Student essay attributed to William Ellery Channing, 1797 June 5
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- Channing, William Ellery , 1780-1842
- Collection Title
- Student essay attributed to William Ellery Channing, 1797 June 5
- .03 cubic feet (1 folder)|4 p. ; 20 cm.
- Harvard University Archives
Three-page handwritten essay composed in English and attributed to Harvard undergraduate William Ellery Channing. The verso of the last page is inscribed "Channing 5 June 97." A quotation from Edward Young appears at the top of the first page: "A Competence is vital to content / Much wealth is corpulence, if not disease" and discusses the topic of affluence. The document includes edits and struck-through words.
William Ellery Channing (1780-1842), a Unitarian minister, was born in Newport, Rhode Island on April 7, 1780. He received an AB from Harvard in 1798, an AM in 1802, and an STD in 1820. Channing was ordained as the pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston in 1803, and served there for the rest of his life. He gained national attention as a proponent of Unitarianism. Channing died on October 2, 1842.