Convers Francis


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(1795–1863), Unitarian minister at Watertown, Mass. (1813–36), professor at Harvard Divinity School (1842–63), and member of the Transcendental Club. He influenced the Transcendentalist movement mainly through his teaching of German idealistic philosophy. Lydia M. Child was his sister.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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