Amos Adams Lawrence
Amos Adams Lawrence
Amos Adams Lawrence seated at desk, c. 1880
|Died||August 22, 1886(aged 72)|
|Known for||Giving money to create the University of Kansas; anti-slavery movement; Jayhawker movement|
Sarah Elizabeth Appleton
(his death 1886)
|Relatives||Samuel Lawrence (grandfather)|
Luther Lawrence (uncle)
Abbott Lawrence (uncle)
Amos Adams Lawrence (July 31, 1814 – August 22, 1886), the son of philanthropist Amos Lawrence, was an important person in the United States abolition movement shortly before the Civil War. He was important in building the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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Abolitionism[change | change source]
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Lawrence's parents were Unitarians, but he became Anglican and was confirmed as a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Boston in 1842. He met and married Sarah Elizabeth Appleton (1822–1891) at the church. Sarah was a daughter of U.S. Representative William Appleton and Mary Ann (née Cutler) Appleton, and she was a relative of Samuel Appleton, a trustee of Massachusetts General Hospital and president of the Young Men's Benevolent Society. Together, Amos and Sarah were the parents of:
- Amory Appleton Lawrence (1848–1912)
- William Lawrence (1850–1941), who became the Bishop of Massachusetts.
- Susan Mason Lawrence (1852–1923)
- Harriet Lawrence Hemenway (1858-1960), who became a co-founder of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
References[change | change source]
- Lawrence, William Richards (ed.). 1855. Extracts from the Diary and Correspondence of the Late Amos Lawrence. Boston: Gould & Lincoln, p. 15.
- "Amos Lawrence Dead". Lawrence Daily Journal. August 24, 1886. p. 1. Retrieved December 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Lee, Laura (ed.). 2001. The Name's Familiar II. Gretna: Pelican, p. 208.
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lawrence, Amos Adams". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 305.
- Baltzell, E. Digby (1970). Puritan Boston & Quaker Philadelphia. New York: Free Press. p. 366. ISBN 9781412832571.
- Foster, E. Everton (1916). Lamb's Textile Industries of the United States: Embracing Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and a Historical Resume of the Progress of Textile Manufacture from the Earliest Records to the Present Time. James H. Lamb. p. 275. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
- "Dr. Lawrence Dies; Bishop Emeritus". The New York Times. November 7, 1941. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
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