The Rev. Joseph H. Allen, a prominent Unitarian minister and theologian, died of apoplexy on Sunday afternoon at his home on Garden street, Cambridge.
Dr. Allen was born in 1820 and graduated from Harvard with highest honors in the class of 1840, and from the Divinity School in 1843. He became a Unitarian minister and at different times held parishes in Roxbury, Washington, D. C., Bangor, Me., and Northboro.
From 1857 to 1869 Dr. Allen was first an editor and then editor-in-chief of the "Christian Examiner." From 1878 to 1882 he lectured on ecclesiastical history at Harvard, and afterwards became editor of the "Unitarian Review." He wrote many interesting books on Christian history and theology, besides many shorter articles which have appeared in periodical literature.