Guide to the Collection
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.
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. The collection also contains extensive correspondence of minister Russell N. Bellows, Anna L. Bellows (a teacher at the Hampton Institute, later Hampton University), Anna H. P. Bellows, and some earlier correspondence of Eliza N. T. Bellows.
Gift of Robert P. Bellows and Ellen Bellows Endicott, 1933.
Detailed Description of the Collection
I. Chronological papers, 1783-1907
II. Sermons, addresses, and misc. papers, 1835-1882
Arranged alphabetically by title or topic.
III. Volumes (mss.), 1832-1893
IV. Printed matter, 1832-1932
V. Items dummied out from loose papers
Henry W. Bellows papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
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.