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Last modified: September 8, 2015
Guide to the Sylvester Burnham papers
Creator :Burnham, S. (Sylvester)
Title: Sylvester Burnham papers
Extent: 0.1 Cubic Feet
Collection is open for research.
Sylvester Burnham was a professor of Semitic languages and Old Testament interpretation at Colgate University from 1875-1918, serving as Dean of the Theological Seminary from 1893-1910. He was the author of Manual of Old Testament Interpretation (1882), Elements of Syriac Grammar (1884), and Elements of Biblical Hermeneutics (1916).
Burnham was born in Exeter, New Hampshire on February 1, 1842, and was educated at Bowdoin College, earning an AB in 1862, AM in 1865, and Doctor of Divinity in 1885. He was ordained in 1873 and spent time at Newton Theological Institution and the Universities of Heidelberg, Gottingen, and Leipzig. From 1873-1874, he was a pastor in Amherst, Massachusetts, and he taught Greek and German at Worcester (Massachusetts) Academy from 1874-1875. He died in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 23, 1935.
Elmer William Smith, ed. Colgate University General Catalogue, vol. 2, (Hamilton, NY: Colgate University, 1939), 11.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a published volume by Sylvester Burnham and two handwritten essays.
Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries
Lora J. Davis and Allyson Smally, April 17, 2014.
January 23, 2015: Folder numbers updated by Sara Klik.
September 2, 2015: Filing title added by Frances Holmes
Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known), A1066, Sylvester Burnham papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.