William Bentley papers, 1783-1819


This collection has:

9.25 cubic ft.

William Bentley (1749-1819) graduated from the Harvard College class of 1777. He worked as schoolmaster at the Boston Latin School and preceptor of the North Grammar School before returning to Harvard as a Latin and Greek tutor, where he remained until 1783, when he received a call to the ministry. For the rest of his life he served as pastor for the East Church (Second Congregational Church) in Salem, Massachusetts. He was one of the first ministers to declare himself Unitarian and he continued to be a serious scholar throughout his life.

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