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Henry Clay Trumbull (1830 – 1903) was an American clergyman and author, born on June 8, 1830, at Stonington, Connecticut, and educated at Williston Northampton School. He became a world famous editor, author, and pioneer of the Sunday School Movement. Poor health kept him from formal education past the age of fourteen. He earned three honorary degrees from Yale, Lafayette and the University of New York. He was ordained a Congregational minister, served as chaplain of the Tenth Connecticut Regiment in 1862-65, and was in several Confederate prisons. In 1875 he became editor of the Sunday School Times.

One of his brothers was James Hammond Trumbull, and one of his sisters was Annie Trumbull Slosson.

Published works[]

  • The Knightly Soldier (1865)
  • Kadesh-Barnea (1883)
  • Principles and Practices (1889)
  • Hints on Child Training (1890)
  • Studies in Oriental Social Life (1894)
  • The threshold covenant or the beginning of religious rites (1896)
  • War Memories of an Army Chaplain (1898)
  • Old-Time Student Volunteers (1902)
  • Personal Prayer, posthumously presented (1915)
  • The Blood Covenant
  • The Salt Covenant
  • Trumball, Henry Clay (1891). Friendship: The Master-Passion or The Nature and History of Friendship, and Its Place as a Force in the World, first printing of new edition (2005), Solid Ground Christian Books, Birmingham, AL USA, Introductory Essay by Maurice Roberts ISBN 1-59925-030-6


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