Anderson, Rufus, Jr, Dd, Lld
Anderson, Rufus, Jr., D.D., Ll.D.
a Congregational minister, son of the preceding, was born at North Yarmouth, Me., Aug. 17, 1796. He graduated at Bowdain College in 1818, and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1822. During the next two years he was an assistant of the secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; and from 1824 to 1832 held the office of assistant secretary. From 1832 to 1866 he was foreign secretary of the same organization. During this period of service he twice visited the Levant-in 1828-29 and in 1845; in 1854-55 he visited India, Syria, and Turkey, and in 1863 the Hawaiian Islands. He was a fellow of the American Oriental Society. He died at Roxbury, Mass., May 30, 1880. Besides the many sermons, tracts, and papers which he published, as secretary of the American Board, he issued other works of. value, among which may be mentioned the first Christian Almanac (1818): — Peloponnesus and the Greek Islands (1828): — Irish Missions in the Early Ages (1839): The Work of Missions Progressive (1840): — Bartimeus, the Blind Preacher of Manai (1851) — Missions in the Levant (1860): — The Hawaiian Islands (1864): — Synopsis of Lectures on Missions (1869), delivered at Andover Theological Seminary: — Foreign Missions; their Relations and Claims (1869): — History of the Sandwich Islands Mission (1870): — History of the Missions of the Amer. Board of Con. for Foreign Missions to the Oriental Churches (1872, 2 vols.): — History of the India Mission (1874). See Cong. Year-book, 1881, p. 16.