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Frederic Henry Hedge Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0702-sc

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The letters of a Unitarian clergyman, scholar, and Transcendentalist. The letters are photocopies and most relate to the Independent Congregational Society in Bangor, Maine.


  • 1835-1872


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Frederic Henry Hedge was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1805, the son of Levi Hedge, a professor of logic at Harvard, and Mary Kneeland Hedge, the granddaughter of Edward Holyoke, president of Harvard (1737-1769). After spending 4 years studying in Germany he attemded Harvard University starting in 1822 and graduated in 1825. He studied theology in the Divinity School in Cambridge and was ordained in 1829. He served as pastor in West Cambridge, Massachusetts; Bangor, Maine; Providence, Rhode Island; and Brookline, Massachusetts. He contributed articles and reviews on a variety of subjects to some of the leading journals, notably the Christian Examiner, of which he was editor for four years, 1857-1861. He lived in Bangor from 1835 to 1850. He was a prominent figure not only in the clergy but throughout the social and intellectual circles of the New England of that period. He was intimately associated with the Transcendental movement from its inception. He died in 1890.


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The letters of a Unitarian clergyman, scholar, and Transcendentalist.


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Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States