Thomas Starr King


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(1824–64), born in New York, became a Boston Unitarian clergyman noted for his writings on natural beauties of the American landscape, including The White Hills (1860) and articles collected in A Vacation Among the Sierras (1962). During the last four years of his life, he was a Unitarian pastor in San Francisco and was influential in California's choice of the Union side in the Civil War.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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