Boynton, Richard Wilson, 1870-

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Richard Wilson Boynton (1870-1961) was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts . He graduated from the Meadville Theological School in 1895. He served the Unitarian congregation at Roslindale, Massachusetts, from 1895 to 1900, and spent 1898 studying at Harvard University. From 1900 to 1907 Boynton held a pastorate in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1908 he moved to Buffalo and began his service as pastor at the First Unitarian Church there. In 1922 he earned his BA from the University of Buffalo and the following year he earned a master's degree from that same institution. In 1902 Meadville Theological School awarded Boynton a DD. Boynton was a member of the University of Buffalo's philosophy department from 1926 to 1963. During his career he published numerous articles and books, including The Vital Issues of the War and Beyond Mythology. He was married twice and had two daughters. He died in Florida on November 30, 1961.

From the guide to the Boynton, Richard Wilson. Papers, 1893-1951., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

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creatorOf Unity Church (Saint Paul, Minn.). Unity Church records, 1860-1983. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Harding, T. Swann (Thomas Swann), 1890-. T. Swann Harding papers, 1918-1963. Library of Congress
creatorOf Boynton, Richard Wilson. Papers, 1893-1951. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
creatorOf Boynton, Richard Wilson, b. 1870. Richard Wilson Boynton. Papers, 1893-1951; n.d. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn Unity Church records., 1860-1983. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn T. Swann Harding Papers, 1918-1963 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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