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Ewer, Ferdinand Cartwright

Harvey Hill

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Ewer, Ferdinand Cartwright (22 May 1826–10 October 1883), journalist and Anglo-Catholic clergyman, was born in Nantucket, Rhode Island, the son of Peter Folger Ewer, a shipowner and oil merchant, and his second wife, Mary Cartwright. During Ewer’s childhood, the family moved from Nantucket to Providence, Rhode Island, and then to New York City, finally returning to Nantucket in 1839. Throughout these years, the Ewers were financially well off, but the family fortune declined during Ewer’s years at Harvard (1845–1848). As a result, he experienced financial difficulties while in school and graduated in debt....

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