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Guide to the Sylvester Burnham papers

A1066

1882-1899


Descriptive Summary

Identification: A1066


Creator :Burnham, S., (Sylvester), 1842-1935


Title: Sylvester Burnham papers


Dates: 1882-1899


Extent: 0.1 cubic feet


Language: English



Collection is open for research.


Biographical Note

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.

Sources:

Elmer William Smith, ed. Colgate University General Catalogue, vol. 2, (Hamilton, NY: Colgate University, 1939), 11.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a published volume by Sylvester Burnham and two handwritten essays.

Subjects

Burnham, S., (Sylvester), 1842-1935
Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution.
Education--Study and teaching.
Religious education.
Theology--Study and teaching.

Contents List

Box 1 Folder 6
1882
Manual of Old Testament Interpretation, for the use of classes in Hamilton Theological Seminary, by S. Burnham
Box 1 Folder 7
1893-1894
Essays and addresses: The Ethical Element in School Instruction
Box 1 Folder 7
1895-1899
Essays and addresses: Christianity and Culture

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries

Processing

Finding aid prepared by Lora J. Davis and Allyson Smally, April 17, 2014.

Preferred Citation note

Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known), A1066, Sylvester Burnham papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.



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