Johnson, Herrick; et al. Memorials of Rev. Elias R. Beadle, D. D., LL. D. Philadelphia: The Chandler Printing House, 1881. 
First Edition. Black cloth, plain spine, "In Memoriam" in gilt to front, edges worn, 6 x 9 inches, Connecticut Historical Society bookplate stamped "deaccessioned." Top corner clipped from ffep, fine steel-engraved portrait of Dr. Beadle, 100 (2) clean pp., tight. All page edges gilt, small paper ticket "Brown & Gross, Booksellers, Hartford CT" on rear paste-down. Front end paper hinge partly open. Good. Hardcover.
Elias Root Beadle (1812-1879), b. Cooperstown, New York; d. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "He united with the Church at the age of seventeen, and soon after commenced his preparation for the ministry, spending parts of two years under the tuition of Rev. Dr. E. N. Kirk, then pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church at Albany, N. Y. In 1835 he was licensed to preach, and in 1836 was ordained. His health being much shattered in consequence of his labors as a city missionary, he accepted an invitation to become the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Albion, N. Y., where he remained for two years; at the end of which time he accepted an appointment as a missionary among the druses of Mount Lebanon, Syria, and sailed from this country in June, 1839. The war in Syria prevented his entrance upon the work for which he had been set apart, and, after three years' missionary labor in different parts of Syria, he went to Constantinople, with the hope that Providence might open some field for work in Turkey." - M'Clintock & Strong.
Rev. Beadle then returned to his home country, and established three Presbyterian churches in New Orleans. Then he became the first pastor of a Congregational church in Hartford, CT, where he remained for ten years. In 1865 he was installed as pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, where for thirteen years he had a successful ministry. He died suddenly in January, 1879. "In some respects, Dr. Beadle was a remarkable scholar, being well-informed upon all the sciences, but his specialties were mineralogy and conchology, in which latter science he was one of the very highest authorities in America. The museum of Brown University has been greatly enriched from his valuable collections. See Dr. Herrick Johson's Mem. Sermon." - ibid.
Memorial Sermon preached in the Second Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Herrick Johnson, D. D.
Funeral Addresses by Rev. John DeWitt, D. D.; Rev. S. W. Dana; Rev. Charles A. Dickey, D. D.
Death of Doctor Beadle, reprinted from The Presbyterian, January 11, 1879.
Also, a tribute by William S. Plumer, D. D.; funeral notices from several periodicals reprinted, resolutions & minutes, of the Second Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia); of the Presbytery of Philadelphia; etc.