William Blackstone, The "First Settler" of Boston and Rhode Island

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1958

GUSN

GUSN-169931

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Before there was Roger Williams, before there was Willaim Coddington, there was William Blackstone. Regarded as an eccentric religious recluse, Blackstone arrived in Rhode Island in 1635, after living most of the 10 previous years in Boston. John Williams Haley takes a closer look at the character of this first settler.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 380

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1958.049.173.001

Abstract

Before there was Roger Williams, before there was Willaim Coddington, there was William Blackstone. Regarded as an eccentric religious recluse, Blackstone arrived in Rhode Island in 1635, after living most of the 10 previous years in Boston. John Williams Haley takes a closer look at the character of this first settler.

Date Notes

Volume 49, Number 173 (Summer, 1958)

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Originator

John Williams Haley (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1958). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England