Vaughan, Robert, Dd
Vaughan, Robert, D.D.
an English Congregational minister, was born at London in 1795. He studied for the ministry with Rev. William Thorp. He always lamented his want of early educational advantages. The self-made student, the self-made historian, became the self-made and accomplished theologian. His first pastorate was at Worcester (1819), where he labored for six years. But it was after his removal to Kensington that he became more extensively known. He addressed himself chiefly to men of intelligence and culture, and by them his ministry was highly appreciated. During his ministration at Kensington, he was for six years professor of modern history at the London University. From 1843 to 1857 he held the principal ship of Lancashire Independent College. Dr. Vaughan died at Torquay, June 15,1868. The following are his published works: The Life of Wycliffe: Memorials of the Stuart Dynasty: — Religious Parties in England: Congregationalism and Modern Society: — The Modern Pulpit: — Revolutions in English History: — and Memorial of English Nonconformity. Dr. Vaughan originated and edited for twenty years the British Quarterly Review, a work, which gave Congregational dissent a new position in the literary world. "His zeal in the cause of evangelical truth, in the support of the great doctrines of Christian divinity and atonement, was very great; and not only as a theologian, but as a Christian, he felt the need of believing those Gospel truths for the life and comfort of his own soul." See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1869, p. 288.