110.8 Cubic Feet
62 oversize boxes, 25 record cartons, 24 letter size document boxes, 1 half letter size document box, 1 half legal size document box, and 34 volumes
7150 Digital Object(s)
Edwin Courtlandt Bolles (1836-1920), Dickson Professor of English and American History, was born in Hartford, Connecticut on September 19, 1836. He attended Trinity College, graduating in 1855. As a result of his strong religious convictions, he aligned himself with the Universalist faith and was ordained as one of its ministers at the age of 19. He continued his studies, receiving his M.A. and LL.D., also from Trinity, in 1859 and 1905 respectively. He obtained a doctorate in 1860 from St. Lawrence University, and a Doctorate of Sacred Theology from Tufts in 1880. At that time, he began a nine-year term as a trustee of the college. He served as pastor of congregations in New England, New York, and Louisiana, leaving the South following the outbreak of the Civil War.
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