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Wells, David Collin, 1858-1911



  • Existence: 1858 - 1911


Early education at home and Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, Wells attended Yale and belonged to Delta Kappa Epsilon. He continued at Union Theological Seminary (NYC) and earned a BD at Andover Theological Seminary in 1885. Despite this theological training, Wells was never ordained. After traveling Europe for two years, he taught at Phillips Academy (1887-1890), then became professor of history and political science at Bowdoin College, and moved to Dartmouth College as professor of sociology in 1893, a position he held until his death. He was a recognized authority on sociology. Dartmouth conferred an honorary AM degree in 1908.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

David Collin Wells for Marvin Davis Bisbee receipt

McClure MS-1311: David McClure papers
 Folder: 900630, Box: 6
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Acknowledgement of receipt by David Collin Wells on behalf of Marvin Davis Bisbee of the David McClure Collection from Dr. Mary S. Tudor.