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OSBORN, Henry Stafford, educator, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 August, 1823. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1841, and at the New York union theological seminary in 1846. He also studied at Bonn, Germany, an(1 at the Polytechnic institution of London. He was pastor of the Pres. Davies's church at Hanover, and at Liberty, Virginia, between 1846 and 1858, and at Belvidere, New Jersey, from 1859 till 1866. Before the civil war he had held the chair of natural science in Roanoke college, Virginia, and in 1866 he accepted a professorship in Lafayette college. He left it in 1870, and in 1871 became professor in Miami university, Ohio, where he remained until that institution was closed in 1873. While he was pastor of a church at Millville, Ohio, his health failed, and he has since given his attention to literary pursuits, especially to the illustration of Bible history. To this end he has spent much time in visiting and making surveys of famous localities in Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and the islands of the Mediterranean. He has also prepared many of the maps of Bible lands that are now used in the United States and at various mission stations and other places abroad. He received the degree of LL.D. from Lafayette in 1865. Among his publications are "Palestine Past and Present" (Philadelphia, 1855); "Fruits and Flowers of the Holy Land" (1856) ; "Pilgrims in the Holy Land" (1857) ; "Scientific Metallurgy of Iron and Steel in the United States" (1870); "The New Descriptive Geography of Palestine" (Oxford, Ohio, 1877); " Manual of Bible Geography" and "Ancient Egypt in the Light of Recent Discoveries " (Cincinnati, 1885) ; "Chart of the Books of the Bible" (2d ed., Oxford, Ohio, 1886) ; "The Useful Minerals and Mining Architecture" (Philadelphia, 1887); and "Biblical History and Geography" (1888).
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