Ralph Harrison

HARRISON, Ralph. b. Buxton, Derbyshire, 30 August 1748; d. Manchester, 24 November 1810. He spent part of his childhood at Chinley in Derbyshire. He was educated at the Warrington Academy, where he was taught by Joseph Priestley, among others. After a short period as a minister at Shrewsbury (1769-71) he became co-minister of Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester, from 1771 until 1809. He also founded a grammar school for boys in Manchester in 1774, and was one of the founders of the Manchester Academy, on the lines of the Warrington Academy. At the Manchester Academy he was the Professor of Classics and Belles-lettres from 1786 to 1789. Manchester Academy later became Manchester...

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