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[PERLEY, MARTIN VAN BUREN (1835-1926); AND LORD, NATHAN (1793-1870)]. - Laws of Dartmouth College.

Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth Press, 1855. 1855. - Octavo, 8-5/8 inches high by 5-3/8 inches wide. Disbound pamphlet, apparently removed from a larger collection of bound pamphlets as attested to by stab marks along the left edge. [ii] & 16 pages, illustrated with an engraved frontispiece illustration of Dartmouth College by W. Watts. There is foxing throughout. Good.

A partially printed leaf bound in at the front and dated "Aug. 1859" in ink, certifies that "M.V.B. Perley is admitted a Member of Dartmouth College". Signed "N. Lord" by the College's president Nathan Lord with Perley's name penned in ink.

The U.S. Congregational clergyman and educator Nathan Lord (1793-1870) was the 6th President of Dartmouth College, serving from 1828 to 1863. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Andover Theological Seminary, he improved Dartmouth College's curriculum, raised admission levels and brought the college out of debt. His pro-slavery views were in direct contrast with those of the College's Board of Trustees and, as Civil War broke out, he came into conflict with board member Amos Tuck who was a founding member of the Republican party and close friend of Lincoln's. In 1863, Lord prevented the college from granting an honorary degree to President Lincoln and was forced to resign.

The author and editor Martin Van Buren Perley (1835-1926) was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He taught school in Massachusetts while studying for his degree from Dartmouth College. After a brief career as a dry goods merchandiser, he became the editor and publisher of the Gloucester "Telegram" after a fire destroyed his business. Perley was also the editor of the Gloucester "Chronicle" and a correspondent for the "Boston Globe". He published directories, farmer's almanacs as well as historical and genealogical registries, and authored the "History and Genealogy of the Perley Family" as well as "Salem Village Witchcraft - Mrs. Elizabeth Howe's Trial". Good .
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