Clulow, William Benton (DNB00)

CLULOW, WILLIAM BENTON (1802–1882), dissenting minister, was a native of Leek, Staffordshire, and, after receiving a preliminary education in the grammar school there, entered the Hoxton Academy. He became pastor of the congregational church at Shaldon, Devonshire, where he remained twelve years. In 1835 he accepted an invitation to the classical tutorship of Airedale College, Bradford; but he withdrew from that position in 1848, in consequence of his views being at variance with those of some influential supporters of the institution. After residing at Bradford for forty years he retired to Leek, where he died on 16 April 1882.

His works are: 1. ‘Truths in Few Words’ 2. ‘Aphorisms and Reflections, a miscellany of thought and opinion,’ London, 1843, 8vo. 3. ‘Sunshine and Shadows, or Sketches of Thought Philosophic and Religious,’ London, 1863, 1877, 1883, 8vo. 4. ‘Essays of a Recluse, or Traces of Thought, Literature, and Fancy,’ London, 1865, 8vo.

[Congregational Year-Book (1883), 269; Cat. of Printed Books in Brit. Mus.]

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