Marlatt, Archibald G
Marlatt, Archibald G., a noted educator and minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Warren County, N. J., in 1829, and educated at Dickinson College (class of 1850); was junior preacher on Carlisle Circuit in 1851; was the following year appointed to Lock Haven Circuit, where a bronchial affection developed itself, which compelled him to locate in 1854. In this same year he was appointed professor of a high literary institution in Washington City, where he remained until 1856, when he accepted the presidency of the newly-founded Irving Female College, and to this institution he devoted his energy and talents until Jan. 2,1865, when he "fell asleep in Jesus." "The personal character of our brother may be included in the comprehensive title 'a Christian gentleman,' the highest style and type of manhood. As a gentleman, a scholar, and a minister of truth, his was a noble candor.... In everything that bore upon truth or purity he was a decided man. Of his mental power and literary culture it may be safely said that he possessed a clear intellectual perception; rapid insight, coupled With careful analysis and broad power of generalizing; a vivid sensibility of nature, a keen discrimination of character, a large acquaintance with ancient and modern belles-lettres; and from the college under his presiulency have been sent forth those that shall shine brightly in the literary world." — Conf. Minutes, 1865, p. 12.