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Papers of William Bentley

Collection Identifier: HUG 1203.5
Overview: William Bentley (1759-1819) was a Unitarian clergyman in Salem, Mass., a journalist for the Salem Gazette and the Essex Register, a book and coin collector, and a scholar. Bentley served as the minister of the East Church in Salem from 1784 until his death in 1819, and was a prominent presence both in Salem and in the larger intellectual community. This collection contains a selection of correspondence sent to Bentley between 1783 and...