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John Sharp Maginnis lecture notes, A1079

Identifier: A1079

Scope and Contents

The John Sharp Maginnis lecture notes contains one folder of handwritten, undated notes titled "Dr. Manginnis Lectures." They appear to have been written by an unidentified student at Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution.


  • Creation: circa 1838-1850

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Collection is open for research.

Biographical note

John Sharp Maginnis was a professor of Biblical theology at the Seminary of Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution, which later became Colgate University, from 1838-1850. He was the author of Christian's desire for death (1849).

Maginnis was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, on June 13, 1805, and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Waterville College (1832), a Master's from Newton Theological Institute (1835), and a Doctor of Divinity from Brown University (1844). He was ordained in Portland, Maine, on October 1832, and served as a pastor there from 1832-1837, and as a pastor in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1837.

After leaving Hamilton, from 1850-1852 he was a professor of Biblical and pastoral theology at Rochester Theological Seminary and a professor of intellectual and moral philosophy at the University of Rochester. He died in Rochester on October 15, 1852.

Elmer William Smith, ed. Colgate University General Catalogue, vol. 2, (Hamilton, NY: Colgate University, 1939), 8.


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Guide to the John Sharp Maginnis lecture notes
Mary Cordaro and Allyson Smally
May 7, 2014
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