Lord, John, 1810-1894

Lord, John, 1810-1894

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1810 - 1894

Biography

John Lord was born on September 10, 1810, in Portsmouth, NH. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1833, and studied theology for a time at Andover Theological Seminary. In his second year at the Academy he wrote a series of lectures on the Dark Ages, which he delivered soon after during a tour of northern New York. He also became an agent of the American Peace Society. Though not ordained to the ministry, he occupied Congregational pulpits in New Marlboro and Stockbridge, Mass. After 1840 he devoted himself to literary work and lecturing. In 1843-46 he was in England giving lectures on the Middle Ages, and on his return to the United States continued to lecture for many years. From 1866-76 he was lecturer on history at Dartmouth College. His lectures were published under the title "Beacon Lights of History" (1883). His other publications include "Modern History for Schools" (1850), "The Old Roman World" (1867) and "Ancient States and Empires" (1869). Lord died on December 15, 1894.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Edward Everett letter

Mss 847324
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 847324
Date(s): 1847-05-24
Abstract

In English.

Edward Everett letter

Mss 850168
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 850168
Date(s): 1850-02-18
Abstract

In English.

Henry Colman letter

Mss 844359
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 844359
Date(s): 1844-06-09
Abstract

In English.

John Lord letter

Mss 860122
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 860122
Date(s): 1860-01-22
Scope and Contents

Twelve-page letter from John Lord in Stamford, Connecticut to Nathan Lord in Hanover, New Hampshire on the death of his wife, Mary Porter Lord.

John Lord papers

MS-1262
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1262
Date(s): 1825 to 1894
Abstract

John Lord (1810-1894), historian and lecturer. Dartmouth College Class of 1833. Consist of fan letters, copyright certificates and the manuscript for "Experience of a Lecturer for 50 Years."

Nathan Lord letter

Mss 840578
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 840578
Date(s): 1840-10-28
Abstract

In English.

Nathan Lord letter

Mss 849325
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 849325
Date(s): 1849-05-25
Abstract

In English.

Nathan Lord letter

Mss 858417
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 858417
Date(s): 1858-07-17
Scope and Contents

Two-page letter from Nathan Lord at Dartmouth College to John Lord, telling him that he cannot visit addressee, invites addressee to Commencement.

Nathan Lord letter

Mss 863429
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 863429
Date(s): 1863-07-29
Scope and Contents

Four-page letter from Nathan Lord in Hanover, New Hampshire to John Lord, regarding honorary degrees and the Merrimack Cpunty ministers resolutions and writer's resignation from the presidency of Dartmouth College.

Nathan Lord letters

Mss 856530
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 856530
Date(s): 1856-09-30
Scope and Contents

Four-page letter from Nathan Lord at Dartmouth Colelge to John Lord, telling him about lecturers at Dartmnouth and that the Burke house has burned.