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Henry Wilder Foote

FOOTE, Henry Wilder (II). b. Boston, Massachusetts, 2 February 1875; d. Southwest Harbor, Maine, 27 August 1964. Highly respected author, scholar, and hymnologist, Foote was a Unitarian minister, teacher, and progressive figure whose ministry highlighted music, poetry, and art. Born to Frances Anne Eliot (1838-1896) and Henry Wilder Foote (1838-1889), the younger Foote had strong connections with Unitarianism and Harvard University. His grandfather, Samuel Atkins Eliot (1798-1862) was mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, a Congressman, and treasurer of Harvard College. His uncle, Charles William Eliot (1834-1926), was Harvard’s president (1869-1909), and his father, a graduate of Harvard...

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