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BARTLETT, Samuel Colcord, educator, born in Salisbury, N. It., 25 November 1817. His early life was spent on the farm, where he worked hard and studied faithfully. He was graduated in 1836 at Dartmouth, where he was a tutor in 1838-'9, and then studied at Andover theological seminary, graduating in 1842. He was ordained on 2 August 1843, and was pastor of the Congregational Church, Monson, Massachusetts, until 1846, when he became professor of intellectual philosophy and rhetoric in Western Reserve College. From 1852 till 1857 he was in charge of the Franklin street Church, Manchester, New Hampshire, and from 1857 to 1859 pastor of the New England Church in Chicago. Meanwhile, in 1858, he had become professor of biblical literature in Chicago theological seminary, where he continued until 1877, when he was elected president of Dartmouth College. He crossed the desert of E1 Tih to Palestine in 1874, with a view to comparing in detail all the circumstances and conditions of the region with the narrative of the journey of the children of Israel. Besides numerous articles in periodicals, orations at the centennial of the battle of Bennington, the quarter millennial celebration of Newburyport, the dedication of the Webster statue at Concord, and at literary anniversaries, he has published "Life and Death Eternal, a Refutation of the Doctrine of Annihilation" (Boston, 1866; 2 ed., 1878); "Sketches of the Missions of the A. born C. F. M." (1872);" Future Punishment" (1875); " From Egypt to Palestine, Observations of a Journey" (New York, 1879); and "Sources of History in the Pentateuch" (1883).*His son, Edwin Julius, born in Hudson, Ohio, 16 February 1851, was graduated at Lake Forest academy in 1868, and at Dartmouth in 1872, after which he studied at Rush medical College, receiving his degree in 1879. From 1879 till 1883 he was associate professor of chemistry in Dartmouth College, and in 1883 he became full professor.
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