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VAN LENNEP, Henry John, missionary, born in Smyrna, Asia Minor, 8 March, 1815. He is descended from an eminent family of Dutch scholars and writers. In 1830 he was sent to this country, and he was graduated at Amherst in 1837. After studying one year at Andover theological seminary, he was ordained to the ministry of the Congregational church, returned to Asia Minor as a missionary, and established new mission-posts in European Turkey, Asia Minor, and Syria. He subsequently was connected with collegiate and theological institutions in Constantinople, Smyrna, and Total, and made many exploring expeditions and travelled extensively in Egypt and the East. He also became familiar with ten oriental dialects, in five of which he was able to preach. He lost his sight from cataract in 1869, returned to this country, was professor of natural sciences and modern languages in Ingham university, Le Roy, New York, in 1876-'8, and subsequently a teacher in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He has published " Travels in Asia Minor" (2 vols., London, 1870), and "Bible Lands" (1879).--His wife. Mary Elizabeth, missionary, born in Hartford, Connecticut, 16 April, 1821 ; died in Constantinople, Turkey, 27 September, 1844, was a daughter of the Reverend Joel Hawes, and was educated in Hartford and New Haven. She married Mr. Van Lennep in 1843, accompanied him to Asia Minor, and established a school for native girls in Constantinople. See an interesting" Memoir" by her mother (Hartford, Connecticut, 1847).
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