COLLECTION GUIDES

1783-1907

Guide to the Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of Unitarian clergyman Henry Whitney Bellows of New York City. Included are letters, diaries, addresses, sermons, reports, dissertations, legal documents, and a schedule of properties.

Collection Description

This collection consists of the papers of Unitarian clergyman Henry Whitney Bellows of New York City. Included are letters, diaries, addresses, sermons, reports, dissertations, legal documents, and a schedule of properties. Correspondence between 1831 and 1882 relates to Bellows' religious work, his interest in Antioch College (1859-1872), his work with the U.S. Sanitary Commission, and his editorship of the Christian Examiner. Chief correspondents include Bellows' parents, his brothers Edward and John, Cyrus A. Bartol, James F. Clarke, and Edward Everett Hale. Other correspondents include George T. Curtis, Theodore Dorr, O. C. Everett, H. W. Foote, Amos Adams Lawrence, Charles Mason, and William Silsbee.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert P. Bellows and Ellen Bellows Endicott, 1933.

Box List

Box 1
1783-1836
Box 2
1837-May 1839
Box 3
June 1839-1840
Box 4
1841-1843
Box 5
1844-1846
Box 6
1847-1848
Box 7
1849-1850
Box 8
1851-1853
Box 9
1854-1856
Box 10
1857-1858
Box 11
1859
Box 12
1860
Box 13
1861
Box 14
Jan.-June 1862
Box 15
July-Dec. 1862
Box 16
Jan.-June 1863
Box 17
July-Dec. 1863
Box 18
Jan.-June 1864
Box 19
July-Dec. 1864
Box 20
Jan.-June 1865
Box 21
July-Nov. 1865
Box 22
Dec. 1865-Apr. 1866
Box 23
May-Sep. 1866
Box 24
Oct. 1866-Feb. 1867
Box 25
Mar.-Dec. 1867
Box 26
Jan.-July 1868
Box 27
Aug.-Dec. 1868
Box 28
Jan.-June 1869
Box 29
July-Dec. 1869
Box 30
Jan.-June 1870
Box 31
July-Dec. 1870
Box 32
Jan.-Sep. 1871
Box 33
Oct. 1871-July 1872
Box 34
Aug. 1872-Mar. 1873
Box 35
Apr.-Dec. 1873
Box 36
Jan.-May 1874
Box 36
Undated letters from Anna P. Bellows to Henry W. Bellows, ca. 1874-1882
Box 37
June-Oct. 1874
Box 38
Nov. 1874-Apr. 1875
Box 39
Apr.-Sep. 1875
Box 40
Oct. 1875-May 1876, including list of members of All Souls' Church of N.Y. for 1876
Box 41
June-Dec. 1876
Box 42
Jan.-June 1877
Box 43
July-Dec. 1877
Box 44
Jan.-June 1878
Box 45
July-Dec. 1878
Box 46
Jan.-June 1879
Box 47
July-Dec. 1879
Box 48
Jan.-June 1880
Box 49
July-Dec. 1880
Box 50
Jan.-June 1881
Box 51
July-Dec. 1881
Box 52
Jan.-Apr. 1882
Box 53
May-Dec. 1882
Box 54
Jan.-Dec. 1883
Box 55
Jan.-Aug. 1884
Box 56
Sep.-Dec. 1884
Box 57
Jan.-June 1885
Box 58
July-Dec. 1885
Box 59
Jan.-June 1886
Box 60
July-Dec. 1886
Box 61
Jan.-May 1887
Box 62
June-Dec. 1887
Box 63
Jan.-May 1888
Box 64
June-Dec. 1888
Box 65
Jan.-May 1889
Box 66
June-Dec. 1889
Box 67
Jan.-May 1890
Box 68
June-Dec. 1890
Box 69
Jan.-Dec. 1891
Box 70
Jan.-Dec. 1892
Box 71
Jan.-Dec. 1893
Box 72
Jan.-Dec. 1894
Box 73
Jan.-June 1895
Box 74
July-Dec. 1895
Box 75
Jan.-Dec. 1896
Box 76
1897-1898
Box 77
Jan.-Dec. 1899
Box 78
Jan.-Dec. 1900
Box 79
Jan.-Dec. 1901
Box 80
Jan.-Dec. 1902
Box 81
1903-1904
Box 82
Jan.-Dec. 1905
Box 83
1906-1907
Box 84
Undated
Box 85
Miscellaneous speeches and pamphlets [old box #55A]
Box 86
Speeches and pamphlets [old box #55B]
Box 87
Miscellaneous sermons, legal papers, lectures on crime [old box #56A]
Box 88
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings [old box #56B]
Box 89
Miscellaneous sermons [old box #57]
Box 90
Miscellaneous sermons [old box #58A]
Box 91
Miscellaneous sermons [old box #58B]
Box 92
Diaries
Box 93
Miscellaneous diaries [old box #59]

Preferred Citation

Henry W. Bellows 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:

Bartol, C. A. (Cyrus Augustus), 1813-1900.
Bellows family.
Bellows, Edward.
Bellows, John.
Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888.
Curtis, George Ticknor, 1812-1894.
Dorr, Theodore.
Everett, O. C. (Oliver Capen), 1811-1875.
Foote, Henry Wilder, 1838-1889.
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909.
Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886.
Mason, Charles, 1812-1862.
Silsbee, William.

Organizations:

Antioch College.
United States Sanitary Commission.

Subjects:

Christian examiner.
Sermons.
Unitarian churches--Clergy.