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TARBOX, Increase Miles, author, born in East Windsor, Connecticut, 11 February, 1815; died in West Newton, Massachusetts, 3 May, 1888. He was graduated at Yale in 1839, studied theology while acting as tutor there in 1842-'4, and from 1844 till 1851 was pastor of a Congregational church in Framingham, Massachusetts, which he left to become secretary of the American education society, later the American college and education society, in Boston, Massachusetts This office he filled till 1884. He received the degree of D.D. from Yale and from Iowa college in 1869. He wrote extensively on historical and religious subjects for the "New Englander," "Bibliotheca Sacra," "Historic-Genealogical Register," and other periodicals, was in 1849-'51 associate editor of the "Congregationalist," contributed many poems and hymns to that and other journals, and from 1881 till his death was historiographer for the New England historic-genealogical society. Dr. Tarbox published juvenile books entitled the "Winnie and Walter Stories" (4 vols., Boston, 1860) and " When I was a Boy" (1862); " Nineveh, or the Buried City" (1864); "The Curse, or the Position occupied in History by the Race of Ham" (1865) ; "Tyre and Alexandria the Chief Commercial Cities of Scripture Times" (1865) ; "Missionary Patriots: James H., and Edward M. Schneider" (1867) ; "Uncle George's Stories" (1868) ; "Life of Israel Putnam (Old Put), Major-General in the Continental Army" (1876) ; "Sir Walter Raleigh and his Colony in America" (1884) ; "Songs and Hymns for Common Life" (1885); and "Diary of Thomas Robbins, D. D." (2 vols., 1886-'7).
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