Harris, Thaddeus Mason, Dd

Harris, Thaddeus Mason, D.D.

a Unitarian divine, was born in Charlestown, Mass., in 1768, graduated A.B. at Harvard in 1787, and became pastor at Dorchester in 1793. He was librarian of Harvard College from 1791 to 1793, and afterwards librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society till his death in 1842. His most important publication is a Natural History of the Bible (1793, 12mo; again in Boston, 1821, 8vo; also published in London, with additions, under the title Dictionary of the Natural History of the Bible, 1824; new ed. by Conder, 1833, 12mo). This work received great praise for its accuracy and utility (see Horne, — Bibliographical Appendix). Dr. Harris also published Memorials of the First Church in Dorchester (Boston, 1830, 8vo): — Discourses on Freemasonry (Charlestown, 5801 [1801], 8vo). See Allibone. Dictionary of Authors, 1, 792.

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