COLLECTION GUIDES

1791-1892

Guide to the Microfilm Edition


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, sermons, diaries, and other personal papers of Unitarian minister William Ellery Channing.

Biographical Sketch

William Ellery Channing was a Unitarian clergyman, literary critic, author, and the leading spokesman for liberal religion of his generation.

Collection Description

This collection contains the personal correspondence, writings, and other papers of William Ellery Channing. The main body of the microfilm edition consists of the William Ellery Channing papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, supplemented by letters and documents drawn from other MHS manuscript collections. Among the family members represented in the collection are Channing's mother Lucy Ellery Channing, his grandfather William Ellery, his wife Ruth Gibbs Channing, and his uncles Henry and Walter Channing. Other correspondents include Washington Allston, James G. Birney, John C. Calhoun, Catherine Codman, Ezra Stiles Gannett, John T. Kirkland, Horace Mann, Francis Parkman, Eloise Richards Payne, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Jonathan Phillips, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Henry Dwight Sedgwick, Samuel E. Sewall, George Ticknor, Joseph Tuckerman, and members of the Gibbs family of Newport, R.I. Among the subjects discussed in Channing's correspondence and writings are: the American Unitarian Association, the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, education, the Federal Street Church, Harvard University and the Divinity School there, aid for laboring people, the Elijah P. Lovejoy meeting at Faneuil Hall in 1837, the early peace movement, religion (including Unitarianism and religious controversies of the day), slavery and abolition, temperance, and 19th-century travel in Europe and the West Indies. Also included in this collection are sermons, lectures, and speeches; travel diaries, 1821-1830; and notes, correspondence, financial records, and other documents related to Channing's publications and the settlement of his estate.

Additional William Ellery Channing papers are drawn primarily from the Ezra Stiles Gannett papers and the Jonathan Phillips papers. Other collections represented include: the Appleton family papers, the George Bancroft papers, the Henry W. Bellows papers, the Samuel Cabot papers, the Hugh Upham Clark collection, the Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers, the Edward Everett papers, the Everett-Peabody family papers, the Guild Library, the Heath family papers, the Horace Mann collection, the Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection, the Harrison Gray Otis papers II, the Pemberton collection, the Quincy family papers, the Robie-Sewall family papers, the Sedgwick family papers, the Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge papers III, the Thomas Wren Ward papers, the Alexander Calvin and Ellen Morton Washburn autograph collection, the R. C. Waterston autograph collection, and the Winthrop family papers.

All items are individually described in the MHS manuscript catalog.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Listed below are all of the individual documents in this collection in the order in which they appear on the microfilm. All items are part of the William Ellery Channing papers unless otherwise indicated.

I. Undated correspondence

This series contains 124 undated letters and documents arranged into three alphabetical sequences: letters from William Ellery Channing, letters to William Ellery Channing, and letters about William Ellery Channing. Correspondents include Catherine Codman, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Joseph Tuckerman, Andrews Norton, Francis Parkman, and George Ticknor.

A. Letters from William Ellery Channing

Arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Reel 1No. 1
Letter to a doctor concerning an operation on Channing's ear
Reel 1No. 2
Note to [ ] requesting the loan of the "Pilot," with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 3
Letter to [ ] concerning an exchange of pulpits with John T. Kirkland, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 4
Letter to [ ] concerning editorial improvements and publishing strategy for a peace circular
Reel 1No. 5
Note to [ ] with instructions for sending a package to Boston, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 6
Letter to a woman who has recently suffered a personal tragedy discussing loss and sorrow [draft?], with note on verso by W[illiam] F. C[hanning] indicating that the letter may have been published in a different form, May [no year]
Reel 1No. 7
Letter to Lucy Ellery Channing, with brief notes by Channing in the margin and on verso [unsigned fragment]
Reel 1No. 8
Letter to Ruth Gibbs Channing, with manuscript notes on verso [fragment]
Reel 1No. 9
Letter to Walter Channing on family matters
Reel 1No. 10
Letter to Walter Channing welcoming him home and dealing with family matters
Reel 1No. 11
Letter to Catherine Codman about etiquette
Reel 1No. 12
Letter to Catherine Codman about helping a friend
Reel 1No. 13
Letter to Catherine Codman arranging a meeting to pray for a sick friend
Reel 1No. 14
Letter to Catherine Codman arranging to see her
Reel 1No. 15
Letter to Catherine Codman asking for the use of her carriage
Reel 1No. 16
Letter to Catherine Codman asking her to send a boy to see him
Reel 1No. 17
Letter to Catherine Codman asking her to join him for a trip to Newton
Reel 1No. 18
Letter to Catherine Codman commenting on various sermons
Reel 1No. 19
Letter to Catherine Codman concerning a friend
Reel 1No. 20
Letter to Catherine Codman concerning a visit
Reel 1No. 21
Letter to Catherine Codman concerning one of his sermons
Reel 1No. 22
Letter to Catherine Codman concerning the use of her carriage
Reel 1No. 23
Letter to Catherine Codman concerning the use of her carriage
Reel 1No. 24
Letter to Catherine Codman concerning the writings of a friend
Reel 1No. 25
Letter to Catherine Codman concerning the writings of Joseph Tuckerman
Reel 1No. 26
Letter to Catherine Codman declining an invitation
Reel 1No. 27
Letter to Catherine Codman declining an invitation
Reel 1No. 28
Letter to Catherine Codman expressing his friendship, May [no year]
Reel 1No. 29
Letter to Catherine Codman on his preaching
Reel 1No. 30
Letter to Catherine Codman on the death of Mr. Cobbet
Reel 1No. 31
Letter to Catherine Codman on the weather
Reel 1No. 32
Letter to Catherine Codman reflecting on his past life, 7 Apr. [no year]
Reel 1No. 33
Letter to Catherine Codman saying he is unable to attend her party
Reel 1No. 34
Letter to Catherine Codman saying that he hopes that God will make him a useful minister, Aug. [no year]
Reel 1No. 35
Letter to Catherine Codman saying that he would like to see her
Reel 1No. 36
Letter to Catherine Codman saying that the weather keeps him from seeing her, with notes by Channing
Reel 1No. 37
Letter to Catherine Codman sending her a sermon
Reel 1No. 38
Letter to Catherine Codman telling her that he will soon be leaving on a journey
Reel 1No. 39
Letter from William Ellery Channing [Boston] to Mrs. [ ] Freme concerning an appointment for a visit

In Whitwell autograph collection.

Reel 1No. 40
Note to Ezra Stiles Gannett informing him of Channing's plan to lecture to the mechanics' apprentices [damaged, notes by Channing removed]
Reel 1No. 41
Letter from William Ellery Channing [Boston] to Mr. Guild asking if he might come to dinner, with note on provenance by Samuel Eliot Morison

In Harrison Gray Otis papers II.

Reel 1No. 42
Letter to [ ] Nelthropt concerning a half barrel of flour shipped to Channing, with extensive manuscript notes by Channing on verso and cover sheet
Reel 1No. 43
Note to Eloise Richards Payne enclosing a letter for Mr. Moore [enclosed letter missing]
Reel 1No. 44
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Elizabeth Palmer Peabody about his health

In Horace Mann collection.

Reel 1No. 45
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Elizabeth Palmer Peabody about a map

In Horace Mann collection.

Reel 1No. 46
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Elizabeth Palmer Peabody about his travel plans

In Horace Mann collection.

Reel 1No. 47
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Elizabeth Palmer Peabody postponing a meeting

In Horace Mann collection.

Reel 1No. 48
Note to Jonathan Phillips concerning arrangements for a dinner engagement [draft?], with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 49
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Eliza Susan Morton Quincy about a manuscript

In Quincy family papers.

Reel 1No. 50
Letter to Lucy [Channing Russell] concerning family matters [fragment], with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 51
Letter to Lucy Channing Russell concerning a cook and family matters, 24 July [no year], with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 52
Letter to William [Smith] Shaw concerning their last meeting
Reel 1No. 53
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman asking advice on a sermon
Reel 1No. 54
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman complimenting him on a discourse
Reel 1No. 55
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Channing's writings
Reel 1No. 56
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman concerning church matters, 24 Aug. [no year]
Reel 1No. 57
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman concerning personal matters
Reel 1No. 58
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman concerning the loan of some books
Reel 1No. 59
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Tuckerman's health
Reel 1No. 60
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Tuckerman's illness and religion
Reel 1No. 61
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman enclosing ten dollars for a man named Wiley who needs assistance, 3 Jan. [no year]
Reel 1No. 62
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman extending an invitation to dinner
Reel 1No. 63
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman on travel [fragment]
Reel 1No. 64
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman inviting him to dine
Reel 1No. 65
Letter to Joseph Tuckerman wishing him farewell as Tuckerman prepares for a trip

B. Letters to William Ellery Channing

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Reel 1No. 66
Note concerning Channing's health beginning: "My dear friend--It is a long time indeed since I saw you..." [unsigned]
Reel 1No. 67
Letter from Bolton, Mass., concerning prayer books [signature illegible], 5 July [no year], with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 68
Two brief notes from [William Henry Channing] containing statistical information about the population of the United States [signature illegible]
Reel 1No. 69
Note from Eliza Cabot concerning plans for a visit, with notes by Channing on verso [fragment]
Reel 1No. 70
Letter from S[amuel] Cabot (Quincy, Mass.) asking Channing to baptize his child
Reel 1No. 71
Letter from George Gibbs Channing concerning a singing school, with notes by Channing on religion
Reel 1No. 72
Letter from [Ruth Gibbs Channing] about family matters, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 73
Letter from Walter Channing with medical advice for Ruth Gibbs Channing, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 74
Letter from Walter Channing prescribing medical treatment and pills for [ ], with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 75
Letter of introduction from G. Davis for [ ], a professor of geology and grandson of Joseph Priestley, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 76
Letter from T. Dawes inviting Channing to dine with President Adams, 13 Dec. [no year], with notes by Channing
Reel 1No. 77
Note from R. C. Derby concerning arrangements for a meeting with [James] Freeman and [John T.] Kirkland, with extensive manuscript notes by Channing on verso and cover sheet
Reel 1No. 78
Letter from Dorothea Lynde Dix (Boston) concerning her mother's illness [fragment], July [no year], with notes by Channing
Reel 1No. 79
Letter from Charles Follen about preaching in Channing's church
Reel 1No. 80
Letter from William Henry Furness concerning a visit, with notes by Channing on religion and virtue
Reel 1No. 81
Note: This item has been dated and incorporated into Series II. Dated correspondence.
Reel 1No. 82
Letter from [ ] Higginson concerning a financial matter, with manuscript notes on higher education by Channing on verso and other manuscript notes
Reel 1No. 83
Letter from Anna Jamison arranging to see Channing
Reel 1No. 84
Letter from Horace Mann concerning the "simultaneous temperance meeting" and Channing's health, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 85
Note from R. Minot concerning [ ] Bowditch's travel plans, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 86
Letter from Andrews Norton inviting Channing to attend a committee meeting of the [Christian] Examiner, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 87
Letter from Andrews Norton (Cambridge) enclosing a packet from Joanna Baillie [packet missing]
Reel 1No. 88
Letter from Andrews Norton commenting on the writings of Friedrich Ernst Daniel Schleiermacher
Reel 1No. 89
Note from Andrews Norton (Cambridge) forwarding a book, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 90
Letter from Francis Parkman inviting Channing to dinner, 3 Mar. [no year], with notes by Channing on religion
Reel 1No. 91
Letter from Francis Parkman concerning the anniversary of the Massachusetts Bible Society, 29 May [no year], with notes by Channing on religion
Reel 1No. 92
Letter from Francis Parkman requesting that Channing review Count Struensee's "Conversion" for the Christian Examiner, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 93
Note from Francis Parkman concerning a schedule of sermons by various ministers, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 94
Letter from Thomas Handasyd Perkins concerning pear cuttings from his Brookline home, with manuscript notes on love by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 95
Letter from J[onathan] Phillips concerning a servant, 29 Apr. [no year], with notes by Channing
Reel 1No. 96
Letter from Wendell Phillips comparing the laws dealing with slavery in Maryland and the District of Columbia
Reel 1No. 97
Letter from Eliza Susan Morton Quincy asking that her daughter Eliza Susan Quincy be made a member of Channing's church
Reel 1No. 98
Letter from George Ripley asking the loan of a book
Reel 1No. 99
Note from R. Rogers informing him that no mail has arrived, with extensive manuscript notes by Channing on verso and cover sheet
Reel 1No. 100
Letter from William Ropes forwarding a sample of sugar cane, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 101
Letter from Lucy Channing Russell (New York) concerning family matters and news of her husband William W. Russell, 13 July [no year]
Reel 1No. 102
Letter from Henry Dwight Sedgwick [New York] to William Ellery Channing concerning the state of religious affairs in New York, [10 Oct.] [no year]

In Sedgwick family papers.

Reel 1No. 103
Letter from Edmund Quincy Sewall declining an exchange of pulpits for health reasons, 17 May [no year], with manuscript notes on religion by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 104
Letter from Jared Sparks declining an invitation, 11 Feb. [no year], with notes by Channing on religion
Reel 1No. 105
Letter from Jared Sparks declining an invitation to preach, 28 May [no year], with notes by Channing
Reel 1No. 106
Note from William Sturgis [Boston] declining an invitation, 13 Nov. [no year], with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 107
Letter from George Ticknor inviting him to dinner
Reel 1No. 108
Letter from George Ticknor asking him for a church report
Reel 1No. 109
Letter from George Ticknor asking for a copy of a report, with notes by Channing
Reel 1No. 110
Note from George Ticknor concerning a dinner engagement, with extensive manuscript notes by Channing on verso and cover sheet
Reel 1No. 111
Letter from George Ticknor inquiring about what day Channing will preach, wit manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 112
Letter from Thomas Wren Ward concerning traveling by boat
Reel 1No. 113
Letter from Henry Ware [Jr.] concerning Channing's writings, with notes by Channing on religion
Reel 1No. 114
Letter from Henry Ware concerning the publication of a discourse by Ware, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 115
Note from Henry Ware concerning a dinner engagement, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 116
Letter from John C. Warren containing medical advice, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 117
Letter from Robert Waterston concerning Channing's travel plans, with extensive manuscript notes on verso and cover sheet
Reel 1No. 118
Letter from J. T. Winslow [damaged fragment], with manuscript notes by Channing on verso

C. Letters about William Ellery Channing

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Reel 1No. 119
Letter from C. H. Appleton to Thomas Dawes concerning the topic of a sermon by Channing at Baltimore, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
Reel 1No. 120
Note from M[ary] C[hanning] Eustis to Charles [H. Parker] concerning [Federal Street Church] scrip, 16 Mar. [no year]
Reel 1No. 121
Letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) (Boston) to Miss Channing ordering tickets for a public reading, 13 Mar. [no year]
Reel 1No. 122
Letter from Elizabeth Palmer Peabody to Mary concerning a package
Reel 1No. 123
Letter from Edmund Quincy Sewall to John T. Kirkland concerning Sewall's inability, for health reasons, to accept a proposal from Channing concerning a settlement [fragment], with manuscript notes by Channing concerning religion on verso
Reel 1No. 124
Note from D. N. Spooner to Charles H. Parker concerning the [Federal Street Church] scrip

II. Dated correspondence, 1794-1862

Arranged chronologically.

This series contains correspondence and documents by, to, or about William Ellery Channing arranged in a single chronological sequence. Among the correspondents are Channing's mother Lucy Ellery Channing, his maternal grandfather William Ellery, his uncles Walter (1757-1827) and Henry Channing (1760-1840), his wife Ruth Gibbs Channing, his brother George Gibbs Channing, and other family members. Other correspondents include Joanna Baillie, Sir John Bowring, Orville Dewey, Ebenezer Francis, Ezra Stiles Gannett, John Thornton Kirkland, Ellis Gray Loring, Eloise Richards Payne, Jonathan Phillips, Josiah Quincy (1772-1864), William Rathbone, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Henry Dwight Sedgwick, Samuel E. Sewall, William Smith Shaw, Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi, Joseph Tuckerman, Thomas Wren Ward, and Joseph Blanco White.

Reel 1
Letter from Lucy Ellery Channing to William Ellery Channing on family matters, 179-
Reel 1
Letter from Lucy Ellery Channing to William Ellery Channing concerning family matters, [1794]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing concerning the entrance requirements for Harvard and urging him to enter college, with typescript copy, 10 July 1794
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing advising him to read the Bible daily and giving other advice for his first year in college, with typescript copy, 21 Oct. 1794
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing reminding him not to overlook religion in his studies, with typescript copy, 29 Jan. 1795
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing saying he is pleased to hear that Channing is doing well at college, 22 Apr. 1795
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing concerning his college studies and the danger of oversleeping, with typescript copy, 10 Nov. 1796
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing warning of the danger of too much learning, with typescript copy, 29 Jan. 1797
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing commenting on Channing's desire to become a minister and the possibility of war with France, with typescript copy, 2 May 1798
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to William [Smith] Shaw saying that Channing has chosen the ministry for a career and asking for political news, [10 Oct.] 1798 [copy]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to William Smith Shaw asking him to obtain a position in the navy for a Mr. Wainwright, 18 Oct. 1798 [copy]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Lucy Ellery Channing expressing his devotion to her and his sorrow at being separated from her, [Nov. 1798]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Richmond, Va.) to William Smith Shaw concerning religion, the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Alien and Sedition Acts, 28 Nov. 1798 [copy]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Richmond, Va.) to William Smith Shaw concerning Channing's readings and the actions of the Virginia legislature, 1799 [copy]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Richmond, Va.) to William Smith Shaw concerning the actions of the Virginia legislature and predicting a separation from the Union, 24 Jan. 1799 [copy]
Reel 1
Letter from Henry, Walter, Ann, and Francis Dana Channing to William Ellery Channing concerning family and personal matters, [27 Jan. 1799]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Richmond, Va.) to William Smith Shaw concerning politics and personal matters, [26 Feb.] 1799 [copy]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing concerning the use of tobacco, Ellery's opinion of French philosophers, and Channing's job as a teacher, with typescript copy, 13 Apr. 1799
Reel 1
Letter from Ann Channing Allston (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing concerning family matters, May 1799
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Richmond, Va.) to Joseph McKean concerning religion and the study of the Bible, 27 Oct. 1799
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Cambridge) to William Ellery telling him of the poor state of Channing's health, 5 July [1801]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Henry Channing (1760-1840) asking him to preach the sermon at William Ellery Channing's ordination as minister of the Federal Street Church, 16 Apr. 1802
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Cambridge) to William Ellery concerning the cost of attending Harvard College, endorsed by William Ellery with a computation of the cost of four years at Harvard, 25 Nov. 1802 [typescript copy]
Reel 1
Letter from Lucy Ellery Channing to William Ellery Channing concerning family matters, [1803]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Eloise Richards Payne commenting on the death of her father, [1803] [copy]
Reel 1
Letter from William Smith Shaw (Boston) to William Ellery Channing advising him to take the position at the Federal Street Church and not at the Brattle Street Church, 21 Jan. 1803
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Harrison Gray Otis declining the pastorate of the Brattle Street Church, 25 Jan. 1803

In Harrison Gray Otis papers II.

Reel 1
Letter from Lucy Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing concerning her plans to move to Boston, 2 Sep. 1803
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Henry Channing (1760-1840) concerning William Ellery Channing's role as a minister, 31 Jan. 1804
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Ellery concerning Ellery's health, July [1804]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing concerning Channing's vocation as a minister and his health, with typescript copy, 1 Aug. 1804
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Ellery concerning sermons and the study of religion, 16 Feb. 1806 [typescript copy]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Ellery concerning religion, May 1806
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing on religion, 10 June 1806
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to Lucy Ellery Channing concerning local matters, 23 Mar. 1807
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Ellery expressing his ideas on religion, May 1807
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing giving Ellery's ideas on religion, with draft and typescript copy, 1 June 1807
Reel 1
Letter from John Thornton Kirkland (Cambridge, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing telling him of a meeting of the Harvard University Corporation, 7 Sep. 1808, with notes by Channing
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne advising her of the proper way for an unmarried schoolteacher to act, Apr. 1809 [copy]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Ellery concerning the health of both men, 15 May 1809
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning her life as a schoolteacher, 31 May 1809
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Ellery informing him of the marriage of Ann Channing and Washington Allston, June [1809]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne giving her advice on teaching, 20 June 1809
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Eliza Susan Morton Quincy thanking her for kindnesses during his visit, 181-?

In Quincy family papers.

Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Eloise Richards Payne concerning her decision to leave Newport for Providence, Apr. 1810
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning her career as a teacher, Oct. 1810
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne urging her to go to Newport, Nov. 1810
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning her career as a teacher, 6 Dec. 1810
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Eloise Richards Payne informing her of the death of Ann Lowell, [1811]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Walter Channing (1757-1827) saying that Richard Henry Dana is going to Baltimore and asking for a letter of introduction, 8 Jan. 1811
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning her family, 27 Feb. 1811
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Ellery on the death of Francis Dana Channing, 13 Mar. 1811
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning the role of women in religion, 4 Nov. 1811
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne proposing that she write a series of articles for the Weekly Messenger, Dec. 1811
Reel 1
Petition to Congress for legislation against Sunday mail delivery, 26 Dec. 1811

Signed by John Bradford, William Ellery Channing, John Codman, Thomas Gray, Horace Holley, Jedidiah Morse, John Pierce, Eliphalet Porter, Isaac Smith, and Samuel C. Thacher.

In Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection.

Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing to C[atherine] Codman on the year just passed, 2 Jan. 1812
Reel 1
Letter from Walter Channing (1757-1827) (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing saying he has written a letter of introduction for Richard Henry Dana and giving advice on an investment, 28 Jan. 1812 [draft]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Walter Channing (1757-1827) concerning an investment, 27 Feb. 1812
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning her move to New York, Sep. 1812
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Walter Channing (1757-1827) about his coming to Boston, 4 Sep. 1812
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning her move to New York, 21 Sep. 1812
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning her career in New York, 24 Dec. 1812
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing about establishing a religious periodical, [11 Jan. 1813] [draft]
Reel 1
Circular letter concerning the establishment of the Christian Disciple, Apr. 1813 [body of letter in another hand], with manuscript notes by Channing on verso [2 copies]
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning teaching, 19 Apr. 1813
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing concerning Ellery's subscription to the Christian Disciple, with typescript copy, 21 Sep. 1813
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Tolland) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning literary matters, 21 May 1814
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Eloise Richards Payne concerning the death of Ann Channing, 9 May 1815
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) Lucy Channing Russell concerning family matters, 11 Dec. 1815 [typescript copy]

In John Parkman papers.

Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing concerning his thoughts on a subject, 21 Oct. 1816, with notes by Channing on the condition of children
Reel 1
Letter from Christopher Gore (Waltham, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing sending some grapes to Ruth Gibbs Channing, 4 Nov. 1816
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Jonathan Phillips notifying him of his election to the office of deacon of the Federal Street Church, 6 Nov. 1817

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

Reel 1
Form letter to William Ellery Channing asking him to attend a meeting for the relief of the poor, 21 Apr. 1818
Reel 1
Letter from James Spear Loring to William Ellery Channing asking for a list of fellows of Harvard University, 9 Nov. 1818, with notes by Channing on life after death
Reel 1
Letter from John Thornton Kirkland (Cambridge, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing telling him of a meeting of the Harvard University Corporation, 13 Nov. 1818, with notes by Channing on death
Reel 1
Letter from Samuel Haven (Dedham, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing concerning the results of the council at Dedham, 14 Nov. 1818
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) concerning privateering and peace societies, 22 Feb. 1819
Reel 1
Letter from William Ellery Channing to [Noah Worcester], editor of the Friend of Peace, enclosing one hundred dollars, 5 Mar. [1819]
Reel 1
Letter from Henry Dwight Sedgwick (New York) to William Ellery Channing concerning the ordination of Jared Sparks and religious affairs in New York, 9 May 1819

In Sedgwick family papers.

Reel 1
Letter from Henry Dwight Sedgwick [New York] to William Ellery Channing concerning plans for a temporary place of worship in New York, 21 May 1819

In Sedgwick family papers.

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Form letter from Jedidiah Morse (Charlestown) to William Ellery Channing informing him of a meeting of the board of commissioners of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 31 May 1819, with notes by Channing
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Letter from John Thornton Kirkland (Cambridge, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing telling him of a meeting of the Harvard University Corporation, 12 July 1819, with notes by Channing on virtue
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to [Moses] Stuart concerning the second edition of Stuart's "Letters...," 20 Oct. 1819, with fragment of another letter by Channing on verso [copies]
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Letter from Henry Dwight Sedgwick (New York) to William Ellery Channing concerning the organization of an independent Congregational church in New York, 15 Nov. 1819

In Sedgwick family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Henry Dwight Sedgwick introducing a Mr. Norton, 21 Dec. 1819

In Sedgwick family papers.

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Letter from [Abigail Elizabeth Tuckerman Spooner] (Chelsea) to William Ellery Channing concerning the health of her father Joseph Tuckerman, [182-], with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to John Eliot Thayer expressing interest in the family of Mr. Francis, 3 Mar. [182-]

In Everett-Peabody family papers.

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Letter from [William Ellery Channing] to Mrs. Cappe concerning the Old Testament and the writing style of Unitarian authors, [1820]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Timothy Pickering concerning books borrowed and lost, 14 June 1820

In Timothy Pickering papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Henry Dwight Sedgwick concerning arrangements for ministers, including Channing, 9 Mar. 1821

In Sedgwick family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Henry Dwight Sedgwick concerning Channing's plan to preach in New York, 27 Mar. 1821

In Sedgwick family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Henry Dwight Sedgwick concerning Channing's ill health and his inability to preach in New York, 3 May 1821

In Sedgwick family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing [Boston] to Henry Dwight Sedgwick informing him of Channing family affairs that will disrupt plans for Channing to preach in New York, [9 May 1821]

In Sedgwick family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (New York) to Catharine Maria Sedgwick concerning Unitarianism, with typed copy, 20 May 1821
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 25 July 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 27 July 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Concord, N.H.) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 29 July 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Center Harbor, N.H.) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 31 July 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Hanover, N.H.) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 3 Aug. 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Sharon, Vt.) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 4 Aug. 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Sharon, Vt.) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 4 Aug. 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Sudbury, Vt.) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 6 Aug. 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Lake George) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 10 Aug. 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Whitehall, N.Y.) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 11 Aug. 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Waterbury, Vt.) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 13 Aug. 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Brattleboro, Vt.) to Ruth Gibbs Channing about his trip, 19 Aug. 1821

Originally part of No. 43 (in Series IV). Moved here for microfilming.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Catherine Codman concerning strawberry plants, [1822]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Catherine Codman concerning coal as a remedy, [1822]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Lucy Ellery Channing as he prepares to leave for Europe, 27 May 1822
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Birmingham, England) to Lucy Ellery Channing concerning his health and his stay in England, 1 Aug. 1822
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman about ministering to cholera patients, 15 Aug. 1822
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Paris) to Mary Channing Rogers concerning his trip to France, 16 Aug. 1822
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Geneva) to Mary Channing Rogers concerning his trip to Europe and family matters, 28 Sep. 1822
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Rome) to Walter Channing on the death of his wife Barbara Higginson Perkins Channing, 25 Dec. 1822
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Joseph Tuckerman giving advice on writing sermons, 1823
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Catherine Codman concerning religion, 7 Jan. 1823
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Florence, Italy) to Lucy Ellery Channing concerning his stay in Europe, 7 Apr. 1823
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Roxbury) to Walter Channing (1757-1827) on family matters, 27 Aug. 1823
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Letter from H. H. Tuckerman to William Ellery Channing concerning the establishment of a fund to help Mr. Dewey, 17 Oct. 1823, with notes by Channing on religion
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Joseph Tuckerman giving advice on writing sermons, 5 Dec. 1823
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Letter from William Ellery Channing concerning the cost of repairs, [1824], with notes by Channing
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett inviting him to preach, Feb. 1824

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Sarah Gibbs to Walter Channing (1757-1827) enclosing a bill against the estate of Mary Channing Gibbs, 2 Feb. 1824, with note by Channing asking Walter to make improvements on the family tomb
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Form letter from John Thornton Kirkland (Cambridge) to William Ellery Channing informing him of an upcoming meeting of the Harvard Corporation, 4 Feb. 1824, with notes by Channing
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett asking him to preach again in Channing's church, 9 Feb. [1824]

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from John Brazer (Salem, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing arranging for Brazer to visit him, 10 Apr. 1824, with notes by Channing on love
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Letter from Jonathan Phillips to William Ellery Channing on church matters, 27 Apr. 1824, with notes by Channing on religion
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's request that Channing preach the sermon at his ordination, 5 June 1824

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from George Ticknor to William Ellery Channing concerning a circular, 8 June 1824, with notes by Channing on religion
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Letter from Edward Cruft (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning arrangements for the ordination of Ezra Stiles Gannett at Federal Street Church, 26 June 1824, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
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Letter to William Ellery Channing, signed by a number of men, asking him to publish the sermon that he delivered at the ordination of Ezra Stiles Gannett, 30 June 1824, with notes by Channing on pride

Signed by John Codman, Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham, John Sylvester John Gardiner, John Thornton Kirkland, John Gorham Palfrey, Jonathan Phillips, Bryant Parrott Tilden, Joseph Tuckerman, and Henry Ware.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett inquiring about his health, 20 July 1824

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Form letter from John Thornton Kirkland (Cambridge) to William Ellery Channing informing him of an upcoming meeting of the Harvard Corporation, 18 Aug. 1824, with notes by Channing
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Letter from Artemas Ward, Jr. (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning making Ward's two daughters members of the Federal Street Church, 1 Oct. 1824
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[Extract of a letter?] from [William Ellery Channing] concerning the estate of Mary Channing Gibbs, [1825?]
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List of subscribers to the building fund of the Theological School in Cambridge, 1825

Subscribers include Peter C. Brooks, Harrison Gray Otis, Lewis Tappan, and George Ticknor.

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) making suggestions concerning the [Harvard University] Divinity School, 6 Jan. 1825
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Letter from David Reed (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the Christian Register, 21 Jan. 1825, with notes by Channing on religion
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Letter from William Roscoe to William Ellery Channing concerning the writings of both men, 11 Apr. 1825
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the poor condition of Channing's health and telling Gannett that since he will be doing more of the work of the parish, he will be given $300 from Channing's salary, 11 May 1825

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's doubts about his position, encouraging him to remain, and assuring him that he is held in high esteem by the parish and that Channing has enjoyed working with him, 20 May 1825

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Francis Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Nanna, his nurse, concerning his activities, in the handwriting of William Ellery Channing, 28 June 1825
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the founding of the American Unitarian Association, declining the office that was offered to him, and noting that Channing has not received the constitution that was sent, 30 June 1825

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's health and advising him not to work too much in the hot weather, 16 July 1825

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing [Oakland] to Walter Channing (1757-1827) concerning an addition to the Channing house in Boston and payment for the work on it, with letter from Sarah Gibbs to Walter Channing describing family matters and discussing financial affairs, [26 July 1825]
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning baptism, 3 Aug. 1825

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letters from [Walter Channing (1757-1827)] (Poughkeepsie) to William Ellery Channing and Sarah Gibbs discussing family and financial matters, enclosed together in reply to a joint letter from them, 6 Aug. 1825 [drafts?]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning baptism, 9 Aug. 1825

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Walter Channing asking him to pay certain bills from the estate of Mary Channing Gibbs, 14 Oct. 1825

Signed by Ruth Gibbs Channing.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Nathan Appleton about the "Congregational or Independent" Church at Baltimore, 19 Oct. 1825

In Appleton family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Mrs. Kinder praising England, 29 Oct. 1825, with letter from Channing to Kinder concerning boarding schools, 26 Nov. 1829 [incomplete copies]
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Letter from David Reed (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the preparation of a circular in support of the Massachusetts Peace Society, 15 Dec. 1825, with notes by Channing
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to [Catharine Maria] Sedgwick concerning Unitarianism in New York and Ezra Stiles Gannett, with typed copy, 20 Mar. 1826
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Letter from John Nichols (Portland, Me.) to William Ellery Channing introducing Henry Longfellow, 28 Apr. 1826, with notes by Channing
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Letter Ezra Stiles Gannett to William Ellery Channing saying he may take a trip to Niagara, [July 1826] [fragment]

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him to take care of his health, 16 July 1826

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Greenfield, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing telling him that the American Unitarian Association wants to publish several of Channing's works, 25 July 1826

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett stating his views on publishing sermons and expressing the hope that Joseph Tuckerman will be employed by the American Unitarian Association, 8 Aug. 1826

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him that Channing is going to Rhode Island, 12 Sep. 1826

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman saying he will soon be in Boston, 25 Sep. 1826
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (New York) to Edward Everett about David W. Jones, 1 Dec. 1826

In Edward Everett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Catharine Maria Sedgwick concerning her writings and religion and introducing Ezra Stiles Gannett, with typed copy, 11 Jan. 1827
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Philadelphia) to William Ellery Channing concerning a new Unitarian church in New York, 30 Jan. [1827]

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Notes on A Review of the Rev. Dr. Channing's Discourse, Preached at the Dedication of the Second Congregational Unitarian Church, New York, December 7, 1826, enclosed with note from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett, Apr.-May 1827

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Trenton Falls, N.Y.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett about religious conditions in the area, 2 June 1827

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing on parish matters, 21 June 1827

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Eben[ezer] Francis (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning financial affairs and enclosing information on trust fund payments to [Sarah] Gibbs, 25 July 1827
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Letter from Christopher E. Robbins (Newport, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing, signed by many citizens of Newport, asking Channing to preach to them, 28 July 1827
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing on parish matters, 8 Aug. 1827

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Rhode Island) to Ezra Stiles Gannett informing him of Channing's plan to preach in Newport, 11 Aug. 1827

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Rhode Island) to Ezra Stiles Gannett telling him not to be discouraged, 12 Aug. 1827

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Rhode Island) to Walter Channing concerning financial matters and life after death, 15 Aug. 1827
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Rhode Island) to Orville Dewey saying he would welcome a visit from Dewey, 16 Aug. 1827
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Rhode Island) to Joseph Tuckerman on religion and human nature, 17 Aug. 1827
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing informing him of the sickness of President Kirkland of Harvard, 17 Aug. 1827

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Rhode Island) to Catharine Maria Sedgwick commenting on her writings, the role of women in history and literature, and the engagement of Charles Follen and Eliza Lee Cabot, with typed copy, 23 Aug. 1827
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Rhode Island) to Jonathan Phillips about Phillips's self-questioning, 24 Aug. 1827

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from Eben[ezer] Francis (Boston) to William Ellery Channing, Ruth Gibbs Channing, and Sarah Gibbs concerning financial matters, the sale of property in Newport, and the settlement of the estate of Mary Channing Gibbs, 27 Aug. 1827
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing asking him to allow some of his works to be published by the American Unitarian Association, 6 Sep. 1827

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Rhode Island) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Channing's works being published by the American Unitarian Association, 17 Sep. 1827

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Channing's writings, 19 Sep. 1827
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Orville Dewey advising him on taking a position in New York, Oct. 1827
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Lucy Aikin on religious matters, 1 Nov. 1827

In Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Catharine Maria Sedgwick on the death of her sister, with typed copy, 8 Nov. 1827
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Letter from William W. Russell (New York) to William Ellery Channing concerning financial matters and enclosing an account of the value of land [in Newport?], 19 Dec. 1827
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Letter from William W. Russell (New York) to William Ellery Channing concerning financial matters, 16 Jan. 1828
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to John Lowell concerning the possibility of separating the Divinity School from Harvard University and giving Channing's views on the Divinity School, 6 Mar. 1828
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to John Lowell, [10 Mar.] 1828, enclosing Channing's letter to Lowell, 6 Mar. 1828
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Catharine Maria Sedgwick about education and other matters, 1 Apr. 1828

In Sedgwick family papers.

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Receipt from Henry H. Fuller (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett for William Ellery Channing's share in the subscription for raising the South Congregational Church, 13 May 1828, with penciled note concerning an attempt to sell the share at auction, 24 Jan. 1843
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Alexander concerning Channing's writings, 31 May 1828 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman on Christian friendship, June 1828 [fragment]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joanna Baillie concerning her writings on religion, 2 June 1828
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Orville Dewey concerning religious education, 18 June 1828
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Tuckerman's health and religious education, 27 June 1828
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Letter from Eben[ezer] Francis (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the payment of dividends by the trust fund of the estate of [Mary Channing Gibbs] to Channing and [Sarah] Gibbs, 18 July 1828
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman welcoming criticism of his errors, 22 July 1828 [fragment]
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning church matters, 11 Aug. 1828

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Myron Holley (Lyons, N.Y.), on behalf of subscribers in Lyons, to William Ellery Channing seeking his assistance in obtaining the services of a minister, 11 Aug. 1828
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Frederick A. Farley concerning Dr. James Walker, 15 Aug. 1828

In Alexander Calvin and Ellen Morton Washburn autograph collection.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Ezra Stiles Gannett on church matters, 18 Aug. 1828

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Joseph Tuckerman concerning finding a position on a whaleboat for a boy, 8 Sep. 1828
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to [Joseph Tuckerman] concerning finding a position for a boy, 30 Sep. 1828 [fragment]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Mrs. Kinder about raising children, 29 Nov. 1828, with letter from Channing to Kinder concerning education for girls, 17 Dec. 1832 [copies]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Orville Dewey concerning Channing's writings, 4 Dec. 1828
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Letter from Sir John Bowring (London) to William Ellery Channing urging him to come to England and discussing Bowring's writings, 23 Dec. 1828
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Memorial from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to the Congress of the United States protesting Sunday mail service, 24 Dec. 1828
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Plan by Ezra Stiles Gannett to set up a series of meetings with the children of the Federal Street Society, Feb. 1829, enclosed in letter from Gannett to William Ellery Channing, 18 Feb. 1829

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Catharine Maria Sedgwick concerning the illness of her brother Henry Dwight Sedgwick, with typed copy, 2 Mar. 1829
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joanna Baillie concerning Channing's writings, 30 Mar. 1829 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Mr. Abbot thanking him for taking an interest in Channing's writings, 31 Mar. 1829, with note by William Alexander explaining how he introduced Abbot to Channing and commenting on Abbot's later life
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett to William Ellery Channing offering to resign, 7 Apr. [1829]

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing offering to resign, 6 May 1829

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Portsmouth, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Tuckerman's health, 25 July 1829
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Dr. Horatio Robinson declining office in the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Boston, 5 Oct. 1829

In Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge papers III.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Mrs. Kinder thanking her for her hospitality while Channing was in England, [183-] [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to [Joanna Baillie] concerning [Fanny Kemble], [183-] [partial copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Joanna Baillie concerning the established church in England and Sir Walter Scott, 183- [copy]
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Letter from William Henry Furness (Philadelphia) to William Ellery Channing urging him to come to Philadelphia and discussing Christianity, 13 Jan. 1830
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Letter from John Brazer (Salem, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing concerning Brazer's writings, 7 June 1830, with notes by Channing
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to George Bancroft about the Unitarian Church in Northampton, 8 June 1830

In George Bancroft papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning financial matters, 8 June 1830

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Elizabeth Peabody about worldly criticism, etc., 3 July 1830

In Horace Mann collection.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett on personal matters, 25 July 1830

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Eben[ezer] Francis (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning leases on houses in Boston, 27 July 1830

In Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection.

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Letter from Francis Jenks (Boston) to William Ellery Channing asking him to write an article for the Christian Examiner, 3 Aug. 1830, with notes by Channing on power
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to William Woodbridge concerning the American Annals of Education and Instruction, 7 Aug. 1830, with letter from Sarah Gibbs to William Woodbridge concerning personal matters, 9 Aug. 1830
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Richard Cleveland at Havana introducing Lyman Lamb of Boston, who has been living in St. Croix, [1831], with manuscript notes by Channing on cover sheet
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Lucy Aikin concerning the pleasure that Channing has received from the writings of Sir James Mackintosh and discussing philanthropy and the work of [Joseph Tuckerman?], [1831] [typescript copy]

In Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (St. Croix) to Mrs. Kinder concerning slavery, the problems of abolition, and reform in England, 1831
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (St. Croix) to Catherine Codman concerning St. Croix, 5 Jan. 1831
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (St. Croix) to Joseph Tuckerman about conditions in St. Croix and slavery, 15 Jan. 1831
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (St. Croix) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning the conditions of the poor in society, 12 Feb. 1831
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Note from W[illiam] J[ohnson] Fox (London) to William Ellery Channing enclosing a gift of books, 17 Feb. 1831
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning a religious revival, 25 Mar. 1831

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (St. Croix) to William Burns concerning Burns's writings on religion, 24 Apr. 1831 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (St. Croix, West Indies) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning slavery and the relative merits of Calvinism and Catholicism, 5 May 1831

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter of introduction from D[aviss] Rogers (St. Croix) for William Ellery Channing and his family to Daviss Rogers & Son, New York, 14 May 1831, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi on religion and conditions in France, with draft and photostat, 16 June 1831
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Letter from William Ellery Channing [Boston] to [Joseph-Marie, Baron de Gérando] describing Unitarianism and requesting information about the state of religion in France, 29 June [1831] [copy]

In Horace Mann collection.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Joanna Baillie concerning Channing's travels and Baillie's writings, 12 July 1831 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Alexander concerning the writings of Edward Evanson, 23 July 1831
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Rhode Island) to Joanna Baillie thanking her for her book and discussing religion and Lord Byron, 29 Aug. 1831
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Letter from Joseph Story (Cambridge) to William Ellery Channing concerning the qualifications of Miss Giraud as a French teacher, 20 Sep. 1831
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Letter from William Ellery Channing on the subject of imprisonment for debt, 13 Nov. 1831
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Letter of sympathy from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Catharine Maria Sedgwick following the death of her brother Henry Dwight Sedgwick, Feb. 1832

In Catharine Maria Sedgwick papers.

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[Extract of a letter?] from [William Ellery Channing] to James Mackintosh concerning Mackintosh's writings, taken from the inscription in a work by Mackintosh in Channing's library, [22 Feb. 1832] [typescript copy]

In Caroline Wells Healey Dall papers.

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Letter from Jonathan Phillips to William Ellery Channing concerning Phillips's health, 22 Feb. 1832, with notes by Channing on religion and God's will
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joanna Baillie concerning her writings, Christianity, and affairs in England, 29 Mar. 1832 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Burns concerning religion, 31 Mar. 1832 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Henry Channing (1760-1840) about local religious affairs, 28 July 1832
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Letter from Raja Rammohun Roy (London) to William Ellery Channing concerning Roy's intention of visiting Channing, 30 July 1832
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joanna Baillie concerning the spread of cholera in America and Channing's summer home in Rhode Island, Aug. 1832 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Rathbone on the death of Dr. Spury, a phrenologist, 11 Nov. 1832
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Alexander enclosing a volume of Channing's sermons, 17 Dec. 1832 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Noah Worcester on Worcester's work for peace, 22 Jan. 1833
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Thomas Wren Ward, 1 Feb. 1833

In Thomas Wren Ward papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Alexander concerning a family in which Alexander is interested, 19 Feb. 1833 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Nathan Appleton about speeches of Calhoun and Webster, 25 Feb. 1833

In Appleton family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Noah Worcester on Worcester's writings, 25 Feb. 1833
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Letter from Washington Allston (Cambridgeport, Mass.) to [William Ellery Channing] thanking him for a loan, 25 Feb. 1833, with letter from John C. Calhoun to William Ellery Channing on verso, 20 Feb. 1835 [copies]
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the agency of the American Unitarian Association, 28 Apr. 1833

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Philadelphia) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the agency of the American Unitarian Association and Universalism, 2 May 1833

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (New York) to Lucy Aikin concerning Channing's health, United State relations with England, English policy in Ireland, the chance of Civil War in the United States, slavery, and the writings of Harriet Martineau, with typed copy, 30 May 1833
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to the committee of the American Unitarian Association concerning the Ministry-at-Large of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1 July 1833
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi introducing Rev. Joseph Tuckerman and Jonathan Phillips of Boston and discussing the politicians and prosperity of the United States, 1 July 1833

In R. C. Waterston autograph collection.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning slavery, the [American] Colonization Society, and the [Massachusetts] Anti-Slavery Society, 6 Aug. 1833

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) concerning the Ministry-at-Large of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches and the position of the poor in society, 12 Aug. 1833
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning slavery, the [American] Colonization Society, and the [Massachusetts] Anti-Slavery Society, 21 Aug. 1833

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning slavery in Maryland, 4 Sep. 1833

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jonathan Phillips about current affairs, 29 Nov. 1833

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jonathan Phillips about his early visit to Switzerland and his views on slavery, politics, etc., 28 Dec. 1833

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Jonathan Phillips about current affairs, 1834?

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from [William Ellery Channing] to Josiah Quincy concerning educational reforms at Harvard College, [Jan. 1834] [fragment of a copy or draft], with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
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Letter from William Hickling Prescott to William Ellery Channing concerning personal matters, 9 Jan. 1834
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to the Rev. Charles W. Upham concerning Channing's religious writings, 1 Mar. 1834

In Hugh Upham Clark collection.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jonathan Phillips about the poor state of the country, the death of Stephen Higginson, etc., 8 Mar. 1834

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jonathan Phillips about the death of Walter Channing's wife Elizabeth Wainwright Channing and the death of James Jackson, 28 Mar. 1834

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to [ ] about the purpose of the Ministry-at-Large and the means of supporting it, 4 Apr. 1834
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jonathan Phillips about the president's fight with the bank, etc., 4 Apr. 1834

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joanna Baillie concerning Channing's published works and Lord Byron, 5 May 1834 [incomplete copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to George Ticknor concerning the need for a business school in Boston, 13 May 1834
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jonathan Phillips asking him to purchase books for him and stating his views on Archbishop Richard Whately's book, 15 May 1834

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from [William Ellery Channing] on the death of Lucy Ellery Channing, 26 May 1834
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joanna Baillie concerning the death of Lucy Ellery Channing, 29 May 1834
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Nathan Appleton about a scheme for "the more liberal education of boys designed for active [business] life," 10 June 1834

In Appleton family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Orville Dewey welcoming him back from Europe, 23 June 1834
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning a sick relative of Channing, 30 June 1834
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William H. Drummond concerning religion in Ireland, July 1834 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Thomas Wren Ward concerning financial matters and Ward's trip to Europe, 3 July 1834

In Thomas Wren Ward papers.

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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 15 July 1834

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 17 [July] 1834 [fragment]

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Jonathan Phillips about the state of religion in England, the death of his mother Lucy Ellery Channing, Washington Allston's portrait of Phillips, and Channing's need of money, 24 July 1834

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to his uncle describing the condition of his health, 27 Oct. 1834
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jonathan Phillips about lectures in Boston, Dr. Charles Follen's attempt to set up a seminary, etc., 5 Nov. 1834

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from [William Ellery Channing] to [Josiah Quincy] concerning methods of improving the system of education at Harvard College, [1835] [incomplete]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Horace Mann about coming to meet Harriet Martineau, 1835

In Horace Mann collection.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Jonathan Phillips welcoming him home from abroad, 1835

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from John C. Calhoun (Washington, D.C.) to William Ellery Channing concerning the groups in any society that are always in favor of war, 20 Feb. 1835 [typescript copy]

Another copy enclosed with letter from Washington Allston to William Ellery Channing, 25 Feb. 1833.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jonathan Phillips about Joseph Tuckerman, etc., 25 Mar. 1835

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Jonathan Phillips asking for letters of introduction for relatives, 6 May 1835

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Philadelphia) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Tuckerman's health and institutions to help the poor, 13 May [1835]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Philadelphia) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Channing's preaching in Philadelphia, 27 May 1835
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Channing's visit to Philadelphia, 7 June 1835
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning personal matters, 16 June 1835

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Henry Furness (Philadelphia) to William Ellery Channing concerning religion and the ministry, 29 June 1835
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Tuckerman's work with the poor and slavery, 30 June 1835
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to James Jackson about James Jackson, Jr., 2 July 1835

In Putnam-Jackson-Lowell family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Jonathan Phillips about Phillips's mode of life, the education of William Phillips, etc., 8 July 1835

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the ministry for the poor, 8 July 1835

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Joanna Baillie on personal matters, 8 July 1835 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning his work with the poor, 30 July 1835
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Dr. [John Collins] Warren concerning an upcoming meeting in Boston on the subject of slavery, 19 Aug. 1835
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the visit of Harriet Martineau to America and the need for a new Unitarian church in Boston, 20 Aug. 1835

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Sir John Bowring (London) to William Ellery Channing praising Channing's writings, 28 Aug. 1835
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Letter from Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi (Switzerland) to William Ellery Channing concerning the religious and political progress of various European nations and slave uprisings in the United States, with photostat, 7 Sep. 1835 [copy in French]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Orville Dewey on church matters, 15 Sep. 1835
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Richard Henry Dana about Dana's proposed lecture course, 21 Sep. 1835

In Dana family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Jonathan Phillips about Richard Henry Dana's use of the vestry for his lecture and his pleasant life in Newport, 14 Oct. 1835

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Noah Worcester concerning Channing's writings on slavery, 14 Dec. 1835
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Letter from Lewis Cass (War Department) to William Ellery Channing concerning the appointment of W. Tilden to a position at the military academy, 26 Dec. 1835
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Mrs. Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the possibility of joining her husband in Europe, [1836]

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Samuel Hoar (Washington, D.C.) to William Ellery Channing concerning the morality of slaveholding, miscegenation, and abolition, 22 Feb. 1836
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joseph Blanco White expressing his admiration for White's writings and discussing Christianity, 26 Feb. 1836 [copy]
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Letter from a committee of the Congregational Society in Federal Street (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett informing him of the decision to grant him a leave for one year with pay, 26 Apr. 1836

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's leave of absence, 29 Apr. 1836

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Leicester, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing concerning Gannett's illness, 4 May 1836

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's illness, 12 May 1836

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Dr. [Pierre C. A.] Louis (Paris, France) to William Ellery Channing concerning the health of William Francis Channing, 30 June 1836 [in French]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Rathbone on slavery and U.S. relations with Mexico, 29 July 1836 [incomplete copy]
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Letter from Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi (Switzerland) to William Ellery Channing concerning Channing's writings and religious writings in general, with photostat copy, 3 Oct. 1836 [partial copy in French]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's trip to Europe, 7 Oct. 1836 [fragment]

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's trip to Europe, 14 Oct. 1836

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning Gannett's trip to Europe, 14 Oct. 1836 [fragment]

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman comparing Cuba and St. Croix, 24 Oct. 1836
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joseph Blanco White sending him a copy of Channing's pamphlet on Catholicism and asking for his comments on the subject, 17 Dec. 1836 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to [Thomas Worcester] concerning the letters and writings of Worcester's father Noah Worcester, [1837], with note by T[homas] W[orcester] on second leaf
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Letter from Charles Poyen Saint Sauveur to William Ellery Channing informing him of the time of the next examination of magnetic somnambulism, 16 Jan. 1837
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Letter from Charles Follen (New York) to William Ellery Channing introducing Mr. and Mrs. Spring of New York, 24 Jan. 1837, with notes by Channing
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Letter of condolence from William Ellery Channing (Boston) on the death a friend's daughter, 27 Feb. 1837 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to George E. Ellis about his stand on the slavery question, 27 Feb. 1837

In George E. Ellis papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Henry Channing (1760-1840) on family matters, 13 Mar. 1837
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Letter from J[ohn] A[mory] Lowell (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the death of [John] Lowell, 20 Mar. 1837
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Letter from Alexis Caswell (Providence, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing asking him to speak at Brown University, 30 Mar. 1837
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Letter from [William Ellery Channing] concerning church matters and religion, 3 Apr. 1837 [fragment]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joanna Baillie expressing his dislike of ocean travel, 5 Apr. 1837
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi concerning intemperance and the Panic of 1837, with photostat copy, 28 Apr. 1837
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to James Savage containing information on marriages and baptisms for the church records, 8 May 1837, with notes by Channing
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the Panic of 1837, [11 June] 1837

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Sarah Moore Grimke (Brookline, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing concerning Channing's writings on slavery and the actions of the abolitionists, 19 June 1837
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Letter from Charles L. Thiel (Cincinnati, Ohio) to William Ellery Channing asking for his autograph, 24 June 1837, with notes by Channing
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Channing's writings on the annexation of Texas and the Monroe Doctrine, 24 July 1837
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joseph Blanco White concerning Catholicism and Channing's writings on slavery, 29 July 1837 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman concerning Channing's writings on the annexation of Texas, 30 July 1837
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Form letter from Francis Wayland (Providence, R.I.) to William Ellery Channing thanking him for donating a copy of his book, 1 Aug. 1837

Signed by the president of Brown University.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Samuel E. Sewall about his Letter to the Hon. Henry Clay, 7 Aug. 1837

In Robie-Sewall family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Samuel E. Sewall about his Letter to the Hon. Henry Clay, 10 Aug. 1837

In Robie-Sewall family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Horace Mann about Mann's adopting an educational career, 19 Aug. 1837

In Horace Mann collection.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Catharine Maria Sedgwick on her book Live and Let Live, 19 Aug. 1837
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to William Rathbone concerning the Panic of 1837, commerce, and Quakers, 23 Aug. 1837 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Samuel E. Sewall about his Letter to the Hon. Henry Clay, 24 Aug. 1837

In Robie-Sewall family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman asking him to send charitable reports to France, 1 Sep. 1837
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Joseph Blanco White concerning Catholicism, 11 Sep. 1837 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Joseph Tuckerman on Tuckerman's health, 19 Oct. 1837
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joanna Baillie on old age, 9 Nov. 1837 [copy]
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Letter from Samuel E. Sewall (Boston) to William Ellery Channing enclosing a petition for the use of Faneuil Hall for a meeting in response to the death of [Elijah Parish Lovejoy], 25 Nov. [1837]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Samuel E. Sewall about the Lovejoy meeting in Faneuil Hall, 25 Nov. 1837

In Robie-Sewall family papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Samuel E. Sewall about the Lovejoy meeting in Faneuil Hall, Dec. 1837

In Robie-Sewall family papers.

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Letter from Benjamin Franklin Hallett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing regarding a meeting in Faneuil Hall to protest the murder of Elijah Lovejoy, 4 Dec. 1837
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Letter from Benjamin Franklin Hallett to William Ellery Channing concerning a public meeting in Faneuil Hall, 6 Dec. [1837]
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Letter from Ellis Gray Loring (Boston) to William Ellery Channing replying to his criticism of abolitionist activities and writings and addressing the problems of communion for slaveholders, non-violent agitation, and the actions of Elijah P. Lovejoy, 17 Dec. 1837
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to George Bancroft about the design of a building, 1838?

In George Bancroft papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning the announcement of a lecture by Charles Follen, [1838-1839]

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from Walter Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing asking him to speak at the next meeting of the Massachusetts Temperance Society, 20 Jan. 1838, with notes by Channing
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Letter from Ellis Gray Loring (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning actions to be taken by abolitionists, 17 Mar. 1838
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Henry Channing (1760-1840) concerning family matters, 4 May 1838
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joanna Baillie on the writings of Sir Walter Scott, 4 May 1838
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joseph Blanco White concerning inspiration and infallibility, 4 May 1838 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Joseph Tuckerman on Tuckerman's writings, 1 July 1838
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to [Joseph Blanco White] concerning truth and eternal life, 10 July 1838
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Letter from Ellis Gray Loring (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the trial of Abner Kneeland, 10 July 1838
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joseph Blanco White concerning White's health and eternal life, 11 July 1838 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Walter Channing concerning human nature, 6 Aug. 1838
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett welcoming him back to the United States, 10 Aug. 1838

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Joseph Blanco White concerning White's life and health, 24 Aug. 1838 [copy]
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Letter from Ellis Gray Loring (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the petition for the pardon of Abner Kneeland, who was convicted of atheism, 8 Sep. 1838
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Rathbone on religion in England, 11 Dec. 1838 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Orville Dewey concerning education, [1839]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Henry Channing (1760-1840) on health and religion, 21 Jan. 1839
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Letter from George Gibbs [New York] to his uncle William Ellery Channing, 25 Feb. 1839, enclosing a letter from Henry Payson to Gibbs concerning a debt owed by Channing to the estate of George Sears, 23 Feb. 1839
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Orville Dewey concerning Channing's health, 4 Mar. 1839
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Letter from Ellis Gray Loring (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning fugitive slaves and the Underground Railroad, 7 Mar. 1839
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Thomas Wren Ward, Apr. 1839

In Thomas Wren Ward papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joanna Baillie concerning literature, 12 Apr. 1839 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Catharine Maria Sedgwick concerning letters of introduction for her trip to England, with typed copy, 12 Apr. 1839
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Orville Dewey saying that his poor health will prevent him from preaching at the upcoming dedication, 18 Apr. 1839
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Letter from Sir John Bowring (London) to William Ellery Channing concerning affairs in England and Channing's writings, 12 June 1839
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Letter from Josiah Quincy (Cambridge) to William Ellery Channing concerning William Francis Channing's connection with Harvard University and the Triennial Catalogue, 29 July 1839, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso

In Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection.

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Letter from N. B. Chorley to William Ellery Channing concerning Channing's writings on slavery, Aug. 1839
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Letter from Josiah Quincy (Cambridge) to William Ellery Channing concerning William Francis Channing's career at Harvard University, 26 Aug. 1839
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Orville Dewey concerning anonymous criticism, 30 Aug. 1839
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Orville Dewey concerning a court case, 14 Sep. [1839]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Joseph Blanco White concerning White's health, religion in England and the United States, and Unitarian attitudes towards slavery in the United States, 18 Sep. 1839 [copy]
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Letter from George Gibbs Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing about plans for publication of an edition of his writings, 9 Oct. 1839
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joseph Blanco White concerning reason and imagination in religion, 20 Nov. 1839 [copy]
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Letter from George Gibbs Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing about financial arrangements to pay off his loan, 6 Dec. 1839
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Letter from David Kimball (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning Channing's lecture for the Franklin Lectures, 30 Dec. 1839
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Samuel Cabot about the proposed monument to Charles Follen, 4 Feb. 1840

In Samuel Cabot papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Edwards Amasa Park giving Channing's remembrances of Samuel Hopkins, 14 Feb. 1840, with letter from Channing to Park concerning the life of Samuel Hopkins, 6 Jan. 1841 [copies]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Rathbone concerning the established church in England and conditions in Ireland, 28 Feb. 1840 [copy]
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Letter from Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi to William Ellery Channing introducing a M. D'Hauteville and describing him and his family, [Apr. 1840] [copy?]
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Letter from James G. Birney (New York) to William Ellery Channing asking for letters of introduction to be used during Birney's trip to the anti-slavery conference in London, 9 Apr. 1840
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joseph Blanco White concerning the death of Charles Follen, Spain and the Spanish colonies of South America, slavery, and Unitarianism in the United States, 13 Apr. 1840 [copy]
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Letter from James G. Birney (New York) to William Ellery Channing concerning the upcoming anti-slavery conference in London, emancipation in Cuba and the French colonies, and United States relations with Mexico, 17 Apr. 1840
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Letter from William Atkinson (London) to William Ellery Channing saying that Atkinson agrees with Channing's views of slavery, 8 June 1840
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Letter from a committee of the Second Congregational Society, Northampton, Mass., to William Ellery Channing requesting a copy of Channing's "charge" at the ordination of the Rev. J. S. Dwight for publication, 4 July 1840, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso

Signed by E[dward] P. Huntington, John Rogers, and others.

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Extracts of letters from William Ellery Channing to George Gibbs Channing about arrangements for publication of his writings, 13 Aug. 1840-[1841]
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Letter from George Gibbs Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing about details for the publication of his writings, 26 Aug. 1840
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Letter from George Gibbs Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing discussing the rights to the publication of an edition of his writings, 28 Aug. 1840
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Letter from George Gibbs Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing about financing the printing of his book by pre-publication orders, 11 Sep. 1840
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Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning a letter from the Hollis Street Church, 25 Sep. 1840

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Ezra Stiles Gannett concerning a letter from the Hollis Street Church, 28 Sep. 1840

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers.

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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to William Rathbone concerning conditions in England and democratic governments, 25 Oct. 1840 [copy]
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Letter from Jabez Meal and other members of the Slaithwaite Mechanics Institute (Slaithwaite, England) to William Ellery Channing thanking him for his writings on labor, 24 Nov. 1840
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Letter from James G. Birney (Peterboro, N.Y.) to William Ellery Channing commenting on English society and government and Channing's Emancipation, 11 Jan. 1841
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Letter from Maria Weston Chapman to William Ellery Channing introducing two Quakers who have been touring the British West Indies, 21 Jan. 1841, with notes by Channing on art
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Letter from William Ellery Channing to Mrs. William Rathbone on the death of Joseph Blanco White, 26 Jan. 1841 [copy]
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Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Joseph Blanco White concerning the anti-slavery movement in the United States and the history of the Catholic Church in Europe, 27 Feb. 1841 [copy]
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Letter from [William Ellery Channing] to Messrs. [Jabez Meal, Thomas Sykes, and John Farley] of the Slaithwaite Mechanic Institute replying to a resolution passed by the Institute and discussing the cause of the laboring classes and temperance, [1 Mar. 1841] [draft]
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Letter from D[avid] H. Williams [Boston] to William Ellery Channing concerning the publication of Channing's writings in a "new annual," 15 Apr. 1841, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso
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Letter from George Gibbs Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing outlining the history of his agreement to print an edition of his writings, 21 Apr. 1841
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Letter from George Gibbs Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing regarding details of printing an edition of his writings, 9 May 1841
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Letter from Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi to William Ellery Channing concerning European politics and Americans visiting Switzerland, 20 June 1841 [copy]
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Elizabeth Palmer Peabody concerning the writings of John Woolman, John Pringle Nichol's Architecture of the Heavens, and a recent discourse by Theodore Parker, [21 June 1841] [incomplete]
Reel 3
Letter from George Gibbs Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing about the acceptance and sale of his book, 26 June 1841
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to Elizabeth Palmer Peabody commenting on a sermon by [Theodore] Parker and on the miracles of Christ, 6 July 1841 [copy]
Reel 3
Letter from George Gibbs Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing about the sales of his book and personal affairs conducted for him at Boston, 10 July 1841
Reel 3
Letter from George Bush (New York) to William Ellery Channing concerning Bush's writings on religion, 17 July 1841
Reel 3
Letter from George Gibbs Channing (Boston) to William Ellery Channing about the slow retail sale of his book and his dealings with booksellers, 26 July 1841
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport, R.I.) to George Bush, 8 Aug. 1841

In Alexander Calvin and Ellen Morton Washburn autograph collection.

Reel 3
Letter from George Bush (New York) to William Ellery Channing concerning Channing's criticisms of Bush's writings, 10 Aug. 1841
Reel 3
Letter from [George Gibbs Channing] (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning sending a packet of his sermons to England, 18 Sep. 1841, with notes by Channing
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Newport) to Horace Mann about the progress of Mann's work, 24 Sep. 1841

In Horace Mann collection.

Reel 3
Letter from Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi (Geneva, Switzerland) to William Ellery Channing concerning political and religious conditions in Switzerland, [19 Dec. 1841] [copy]
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Lydia Maria Child, 21 Dec. 1841

In Alexander Calvin and Ellen Morton Washburn autograph collection.

Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Robert C. Winthrop about the Creole affair, 30 Dec. 1841

In Winthrop family papers.

Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Adin Ballou concerning the printing of Channing's letters without permission, Jan. 1842 [fragment]
Reel 3
Letter from William Davies Sohier (Boston) to William Ellery Channing concerning the estate of Mary Channing Gibbs, 1 Jan. 1842
Reel 3
Letter from Sir John Bowring (London) to William Ellery Channing stating his respect for Channing and expressing a desire for peace between the United States and England, 17 Jan. 1842
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Boston) to Charles Sedgwick about the possibility of the Channings spending the summer in Lenox, 11 Mar. 1842

In Henry W. Bellows papers.

Reel 3
Letter from a committee of the American Peace Society (Boston) to William Ellery Channing requesting that he address their annual meeting, 11 Mar. 1842, with manuscript notes by Channing on verso

Signed by J. P. Blanchard, Samuel Elliott Coues, L. T. Stoddard, James Thurston, and Francis Watts.

Reel 3
Letter from Josiah Quincy (Cambridge, Mass.) to William Ellery Channing asking for a copy of Channing's Dudleian lecture, A Discourse on the Evidences of Revealed Religion (Boston, 1821), 6 Apr. 1842
Reel 3
Letter from A. G. (New York) to William Ellery Channing commenting on Channing's The Duty of the Free States; or, Remarks Suggested by the Case of the Creole, 21 Apr. 1842
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Germantown) to Messrs. Hillard and Sumner about his proposed publication, inserted in George Ticknor's Life of William Hickling Prescott, vol. 1 (Boston, 1864), 2 May 1842

In Guild Library.

Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Germantown) to Jonathan Phillips about his journey to Pennsylvania and the character of the people there, 3 May 1842

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Philadelphia) to Jonathan Phillips about the currency problem in Pennsylvania, 12 May 1842

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

Reel 3
Letter from William Henry Channing to Robert Cassie Waterston concerning personal matters, 19 May 1842
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Lenox) to Jonathan Phillips about Orestes A. Brownson and Theodore Parker, 4 July 1842

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Lenox) to Josiah Quincy complaining about the poor condition of a bundle received from the Western Railroad, 7 July 1842

In Quincy family papers.

Reel 3
Letter from Sir John Bowring (London) to William Ellery Channing saying he was pleased to meet Channing's friend, 25 July 1842
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Lenox) to Jonathan Phillips about the Sedgwick family, 26 July 1842

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Lenox, Mass.) to his niece Barbara Channing concerning religion, 30 July 1842
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Lenox) to Jonathan Phillips about public affairs, 5 Aug. 1842

In Jonathan Phillips papers.

Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing to William Rathbone concerning slavery and economic conditions in the United States, 10 Aug. 1842 [not sent]
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing to William Rathbone concerning fugitive slaves in England, 11 Aug. 1842 [copy]
Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing to Catharine Maria Sedgwick concerning his visit to Lenox, Mass., 12 Aug. [1842]

In Catharine Maria Sedgwick papers. Typescript copy in the William Ellery Channing papers.

Reel 3
Letter from William Ellery Channing (Stockbridge) to Susan R. Sedgwick thanking her for a bouquet and discussing the beauty of flowers, Sep. 1842

In Sedgwick family papers.

Reel 3
Actions of the Federal Street Church proprietors concerning the death of William Ellery Channing, 5 Oct. 1842 [copy]

In Ezra Stiles Gannett papers. Another copy in the George Gibbs Channing papers.

Reel 3
Appointment of Ruth Gibbs Channing as administrator of the estate of William Ellery Channing, 24 Oct. 1842 [printed form completed in manuscript]

Signed by Willard Phillips, judge of probate.

Reel 3
Agreement of William Francis Channing and Mary Channing Eustis concerning William Ellery Channing's estate, 29 Oct. 1842

Signed by George S. Hillard, justice of the peace.

Reel 3
Statement of the account of Ebenezer Francis with the estate of William Ellery Channing, 10 Dec. 1842
Reel 3
Letter from D. N. Spooner (Boston) to Ruth Gibbs Channing offering to purchase her Federal Street Church scrip, 15 Mar. 1862

III. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1791-1892

Arranged chronologically.

This series contains 42 manuscripts or fragments of manuscripts by or about William Ellery Channing, arranged in approximate chronological order. Included are miscellaneous notes, writings, manuscripts of sermons, certificates, financial records, correspondence, and other papers.

Reel 4No. 1
Notes and drafts of writings on various topics, undated [29 fragments]
Reel 4No. 2
List of subjects of sermons preached, 1802-1825
Reel 4No. 3
Discourse on the duties of the ministry, undated [fragment]
Reel 4No. 4
"Dr. Channing's sermon. Copied by L. E. E. Greene for A. E. Heath": notes on a sermon on Christian friendship by [William Ellery Channing?], undated

In Heath family papers.

Reel 4No. 5
[Discourse on "True Religion?"]: notes on religion and the effect of religion on character, undated
Reel 4No. 6
Manuscript of a sermon on "Piety," 1815
Reel 4No. 7
Manuscript of Channing's Dudleian lecture, A Discourse on the Evidences of Revealed Religion (Boston, 1821), 14 Mar. 1821
Reel 4No. 8
Manuscript of a sermon entitled "Leaving us an Example," Oct. 1827
Reel 4No. 9
Manuscript of a sermon on Christian love, Dec. 1827
Reel 4No. 10
Manuscript of a sermon on "The Character of Christ," [1832]
Reel 4No. 11
Manuscript of a sermon entitled "Trust in God," [1835], with printed form letter from George Stillman Hillard to William Ellery Channing informing him of a meeting, 6 Dec. 1835
Reel 4No. 12
Notes for William Ellery Channing's speech at Faneuil Hall to protest the murder of Elijah P. Lovejoy, [8 Dec. 1837]
Reel 4No. 13
Notes of William Ellery Channing's "thoughts and meditations," [Apr. 1838]
Reel 4No. 14
Manuscript of Lectures on the Elevation of the Labouring Portion of the Community (Boston), [1840]
Reel 4No. 15
Corrected page proofs of Lectures on the Elevation of the Labouring Portion of the Community (Boston), [1840]
Reel 4No. 16
Manuscript copy of the preface to the printed edition of William Ellery Channing's works, 1841
Reel 4No. 17
Notes and copies of the writings of William Ellery Channing, [1848] [one folder]
Reel 4No. 18
Notes and copies of the writings of William Ellery Channing, [1848] [one folder]
Reel 5No. 19
Four cut slip autographs and engraved portrait of William Ellery Channing, undated, with note from William Francis Channing (Providence, R.I.) attesting to the authenticity of William Ellery Channing's autograph, 12 July 1865

Includes the autograph of Laura D. Bridgman.

Reel 5No. 20
"Neurological impressions of Dr. W. E. Channing and Washington Allston by Miss Parsons," undated

In Health family papers.

Reel 5No. 21
Miss Burley's description of William Ellery Channing, undated
Reel 5No. 22
Notebook of William Ellery Channing's personal expenses, including expenses while at Harvard College, 16 Aug. 1791-1792, 2 Oct. 1795-1798
Reel 5No. 23
Certificate to William Ellery Channing as member and shareholder in the Theological Library, 30 June 1807

Signed by John Lathrop and Joseph McKean.

Reel 5No. 24
Cancelled checks of William Ellery Channing, 1811-1826 [22 pieces]
Reel 5No. 25
Account of [William Ellery Channing] for dividends on capital in the Massachusetts Bank, [27 Oct. 1821-1823] [fragment]
Reel 5No. 26
Passport for William Ellery Channing and Ruth Gibbs Channing, issued by D. Alvaro Ruffo, prince of Scaletta, 10 Mar. 1823 [printed form completed in manuscript, text in Italian]
Reel 5No. 27
Manuscript notes on education, including autobiographical material concerning Channing's education at Harvard, 1825
Reel 5No. 28
Memorandum containing directions for taking care of a garden and orchard, 25 Sep. 1825
Reel 5No. 29
Memorandum containing directions for taking care of a garden and orchard, Sep. 1826
Reel 5No. 30
Certificate to William Ellery Channing as shareholder in the Boston Library, 1 Jan. 1836

Signed by Charles Brown and John Lee.

Reel 5No. 31
Memorandum of an agreement between Levi Bates and William Ellery Channing for the construction of a house on Mount Vernon Street, including detailed specifications for masons' work on the house, 1834, enclosed with examination of the demands of Levi Bates by Lott Pool and Joseph Tilden, referees, 12 Jan. 1836, and receipt from Levi Bates to Channing for payment of $6,183.40 for referees' settlement, 16 Jan. 1836

Signed and witnessed by Asher Benjamin, Sarah Gibbs, James A. Longley, and Sarah Tuckerman.

Reel 5No. 32
Account of William Ellery Channing with the Massachusetts Bank, 1 Jan. 1841-Oct. 1842

In Pemberton collection.

Reel 5No. 33
Financial account of William Ellery Channing with Thomas Wren Ward, 22 July 1842, with letter from Thomas Wren Ward and Franklin H. Story (Boston) to William Ellery Channing, 23 July 1842

Signed by Franklin H. Story.

Reel 5No. 34
Letter from John Pierce (Brookline, Mass.) to William Henry Channing concerning his recollections of William Ellery Channing at Harvard and the beginnings of Unitarianism, with list of sermons given by William Ellery Channing, 6 Sep. 1843
Reel 5No. 35
Letter from Daniel A. White to Ruth Gibbs Channing giving his recollections of William Ellery Channing's early life at Harvard, etc., 14 Nov. 1843
Reel 5No. 36
Report of the committee of the Federal Street Meeting House to erect a monument to William Ellery Channing at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 13 Oct. 1844 [copy], enclosed in letter from George Ticknor to Ruth Gibbs Channing, 16 Oct. 1844
Reel 5No. 37
Statement by George Gibbs Channing terminating his agreement with William Ellery Channing to the rights for publication of his writings, 14 Mar. 1845
Reel 5No. 38
Agreement between Sarah Gibbs and Ruth Gibbs Channing concerning open accounts of Sarah Gibbs with the estate of William Ellery Channing, 13 May 1845
Reel 5No. 39
Agreement between Sarah Gibbs and Ruth Gibbs Channing concerning open accounts of Sarah Gibbs with the estate of William Ellery Channing, 18 Dec. 1855
Reel 5No. 40
Agreement between Ruth Gibbs Channing and William Henry Channing for his care of William Ellery Channing's papers, 13 Sep. 1861
Reel 5No. 41
List by Justin Winsor of the books of William Ellery Channing donated to the Boston Public Library by his children William Francis Channing and Mary Channing Eustis, 8 Dec. 1870
Reel 5No. 42
Printing estimate for an essay on "Man" by William Ellery Channing, 13 Jan. 1892

IV. Travel diaries, 1821-1830

Arranged chronologically.

This series contains three journals kept by William Ellery Channing during his travels in New England, 1821; Europe, 1822; and Santa Cruz, 1830.

Reel 5No. 43
Journal of a tour through New Hampshire and Vermont, 1821

This journal is composed partly of a series of numbered letters from William Ellery Channing to his wife Ruth Gibbs Channing from towns in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, 25 July-19 Aug. 1821. In these letters, Channing describes his trip, the scenery, a drowning in the Connecticut River, his health, family matters, and other subjects.

This diary has been disbound and only the first three pages can be viewed on the microfilm here. The rest of the diary has been integrated into the chronological correspondence.

Reel 5No. 44
Journal of a trip to Europe, 4 June-[Aug.] 1822

This journal contains descriptions of places, events, and William Ellery Channing's thoughts and meditations during his travels in England, France, Italy, and Switzerland.

Reel 5No. 45
Journal of a voyage to Santa Cruz, 27 Nov.-14 Dec. 1830

Preferred Citation

Microfilm edition of the William Ellery Channing papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Channing family.
Channing, Henry, 1760-1840.
Channing, Lucy Ellery, 1752-1834.
Channing, Ruth Gibbs, 1778-1870.
Channing, Walter, 1757-1827.
Codman, Catherine.
Ellery, William, 1727-1820.
Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894.
Sedgwick, Henry D. (Henry Dwight), 1785-1831.
Tuckerman, Joseph, 1778-1840.

Subjects:

Account books--1795-1798.
Boston (Mass.)--Church history.
College costs--Massachusetts--Boston.
Diaries--1821.
Diaries--1822.
Diaries--1830.
Europe--Description and travel--1800-1918.
Family history--1800-1849.
Santa Cruz (Calif.)--Description and travel.
Sermons--1802-1840.
Slavery and the church.
Teachers--Virginia--Richmond.
Unitarian churches--Clergy.
Unitarian churches--Massachusetts--Boston.
Unitarianism.
Voyages and travels--Diaries.

Materials Removed from the Collection

Photographs from this collection have been removed to the William Ellery Channing photographs (unprocessed). Photo. Coll. 500.85.