Title Millennium: An Essay Read to the General Convention of New-Hampshire, June 1853.
Location Published 19TH-AM-NY-HANOVER-DARTMOUTH
Book Number 16132
LORD, NATHAN. The Millennium: An Essay Read to the General Convention of New-Hampshire, June 1853. By Nathan Lord, President of Dartmouth College. Dartmouth Press, Hanover. 1854. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, light tanning of pages, a few light foxing spots. Collation: 4 unsigned leaves, 94, 3-74. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, -56pp. Nathan Lord (1792-1870) Congregational clergyman and president of Dartmouth College. He was pastor of the Congregational Church in Amherst, NH for 12 years before taking the position of president of Dartmouth College in 1828(upon the resignation of Bennet Tyler). He held this position until 1863. "He was an able executive and disciplinarian, however, and like his contemporary Mark Hopkins at Williams, a great teacher, whose character exercised a deep influence on students and associates. For many years he conducted courses in theology and ethics."--Dict. Amer. Biog. XI:409. "Dr. Lord upheld the institution of slavery, and thus incurred the censure of most northern people; but while he advocated his views in letters and sermons, Dartmouth was the only college in the United States for many years where colored students were admitted, and while under his care they were treated with uniform kindness and courtesy. He inclined to the old-school system of theology, and to a literal interpretation of the prophesies."--Appletons' Cyclopadia of American Biography, IV:25. "As a theologian he was, like Edwards, Hopkins, and Bellamy, of the school advocating a strictly liberal interpretation of prophecy, but left us few remains in print."--McClintock & Strong: Cyl. Biblical, Theol., & Eccl. Lit. V:505. "An I should esteem it more than a recompence for the loss of all things, if, at the close of life which I perceive to be hastening upon me, I might see more of my brethren of New Hampshire, and the College of our beloved State, planted, if
19th Century Books, Pamphlets, Congregationalism, Theology, Millenium