Thaddeus Mason Harris

Lithograph of Thaddeus Mason Harris, circa 1830

Harvard librarian, Unitarian minister and author in the early 19th Century.

- Thaddeus Mason Harris
Lithograph of Thaddeus Mason Harris, circa 1830

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Thaddeus William Harris

American entomologist and librarian.

American entomologist and librarian.

His father, Thaddeus Mason Harris, was a Unitarian minister who served at the church on Meeting House Hill and had also for a time served as librarian of Harvard.

Map showing the locations of Dorchester neighborhoods, including Meeting House Hill. (Note: Harbor Point is another name for Columbia Point.)

Meeting House Hill

One of the oldest sections of Boston's historic Dorchester neighborhood.

One of the oldest sections of Boston's historic Dorchester neighborhood.

Map showing the locations of Dorchester neighborhoods, including Meeting House Hill. (Note: Harbor Point is another name for Columbia Point.)
Meeting House Hill in 1895. First Parish Church, center; Lyceum Hall, right.
St. Peter's Church and Lyman Memorial Fountain, 1941.

The First Parish Church has been rebuilt several times, and became a Unitarian church in the early 19th century under Reverend Thaddeus Mason Harris.

(2008)

Massachusetts Historical Society

Major historical archive specializing in early American, Massachusetts, and New England history.

Major historical archive specializing in early American, Massachusetts, and New England history.

(2008)

The society incorporated in 1794; signatories included William Baylies, Jeremy Belknap, Alden Bradford, Peleg Coffin, Manasseh Cutler, John Davis, Daniel Davis, Aaron Dexter, John Eliot, Nathaniel Freeman, James Freeman, Thaddeus Mason Harris, Isaac Lothrop, George Richards Minot, John Mellen Jr., Thomas Pemberton, William Dandridge Peck, John Prince, Ezekiel Price, James Sullivan, David Sewall, Peter Thacher, William Tudor, Samuel Turell, Dudley Atkins Tyng, James Winthrop, Thomas Wallcut, Redford Webster, and William Wetmore.

Massachusetts Magazine

Published in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1789 through 1796.

Published in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1789 through 1796.

It was edited by Isaiah Thomas, Thaddeus Mason Harris (1795-1796), and William Bigelow (1796).

Harris' Minor Encyclopedia, 1803

Minor Encyclopedia

Harris' Minor Encyclopedia, 1803

Harris' Minor Encyclopedia is a small encyclopedia compiled by the Rev. Thaddeus Mason Harris in 1803 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and published that year in Boston by West and Greenleaf.

The main reading room of the Harvard Law School library, in Langdell Hall

Harvard Library

Umbrella organization for the Harvard University libraries and their shared services, such as access, preservation, digital infrastructure, digital imaging, and discovery services.

Umbrella organization for the Harvard University libraries and their shared services, such as access, preservation, digital infrastructure, digital imaging, and discovery services.

The main reading room of the Harvard Law School library, in Langdell Hall
Overdue notice, 1884. "The Librarian begs to say..."
Catalog card. C denotes Church History and Theology.
Catalog card. Swi denotes Swiss History& Literature.
Catalog card. Scan denotes Scandinavian History& Literature.
Catalog card. Heb denotes Hebraica.

Thaddeus Mason Harris, 1787, 1791–1793

First Church and Parish, Dedham MA

Baker v. Fales

Seminal case of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Seminal case of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

First Church and Parish, Dedham MA

The second council, including Dr. Eliphalet Porter of Roxbury, Thaddeus Mason Harris of Dorchester, and John Pierce of Brookline, was unable to come to a unanimous decision.

First Parish Church, Dorchester 1896

First Parish Church of Dorchester

Unitarian Universalist church in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Unitarian Universalist church in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

First Parish Church, Dorchester 1896
First Parish Church (2002) with Soldier's Monument in front, (Civil War commemoration, erected on Meeting House Hill in 1867).

Rev. Thaddeus Mason Harris (1793 – 1836)