Mount Union College, 1880

The oldest letter in the Gordon Clark collection is one of his father’s.  In 1880 James Brush of Mount Union College sent a letter of recommendation for David Scott Clark. It would have been in the summer after David Scott Clark’s first year at the college.

In reads:

Mount Union, July 18, 1880

To whom it may concern,

This is to certify that D.S. Clark is in good standing at this college. He is industrious, faithful, and thorough, and is well-advanced in his studies.

He is seeking a position as teacher. Besides his literary qualifications, he possesses such qualities of character and disposition as fit him for success in that work.

Mr. Clark has considerable experience in teaching.

Respectfully Submitted,

James A. Brush



About douglasdouma

I am a husband to beautiful wife, an ordained minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church - Hanover Presbytery, and founder of Sola - Appalachian Christian Retreat ( In addition to blogging at this site I am the author of The Presbyterian Philosopher - The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark (Wipf&Stock, 2017) and compiling editor of Clark and His Correspondents: Selected Letters of Gordon H. Clark (Trinity Foundation, 2017). I have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering (University of Michigan), a master's in business administration (Wake Forest University) and a master of divinity (Sangre de Cristo Seminary). I'm an avid hiker, having completed a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian trail in 2013 and the first 500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016.
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