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MORINON, John Hopkins, author, born in Peterborough, New Hampshire, 25 July, 1808. He was graduated at Harvard in 1831, became a Unitarian clergyman, and has held pastorates in New Bedford and Milton, Massachusetts Harvard gave him the degree of D. D. in 1858. He has been editor of the "Monthly Religious Magazine," and a frequent contributor to current denominational literature, and has published " Life of Jeremiah Smith " (Boston, 1845), and "Disquisition on the Gospel of Matthew" (1859).--His brother, Nathaniel Holmes, educator, born in Peterborough, New Hampshire, 14 December, 1815, was graduated at Harvard in 1839, went to Baltimore, Maryland, and became an assistant in a school for young ladies. After holding this post for two years, he opened "a similar school of his own, which he conducted with success for twenty-five years. In 1867 he accepted the provostship of Peabody institute, Baltimore, the duties of which, although light, are important. The Peabody library now numbers 80,000 volumes, representing every department of literature except current fiction. In 1871 he received the degree of LL.D. from St. John's college, Annapolis, Maryland, of which he has long been one of the governors and visitors.
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