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Ezra Stiles Gannett

(May 4, 1801 - August 26, 1871)

Ezra Stiles Gannett's wife:

Anna Tilden, Unitarian Culture, and the Problem of Self-Representation
by Sarah Ann Wider

Unitarian minister and denominational organizer.

Married to Anna Tilden, father of Kate Gannett Wells and William Channing Gannett. Son of Congregational minister and Yale College president Ezra Stiles and Kezia Taylor, daughter of the poet Edward Taylor. His stepmother as Esther Hooker, a descendent of Connecticut's founder.

Ezra Stiles Gannett was the assistant and successor to William Ellery Channing at the Federal State Church in Boston, minister when the congregation moved to Arlington Street. Helped establish the Benevolent Fraternity, served as editor of the Christian Examiner 1844-1849.

He spoke against the Transcendentalists, believing their rejection of Christianity and dependence on intuitive revelation were divisive of Unitarianism.


bullet Ezra Stiles Gannett - Dictionary of American Biography (may require permission to access -- often available at online library sites with a library card or student id)
bullet Ezra Stiles Gannett, Unitarian minister in Boston, 1824 - 1871. A memoir by his son, William C. Gannett. The New Englander, vol. 34, issue 132 (July 1875).
bullet Arlington Street Church - historical timeline


bulletGANNETT, EZRA STILES. PAPERS, 1824-1924.
bullet Ezra Stiles Papers

In print:

bulletAddress Delivered at the Funeral of Rev. William Ellery Channing by Ezra Gannett. 1842.
bulletEzra Stiles Gannett: Unitarian Minister in Boston, 1824-1871 by William C. Gannett.
bulletThe Rise of Unitarianism in New England. Organizing Unitarianism.The Transcendental Movement in New England. by Ezra Stiles Gannett. Published 1889, consisting of 3 chapters from Ezra Stiles Gannett: Unitarian Minister in Boston, 1824-1871 by William C. Gannett.

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