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Guide to the Ebenezer Dodge papers



Descriptive Summary

Identification: A1067

Creator :Dodge, Ebenezer

Title: Ebenezer Dodge papers

Dates: 1800s

Extent: 0.2 Cubic Feet

Language: English

Collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Ebenezer Dodge was a longtime professor and administrator at Madison University (later Colgate University). He served as professor of Biblical criticism and interpretation from 1854-1861, professor of Christian theology from 1861-1890, and president of the University from 1868-1890.

Dodge was born on April 22, 1819, in Salem, Massachusetts. He earned a bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1840, studied at Newton Theological Institution of Massachusetts in 1845, and was ordained in Salem on September 3, 1845. He earned a doctorate of divinity from Brown in 1861 and an LLD from the University of Chicago in 1869. Prior to coming to Madison University, Dodge was a professor of Hebrew in Newport, Kentucky from 1845-1846; a pastor in New Hampshire from 1846-1849; and a pastor in New London from 1849-1853. He was the author of Evidences of Christianity (1869, 1876) and Lectures on Christian Theology (1875). Dodge died in Hamilton, New York, on January 5, 1890.


Elmer William Smith, ed. Colgate University General Catalogue, vol. 2, (Hamilton, NY: Colgate University, 1939), 6.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three bound journals with Ebenezer Dodge's writings.


Theology -- Study and teaching.
Dodge, Ebenezer
Dodge, Ebenezer

Related Materials

A1002, the Colgate University President's Office records, contains one folder with Dodge's correspondence originating from his role as a president and professor at Madison University.

A1144, the Homer L. Dodge papers, contains material related to Ebenezer Dodge's memorial services and one of his written lectures.

Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1
Notes on Christian Theology
Box 1 Folder 2
circa 1854
Notes and lectures
Box 1 Folder 3
Notes on hermeneutics


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

Preferred Citation

Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known), A1067, Ebenezer Dodge papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.

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