Storrs, Richard S.

1878 Signature while pastor of Brooklyn’s Congregational Church of the Pilgrims

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(1821-1900) Congregational clergyman, graduated Amherst 1839, studied law in Boston under Rufus Choate, graduated Andover Theological Seminary 1845. He was pastor of Harvard Congregational Church of Brookline, Mass. 1845-46, and of the Congregational Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, New York 1846 to shortly before his death. Storrs, almost as famous as Henry Ward Beecher, presided over the opening ceremonies for the Brooklyn Bridge. He was a conservative theologian, and an historical writer of considerable ability. He was associate editor of the New York Independent, which he helped establish, 1848-61, president of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions 1887-97, and was prominent in the Long Island Historical Society. Storrs's more important published works were: “John Wycliffe and the First English Bible” (1880); “The Recognition of the Supernatural in Letters and in Life” (1881); “Bernard of Clairvaux” (1892); and, “Foundation Truths of American Missions” (1897). 2 x 3 ¼ signed piece, Brooklyn, NY, October 17 1878, mounted on 2 ½ x 3 ¾ card

Condition: Very good
Type:Signature






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