Abraham Coles: Biographical Sketch, Memorial Tributes, Selections from his Works (Some Hitherto Unpublished)

Abraham Coles: Biographical Sketch, Memorial Tributes, Selections from his Works (Some Hitherto Unpublished)

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Abraham Coles: Biographical Sketch, Memorial Tributes, Selections from his Works (Some Hitherto Unpublished)

Abraham Coles: Biographical Sketch, Memorial Tributes, Selections from his Works (Some Hitherto Unpublished)

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ABRAHAM COLES, M.D., Ph.D. LL. D., son of Dennis and Catherine (Van Deursen) Coles, was born December 26, 1813, at Scotch Plains, New Jersey. His father was then living on the ancestral farm, which he had inherited, its title-deed antedating the Revolution. He was a man of sterling integrity, sound judgment, and rare literary taste. He had been for a number of years, (after an apprenticeship with Shepard Kollock of Revolutionary fame), a printer and editor in Newburg, N. Y., of a newspaper -- "The Recorder of the Times. Bound volumes of this paper were preserved and treasured by his son Abraham, in whom he early cultivated his fondness for study and for literature.

As a youth, Dr. Coles manifested a diligent interest in the acquisition of knowledge. Dr. J. W. Craig, of . . .

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