Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Lincoln, John Larkin
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Lincoln, John Larkin
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LINCOLN, John Larkin, educator, b. in Boston, Mass., 23 Feb., 1817; d. in Providence. R. I., 17 Oct., 1891. He was graduated at Brown in 1836. He was tutor in Columbian college, Washington, D. C., in 1836-'7, studied in Newton seminary from 1838 till 1840, and was tutor at Brown from 1838 till 1841. He then went to Europe, where he studied in Halle and Berlin, and on his return in 1844 was elected professor of the Latin language and literature at Brown, occupying the chair until his death. Brown gave him the degree of LL. D. in 1859. He edited “Selections from Livy” (New York, 1847; new ed.. 1882); “The Works of Horace” (1851; new ed., 1882); “Ovid, with Notes” (1883); “Ovid, with Vocabulary” (1883); and Cicero's “De Senectute” (in preparation, 1887). — His brother, Heman, clergyman, b. in Boston, Mass., 14 April, 1821, was graduated at Brown in 1840, and at Newton theological institution in 1845. He was a pastor in New Britain, Pa., for five years, in Philadelphia for three, in Jamaica Plains, Mass., for six, and in Providence, R. I., for eight, after which he became, in 1868, professor of ecclesiastical history in the Newton institution. This chair he exchanged in 1873 for that of homiletics and pastoral duties. He received the degree of D. D. from Rochester in 1865. Dr. Lincoln has contributed much to the press. He edited the “Christian Chronicle,” published in Philadelphia, from 1844 till 1853, and from 1854 till 1867 was associate editor of the “Watchman and Reflector,” printed in Boston. He has published “Outline Lectures in Church History” (1884), and “Outline Lectures in History of Doctrine” (1885). — Heman's wife, Jane Elizabeth (Larcombe), b. in Colebrook, Conn., in 1829, was before her marriage in 1851 a frequent contributor, under the pen-name “Kate Campbell,” to the magazines published by Godey, Sartain, Peterson, and Neal, and to the annuals. Subsequently she wrote for Baptist journals.