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Frederick A. Eustis (1816-1871) Was from a prominent Massachusetts family. His step-mother was a large land owner in South Carolina. General Sherman granted Frederic A. Eustis written power to hold and protect his step-mother's land. In addition to her plantation, Sherman gave Eustis control of two others: the Gibbs Plantation on Lady Island and Fuller Plantation on Wassa Island. Sherman gave Eustis the properties to keep the land out of rebel hands and because of Eustis' high-ranking military family. His father, Abraham Eustis, was a brevet brigadier general in the army. His younger brother, Henry Lawrence Eustis, was a West Point graduate who was commissioned as a colonel in the 10th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in 1862, but reached the rank of brigadier general within two years. He fought at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. Despite his success, he resigned from his position for “health reasons” possibly related to an opium addiction. Eustis thoroughly enjoyed his work on the land, but former executors questioned his claim after the war and argued that they should re-assume the land. To settle the dispute, the local Union general ordered the land be auctioned and sold to the highest bidder. Eustis won, and resumed his work on the plantation until his death in 1871. This lot consists of a journal kept by Harvard student Frederick A. Eustis, 1836 & 1838, while a student in Professor Henry Ware, Jr's. Divinity School class, approximately 100pp., 4to., hardbound marble boards, with scores of entries, many with great insight. Includes section “Letters On reading the Scriptures by John Quincy Adams, which contains transcribed letters from JQA to his son from 1811-1813. Very good condition. Henry Ware Jr. (April 21, 1794 - September 22, 1843) was an influential Unitarian theologian, early member of the faculty of Harvard Divinity School, and first president of the Harvard Musical Association. He was a mentor of Ralph Waldo Emerson when Emerson studied for the ministry in the 1820s. The son of Henry Ware, he was born in Hingham, Massachusetts. After attending Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and completing his Harvard A.B. in 1812, Ware was minister of the Unitarian Second Church in Boston beginning in 1817. In 1830 Ware left the Second Church's pulpit, with Emerson replacing him there, and moved to Harvard Divinity School. In 1831 he published On the Formation of the Christian Character, a manual on morality and his best-known work. After Emerson's "Divinity School Address" in 1838, whose radical and unorthodox ideas greatly displeased many of the University faculty, Ware became more distant from his former student and friend, delivering the sermon "The Personality of the Deity" as a rebuttal of Emerson's views in the same year.
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