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ELIPHALET NOTT (1773-1866)

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 824 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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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 collegefinancially 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 (18ro), and Lectures on Temperance (1847). Life by C. van Santvoord (ed. Tayler Lewis, 1876).
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