I'm guessing it's not making this one too easy by saying that I wrote about the person who once owned this house, back in the day when I was working on Quaker thought. So did Jon Butler, I think -- it's been a while since I've thought about this. Butler wrote also about a witchraft prosecution that took place very near here.
In case any of my friends from the world of Quaker thought are reading this, as best as I can tell, I'm on the other side of most theological disputes from this house's owner. I understand that usual readers of the faculty lounge aren't too steeped in the cross-currents of the Keithian controversy, but I probably ought to point this out least anyone think that by virtue of having a picture of the house that I endorse the owner's views.
Also, was his twentieth-century descendant president of Harvard? I wonder. Ok -- enough hints.