BURRAGE, HENRY SWEETSER: Baptist; b. at Fitchburg, Mass., Jan. 7, 1837. He was educated at Brown University (B.A., 1861), and entered Newton Theological Institution, but left it in 1862 and served in the 36th Massachusetts Volunteers throughout the Civil War, rising from private to brevet major and acting assistant adjutant-general, first brigade, second division, ninth army corps. He was wounded at Cold Spring Harbor, June 3, 1864, and was a prisoner of war from Nov. 1, 1864, to Feb. 22, 1865. On the conclusion of the war, he resumed his studies at Newton Theological Institution (1867) and the University of Halle (1868-69), and was successively pastor of the Baptist church at Waterville, Me. (1870-74), and editor of Zion's Advocate, Portland, Me. (1874-1905). Since 1905 he has been chaplain of the eastern branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Me. From 1875 to 1905 he was recording secretary of the Maine Baptist Missionary Convention, and since 1876 has held a similar office in the American Baptist Missionary Union. Since 1889 he has been recorder of the Maine Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, and chaplain-in-chief of the entire organization since 1899, while he was secretary of the Maine Society of the Sons of the American Revolution from 1891 to 1905, when he was elected its president for 1906-1907. He was secretary of the Maine Society of Colonial Wars in 1899-1905, and is the president of the Maine Baptist Historical Society. He is a trustee of Colby College and Newton Theological Institution, and was also a trustee of Brown University from 1889 to 1903, when he was chosen one of the board of fellows. In addition to numerous articles in magazines and reviews, he has written:


Brown University in the Civil War (Providence, R. I., 1868); The Act of Baptism in the History of the Christian Church (Philadelphia, 1879); History of the Anabaptists in Switzerland (1882); Rosier's Relation of Weymouth's Voyage to the Coast of Maine, 1605 (Portland, Me., 1887); Baptist Hymn Writers and their Hymns (Boston, 1888); History of the Baptists in New England (1894); History of the Baptists in Maine (Philadelphia, 1904); and Gettysburg and Lincoln (New York, 1906). He has also edited Early English and French Voyages (N. Y., 1907) and a number of works relating chiefly to the history of Maine.

BURRELL, DAVID JAMES: Reformed (Dutch); b. at Mount Pleasant, Pa., Aug. 1, 1844. He was educated at Yale University (B.A., 1867) and Union Theological Seminary (1870), and after serving as a missionary in Chicago for four years, held successive pastorates at the Second Presbyterian Church, Dubuque, Ia. (1876-87), Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, Minn. (1887-91), and the Marble Collegiate Church, Manhattan, New York City (since 1891). Since 1903 he has also been acting professor of homiletics in Princeton Theological Seminary. He has been on the board of regents of the Theological Seminary of the Northwest, Bennett Female Seminary, Elmira Female College, and McCormick Theological Seminary; and is at present a member of the board of managers of the American Tract Society, the Pan-Presbyterian Council, and the American Sabbath Union; president of the New York State Sabbath Association, a vice-president of the National Temperance Society, and of the Evangelical Alliance; and a trustee of the United Society of Christian Endeavor and the Board of Domestic Missions of the Reformed Church. He is also a member of the New York and Pennsylvania Historical Societies. In theology he is a conservative. He has written: The Religions of the World (Philadelphia, 1888); Hints and Helps (3 vols., New York, 1891-93); Gospel of Gladness (1892); Morning Cometh (1893); Religion of the Future (1894); Spirit of the Age (1895); For Christ's Crown and Covenant (1896); The Golden Passional (1897); The Early Church (1897); The Wondrous Cross (1898); God and the People (1899); The Gospel of Certainty (London, 1899); The Unaccountable Man (Chicago, 1900); The Church in the Fort (1901); The Wonderful Teacher (1902); The Verities of Jesus (New York, 1903); Christ and Progress (1903); Teachings of Jesus Concerning the Scriptures (1904); Christ and Men (1906); The Wayfarers of the Bible (1906); and The Evolution of a Christian (1906).


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