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Poor, Daniel, 1789-1855



  • Existence: 1789 - 1855


Daniel Poor, Presbyterian missionary and educator, was born in Danvers, Massachusetts, June 27, 1789, the son of Joseph and Mary (Abbott) Poor. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1811 and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1814 at the age of 25. In 1815 he married Susan Bulfinch, of Salem Massachusetts, and the two moved to Tillipaddy,Sri Lanka, as missionaries. Daniel started a number of primary schools in both Sri Lanka and India, while Susan gave birth to two daughters and one son before her death in 1821. Poor remarried in 1823 to Ann Knight, in East India, and went on to become well-recognized for his work in education before his death in a cholera epidemic in 1855, in Jaffna.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

D. Poor letter

Identifier: Mss 844105
Mss 844105
Date(s): 1844-01-05

In English.

Daniel Poor papers

Identifier: MS-1231
Date(s): 1815 to 1834

Daniel Poor (1789-1855 ), Presbyterian missionary and educator. Dartmouth College Class of 1911. The papers contain two letter books of contemporary copies of correspondence of Daniel and Susan Poor to family in the United States. Also includes 7 original letters of Daniel Poor regarding his missionary work.

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