Clark (©1878) The Races of European Turkey – Travel Sociology


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Clark, Edson L. The Races of European Turkey: Their History, Condition and Prospects. (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, ©1878)

Octavo. Frontispiece. 532 pages including index.  Brown endpapers.  Hardcover. Bound in period brown cloth-covered boards, stamped in black and gold.

Condition: VG, binding solid, spine is loosening in one spot. Edgewear to boards, corners, and spine.

“EDSON LYMAN CLARK, son of Deacon Ithamar and Ursula (Lyman) Clark, was born April 1, 1827, at Easthampton, Mass

“After graduation he taught three years m New York City, and then studied two years m Union Theological Seminary From 1858 to 1867 he was pastor of the Congregational Church in Dalton, Mass, where he was ordained November . 30, 1859 He was then pastor at North Branford, Conn, ten years, then preached in Massachusetts,in succession at Southampton, from 1877 to 1886, at Norwich Hill, about a year, Charlemont from 1889 to 1892, and Peru from 1893 to 1898, residing during the last period at Hinsdale[, Mass]. His health for some years had been precarious owing to a severe breakdown from overwork, and in 1899, retiring from pastoral work, he returned to Dalton, where he had since lived, active so far as his health permitted m the interests of the church and of the town.

“Mr Clark was a member of the American Oriental Society, and greatly  interested in archaeological discovery in southwestern Asia and Egypt He was the author of “The Arabs and the Turk” 1876, “The Races of European Turkey” 1878; and “Fundamental Questions, chiefly relating to the Book of Genesis and the Hebrew Scriptures” 1882, “The Races of European Turkey” in a popular edition with the title “History of Turkey,” was widely read The last was one of the series of Standard Histories.

“Mr Clark died of pneumonia at his home in Dalton, March 2, 1913, in the 86th year of his age
He married m New York City, December 8, 1858, Jane Elizabeth, daughter of Eh and Sarah (Healey) Stone of New York City She died December 19, 1905, and their three children—two daughters and a son—are also deceased.” – OBITUARY RECORD OF YALE GRADUATES 1912-1913