John Sullivan Dwight, 1813 - 1893

John Sullivan Dwight was a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a Unitarian minister, and a member of the Transcendental Club.  He joined the Brook Farm community in 1841 and was noted for the music criticism he published in the Fourierist Harbinger (1845 - 1848) and in his own Dwight's Journal of Music (1852 - 1881).  A musician as well as a Transcendentalist, he became a flute and piano instructor whose criticism is prized by musicologists today as our primary source for the history of music in New England during the nineteenth century.