Phillips Brooks

13 December 1835–23 January 1893

Phillips Brooks, age 27 (ca. 1862-63), photo by J.W. Black, in Life and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 1 (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1900).

Featured Hymns:

O little town of Bethlehem

Collections of Hymns and Poems:

Poems (NY, 1894): WorldCat

Christmas Songs and Easter Carols (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1904): HathiTrust


Phillips Brooks papers, Houghton Library, Harvard University:

Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia:

Related Resources:

Henry C. Potter, The Mission and Commission of the Episcopate: A Sermon Preached at the Consecreation of the Rev. Phillips Brooks (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1892): WorldCat

Charles Seymour Robinson, “Rev. Phillips Brooks,” Annotations Upon Popular Hymns (NY: Hunt & Eaton, 1893), p. 505:

Service in Loving Memory of the Late Phillips Brooks (NY: Thomas Whittaker, 1893):

Edwin Harwood, Phillips Brooks, Late Bishop of Massachusetts: Address Delivered in Trinity Church, New Haven ... Feb. 19, 1893 (New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1893): WorldCat

William Lawrence, Phillips Brooks: A Memorial Sermon Preached at St. John’s Memorial Chapel, Cambridge, Mass., on Sunday, Jan. 29, 1893 (Cambridge, [J. Wilson & Son], 1893): HathiTrust

Henry C. Potter, The Life-Giving Word: A Sermon Memorial of the Rt. Rev. Phillips Brooks, D.D., Late Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts (Boston: Damrell and Upham, 1893): WorldCat

Katharine Lee Bates, “The Funeral of Phillips Brooks” [poem], New England Magazine, New Series, vol. 8, no. 4 (June 1893), pp. 506-510: HathiTrust

Alexander V.G. Allen, Life and Letters of Phillips Brooks (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1900-1901).

Vol. 1:
Vol. 2:
Vol. 3:

William Lawrence, Phillips Brooks: A Study (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1903):

Henry Washburn, Phillips Brooks: A Sermon Preached in Trinity Church in the City of Boston on Sunday, December 11, 1927: WorldCat

James Thayer Addison, The Episcopal Church in the United States, 1789-1931 (New York, Scribner, 1951): WorldCat

Raymond W. Albright, Focus on Infinity: A Life of Phillips Brooks (1961)

John F. Woolverton, The Education of Phillips Brooks (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995).

Phillips Brooks [bibliography], Project Canterbury:

John F. Woolverton, “Phillips Brooks,” American National Biography:

Phillips Brooks,

J.R. Watson & Carl P. Daw, “Phillips Brooks,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology: