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Alexander Martin, President, papers

Identifier: PRE-0001-008

Collection Statement

This collection contains letters from the 1880's, addresses, and clippings from 1864-1963. Also included is a file on the Civil War when Alexander was in West Virginia Branch, U.S. Christian Commission, for the Army and Navy in 1865.


  • 1822 - 1903


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

Alexander Martin, the son of James and Janet Urquhart Martin, was born in Nairn, Scotland, January 24, 1822. While a youth, he came with his parents to America, settling in Jefferson County, Ohio. As a self-supporting student, he entered Allegheny College, and graduated with the highest honors of his class in 1847. In 1849-51 he was stationed at Charleston, West Virginia, and in 1864-67 he had charge of Fourth Street Church, Wheeling. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from Ohio Wesleyan University, and that of Doctor of Laws from Allegheny College. He was present at Asbury for its last nine years and DePauw for its first nine and was professor for 4 years and president for 14 years.


0.4 Cubic Feet (1 document case, 2 volumes)

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Alexander Martin papers Sixth President of DePauw University, 1875-1889
Sheraya Smith
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
11 East Larrabee Street
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States