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GALE, Theophilus, benefactor of Harvard College, died in 1677. He was a doctor of divinity, a classical scholar, and a learned theologian and philosopher. When he died, he left his library to the College, more than doubling its collection of books, which had been already enriched by gifts of Governor Winthrop, Richard Bellingham, John Light-foot, Sir Kenehn Digby, Richard Baxter, and others.
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