E. H. CHAPIN AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED, "With all good wishes, Your's Truly, E. H. Chapin, New York, April 20th, 1880", signed a few months before he died, on 4.75 x 2.25 album page, American preacher, editor Christian Leader, and poet famous for origin of famous folk song, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie. Age toning, adhesive residue on verso, otherwise in fine condition.
Edwin Hubbell Chapin (1814-1880) was a Universalist minister who led congregations in Richmond, VA and Boston, MA before settling in New York City in 1848. A skilled orator and prolific author (i.e. "Crown of Thorns, etc.), Chapin was identified with the Broad Church Movement ("broad" tended to be used to describe those of liberal, middle of the road liturgical preferences who leaned theologically towards liberal Protestantism), which emphasized reason and good works, and denied that salvation was dependent upon acceptance of Jesus Christ. He was editor of the Christian Leader. and also a poet, responsible for the poem Burial at Sea, which was the origin of a famous folk song, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie.