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William Channing Gannett

(March 13, 1840 - December 15, 1923)

Unitarian minister and social reformer. Transcendentalist.

Son of Ezra Stiles Gannett and Anna Tilden, sister of Kate Gannett Wells. Minister of the Unitarian Church in Rochester, New York, where Susan B. Anthony was a member.

After the Civil War, he worked for several years on projects related to the newly-freed slaves.

In 1887, Gannett proposed a compromise statement to attempt to navigate the growing division between the Unitarian Christians and theists and the more radical "Unity" party (named for their journal):

bullet"Things Commonly Believed Among Us"


bulletWilliam C Gannett 
bulletA Wide Embrace - a mention in a contemporary sermon at a church Gannett once served
bulletWilliam Channing Gannett - hymns that he wrote
bullet Ezra Stiles Gannett, Unitarian minister in Boston, 1824 - 1871. A memoir by his son, William C. Gannett. The New Englander, vol. 34, issue 132 (July 1875).
bulletWomen of Achievement - a mention of the contribution of "Rev. and Mrs. William Channing Gannett" that went to making the University of Rochester a co-ed institution.
bulletUnitarians, Universalists, and the Two Parliaments of Religion - a mention of his participation at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions.


bulletMary Thorn Lewis Gannett
bullet Women at Penn Biographies - includes Mary Thorn Lewis Gannett
bulletThe Booker T Washington Papers - a letter from Mary Thorn Lewis Gannett, indicating their continued interest in Tuskegee and other opportunities for education.


bulletGANNETT, EZRA STILES. PAPERS, 1824-1924.

Print resources:

bulletWilliam Channing Gannett by Alfred W. Hobart, 1928. Dissertation at Meadville-Lombard.

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