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Jeremiah Hacker Papers

Identifier: yhm-spe-com-hac

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, mostly addressed to "Brother Hacker" from various sources, and miscellaneous poems.


  • Creation: Feb. 10, 1852 - May 11, 1892


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Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Jeremiah Hacker (1801-1895) was a missionary, reformer, and writer active primarily in Maine. He published two newspapers, The Pleasure Boat and The Chariot of Wisdom and Love, and advocated for pacifism, vegetarianism, anarchy, women's rights, temperance, environmentalism, and animal rights. He also advocated against organized religion, total alcohol prohibition, slavery, quack doctors, land monopolies, and prisons, eventually opening the country's third reform school for juvenile offenders.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 slim archival box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of correspondence, mostly addressed to Jeremiah Hacker and frequently in a religious context, as well as several poems.


Correspondence are arranged in chronological order followed by the poems.

Frances C. Cannon
Nov. 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Hamilton College Special Collections Repository

Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton NY 13323 United States