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Brown, Francis, 1849-1916



  • Existence: 1849 - 1916

Francis Brown was born on December 26, 1849 in Hanover, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1870 and from the Union Theological Seminary in 1877. In 1879 he became instructor in biblical philology at the Union Theological Seminary, in 1881 an associate professor of the same subject, and in 1890 Davenport Professor of Hebrew and the cognate Languages. Brown's published works won him an honorary doctorate of Divinity from the University of Glasgow (1901),and a D.Litt. from the University of Oxford, as well as honorary doctorates from Dartmouth and Yale. Publications include "The Christian Point of View" (1902) and "Assyriology: Its Use and Abuse in Old Testament Study" (1885). Brown died in 1916.

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Francis Brown papers

Identifier: MS-717
Overview Francis Brown (1849-1916), theologian and Trustee of Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College Class of 1870. The collection contains correspondence pertaining primarily to the work of the College Trustees and the selection of presidents in 1907 and 1916.