Talbot, Robert, Dd

Talbot, Robert, D.D.

an English divine and antiquarian, was born at Thorp, Northamptonshire, and was admitted to New College, Oxford, in 1525. He left the university in 1530; in 1541 was made prebendary of Wells; and treasurer of the cathedral church of Norwich, April 9, 1547, which position he retained until his death, Aug. 27, 1558. He was a diligent searcher into the antiquities of his country, and his collections proved of great service to Leland, Bale, Caius, Camden, and others. He also furnished archbishop Parker with many Saxon books. He was the first Englishman who illustrated Antoninus's Itinerary with various readings and notes, but his notes reach only to the sixth journey. Talbot, Samson, D.D., a Baptist minister, was born near Urbana, O., June 28, 1828, and was a graduate bf Granville College, now Denison University. O., in 1852, and of Newton Theological Institute in 1855. He was ordained in 1856, and was pastor of the Baptist Church in Dayton, O., eight years, 1856-64, and was then appointed president of Denison University, which position he held until his death, which occurred at Newton Center, Mass., June 29, 1873. President Talbot was an accomplished scholar, a profound thinker, and bade fair to stand in the very front rank of scholars in this country. (J.C.S.)

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