December 30, 1835, Warwick, Massachusetts.

Son of Hervey and Hannah Barber, Henry was educated at the Deerfield [Massachusetts] Academy and Meadville Theological School, Meadville, Pennsylvania (1861). He held successive pastorates at Harvard, Massachusetts (1861–66); Somerville, Massachusetts (1866–84), and Meadville, Pennsylvania (1884–90). He also served as professor of philosophy and theology at the Meadville Theological School (1884–1904), and in 1904 became professor emeritus. He was a member of the American Historical Association and of the American Economic Association, and edited the Unitarian Review (1875–84).

  1. Far Off, O God, and Yet Most Near