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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Lithograph of Thomas Armitage. 1881. Thomas Armitage was born in 1819 in Yorkshire, England. He converted into the English Methodist Church and preached his first sermon at the age of sixteen. In 1838 he immigrated to New York where he worked with the M.E. Church. He was baptized into the fellowship of a Baptist church and became pastor of the Norfolk Street Church. In 1853 he was made a Doctor of Divinity by Georgetown College in Kentucky. He was involved in the formation of the Bible Union, of which he became president in 1856. He died in 1896. JPG file (376 KB)