Excellent Rickard. Great work, as usual.
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From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:02 PM
Subject: Eliot's Unitarian minister relatives
> When doing some research on William Greenleaf Eliot I came upon this
> book now online. It has a fair number of short biographies on T.S.
> Eliot relatives who were Unitarian ministers. The book was edited
> by a distant cousin and contains an article written by Eliot's mother.
> No big deal here but I thought I'd share the links with the curious.
> Five straight generations of ministers with the last four being
> The original four volumes of "Heralds of a Liberal Faith" edited by
> Samuel Atkins Eliot, the first President of the American Unitarian
> Association, whose father was Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard
> A bio of the poet's grandfather written by the poet's mother:
> William Greenleaf Eliot (1811-1887)
> This is the uncle of Eliot's grandfather:
> (John succeeded his father Andrew as pastor of a Boston church)
> John Eliot (1754-1813)
> This is Eliot's uncle who was succeeded by HIS son, Eliot's cousin:
> Thomas Lamb Eliot (1841-1936)
> William G. Eliot, Jr.
> These certainly most be the namesakes of T.S. Eliot's father:
> Henry Ware (1764-1845)
> Henry Ware, Jr. (1794-1843)
> This one is not any close relation to anyone in my American line:
> (His grandfather, John Parker, commanded the company of Lexington
> minute men on the morning of April 19, 1775)
> Theodore Parker (1810-1860)
> Rick Parker