William Channing Gannett Papers Addition

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William Channing Gannett papers addition
Creator: Gannett, William C. (William Channing), 1840-1923
Call Number: D.26
Dates: 1857-1956
Physical Description: 8 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: William Channing Gannett papers addition
Creator: Gannett, William C. (William Channing), 1840-1923
Call Number: D.26
Dates: 1857-1956
Physical Description: 8 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Mr. Gannett was a prominent Unitarian minister in St. Paul, Minn. (1877-1883) and Rochester, N. Y. (1889-1908).

Scope and Content
This collection contains additions to the collection of William Channing Gannett Papers (A.G18). Mr. Gannett was a prominent Unitarian minister in St. Paul, Minn. (1877-1883) and Rochester, N. Y. (1889-1908).

The main portion of this collection consists of family correspondence to and from Mr. Gannett. Box 1 consists mainly of letters from William Channing Gannett to his father, Reverend Ezra Stiles Gannett during the period 1861-1865. Some of these letters were published in Letters from Port Royal, edited by Elizabeth Ware Pearson. (Boston, 1906). Also included are letters to his sister, Kate (Gannett) Wells, his wife, Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett and his children, Charlotte (Gannett) Mac Dowell and Lewis Stiles Gannett. Letters from members of the Lewis families are also included.

Additional correspondence to Mr. Gannett includes letters from friends and Unitarian leaders at the time of his 80th birthday in 1920. These letters recall his active role in the Western Unitarian Controversy, the education of freedmen at Port Royal, the temperance crusade, Unity magazine, Unitarian church organization, and his many kindnesses to members of the Rochester community. Speeches and newspaper clippings relating to these events are also in the collection.

A final box contains material including Gannett family memorabilia, printed material, and Lewis Stiles Gannett's biographical sketch about his parents.

Subject(s):
South Carolina--Port Royal
Unitarianism
African Americans--Education
Temperance
Correspondence
Gannett, William C. (William Channing), 1840-1923
Western Unitarian Conference
Clergy
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented to the University of Rochester Library by Michael R. Gannett, Chevy Chase, Maryland, July 1972. The letters from William Channing Gannett to Ezra Stiles Gannett were given on October 18, 1973.Access
The William Channing Gannett papers addition is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], William Channing Gannett papers addition, D.26, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See Also: A.G18 William Channing Gannett Papers.


Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
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Content List
Family correspondence
Box 1, Folder 11857-1860
Box 1, Folder 2January - February, 1861
Box 1, Folder 3March - June, 1861
Box 1, Folder 4July - December, 1861
Box 1, Folder 5January - May, 1862
Box 1, Folder 6June - December, 1862
Box 1, Folder 7January - April, 1863
Box 1, Folder 8May - August, 1863
Box 1, Folder 9September - December, 1863
Box 1, Folder 10January - June, 1864
Box 1, Folder 11July - December, 1864
Box 1, Folder 12January - May, 1865
Box 1, Folder 13June 1865 - September 1869
Box 2, Folder 1January - March, 1887
Box 2, Folder 2April 1-14,1887
Box 2, Folder 3April 15-30, 1887
Box 2, Folder 4May 1887
Box 2, Folder 5June 1-15, 1887
Box 2, Folder 6June 16-30, 1887
Box 2, Folder 7July 1887
Box 2, Folder 8August - September, 1887
Box 2, Folder 9October - December, 1887
Box 2, Folder 101888
Box 3, Folder 11889
Box 3, Folder 21890
Box 3, Folder 3January - August, 1891
Box 3, Folder 4September - December, 1891
Box 3, Folder 51892
Box 3, Folder 61893
Box 3, Folder 71894
Box 3, Folder 8January - June, 1895
Box 3, Folder 9July - December, 1895
Box 3, Folder 101896
Box 4, Folder 1January - June, 1897
Box 4, Folder 2July - December, 1897
Box 4, Folder 31898
Box 4, Folder 4January - June, 1899
Box 4, Folder 5July - December, 1899
Box 4, Folder 61900
Box 4, Folder 71901
Box 4, Folder 9January - September, 1902
Box 4, Folder 101903
Box 5, Folder 1January - June, 1904
Box 5, Folder 2July - December, 1904
Box 5, Folder 31905
Box 5, Folder 4January - June, 1906
Box 5, Folder 5July - December, 1906
Box 5, Folder 6January - July, 1907
Box 5, Folder 7August - December, 1907
Box 5, Folder 8January - August, 1908
Box 5, Folder 9September - December, 1908
Box 5, Folder 10January - March, 1909
Box 5, Folder 11April - August, 1909
Box 5, Folder 12September - December, 1909
Box 6, Folder 1January - April, 1910
Box 6, Folder 2May - December, 1910
Box 6, Folder 31911
Box 6, Folder 4January - October, 1912
Box 6, Folder 5November - December, 1912
Box 6, Folder 61913-1915
Box 6, Folder 71916-1920
Box 6, Folder 81921-1926
Box 6, Folder 91932-1956
Box 6, Folder 10Undated
Box 6, Folder 11Friends correspondence, 1868-1921
William Channing Gannett's 80th birthday festivities
Congratulatory letters from friends
Box 7, Folder 1March 1-8, 1920
Box 7, Folder 2March 9, 1920
Box 7, Folder 3March 10, 1920
Box 7, Folder 4March 11, 1920
Box 7, Folder 5March 12, 1920
Box 7, Folder 6March 13, 1920
Box 7, Folder 7March 14-16, 1920
Box 7, Folder 8March 17-31, 1920
Box 7, Folder 9April - November, 1920
First Unitarian Church
Box 7, Folder 10Order of Worship Service honoring William Channing Gannett
Box 7, Folder 1180th dinner ceremonies - printed souvenir "A Birthday Greeting"
Box 7, Folder 1280th dinner ceremonies - presentation of letters
Box 7, Folder 1380th dinner ceremonies - speeches
Box 7, Folder 14Newspaper clippings re: William Channing Gannett's 80th birthday
Box 7, Folder 15Record of William Channing Gannett's 80th birthday gifts and letters
Box 8, Folder 1Biographical notes re: William Channing and Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett by Lewis S. Gannett
Box 8, Folder 1(a)Guest book kept by William Channing Gannett and Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett, 1887-1952
Box 8, Folder 2Bequest list of William Channing Gannett's books to family and friends with personal remarks re: beneficiaries
Box 8, Folder 3Childhood compositions of William Channing Gannett
Box 8, Folder 4Family memorabilia
Box 8, Folder 5Harvard doctoral diploma conferred upon William Channing Gannett, 1908
Box 8, Folder 6Periodicals
Box 8, Folder 7Poems by William Channing Gannett
Box 8, Folder 8Printed material: National songs
Box 8, Folder 9Printed material: "Great Tradition Perpetuated" The U of R Review, Sept 1955
Box 8, Folder 10Resolution asking William Channing Gannett to become Pastor Emeritus of First Unitarian Church - Rochester, NY
Box 8, Folder 11Tributes to William Channing Gannett and Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett
Box 8, Folder 12Wedding service of William Channing Gannett to Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett and adaptations of this service by other couples
Box 8, Folder 13Miscellaneous
Box 8, Folder 14Anna Linzee Tilden Gannett's diary, "Some recollections of my children"
Box 8, Folder 15Recollections by Michael Gannett of Lewis Gannett


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