1867 - Sylvanus Cobb died at age 68. Born in Maine, he was an influential Universalist, working as a minister, theological journalist, legislator, and social reformer in the Boston area. He served Universalist churches in Winthrop and Waterville, Maine and in Malden, Waltham, and East Boston, Massachusetts.
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We at Harvard Square Library are saddened to learn of the death this past Friday, March 7, 2014, of the Rev. Dr. Herbert F. Vetter, our founding director. Rev. Vetter passed away on Friday morning, March 7th. He was the Minister at Large at the First Parish in Cambridge, Mass., Unitarian Universalist, from 1967 to 1990. He founded both the Cambridge Forum, a progressive radio program staged at First Parish, as well as the Harvard Square Library, named for the location of the parish which he served for so many years.
I first came to know Herb when I started wor...more