About This Guide
This is a guide to primary and secondary sources on John Gorham Palfrey's career as Unitarian minister, Harvard Divinity faculty member, abolitionist, editor, and politician.
John Gorham Palfrey (1796-1881) was Harvard Divinity School's first Dean.
- For a brief biography of Palfrey, see "John Gorham Palfrey (1796-1881), clergyman, author, and politician" in American National Biography [Harvard Login]
- A book-length biography: Frank Otto Gatell, John Gorham Palfrey and the New England Conscience. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1963 [Harvard Login or Print Only]
- For Palfrey's likeness, see John Gorham Palfrey's portrait and go to Sculpture of John Gorham Palfrey