Wayland, Francis, 1796-1865

Wayland, Francis, 1796-1865



  • Existence: 1796 - 1865


Francis Wayland (March 11, 1796 – September 30, 1865), was an American Baptist minister, educator and economist. He was president of Brown University and pastor of the First Baptist Church in America in Providence, Rhode Island. In Washington, D.C., Wayland Seminary was established in 1867, primarily to educate former slaves, and was named in his honor. (In 1899, Wayland Seminary merged with another school to become the current Virginia Union University, at Richmond, Virginia.)

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Francis Wayland letters

Mss 831172.1
Identifier: Mss 831172.1
Date(s): 1831-02-22 to 1863-10-16

In English.