Hollis, Thomas, Jr
Hollis, Thomas, Jr.
Nephew of the preceding, was born in London in 1720, and devoted himself to literature and to the propagation of the principles of civil and religious liberty. He traveled over the Continent from 1748 to 1750, and then settled down on his estate at Corsecombe, Dorset. It is said that half of his large fortune was given away for benevolent purposes. Among his benefactions was a donation of books to the library of Harvard College to the value of £1400 sterling. He died at Corsecombe in 1774. His Memoirs
were published in 1780, in two splendid quartos, with engravings. See Gentl. Mag. vol. 74; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 866.