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Ebenezer Dodge papers, A1067

Identifier: A1067

Scope and Contents

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


  • Creation: 1800s

Conditions Governing Access

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.


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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.

Guide to the Ebenezer Dodge papers
Lora J. Davis and Allyson Smally
April 17, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

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