Demarest, David D., 1819-1898

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David D. Demarest was born near Hackensack, NJ on July 30, 1819. He earned his A.B. degree from Rutgers College in 1837. He also received an A.M from New Brunswick Seminary in 1840, a D.D. from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1857, and an LL.D. from Rutgers in 1892. A clergyman with the Reformed Church of America, he was a professor in New Brunswick Seminary from 1865-98, and a Rutgers Trustee from 1858-98, serving as Secretary from 1866-98. He died on June 21, 1898.

The writer of the bulk of these letters, Joseph P. Bradley (A.B. Rutgers College, 1836), was to become a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1870-92. He was born at Berne, NY on March 14, 1813, and was a Rutgers Trustee from 1858-92. He received an A.M. from Rutgers in 1839, and an LL.D. from Lafayette in 1859. He died on January 22, 1892. The other writer, Theodore Frelinghuysen, was President of Rutgers College from 1850 until his death in 1862.

From the description of Letters to David D. Demarest, 1837-1839. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79920482

David D. Demarest was born near Hackensack, N.J., of Dutch and Huguenot ancestry, on July 30, 1819. A member of the Rutgers College Class of 1837, he received an A.M. from New Brunswick Seminary in 1840, a D.D. from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1857, and an LL.D. from Rutgers in 1892. A clergyman with the Reformed Church of America, he was a professor of pastoral theology and sacred rhetoric in New Brunswick Theological Seminary from 1865-98, and a Rutgers trustee from 1858-98, serving as Secretary from 1866-98. He died on June 21, 1898. Among his seven children was William Henry Steele Demarest, later President of Rutgers College, 1906-1924.

The principal letter writer, Joseph Philo Bradley, Rutgers College Class of 1836, became a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1870-1892). He was born at Berne, N.Y. on March 14, 1813, and was a Rutgers trustee from 1858-92. He received an A.M. from Rutgers in 1839, and an LL.D. from Lafayette College in 1859. He died on January 22, 1892.

From the guide to the Guide to the David D. Demarest Letters, 1837-1850, (Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.)

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creatorOf Demarest, David D., 1819-1898. Letters to David D. Demarest, 1837-1839. Rutgers University
referencedIn Williamson Family Papers, 1776-1961 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873. Papers, 1762-1877. Rutgers University
creatorOf Guide to the David D. Demarest Letters, 1837-1850 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers Medical College (New York, N.Y.), 1792-1973 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Williamson family. Williamson Family Papers, 1776-1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Palmer, Thomas. Fieldbook of Kayaderosseras Patent, Saratoga County, New York, 1774. American Periodical Series I
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