a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » This Day » July 24

July 24

William Gaskell

1805 – William Gaskell was born in Latchford, England, to a family who attended Sankey Street Unitarian Chapel in Warrington, then called “the cradle of Unitarianism.” He served for 50 years as senior minister of Cross Street Chapel (Unitarian) in Manchester, where he helped to found Warrington Academy in 1751 to train Unitarian ministers, and later Manchester College. Gaskell was a scholar of the English language and dialects.

Series Navigation<< July 23July 25 >>

Notable in UU History
Susan B. Anthony

Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906)

After her father lost his management position when the town's cotton mill collapsed in the panic ... Read More
Dorothy Spoerl

Spoerl, Dorothy T. (1909-1996)

Below is Spoerl's autobiography, abridged from an interview with Margaret Gooding and Helen Zidowecki and supplemented with ... Read More
Moncure Daniel Conway

Conway, Moncure Daniel (1832-1907)

The Heralds of a Liberal Faith have been from time to time reinforced by recruits from unexpected ... Read More
E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson

It was an article in National Geographic (“Stalking Ants, Savage and Civilized”) that launched, at the ... Read More