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January 2

Joseph Priestley

1769 – Joseph Priestley, who discovered oxygen, published The Theological Repository, possibly the first Unitarian magazine in England, before fleeing to America to escape death by enemies. Read more about Joseph Priestley.

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Robert Collyer

Collyer, Robert (1823-1912)

Robert Collyer was born December 8, 1823, in Keighley, England. His father, Samuel, was an orphan ... Read More
Emerson’s first wife, Ellen Tucker. Courtesy of the Concord Museum.

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Cobb, Sylvanus (1798-1866)

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Alfred Kazin

Alfred Kazin

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