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Chadwick, John White 1840-1904

CHADWICK, John White 1840-1904

PERSONAL: Born October 19, 1840, in Marblehead, MA; died December 11, 1904, in Brooklyn, NY; son of John White (a seafarer) and Jane (Standley) Chadwick; married Annie Horton Hathaway, 1865; children: John White, Jr. Education: Harvard University Divinity School, graduated, 1864.

CAREER: Minister of American Unitarian Association; Second Unitarian Church, Brooklyn, NY, minister, c. 1864-1904. Originally apprenticed to a shoemaker.


A Book of Poems, Roberts Brothers (Boston, MA), 1876, 10th edition, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1905.

The Faith of Reason, Roberts Brothers (Boston, MA), 1879.

The Bible of To-day: A Course of Lectures, G. P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 1879.

Some Aspects of Religion, 1879.

The Man Jesus: A Course of Lectures, Roberts Brothers (Boston, MA), 1881.

Belief and Life, 1881.

In Nazareth Town: A Christmas Fantasy, and OtherPoems, Roberts Brothers (Boston, MA), 1883.

The Man Jesus, 1883.

Origin and Destiny, 1883.

A Daring Faith, 1885.

(Editor) The Two Voices: Poems of the Mountains and the Sea, H. B. Nims and Co. (Troy, NY), 1886.

Charles R. Darwin, 1889.

Evolution and Social Reform, 1890.

(Compiler, with Annie Hathaway Chadwick) Out of the Heart, 1891, published as Out of the Heart: Poems for Lovers, Young and Old, Books for Libraries Press (Freeport, NY), 1969, published as The Lovers' Treasury of Verse, 1970.

Evolution as Related to Citizenship, 1892.

George William Curtis: An Address by John WhiteChadwick, Harper and Brothers (New York, NY), 1893.

Old and New Unitarian Belief, G. H. Ellis (Boston, MA), 1894.

(Compiler, with Annie Hathaway Chadwick) ThroughLove to Light, Joseph Knight Co. (Boston, MA), 1896, published as A Treasury of Helpful Verse, Books for Libraries Press (Freeport, NY), 1969.

(Editor and author of introduction) Sallie Holley, ALife for Liberty, G. P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 1899, published as A Life for Liberty: Anti-Slavery and Other Letters of Sallie Holley, Negro Universities Press (New York, NY), 1969.

Theodore Parker: Preacher and Reformer, Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (Boston, MA), 1900.

William Ellery Channing: Minister of Religion, Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (Boston, MA), 1903.

Later Poems, Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (Boston, MA), 1905.

Ca'n Chadwick, 1906.

Author of "A Revival of Religion: A Sermon," Daily Eagle Reprint (Brooklyn, NY), 1875; "The Great Salvation: A Sermon," [New York, NY], 1876; "Birth and Triumph of Cupid," H. B. Nims and Co. (Troy, NY), 1885; "The Present Distress: A Sermon upon Our Oriental War," Green (New York, NY), 1899; "John Greenleaf Whittier," Lippincott (Philadelphia, PA), 1903; "Nathaniel Hawthorne," Lippincott, 1903; "Walter Whitman," Lippincott, 1903; "The Immortal Hope," American Unitarian Association (Boston, MA), 1907; "The State of the Nation: A Sermon," J. Miller (New York, NY); and "An Educated Will," J. Miller. Contributor to periodicals, including Nation.



Chadwick, John White, Jr., John White Chadwick: ASketch of His Life, by His Son, G. H. Ellis (Boston, MA), 1896.

Persons, Stow, Free Religion: An American Faith, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1947.



Brooklyn Eagle, December 12, 1904.

Christian Register, December 22, 1904.

Congregationalist, December 17, 1904.

Nation, December 15, 1904.

Outlook, December 17, 1904.*

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