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Guide to the Amory H. Bradford. Papers circa 1897

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Bradford, Amory H. Papers


circa 1897


0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Amory Howe Bradford, minister. The Amory H. Bradford Papers consist of a sermon titled "The Unity of the World" (1897).

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Amory H. Bradford. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Amory Howe Bradford was born in 1846. Bradford was the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Montclair, New Jersey. In 1897, Bradford delivered the convocation speech at the University of Chicago's Twentieth Convocation, held on October 1 at the University of Chicago Congregational Church. The speech was titled "The Unity of the World."

Bradford is mentioned as a key evangelical neoabolitionist spokesman, along with others including Washington Gladden, Charles Cuthbert Hall (president of Union Theological Seminary), and Henry Churchill King. They were all leaders of the American Missionary Association and appealed to "theological personalism" for values in race relations.

Bradford is the author of The Pilgrim in New England: A Review of History, Present Condition, and Outlook of the Independent Churches in England (1893), The Question of Unity; Many Voices Concerning the Unification of Christendom (1894), Heredity and Christian Problems (1895), and The Growing Revelation (1897).

Amory Howe Bradford died in 1911.

Scope Note

The Amory H. Bradford Papers consist of a sermon titled " The Unity of the World" (1897). This sermon was the address for the Twentieth Convocation of the University of Chicago. In the speech, Bradford calls for international and religious unity to combat against divisions and disintegration.

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Box    Folder 1

"The Unity of the World," manuscript of a sermon,