Eliphalet Nott - Encyclopedia

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ELIPHALET NOTT (1773-1866), American divine, was born on the 25th of June 1773 at Ashford, Connecticut. He was left an orphan without resources, but graduated in 1795 at Brown University. In 1804 he became president of Union College, Schenectady, New York, a position which he held till his death on the 29th of January 1866. He found the college financially embarrassed, but succeeded in placing it on a sound footing. He was known also as the inventor of the first stove for anthracite coal. His publications include sermons, Counsels to Young Men (r81o), and Lectures on Temperance (1847).

Life by C. van Santvoord (ed. Tayler Lewis, 1876).

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