Hanover N.H. Printed by Thomas Mann, 1837. Wraps. Octavo; pp; 28; original beige printed wrappers lettered in black, “L.D.C.”;. edgewear, toned else very good;. Item #17726
the first leaf is partially printed and finished in hologram, certifying that M. C. Richardson is admitted as a member of Dartmouth College, September, 1837 and signed by the controversial College President Nathan Lord. Nathan Lord (November 28, 1793 – September 9, 1870) was a U.S. Congregational clergyman and educator. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1809, attended Andover Theological Seminary and served as president of Dartmouth College from 1828 to 1863. Lord was able to bring the college out of debt, improve the overall curriculum, and raise admission levels. Ultimately, his views on slavery brought a storm of controversy as the nation entered the Civil War, earning him the enmity of several members of the Board of Trustees, including Amos Tuck (1835), a founding member of the Republican Party, and close friend of Abraham Lincoln. Matters came to a head in 1863 when Lord prevented the granting of an honorary degree to President Lincoln. Ultimately, this resulted in actions by the Trustees that essentially warranted his removal from office. However, Lord tendered his resignation. He continued to live in as an active member of the Dartmouth College community, in Hanover, New Hampshire, until his death in 1870.