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Dartmouth College. Office of the President, Bennet Tyler, 1783-1858

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1783 - 1858

Bennet Tyler (born July 10, 1783, Middlebury, Connecticut [U.S.] – died May 14, 1858, South Windsor, Connecticut [U.S.]), graduated from Yale in 1804 and was an American Congregational clergyman and educator. His reformed theology was called Tylerism, as opposed to the post-Reformed Taylorism of Nathaniel William Taylor. Tyler served as the College’s fifth president (1822-1828). Tyler was very devout, and he was especially interested in preaching in the College church, letting others do the teaching. He was successful in endowing the first scholarship at Dartmouth, intended for "the education of pious, indigent young men for the ministry". He also stabilized the enrollment, which had plummeted during the Revolutionary War. It was in 1824, during President Tyler's administration, that Dartmouth admitted its first African-American student, Edward Mitchell, in 1824. Tyler returned to the ministry after six years as Dartmouth President. He was a founder, theology professor, and president of the Theological Institute of Connecticut, now Hartford Seminary, from 1834 to 1857.

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

A sermon

Mss 826252
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Identifier: Mss 826252
Overview In English.

Bennet Tyler fundraising pledge form

Mss 828150.1
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Identifier: Mss 828150.1
Content Description Printed pledge form, signed and addressed by Dartmouth College President Bennet Tyler, to raise funds for Dartmouth College buildings.

Bennet Tyler letter

Webster Mss 823473.1
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Identifier: Mss 823473.1
Overview In English.

Bennet Tyler letter

Mss 822490
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Identifier: Mss 822490
Overview In English.

Bennet Tyler letter

Mss 822664
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Identifier: Mss 822664
Overview In English.

Bennet Tyler letter

Mss 823367
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Identifier: Mss 823367
Overview In English.

Bennet Tyler letter

Mss 824551
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Identifier: Mss 824551
Overview In English.

Bennet Tyler letter

Mss 825370.2
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Identifier: Mss 825370.2
Overview In English.

Bennet Tyler letter

Mss 825409
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Identifier: Mss 825409
Overview In English.

Bennet Tyler letter

Mss 827124
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Identifier: Mss 827124
Overview In English.