Edward Abbott (priest)

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Edward Abbott
Born (1841-07-15)July 15, 1841
Farmington, Maine, U.S.
Died 1908 (aged 66–67)
Resting place Pine Grove Cemetery in Brunswick, Maine, U.S.
Occupation Minister, Priest, Journalist, Author

Edward Abbott (July 15, 1841[1] – 1908) was an American minister (later priest), journalist, and author.

Early life[edit]

On July 15, 1841, Abbott was born in Farmington, Maine. Abbott's father was Jacob Abbott (1803-1879). [2]


Abbott graduated in 1860 at the University of New York, studied from 1860 to 1862 at the Andover Theological Seminary,[3] and in 1863 served in the United States Sanitary Commission at Washington with the Army of the Potomac.


Abbott was ordained in 1863 to the Congregational ministry, and was pastor of Pilgrim Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1865 to 1869. From 1869 to 1878 he was associate editor of The Congregationalist, and from 1878 to 1888 editor of the Literary World, whose direction he again assumed in 1895. In 1879 he was ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church and appointed rector of St. James's parish, Cambridge. His publications include The Conversations of Jesus (1875) and Phillips Brooks (1900).


  1. ^ "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925". FamilySearch. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Edward Abbott (1841)". Find a Grave. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ Leonard, John William; Marquis, Albert Nelson, eds. (1908), Who's who in America, 5, Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, Incorporated, p. 4. 

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