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Davidson College, Class of 1870 Compendium of Logic

Identifier: DC0311s

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the printed 47 page volume. The inside covers the book have plates and marks from 3 different campus libraries. There is also a typed sheet with examples from the book showing content reflecting the historical era and race relations.


  • 1870

Biographical / Historical

The 1924 Alumni Catalog lists 22 members for the class of 1870 and indicates that the majority of the class did not enter in the fall of 1866 but come in between 1865 and 1868. In 1870, the class published through the Smith, Watson & Co. Printers in Charlotte a small textbook entitled "A compendium of logic for the use of the sophomore class in Davidson College. It was anonomously authored by Professor John Munroe Anderson. Professor Anderson taught at Davidson College from 1866 to 1874. His courses included English, Logic, Evidences of Christianity, and Political Philosophy. Born in 1821 in York County, South Carolina, he graduated from South Carolina College in 1841 and was licensed to preach in 1846. He was a minister until 1854 when he became president of Yorkville Female College, a position he held until 1861. During the Civil War he served as a chaplain in the Confederate Army. After the war he taught at Davidson College and after 1874 was pastor at Mebaneville and Bethlehem Churches until his death in 1879.


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