a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » This Day » September 11

September 11

Ralph Waldo Emerson

1832 – Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson submitted his letter of resignation to the proprietors of the Second Church in Boston (Unitarian) due to his unwillingness to serve communion. He decided to seek a new profession. Read a short biography of Emerson, or view an exhibit about Emerson from the 2003 Bicentennial of Emerson’s birth.

Series Navigation<< September 10September 12 >>

Notable in UU History
Otis Gray Harrison

Otis, Harrison Gray (1765-1848)

This Unitarian businessman and lawyer was appointed by George Washington as a U.S. district attorney for ... Read More
Kimball

Kimball, George Elbert (1906-1967)

George Kimball was a generalist, capable of achieving outstanding recognition in two fields of science and ... Read More
Lawrence Abbott

Lawrence, Abbott (1792-1855)

The younger brother of Amos Lawrence was a businessman, diplomat, and philanthropist whose father fought at ... Read More
Thomas H. Perkins

Perkins, Thomas H. (1764-1854)

Born in Boston, Colonel Perkins grew up during the American Revolution and, as a boy, witnessed ... Read More