Thomas Hollis (1659–1731)
Thomas Hollis (1659 – January 21, 1731)[note 1] was a wealthy English merchant and benefactor of Harvard University. In 1721, he established the Hollis Chair of Divinity at Harvard, with a salary of £80 per year. In 1726, he also endowed a chair in mathematics with the same amount.
- While most accounts indicate that Hollis died in 1731, the issue of The Harvard Graduates' Magazine that provides his date of death also lists 1730 as a tentative year.
- Davis, Andrew McFarland (March 1895). "Thomas Hollis". The Harvard Graduates' Magazine (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press = July 11, 2012.) III (3): 342–347.
- Wood, Nathan Eusebius (1899). The history of the First Baptist Church of Boston (1665-1899). American Baptist Publication Society. p. 173.
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