Brown, Isaac V. Memoirs of the Rev. Robert Finley, D.D., Late Pastor of the Presbyterian Congregation at Basking Ridge
Brown, Isaac V. Memoirs of the Rev. Robert Finley, D.D., Late Pastor of the Presbyterian Congregation at Basking Ridge
Brown, Isaac V. Memoirs of the Rev. Robert Finley, D.D., Late Pastor of the Presbyterian Congregation at Basking Ridge
Brown, Isaac V. Memoirs of the Rev. Robert Finley, D.D., Late Pastor of the Presbyterian Congregation at Basking Ridge

Brown, Isaac V. Memoirs of the Rev. Robert Finley, D.D., Late Pastor of the Presbyterian Congregation at Basking Ridge

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Brown, Isaac V. Memoirs of the Rev. Robert Finley, D.D., Late Pastor of the Presbyterian Congregation at Basking Ridge, New-Jersey, and President of Franklin College, located at Athens, in the State of Georgia. With Brief Sketches of some of his Contemporaries, and Numerous Notes. New-Brunswick: Terhune & Letson, 1819. First Edition.

Full leather, red leather spine title label in gilt, outer hinges cracked yet covers securely attached, clear tape at the front inside hinge, 5 ½ x 8 ½, frontispiece in silhouette, 370 pp., text block tight, some foxing, former owner's signature on front paste-down. Neat pencil underlining & marginalia is some sections. Old paper label base of spine. Fair. Full leather.  [3862] 

No. 755 in Roberts, Revival Literature : An Annotated Bibliography with Biographical and Historical Notices. “This biography includes material on the revival of 1800.” Pp. 251-298, “A View of Revivals.”

Robert Finley (1772-1817), born at Princeton, NJ; died at Athens, GA. Rev. Finley graduated at Princeton in 1787, and was a tutor in the college from 1793 to 1795, and a trustee from 1807 to 1817. "He was the minister of a Presbyterian church in Basking Ridge, N. J., from June, 1797, till 1817. In 1816 he became greatly interested in the welfare of the free blacks, and formed a plan for sending them to Africa. He was thus the founder of the American Colonialization Society. He was chosen president of Athens College, Ga., and went there in 1817, but died Oct. 3d of that year." - M'Clintock & Strong.

"The eminent Robert Finley, named by Dr. Archibald Alexander 'the father of the American Colonization Society' (History of African Colonization), was 'an able, evangelical and uncommonly successful preacher.' It is narrated (Sprague: Annals) that at Baskenridge, in 1803, 'a revival of great power took place among his people at the same time that other churches in the neighborhood were visited in a similar manner. The number admitted to the communion as the fruits of this revival was about one hundred and fifty." - William Speer, The Great Revival of 1800 (1872).