Edward Everett Hale, an American author, son of the journalist Nathan Hale, born in Boston, April 3, 1822. He graduated at Harvard college in 1839, studied theology, and was pastor of the church of the Unity, Worcester, Mass., from 1846 to 1856. In the latter year he was called to the South Congregational church of Boston, of which he is still pastor (1874). He has been at different periods editor of the " Christian Examiner " and the " Sunday School Gazette," besides being a frequent contributor to other literary and theological journals. In 1809 he founded " Old and New," a literary and critical monthly, mainly devoted to social reform, to which he has been the principal contributor. His separate works are: "The Rosary" (1848); "Margaret Percival in America" (1850); "Sketches of Christian History " (1850); "Letters on Irish Emigration" (1852); "Kansas and Nebraska" (1854); "Ninety Days' Worth of Europe" (1861); "The Man without a Country;" "If, Yes, and Perhaps" (1808); "The Ingham Papers" (1869); "How to Do it;" "His Level Best;" "Ten times One is Ten: the possible Reformation" (1870); "Ups and Downs;" "Sybaris and Other Homes" (1870); "Christmas Eve and Christmas Day;" "In His Name;" "Working Men's Homes" (1874); and many historical papers published by the American antiquarian society.