Rev. Henry Ware Jr. (1794 – 1843)

Rev Henry Ware, Jr
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Occupation: Professor of Divinity at the Divinity School in Cambridge, MA.

He graduated Harvard, class of 1812 and was ordained as a pastor of the Second Church in Boston, January 1, 1817. In 1829 he accepted the Professorship of Pulpit Eloquence and the Pastoral Care at Harvard University. The friends that he made once, were friends forever.

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Henry Ware (1764 – 1845)
Mary Clarke Ware (1762 – 1805)

Elizabeth Watson Waterhouse Ware (1793 – 1824)
Mary Lovell Pickard Ware (1798 – 1849)

John Fothergill Waterhouse Ware (1818 – 1881)*
Mary Elizabeth Ware (1820 – 1870)*
William Robert Ware (1832 – 1915)*
Harriet Ware (1834 – 1920)*
Emma Forbes Ware (1838 – 1898)*
Charles Pickard Ware (1840 – 1921)*

Lucy Clarke Ware Allen (1791 – 1866)*
Henry Ware (1794 – 1843)
John Ware (1795 – 1864)*
William Ware (1797 – 1852)**
Harriet Ware Hall (1802 – 1838)*
Elizabeth Anne Ware Putnam (1808 – 1866)**
Caroline Rebbeca Ware Warren (1811 – 1869)**
Charles Elliott Ware (1814 – 1887)**
Thornton Kirkland Ware (1823 – 1892)**
Annie Storrow Ware (1826 – 1896)**


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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