A State-of-Mainer and a student of early New England, Mary Ellen Chase tells the story of another State-of-Mainer, Jonathan...

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JONATHAN FISHER : MAINE PARSON

A State-of-Mainer and a student of early New England, Mary Ellen Chase tells the story of another State-of-Mainer, Jonathan Fisher, Methodist parson, author of religious books, primitive artist. She stays close to her primary sources,- his own voluminous letters, diaries, records, his sermons and poems, and reviews his life. A staunch, industrious American, with boyhood spent in Dedham and Northampton, college years at Harvard, and the long ministry - from 1796 to 1837- in Blue Hill, Maine --his story is broken down into separate sections:- public life in the church, the family man, the student and writer, the civic-minded citizen, the parson in retirement. Of regional interest and of documentary value, this will go farther than it might otherwise on the sales appeal of Mary Ellen Chase's name.

Pub Date: Oct. 19, 1948

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Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1948