Gilman Samuel, Dd

Gilman Samuel, D.D., an eminent Unitarian minister, was born in Gloucester. Mass., February 16, 1791, and graduated at Harvard College in 1811. From 1817 to 1819 he was connected with the university as tutor. In the year last named he accepted an invitation from the Unitarian church at Charleston, South Carolina, and was soon afterwards ordained. He continued to serve that church with great popularity up to the year of his death, which took place February 9, 1858. He was a frequent contributor to the North American Review, and his papers showed a wide range of scholarship, as well as great skill in execution. A number of his essays, etc., are collected in his Contributions to Literature (Bost. 1856, 12mo). See Monthly Religious Magazine (Bost. 1858); Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1:674; New American Cyclopaedia, 8:256.

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