecture tour.

Vol. 11Page 203
11 Aug. 1856

Letter from William H. Fish (MacLean, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking him to lecture on behalf of an association in Cortland, New York.

Vol. 11Page 206
5 Sep. 1856

Letter from William H. Fish (MacLean, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for copies of his sermons and a translation of De Wette.

Vol. 11Page 208
3 Mar. 1857

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker making final arrangements for a series of lectures that Parker is to deliver and describing the reception given to other "radical" speakers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Wendell Phillips.

Vol. 11Page 212
17 Mar. 1857

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker expressing Fish's regret that Parker's ill health will not allow him to lecture in Cortland.

Vol. 11Page 214
21 July 1857

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker sending payment for books and expressing concern about Parker's health.

Vol. 11Page 216
22 Sep. 1857

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking to engage Parker for a series of lectures if his health will permit it.

Vol. 11Page 218
28 Mar. 1858

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking if Parker is recovered from his illness after reading newspaper reports that have left Fish in some doubt.

Vol. 11Page 223
19 Apr. 1858

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking for copies of several sermons, giving some criticisms of points raised in them, and suggesting that Parker write sermons on a monthly basis for subscribers in other parts of the country.

Vol. 11Page 226
27 Apr. 1858

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a just rebuke and defending the "Spiritualists" against Parker's recent attacks.

Vol. 11Page 230
7 July 1858

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker asking him to procure the books on an enclosed list and warning Parker not to overwork himself.

Vol. 11Page 233
24 July 1858

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for books he sent, enclosing payment, and commenting that the American Unitarian Association will not assist anyone "tainted" with "Parkerism."

Vol. 11Page 236
6 Nov. 1858

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker expressing Fish's concern at newspaper reports of Parker's health.

Vol. 11Page 242
26 Jan. 1859

Letter from William H. Fish (Toledo, Ohio) to Theodore Parker stating that Fish has continued to watch for reports of Parker's health in the Tribune and describing his visit to Ohio.

Vol. 11Page 242
1 Nov. 1859

Letter from William H. Fish (Cortland, N.Y.) to Theodore Parker giving a summary of Parker's career and his wide influence, describing John Brown's "act of daring and heroism," and analyzing the growth of Unitarianism and liberal religion.

Vol. 11Page 252
[June 1854]

Letter from Charles Lowell [Cambridge] to Theodore Parker describing Lowell's public opposition to the Fugitive Slave Law during the Shadrach escape episode.

Another copy in Volume 8, p. 355.

Vol. 11Page 253
23 June 1854

Letter from Charles Lowell (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his support of Lowell's public opposition to slavery and explaining, in an addendum, the controversy over the seating of "our colored fellow-worshippers" in West Church.

Another copy in Volume 8, p. 353.

Vol. 11Page 254.5
22 June 1854

Copy of letter from [Charles Lowell] (Cambridge, Mass.) to the parishioners of West Church in regard to contributions and the bad treatment of their "colored fellow worshippers."

Enclosed with letter from Charles Lowell to Theodore Parker, p. 253.

Vol. 11Page 256
[29 June 1854]

Letter from Charles Lowell (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker defending members of Lowell's parish whom Parker accused of having pro-slavery beliefs and quoting a letter from Lowell's son Robert Traill Spence Lowell, an Episcopal minister in Newark who opposes slavery and advocates the admission of blacks to his church.

Enclosed with letter from Charles Lowell to the committee respecting a convention of the clergy, p. 258.5.

Another copy in Volume 8, p. 352.

Vol. 11Page 258.5
29 June 1854

Autograph letter from Charles Lowell (Cambridge, Mass.) to the committee respecting a convention of the clergy arguing against a convention. [signed]

Enclosed with letter from Charles Lowell to Theodore Parker, p. 256.

Vol. 11Page 260
29 June [184-]

Letter from George Bancroft (West Roxbury, Mass.), at Brook Farm, to Theodore Parker asking if a book Bancroft has received from Germany is for Parker.

Vol. 11Page 260
25 Mar. 1845

Letter from George Bancroft to Theodore Parker asking him to return books from Bancroft's library.

Vol. 11Page 260
18 Sep. 1846

Letter from George Bancroft (Washington) to Theodore Parker telling him that he was not offended by a letter from Parker that arrived at a moment of personal sorrow.

Vol. 11Page 262
2 Nov. 1849

Letter from George Bancroft (New York) to Theodore Parker telling him of Bancroft's efforts on behalf of "free Navigation."

Vol. 11Page 262
14 Feb. 1850

Letter from George Bancroft (New York) to Theodore Parker discussing the rate of tenancy in England.

Vol. 11Page 263
16 Feb. 1850

Letter from George Bancroft [New York] to Theodore Parker thanking him for a pamphlet and citing an authority on land ownership in England.

Vol. 11Page 264
3 Mar. 1852

Letter from George Bancroft (New York) to Theodore Parker describing Bancroft's plans to write a history of the American Revolution.

Vol. 11Page 264
20 Dec. 1853

Letter from George Bancroft (New York) to Theodore Parker describing a lecture by Walter Murray Gibson before the Geographical Society.

Vol. 11Page 266
15 Nov. 1854

Letter from George Bancroft (New York) to Theodore Parker describing life in New York City and Bancroft's plans to complete the historical project he has undertaken.

Vol. 11Page 268
12 Mar. 1858

Letter from George Bancroft (New York) to Theodore Parker asking for sources of information about black troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Vol. 11Page 268
21 Apr. 1858

Letter from George Bancroft (New York) to Theodore Parker thanking him for information about black troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill and commenting on General George Washington's views on black troops.

Vol. 11Page 270
3 Oct. 1847

Letter from James Martineau (Liverpool) to Theodore Parker telling him that he finds "traces every where of the widening influence of [Parker's] book."

Another copy in Volume 13, p. 70.5.

Vol. 11Page 271
17 May 1858

Letter from James Martineau (Liverpool) to Theodore Parker introducing Mr. William Robson of Warrington.

Vol. 11Page 271
19 July 1859

Letter from James Martineau (Braemar, Scotland) to Theodore Parker introducing Mr. Edmund Blythe, a London lawyer.

Vol. 11Page 272
27 Apr. 1852

Letter from James Martineau (Liverpool) to Theodore Parker introducing Mr. Henry Bright and encouraging Parker to undertake his proposed history of religion "within the limits of the Caucasian race."

Another copy in Volume 9, p. 13.

Vol. 11Page 275
21 May 1854

Letter from James T. Dickinson (Middlefield, Conn.) to Theodore Parker sending him an extract from a Congregational clergyman's diary that praises Parker and the liberal religious movement.

Printed in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 453-454.

Vol. 11Page 275
15 Apr. 1841

Letter from Patience Ford (Dorchester, Mass.) to Theodore Parker raising a question about a discourse Parker preached in Dorchester and giving her views on the life and teachings of Christ.

Vol. 11Page 282
30 Apr. 1841

Letter from Patience Ford (Dorchester, Mass.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a letter and a sermon, describing how she has dedicated her life to doing good works, and expressing her wish to read the Dial and find out about transcendentalism.

Vol. 11Page 287
5 June 1841

Letter from Patience Ford (Dorchester, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him that she "rejoices in the clear views [Parker] possesses of God and his Truth."

Vol. 11Page 291
30 July 1841

Letter from Patience Ford (Dorchester, Mass.) to Theodore Parker expressing her desire to visit him and ask him a number of theological questions.

Vol. 11Page 294
19 Sep. 1841

Letter from Patience Ford (Dorchester, Mass.) to Theodore Parker expressing her own religious views and her happiness that she will have the opportunity to hear him speak at the Dorchester Lyceum.

Vol. 11Page 299
15 June 1842

Letter from Patience Ford (Dorchester, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him that she has "learned with pain" that he has returned from his journey without recovering his health.

Vol. 11Page 303
9 Apr. 1843

Letter from Patience Ford (Dorchester, Mass.) to Theodore Parker declaring that "Heaven is now [her] home."

Vol. 11Page 306
1 Sep. 1844

Letter from Patience Ford (Roxbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker expressing her happiness that Parker is returning to Boston and her deep spiritual feelings.

Vol. 11Page 309
22 Sep. 1844

Letter from Patience Ford (Roxbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the difficulty of traveling the "new and untrodden path" of liberal religious faith.

Vol. 11Page 312
25 Jan. 1845

Letter from Patience Ford (Roxbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing "a multiplicity of thoughts and feelings."

Vol. 11Page 314
29 Apr. 1845

Letter from Patience Ford (Dover) to Theodore Parker expressing her shock and disappointment at Orestes Brownson's written attacks on Parker and "Parkerism."

Vol. 11Page 318
9 Nov. 1845

Letter from Patience Ford (Dover) to Theodore Parker telling him of the death of her mother.

Vol. 11Page 322
1 July 1847

Letter from Patience Ford (Dover) to Theodore Parker stating her fear that her religious beliefs will separate her from those she holds "most dear."

Vol. 11Page 323
13 July 1847

Letter from Patience Ford (Dover) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the "proofs of friendship" that his letters to her show.

Vol. 11Page 325
14 Oct. 1851

Letter from Patience Ford (Dover) to Theodore Parker telling him that, through his help and by an "inward" search, she has been able to find God.

Printed in part in Weiss, vol. I, pp. 451-452.

Vol. 11Page 330.5
[1850]

Notes for address on education at Lexington by Theodore Parker.

Vol. 12Page 1
29 Jan. 1845

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker inviting him to appear before a committee of the Boston Association of Ministers.

Vol. 12Page 2
1 Feb. 1845

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker expressing Gannett's regret at not having met with Parker and planning a later date for the meeting.

Vol. 12Page 3
17 Feb. 1845

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker explaining the actions taken by the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches in the case of John Turner Sargent.

Vol. 12Page 4
18 Dec. 1846

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker denying writing a review of Parker's sermon on the "Perishing Classes" which appeared in the Christian Register and giving criticisms of that sermon.

Vol. 12Page 6
15 July [1852]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker asking him to forward a parcel.

Vol. 12Page 6.5
19 Dec. 1846

Copy of letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury, Mass.) to Ezra S. Gannett expressing Parker's pleasure at learning that Gannett did not write a criticism of him that appeared in the Christian Register and describing the duty he feels to make his religious beliefs, no matter how unpalatable, known.

Printed in part in Gannett, pp. 235-236.

Vol. 12Page 7
9 Nov. [1853]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker describing sources of charitable relief available to the family of a deceased clergyman.

Vol. 12Page 8
3 Dec. [1853]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker concerning a subscription for an annuity for the widow and children of Reverend White.

Vol. 12Page 9
11 May [1854]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker giving the membership of the "committee on appropriations" of the Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society.

Vol. 12Page 10
4 Jan. [n.d.]

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of a sermon.

Vol. 12Page 10.5
29 Jan. 1845

Letter from Chandler Robbins [Boston] to Theodore Parker telling him of a secret meeting of the Boston Association of Ministers which appointed a committee to consider their "relations" with Parker.

Another copy in Volume 12, p. 11.

Vol. 12Page 11
25 Oct. 1845

Letter from Chandler Robbins (Boston) to Theodore Parker discussing the agenda of the next meeting of the Boston Association of Ministers.

Vol. 12Page 11
29 Jan. 1845

Letter from Chandler Robbins [Boston] to Theodore Parker telling him of a secret meeting of the Boston Association of Ministers to consider their "relations" with Parker.

Another copy in Volume 12, p. 10.5.

Vol. 12Page 14
25 Jan. 1842

Letter from Chandler Robbins [Boston] to Theodore Parker expressing Robbins's regret at "any wound" his frank statements at a meeting of the Boston Association of Ministers may have caused and begging Parker to reconsider the position he has taken on a number of religious questions.

Original letter in Volume 14, p. 61.

Vol. 12Page 17
15 Feb. 1843

Letter from Chandler Robbins (Boston) to Theodore Parker sending him the minutes of the 28 Nov. 1842 meeting of the Boston Association of Ministers.

Original letter in Volume 14, p. 63.

Vol. 12Page 18
[4 Mar. 1846]

Letter from Chandler Robbins [Boston] to Theodore Parker telling him why the Boston Association of Ministers has given back the management of the Thursday lecture "into the hands of the Minister of the First Church."

Vol. 12Page 19
10 Sep. 1855

Letter from Chandler Robbins (Boston) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of five sermons and a kind note.

Another copy in Volume 4, p. 175.

Vol. 12Page 24
15 Apr. 1843

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (New York) to Theodore Parker discussing William Ellery Channing's disbelief in the "pre-existence of Christ" and claiming that Parker has impeached Gannett's character in his writings.

Original letter in Volume 15, p. 4.

Vol. 12Page 28
7 Jan. 1845

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker asking him to attend a meeting of the Boston Association of Ministers to discuss his doctrine which they "deplore."

Original letter in Volume 15, p. 8.

Vol. 12Page 30
22 Mar. 1845

Letter from John Pierpont (Boston) to Theodore Parker telling him of Pierpont's dispute with the proprietors of the Hollis Street Church.

Original letter in Volume 15, p. 9.

Vol. 12Page 33
25 Mar. 1845

Letter from Francis Parkman (Boston) to Theodore Parker complaining that he has misquoted Parkman in a letter addressed to the Boston Association of Ministers.

Vol. 12Page 35
31 Mar. 1845

Letter from Francis Parkman [Boston] to Theodore Parker repeating Parkman's complaint that Parker has "confounded" two conversations they had.

Vol. 12Page 36
26 Dec. 1845

Letter from Francis Parkman (Boston) to Theodore Parker citing the Massachusetts Annual Register to give Parker the number of Congregational and Unitarian churches in Boston.

Vol. 12Page 38
19 June 1843

Letter from George Putnam (Roxbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker apologizing for his past statements that Parker was "off Christian ground" and did not belong in a Christian pulpit.

Original letter in Volume 14, p. 67.

Vol. 12Page 43
22 May 1847

Letter from George Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker sending copies of two letters concerning the statue of Parker as a Unitarian minister.

Enclosed with letters from F. Alger to George Adams, pp. 43 and 45.

Vol. 12Page 43
24 Apr. 1847

Letter from [F. Alger] [Boston] to George Adams telling him the name of the Irish Protestant Society and commenting on Theodore Parker's claim to be a Unitarian minister.

Enclosed with letter from George Adams to Theodore Parker, p. 43, and letter from F. Alger to George Adams, p. 45.

Vol. 12Page 45
28 Apr. 1847

Letter from [F. Alger] (Boston) to George Adams emphasizing the dispute between Theodore Parker and the other Unitarian ministers of Boston.

Enclosed with letter from George Adams to Theodore Parker, p. 43, and letter from F. Alger to George Adams, p. 43.

Vol. 12Page 46
28 Jan. 1858

Letter from George Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker expressing Adams's regret that "Unitarian" was omitted from Parker's title in editions of the Boston Directory, the Boston Almanac, and the State Register.

Vol. 12Page 47
10 Sep. 1853

Letter from George Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker proposing to go ahead with Adams's contemplated Religions...of the World, asking Parker to prepare a chapter on paganism, and giving him an outline.

Vol. 12Page 50
24 Sep. 1855

Letter from George R. Noyes (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker forwarding a manuscript of a letter from [Andrews] Norton to the Boston Daily Advertiser "relating to the matter of Attorney General [James Trecothick] Austin and the Christian Examiner."

Enclosed with copy of letter from [Andrews] Norton to the Boston Daily Advertiser, p. 51.

Vol. 12Page 51
[1834]

Copy of letter from [Andrews] Norton [Boston] to the Boston Daily Advertiser defending Attorney General James Trecothick Austin against the same charge of blasphemy he brought against Abner Kneeland.

Enclosed with letter from George R. Noyes to Theodore Parker, p. 50.

Vol. 12Page 57
16 Dec. 1847

Letter from William Fitzgerald (Clontarf, Ireland) to Theodore Parker questioning translations made by Parker.

Vol. 12Page 60
19 June 1843

Letter from William P. Atkinson (Brookline) to Theodore Parker telling him that he "ought" to publish his sermons.

Vol. 12Page 62
Undated

Letter from William P. Atkinson to Theodore Parker inviting him to share a house in Brattleboro, Vt., for the summer.

Vol. 12Page 62
15 May 1847

Letter from William P. Atkinson (Brattleboro, Vt.) to Theodore Parker telling him that a summer in Vermont would be good for his health.

Vol. 12Page 64
8 Feb. 1848

Letter from William P. Atkinson (Brattleboro, Vt.) to Theodore Parker expressing Atkinson's wish to find a farmer who will exchange room and board for lessons for his children.

Vol. 12Page 67
25 Feb. 1848

Letter from William P. Atkinson (Brattleboro, Vt.) to Theodore Parker describing Atkinson's plans to move to the Boston area and seek employment in the city.

Vol. 12Page 70
10 Aug. 1848

Letter from William P. Atkinson (Boston) to Theodore Parker telling him of Atkinson's future plans.

Vol. 12Page 71
13 Aug. 1851

Letter from William P. Atkinson (Brattleboro, Vt.) to Theodore Parker telling him of Atkinson's plans for a lecture on education.

Vol. 12Page 73
27 June [185-]

Letter from William P. Atkinson to Theodore Parker complaining that Atkinson cannot decipher Parker's handwriting and asking Parker to order books for his brother George Atkinson.

Vol. 12Page 74
5-7 Feb. 1860

Letter from William P. Atkinson (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing Atkinson's school and events in his life, inquiring about life in Rome, and describing social life in Cambridge and activities at Harvard, with addendum dated 7 Feb. 1860.

Vol. 12Page 83
24 Jan. 1851

Letter from William Craft (Dundee, [Canada]) to Theodore Parker thanking him for his assistance and stating that Craft does not wish, however, to have his family's freedom purchased, for to do so would be "by recognizing us as property."

Vol. 12Page 84
13 Mar. 1860

Letter from Aaron Sargent (Boston) to Theodore Parker recalling Sargent's interviews with Parker and describing the influence that Parker's sermons and writings have had on him.

Vol. 12Page 88
19 Mar. 1836

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker replying to a request from Parker's class at Harvard Divinity School.

Vol. 12Page 89
23 July 1836

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker stating that Francis has "not the slightest doubt" that Parker will succeed in his public duties.

Vol. 12Page 89
7 May 1838

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking him to submit a memoir of his ancestor Captain John Parker for the Massachusetts Historical Society Collections.

Vol. 12Page 89
18 Aug. 1836

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking him to write a dedication hymn for Francis's new church.

Vol. 12Page 92
25 Dec. 1838

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing a theory of the origin of the Latin language and criticizing the appointment of Charles Brooks to the professorship of natural history at the University of the City of New York.

Vol. 12Page 96
14 Jan. 1839

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker arranging an exchange of pulpits and commenting on a review of Ralph Waldo Emerson's Cambridge address.

Vol. 12Page 97
21 Jan. 1839

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a compliment and discussing a "vexed" Biblical passage and classical literature.

Vol. 12Page 102
6 Mar. 1839

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the fallibility of the Bible and questioning Parker's interpretation of the story of Abraham and Isaac.

Vol. 12Page 108
24 May 1839

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker stating Francis's belief that the myths contained in the New Testament "symbolize" the truth and describing a meeting with George Ripley and Bronson Alcott and a visit to Washington Allston.

Vol. 12Page 113
25 Oct. 1839

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him Francis will come and visit him.

Vol. 12Page 115
26 Dec. 1839

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the "Milesian Fables" and the hymns of the early Christian church.

Vol. 12Page 120
28 Jan. 1840

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the origin of the Cupid and Psyche legend and the Resurrection.

Vol. 12Page 123
4 Mar. 1840

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him Francis will try to place a school teacher Parker has recommended and complaining about Parker's poor handwriting.

Vol. 12Page 126
27 Mar. 1840

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him that Miss Hudson, recommended by Parker, will be employed as a teacher in Watertown and describing an attack on Orestes Brownson in Blackwood's Magazine.

Vol. 12Page 129
4 Apr. 1840

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him the date Francis has chosen to bring Miss Mary Hudson.

Vol. 12Page 129
9 June 1840

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the origin of mysticism and confessing that the "metaphysics of matter" may be beyond him.

Vol. 12Page 134
22 June 1840

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker arranging to attend an ordination with Parker and commenting favorably on a pamphlet by Levi Blodgett. [Levi Blodgett was a pseudonym for Theodore Parker.]

Vol. 12Page 136
23 Nov. 1840

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him Francis approves of his actions and that he can cite no source to support Parker's theory that the Lord's Supper was celebrated on days other than the Sabbath.

Vol. 12Page 140
7 Dec. 1840

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker comparing Parker to John the Baptist crying out in the wilderness, comparing Hazael and Elisha with Macbeth, and telling Parker of a review of Ranke's History of the Popes.

Vol. 12Page 143
18 Jan. 1841

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker praising an article by Parker in the latest issue of the Dial and transcribing and sending a fragment by Simonides of Ceos.

Vol. 12Page 146
30 June 1841

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him that his sermon on the "Transient and Permanent in Christianity" is the best Francis has ever read.

Vol. 12Page 149
9 Sep. 1841

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker stating Francis's belief, in regard to the history of religions, that religious sentiment first manifests itself in monotheism and citing examples to support this statement.

Vol. 12Page 153
27 Sep. 1841

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the English poet Mark Akenside.

Vol. 12Page 155
22 Mar. 1842

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker consoling him and thanking him for a sermon.

Vol. 12Page 158
13 May 1842

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing an exchange of pulpits.

Vol. 12Page 159
[May 1842]

Letter from Convers Francis to Theodore Parker expressing Francis's desire to delay an exchange of pulpits because of his relationship with the Harvard Divinity School.

Vol. 12Page 161
7 July 1842

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him that Francis is unable to furnish him with examples of bombastic rhetoric and thanking him for "encouragement about the professorship" at Harvard Divinity School.

Vol. 12Page 163
2 Aug. 1842

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing the difficulties involved in moving.

Vol. 12Page 165
19 Aug. 1842

Letter from Convers Francis (Watertown, Mass.) to Theodore Parker refusing to break off his friendship with Parker because of any "danger" it might pose to his position at the Harvard Divinity School.

Vol. 12Page 167
22 Feb. 1843

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing the writings of Leonhard von Ultimo and Francis's cool reception in Cambridge.

Vol. 12Page 172
17 Apr. 1843

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a portrait of "old Hornie" and joking about Parker being in league with the devil.

Vol. 12Page 175
30 Oct. 1843

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him of the death of Henry Ware, Jr. and a Unitarian convention in Providence, describing the spirit of "Puseyism" in the Episcopal Church, and praising Parker's translation of De Wette.

Vol. 12Page 182
30 Dec. 1843

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him of the publication of various books, including William H. Prescott's Conquest of Mexico; the enthusiasm for operatic music in Boston; and the weakness of the Harvard Divinity School library.

Vol. 12Page 194
31 Jan. 1844

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing disputes in the anti-slavery movement, the recent writings of Andrews Norton, and a meeting of the Social Reform Society.

Vol. 12Page 199
14 Apr.-12 May 1844

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him, in "journal" form, of the debate over the annexation of Texas, intellectual life in Italy (as it is seen in America), Harvard College chapel services, Orestes Brownson's Quarterly Review, and the unveiling of Washington Allston's "Belshazzar's Feast."

Vol. 12Page 217
26 Nov. 1845

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker citing sources for the study of canon law and discussing a point raised in Biblical commentary.

Vol. 12Page 221
30 Dec. 1845

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker suggesting several ministers for a post that Parker desires to fill.

Vol. 12Page 222
4 Mar. 1846

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for arranging a loan for a Harvard Divinity School student.

Vol. 12Page 224
10 Jan. 1845

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him that Francis plans to visit him on the following Monday.

Vol. 12Page 225
29 Jan. 1845

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the history of Bibliolatry and Revelation.

Vol. 12Page 231
21 Mar. 1845

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking him to visit.

Vol. 12Page 232
5 Jan. 1846

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker agreeing to preach in West Roxbury.

Vol. 12Page 232
13 Jan. 1846

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing the "Serbonian bog" (Egypt) and Thomas Carlyle's Cromwell.

Vol. 12Page 236
17 May 1847

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker stating that Francis will be unable to attend a meeting at Parker's house and asking Parker if he is familiar with the Evangelium Spiritus Sancti.

Vol. 12Page 238
3 July 1849

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker recommending a number of books on Oriental religion and philosophy.

Vol. 12Page 241
12 July 1849

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker expressing Francis's dissatisfaction with the students and the instruction at the Harvard Divinity School.

Vol. 12Page 243
10 Aug. 1849

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him that Francis has been unable to ascertain the origin of a Latin proverb for Parker and that another question goes unanswered because he cannot read it.

Vol. 12Page 246
5 July 1850

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker citing several works dealing with the life of Mohammed.

Vol. 12Page 247
25 Feb. 1851

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking his opinion of a number of books and commenting on Edward Everett's assertion that 99 of 100 "Massachusetts people" support the Fugitive Slave Law.

Vol. 12Page 249
3 Mar. 1852

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing mythology in the works of Milton and commenting on the life of Margaret Fuller.

Vol. 12Page 252
10 Oct. 1853

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker apologizing for not responding to a letter from Parker.

Vol. 12Page 252
16 Nov. 1853

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker sending him an extensive bibliography of works dealing with the life of Michael Servetus.

Vol. 12Page 256
19 Nov. 1853

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker sending him additional information about Michael Servetus.

Vol. 12Page 258
11 Nov. 1854

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker stating that Francis is unable to decipher a Latin quotation Parker sent to him.

Vol. 12Page 262
23 May 1855

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker complaining that there is no one competent to write a history of Christianity.

Vol. 12Page 265
29 May 1855

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him that Francis is disturbed by an article on Samuel Taylor Coleridge by George E. Ellis in the Christian Examiner.

Vol. 12Page 267
15 Aug. 1855

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker agreeing with Parker's praise for Levi W. Leonard.

Vol. 12Page 271
22 Oct. 1855

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker apologizing that he has not been able to answer several questions for Parker.

Vol. 12Page 272
30 Oct. 1855

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker introducing a Mr. Chamberlain and asking Parker to loan him a book.

Vol. 12Page 273
19 Dec. 1855

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker discussing Thomas More's Utopia.

Vol. 12Page 276
22 Feb. 1856

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker giving the reasons why Francis declined Parker's request to dedicate a book to him.

Vol. 12Page 280
24 Apr. 1856

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for books, but he already has them.

Vol. 12Page 280
20 Feb. 1858

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking him for help in answering a number of questions.

Vol. 12Page 282
19 Apr. 1858

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him that Francis cannot locate a biography of Sir Philip Sidney and complaining about the poor state of American libraries.

Vol. 12Page 286
2 Feb. 1859

Letter from Convers Francis (Cambridge, Mass.) to Theodore Parker bidding farewell to Parker, who is about to depart for the West Indies.

Printed in Weiss, vol. II, pp. 265-266.

Vol. 12Page 289
30 Aug. 1847

Letter from Joseph H. Allen (Washington) to Theodore Parker defending [William G.] Eliot's attempts to manumit slaves in the Washington, D.C., area.

Vol. 12Page 291
22 May 1848

Letter from Joseph H. Allen (Washington) to Theodore Parker describing the growing spirit of "disunion" in different sections of the country and how life in Washington ameliorates some of this feeling.

Vol. 12Page 293
25 Jan. 1848

Letter from Joseph H. Allen (Washington) to Theodore Parker describing John P. Hale's actions in Congress in regard to the Mexican War and the slave market in Washington, D.C.

Vol. 12Page 294
26 Jan. 1849

Letter from Joseph H. Allen (Baltimore) to Theodore Parker describing efforts to end the slave trade in Washington.

Vol. 12Page 296
19 Nov. 1849

Letter from Joseph H. Allen (Washington, D.C.) to Theodore Parker discussing a theological dispute with Orestes A. Brownson.

Vol. 12Page 297
14 Mar. 1850

Letter from Joseph H. Allen (Washington) to Theodore Parker discussing the ferocious spirit of the North and describing a plan to the import slaves into California.

Vol. 12Page 299
26 Apr. 1851

Letter from Joseph H. Allen (Bangor, Me.) to Theodore Parker describing Allen's views of the Fugitive Slave Law.

Vol. 12Page 300
5 Dec. 1852

Letter from Joseph H. Allen (Bangor, Me.) to Theodore Parker disagreeing with Parker's appraisal of Daniel Webster and Orville Dewey.

Vol. 12Page 303
17 Dec. 1852

Letter from Joseph H. Allen (Bangor, Me.) to Theodore Parker expressing his continued disagreement with Parker's appraisal of Daniel Webster and Orville Dewey.

Vol. 12Page 307
23 Jan. 1859

Letter from Joseph H. Allen (Jamaica Plain, Mass.) to Theodore Parker bidding farewell to Parker, who is about to depart for the West Indies.

Vol. 13Page 1
17 Jan. [1854]

Letter from Marianne Skerrett (Windsor Castle, England) to Theodore Parker expressing her enjoyment of and admiration for his works.

Vol. 13Page 3
4 June [1854]

Letter from Marianne Skerrett (Buckingham Palace, England) to Theodore Parker about Miss Amelia Matilda Murray, Woman of the Bedchamber, who will be visiting America.

Vol. 13Page 6
10 June [1854]

Letter from Marianne Skerrett (Buckingham Palace, England) to Theodore Parker telling him that the Honorable Miss Murray, "one of the Queen's Ladies," plans to visit him when she arrives in America.

Vol. 13Page 7
6 Oct. [1854]

Letter from Marianne Skerrett (Osborne, England) to Theodore Parker concerning the growth of the democratic spirit in Europe and American admiration for Louis Napoleon.

Vol. 13Page 12
30 Dec. [1855]

Letter from Marianne Skerrett (Windsor Castle, England) to Theodore Parker expressing her regret at the pro-slavery position Amelia Matilda Murray has adopted upon her return from the United States.

Vol. 13Page 15
Undated

Letter from Marianne Skerrett (Osborne, England), dresser of Queen Victoria, to Theodore Parker about Skerrett's life in the West Indies and at court and her love for animals.

Vol. 13Page 21
20 Feb. [185-]

Letter from Marianne Skerrett (Buckingham Palace, England) to Theodore Parker asking if he is well.

Vol. 13Page 23
15 Dec. 1856

Letter from L. D. Collet (London) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a parcel of books and asking what course the anti-slavery forces in America propose to take after their defeat in the elections.

Vol. 13Page 27
26 Oct. 1856

Letter from George Jacob Holyoake (London) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of a sermon and praising him for his anti-slavery work.

Vol. 13Page 28
7 Jan. 1856

Letter from Robert Everest (London) to Theodore Parker inquiring about statistical information for Massachusetts and New England.

Vol. 13Page 29
24 Mar. 1856

Letter from Robert Everest (London) to Theodore Parker thanking him for certain statistical information and asking for more.

Vol. 13Page 30
23 May 1856

Letter from Robert Everest (London) to Theodore Parker thanking him for some statistical information and giving him a rough estimate of the cost of the Crimean War.

Vol. 13Page 32
7 Nov. 1856

Letter from Robert Everest (London) to Theodore Parker stating Everest's belief that the struggle with the "Slave Power" in America is at a critical stage.

Vol. 13Page 33
13 Mar. 1858

Letter from Robert Everest (London) to Theodore Parker asking if the "fights" witnessed in legislative bodies in America are traditional or if they have been generated by the debate over slavery.

Vol. 13Page 35
3 May 1847

Letter from John H. Thom (Liverpool) to Theodore Parker about contributing to a "Prospective Review."

Vol. 13Page 37
19 July 1849

Letter from John H. Thom (Liverpool) to Theodore Parker telling him of a tour on the continent.

Vol. 13Page 39
14 Apr. 1855

Letter from John H. Thom (Liverpool) to Theodore Parker expressing Thom's hope that he and his colleagues will be able to work with Parker on liberal religious projects.

Vol. 13Page 41
10 Apr. 1851

Letter from John H. Thom (Liverpool) to Theodore Parker introducing a Mr. Holt of Liverpool and his daughter.

Vol. 13Page 42
25 July 1856

Letter from Rakhal Das Haldan (Calcutta) to Theodore Parker telling him that Das Haldan has been much moved by Parker's works and the facts of his life as detailed by the Unitarian missionary to India Charles H. A. Dall.

Vol. 13Page 44
15 Dec. 1856

Letter from Rakhal Das Haldan (Calcutta) to Theodore Parker telling him of a "thoughtful" religious sect founded by Rammohum Roy.

Vol. 13Page 46
11 July 1858

Letter from Rakhal Das Haldan (Jugguddul, Chandernagor, India) to Theodore Parker describing the reception the works of Parker and Emerson have received in India and Das Haldan's own views on the great rebellion there.

Vol. 13Page 49
13 Aug. 1847

Letter from Russell L. Carpenter (Bridgewater, [England]) to Theodore Parker sending him a copy of a tract Carpenter wrote.

Vol. 13Page 49
13 July 1852

Letter from Russell L. Carpenter (Birkenhead, England) to Theodore Parker expressing Carpenter's disagreement with Parker concerning methods for reform.

Vol. 13Page 52
30 May 1859

Letter from Russell L. Carpenter (Halifax, England) to Theodore Parker inviting him to visit while he is in England.

Vol. 13Page 54
14 Oct. 1851

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Theodore Parker asking for information on "Common Schools" of New England.

Vol. 13Page 54
10 Feb. 1852

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Theodore Parker sending him a series of queries concerning reform schools.

Vol. 13Page 56
29 Apr. 1852

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Theodore Parker describing her research on juvenile delinquency.

Vol. 13Page 58
10 Oct. 1853

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Theodore Parker accompanying a pamphlet describing the treatment of juvenile delinquents.

Vol. 13Page 59
15 Mar. 1859

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Theodore Parker sending words of sympathy after hearing of his illness and expressing her hope that he will visit her.

Vol. 13Page 61
30 May 1859

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Theodore Parker expressing her hope that he will visit Bristol.

Vol. 13Page 61
3 June 1859

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Theodore Parker stating her agreement with his views on life and death.

Vol. 13Page 62
12 June 1859

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Theodore Parker expressing her hope that she will be able to converse with him while he is in London.

Vol. 13Page 64
24 Aug. 1859

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Theodore Parker wishing him a happy birthday.

Vol. 13Page 65
21 Dec. 1851

Letter from Mary Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Theodore Parker telling him she is pleased to hear his health is improving and commenting on the anticipated execution of John Brown.

Vol. 13Page 67
27 Apr. 1843

Letter from Philip P. Carpenter (Bristol, England) to Eliza Lee Cabot Follen about the life and character of Dr. Charles Follen and his many good works.

Vol. 13Page 70.5
3 Oct. 1847

Letter from James Martineau (Liverpool) to Theodore Parker telling him that he finds "traces every where of the widening influence of [Parker's] book."

Another copy in Volume 11, p. 270.

Vol. 13Page 70.5
27 Jan. 1862

Autograph letter from Franklin B. Sanborn (Concord) to Lydia Parker denying that he is collecting Theodore Parker's letters and claiming he is not attempting to obstruct the work of John Weiss, who is collecting Parker's letters for publication. [signed]

Vol. 13Page 70.5
4 Jan. 1862

Letter from Lydia Cabot Parker (Boston) to Franklin Benjamin Sanborn complaining that Sanborn has been collecting correspondence from and to Theodore Parker in her name but without her permission, telling Sanborn she has appointed John Weiss to write a memoir of Parker, and asking Sanborn not to interfere with Weiss's work.

IV. Original correspondence, 1837-1847

This series consists of both incoming and outgoing correspondence arranged in rough chronological order. Items are listed individually in the order in which they appear on the reels, and page numbers ending in ".5" indicate a letter inserted between two pages or at the end of a volume. Letters are signed originals except when indicated.

Vol. 14Page 1
29 May 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury, Mass.) to James Freeman Clarke asking him to lay an enclosed letter before the "Christian Church Society under [his] care." [copy]

Enclosed with letter from Theodore Parker to the congregation of the Church of the Disciples, 29 May 1841.

Vol. 14Page 2
29 May 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury, Mass.) to the congregation of the Church of the Disciples concerning the dissension caused by James Freeman Clarke's offer to exchange pulpits with Parker. [copy]

Enclosed with letter from Theodore Parker to James Freeman Clarke, 29 May 1841.

Vol. 14Page 4
29 May 1841

Letter from James Freeman Clarke (Boston) to Theodore Parker stating that Parker has an exaggerated view of the controversy he has aroused in Clarke's church and attempting to explain the situation.

Vol. 14Page 6
21 June 1841

Letter from Henry Colman (Boston) to Theodore Parker telling him that Colman has read one of his sermons with great pleasure.

Vol. 14Page 8
21 June 1841

Letter from William Larned, Samuel E. Brackett, Charles L. Thayer, and Charles Ellis (Boston) to Theodore Parker asking him to deliver a series of five lectures in the Masonic Temple.

Vol. 14Page 10
[13 Dec. 1841]

Letter from H. J. Brackett (Boston) to Theodore Parker about Brackett's use of donations. [holograph]

Vol. 14Page 12
10 Aug. 1841

Letter from [Charles L.] Thayer to Theodore Parker asking him to "frame such an advertisement as may meet his wishes" for the series of lectures Parker is to deliver in the Masonic Temple. [holograph]

Vol. 14Page 14
30 June 1841

Letter from Nathaniel Hall (Dorchester, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him that his beliefs cause dissension because they are misunderstood and that no disagreement will ever disrupt their friendship.

Vol. 14Page 16
[7 July 1841]

Letter from "C. D.," a "brother in Christian fraternity," to Theodore Parker warning him not to be arrogant in his religious beliefs, which could be mistaken. [holograph]

Vol. 14Page 20
21 July 1841

Letter from Charles Robinson (Medfield) to Theodore Parker requesting to delay their exchange until the following year, with annotations by Parker explaining when and how he received the letter.

Vol. 14Page 22
26 Aug. [1841]

Letter from Charles Robinson (Peterboro, N.H.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of some pamphlets and for the services he performed in Robinson's pulpit on the previous Sunday.

Vol. 14Page 23
29 June 1841

Letter from [Caleb] Stetson (Medford, Mass.) to Theodore Parker "demanding" that they exchange pulpits so that Stetson can prove he is not intimidated.

Vol. 14Page 25
21 Aug. 1841

Letter from "a Layman" [Charlestown, Mass.] to Theodore Parker in which a "friend of Satan" writes to Parker in a sarcastic vein.

Vol. 14Page 27
14 Oct. 1841

Letter from Nathaniel Hall (Dorchester, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking him to release Hall from an agreement to exchange pulpits.

Vol. 14Page 29
19 Sep. 1841

Letter from [Hiram] Withington (Dorchester) to Theodore Parker describing Withington's plans to visit Parker and explaining that Withington is "thrown back and chilled" when he meets many illustrious ministers.

Vol. 14Page 31
[15 Oct. 1841]

Letter from an anonymous "Enquirer" [Boston] to Theodore Parker berating Parker for his belief in "natural inspiration."

Vol. 14Page 33
14 Mar. 1842

Letter from William Eddy (New Bedford, Mass.) to Theodore Parker enclosing payment for a course of lectures delivered by Parker and explaining why the audience wasn't larger.

Vol. 14Page 35
11 June 1842

Letter from John G. Palfrey (Boston) to Theodore Parker thanking him for a volume of his work, although Palfrey does not agree with his opinions.

Vol. 14Page 37
3 June 1842

Letter from Benjamin Rodman (New Bedford, Mass.) to Theodore Parker thanking him for the gift of some of his writings and inviting him to visit Rodman in his new home.

Vol. 14Page 40
4 Feb. 1842

Letter from Benjamin Rodman (New Bedford, Mass.) to Theodore Parker informing him of the progress of plans for his lecture series in New Bedford.

Vol. 14Page 42
14 June 1842

Letter from William Eddy (New Bedford, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing efforts to counter Parker's spreading influence in the New Bedford area.

Vol. 14Page 44
23 May 1842

Letter from George Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker expressing Adams's admiration for and interest in Parker's writings and lectures on liberal religion.

Vol. 14Page 46
9 July 1842

Letter from C[aleb] Stetson (Medford, Mass.) to Theodore Parker telling him of the "hue and cry" raised against Convers Francis and objections to Francis's appointment at the Harvard Divinity School and arranging to meet with Parker.

Vol. 14Page 48
23 May 1842

Letter from G[ershom] B. Weston (Duxbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker asking him to exchange pulpits with the minister in Duxbury [Josiah Moore] and to send Weston copies of his sermons to sell.

Vol. 14Page 50
31 Aug. 1840

Letter from Andreas B. [Smolmisary?] (Boston) to Theodore Parker. [in Latin]

Vol. 14Page 52
20 June 1842

Letter from Isaac Lewis (Short Creek, Ohio) to Theodore Parker sending for a pamphlet by Parker and asking the price of others.

Vol. 14Page 53
22 Jan. 1843

Letter from Isaac Lewis (Short Creek, Ohio) to Theodore Parker telling him of the state of religion in Lewis's part of Ohio and the widespread sympathy for Parker's views.

Vol. 14Page 55
31 Jan. 1843

Letter from C[aleb] Stetson (Medford, Mass.) to Theodore Parker explaining why Stetson has not offered to exchange pulpits with Parker.

Vol. 14Page 57
3 Jan. 1843

Letter from Nathaniel L. Frothingham (Boston) to Theodore Parker describing Parker's works as "vehemently deistical" and hoping that Frothingham's disagreement with Parker won't affect their friendship.

Vol. 14Page 59
27 July 1842

Letter from C[aleb] Stetson (Medford, Mass.) to Theodore Parker describing a meeting of the Boston Association of Ministers at Concord and their view on exchanging pulpits with Parker.

Vol. 14Page 61
25 Jan. 1842

Letter from Chandler Robbins [Boston] to Theodore Parker expressing Robbins's regret at "any wound" his frank statements at a meeting of the Boston Association of Ministers may have caused and begging Parker to reconsider the position he has taken on a number of religious questions.

Copy in Volume 12, p. 14.

Vol. 14Page 63
15 Feb. 1843

Letter from Chandler Robbins (Boston) to Theodore Parker sending him the minutes of the 28 Nov. 1842 meeting of the Boston Association of Ministers.

Copy in Volume 12, p. 17.

Vol. 14Page 65
21 June 1843

Letter from Isaac Lewis (Short Creek, Ohio) to Theodore Parker telling him that he finds many admirers of Parker's "Discourses" and liberal religious writings in Ohio.

Vol. 14Page 67
19 June 1843

Letter from George Putnam (Roxbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker apologizing for his past statements that Parker was "off Christian ground" and did not belong in a Christian pulpit.

Copy in Volume 12, p. 38.

Vol. 14Page 70
8 Aug. 1843

Letter from George Adams (Boston) to Theodore Parker telling him of Adams's admiration for his work and discussing Adams's own religious views.

Vol. 14Page 74
14 Aug. 1843

Letter from John Murray, Jr. (Boston) to Theodore Parker discussing a recently published letter that authenticates events described in the New Testament.

Vol. 14Page 76
12 Jan. 1844

Letter from John Murray, Jr. (Boston) to Theodore Parker describing a violent attack on Parker in the Christian Watchman and Murray's response to it.

Vol. 15Page 1
31 Oct. 1842

Letter from [William H. Channing] [Boston] to Theodore Parker suggesting that Parker may have misunderstood a jest and been insulted and that Channing will visit Parker in West Roxbury if he can find the time. [holograph]

Vol. 15Page 2
16 Dec. 1842

Letter from [George] Putnam (Roxbury, Mass.) to Theodore Parker expressing Putnam's hope that his "harsh words" at a previous meeting will not result in a break between them. [holograph]

Vol. 15Page 3
4 Apr. 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury, Mass.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett querying him concerning a note appended to his sermon on the death of William E. Channing. [signed holograph copy]

Vol. 15Page 4
15 Apr. 1843

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (New York) to Theodore Parker discussing William Ellery Channing's disbelief in the "pre-existence of Christ" and claiming that Parker has impeached Gannett's character in his writings.

Copy in Volume 12, p. 24.

Vol. 15Page 5
22 June 1843

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury, Mass.) to George Putnam telling him that Parker never had a "hard" thought about Putnam, no matter what their theological disagreements might be, although Parker has detected a certain coolness in Putnam's manner. [copy]

Vol. 15Page 6
28 Dec. 1844

Confidential letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury, Mass.) to [Ezra Stiles Gannett] protesting the actions of the Boston Association in regard to John Turner Sargent. [unsent]

Vol. 15Page 7
5 Jan. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury, Mass.) to his brother stating that Parker is sorry to hear that a business venture has led to disappointment, but that the necessary money can be obtained.

Vol. 15Page 8
7 Jan. 1845

Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to Theodore Parker asking him to attend a meeting of the Boston Association of Ministers to discuss his doctrine which they "deplore."

Copy in Volume 12, p. 28.

Vol. 15Page 9
22 Mar. 1845

Letter from John Pierpont (Boston) to Theodore Parker telling him of Pierpont's dispute with the proprietors of the Hollis Street Church.

Copy in Volume 12, p. 30.

Vol. 15Page 10
24 Mar. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker to Nathaniel L. Frothingham denying either having had or having said he had writings of Frothingham that expressed beliefs similar to his own. [signed holograph copy]

Vol. 15Page 11
25 Mar. 1845

Letter from Theodore Parker (West Roxbury, Mass.) to Francis Parkman acknowledging receipt of Parkman's letter of the same date and telling Parkman that he is prepared to overlook Parkman's "ungenerous remarks." [signed holograph copy]

Vol. 15Page 11.5
10 Mar. 1846

Letter from George E. Ellis (Charlestown) to Theodore Parker telling him that there will be a delay in supplying the information he wants from the records of the Boston Association.

Vol. 15Page 11.5
26 June 1837

Memorandum from George Whitney to Theodore Parker informing him of his unanimous election to the Boston Association of Ministers.

Vol. 15Page 11.5
11 Mar. 1847

Memorandum entitled "Extract from the Records of the Boston Association of Congregational Ministers of all the passages relating to Rev. Theodore Parker, of West Roxbury--made at his request," recorded by George E. Ellis, "Scribe" of the Boston Association.

V. Miscellaneous volumes, 1826-1858

Vol. 16
Journal of sermons delivered and fees collected, 1843-1858

This volume lists applications for, dates of, places of, and fees for sermons delivered by Theodore Parker between 1843 and 1858, including a numbering system for sermons delivered and timetables for lecture tours. [holograph]

For a notebook of sermons Theodore Parker preached, 1851-1853, see Series VI.B. Supp. 3.

Vol. 17
Notebook of miscellaneous notes, 1826-1846

VI. Supplements, 1841-1865

This series consists of supplementary loose papers, including letters written by Parker between 1841 and 1859, a notebook listing titles and subjects of sermons, diary notes, and newspaper clippings pertaining to fugitive slave Anthony Burns and to Parker's illness and resignation in 1859.

A. Correspondence, 1841-1859

Supp. 1
Undated

Letter from Theodore Parker to Mr. Philbrick recommending Miss Wellington for a place in the school

Supp. 1
24 July 1856

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mr. Dudley about Mr. Wilson's lessened need for money.

Supp. 1
2 Sep. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mr. Dudley about Mr. Sanborn and payments to him.

Supp. 1
15 Sep. 1858

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to [E. G. Dudley] about Mr. Sanborn and other matters.

Supp. 1
13 July 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Boston) to Mr. Dudley asking to be relieved as an executor of Mr. John Cabot's estate.

Supp. 1
Clippings, 1859

Newspaper clippings related to Theodore Parker's illness and resignation.

Supp. 2
3 Aug. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Neuchatel, Switzerland) to E. G. Dudley about slavery and Robert C. Winthrop, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and other matters.

Supp. 2
2 Dec. 1859

Letter from Theodore Parker (Rome) to E. G. Dudley about John Brown's raid and its consequences.

Supp. 3
18 Apr. 1841

Letter from Theodore Parker to a friend concerning Parker's religious philosophy. [copy]

B. Volumes, 1851-1865

Supp. 3
Notebook, 1851-1853

This volume includes titles and subjects of sermons Theodore Parker preached and extracts from sermons.

For a journal of sermons Theodore Parker preached, 1843-1858, see Series V. Vol. 16.

Supp. 3
Clippings, 1854-1865

Newspaper clippings concerning the rendition of Anthony Burns and the post-war condition of freedmen.

Supp. 4
Diary notes, 11-28 Aug. 1857

For Theodore Parker's European travel diary, 1 July-1 Sep. 1844, see Series I. Vol. 1.

Preferred Citation

Theodore Parker papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

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Persons:

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886.
Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898.
Bancroft, George, 1800-1891.
Birney, James Gillespie, 1792-1857.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873.
Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861.
Francis, Convers, 1795-1863.
Gannett, Ezra S. (Ezra Stiles), 1801-1871.
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879.
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859.
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872.
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.

Organizations:

American Party.
United States. Fugitive slave law (1850).

Subjects:

Abolitionists.
Antislavery movements--United States.
Clergy--Diaries.
Commonplace-books.
Diaries--1844.
Europe--Description and travel--1800-1918.
Kansas--History--1854-1861.
Sermons--1851-1853.
Unitarian Universalist churches--Clergy.
Unitarianism.
United States--Politics and government--1845-1861.
Voyages and travels--Diaries.