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John Gorham Palfrey - The First Dean of Harvard Divinity School

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This is a guide to primary and secondary sources on John Gorham Palfrey's career as Unitarian minister, Harvard Divinity faculty member, editor, and politician.  He was part of a small but vocal group of Harvard affiliates who opposed slavery and pressed the abolitionist cause (see Harvard & The Legacy of Slavery,  p.31) 


John Gorham Palfrey (1796-1881) was Harvard Divinity School's first Dean. 

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