James Carruthers, ca. 1820

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Born in Scotland, James Carruthers (1772-1857) emigrated to Nova Scotia in 1817, then moved to Boston, and finally to Portland in 1823.

A former pastor of the Second Parish Church in Portland, for 17 years Rev. Carruthers worked either in the service of the Maine Missionary Society or under the supervision of local committees.

He traveled the state extensively.

According to the 1858 "American Congregational Yearbook," "He never, it is believed, wrote a full sermon in his life - certainly he never read one in public, and rarely, if ever, did his preparations extend beyond a few well digested notes."

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  • Title: James Carruthers, ca. 1820
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Paint, canvas, cloth, wood
  • Dimensions: 90 cm x 78 cm
  • Local Code: A86-904
  • Object Type: Image

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