Collyer, Robert (1823 – 1912)
English-born American Unitarian minister. In 1860 Collyer organized and became pastor of the Unity Church, the second largest Unitarian church in Chicago. Under his guidance the church grew to be one of the strongest of that denomination in the West and Collyer was looked upon as one of the foremost pulpit orators in the country.
SIG – Vintage signature on a small card to which he has added the word “Autograph”. Comes with a 4″x6″ black/white reprint portrait of the minister-orator.
During the American Civil War, Collyer was active in the work of the Sanitary Commission. He also was a staunch Abolitionist.