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Blanchard, Jonathan (1811-1892) to Homer H. Stuart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.040 Author/Creator: Blanchard, Jonathan (1811-1892) Place Written: Galesburg, Illinois Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 February 1846 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 24.5 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Blanchard discusses living the Christian life. He focuses on how worldly suffering brings you closer to salvation, because it is partaking in Christ's suffering. Last page of a longer letter.

Background Information: Blanchard was a pastor, educator, publisher and staunch abolitionist. He was founder and first president of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois (1860). Blanchard was also a close friend of Harriett Beecher Stowe ...and her brother, Henry Ward Beecher, both staunch abolitionists. Stuart was a New York lawyer.See More

People: Blanchard, Jonathan, 1811-1892
Stuart, Homer H., fl. 1846-1869

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: ReligionChristianityReform MovementAbolitionEducation

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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