Strickland, Willlam Peter, Dd
Strickland, Willlam Peter, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal, and later a Presbyterian, divine, was born at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 17, 1809. He studied at the Ohio University, entered the Ohio Conference in 1832, labored several years in Cincinnati, and then became agent of the American Bible Society. In 1856 he engaged in literary labor in New York, chiefly in connection with the Methodist press, and as assistant editor of the Christian Advocate. In 1862 he was chaplain of the 48th New York regiment at Port Royal, S.C. In 1865 he supplied the pulpit of the Presbyterian Church at Bridgehampton, L.I., and in 1874 was installed its pastor. Three years later he resigned through ill-health, and retired to private literary work. He died at Ocean Grove, N.J., July 15, 1884. Dr. Strickland was a frequent contributor to the religious journals, and also to the cyclopaedias, and was the author of numerous volumes, of which we may mention, Hist. of the Amer. Bible Society (New York, 1849; new ed. 1856): — Hist. of Meth. Missions (1850): — Genius and Mission of Methodism (1851): — Christianity Defended (1852): — Memoir of J.B. Finley (1853): — Manual of Biblical Literature (eod.): — Light of the Temple (1854): — Astrologer of Chaldea (1856): — Pioneers of the West (eod.): — Life of Asbury (1858): — Life of Groben (1859): — Old Mackinaw (1860); besides editing the Literary Casket, the Western Review, and the Autobiography of Peter Cartwright (1856).