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logical Seminary. Elected to a corresponding professorship in the “ Western Theological Seminary," at Allegheny, Penn., Feb. 15, 1887, he is about to enter upon his new duties at that place, in the immediate vicinity of his native town. For a list of Dr. Riddle's learned and valuable contributions to Theological Literature, see the Schaff-Herzog Supplement, p. 180. His important contributions to this series will be found in the seventh and eighth volumes. He was conspicuous as a member of the New Testament company of the American revisers in the recent Bible revision.

Pick, Bernhard, Ph.D., was born at Kempen. Prussia, Dec. 19, 1842; educated at Breslau and Berlin, and in the “Union Theological Seminary," New York, 1868. Engaged in pastoral duties in New York and elsewhere (Lutheran) from 1868 till 1891, and now in Allegheny, Penn. Member of the German Oriental Society (Halle-Leipzig), 1877, and of the American Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, 1881. His literary and theological works are noted, as above, p. 168. In compiling Indexes to later volumes of this series, as well as in the authorship of the General Index, he has rendered most valuable service.

4. RICHARDSON, Ernest Cushing, born at Woburn, Mass., Feb. 9, 1860; B. A. at Amherst, 1880; theological education (Congregationalist), at the Hartford Theological Seminary, 1882-4. Since 1884 he has conferred great services upon his Alma Mater, as Librarian of that Seminary, a position for which his eminent qualifications may be inferred from the Bibliography here subjoined. His publications are enumerated in the Schaff-Herzog Supplement, p. 179. He is announced to edit Eusebius' Life of Constantine," and to translate the “Lives of Illustrious Men ” of Jerome and Gennadius for the “ PostNicene Fathers,” edited by Dr. Schaff, and now in course of publication. He has had, since 1884, a prominent position as Assistant Secretary to the “ American Library Association,” and is one of the Lecturers in the Columbia College * School of Library Economy."

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INTRODUCTORY NOTE.

THE General Editor of the American Edition of the “ Ante-Nicene Fathers ” was kind

enough to commit to me the task of preparing a Bibliography of the entire series. A plan of arrangement was, after conference, agreed upon; being substantially that adopted in this volume. The original design was to include this new matter in volume viji. The exacting labors connected with the preparation of other matter, published in vols. vii and viii, made it necessary to call upon some expert for assistance. The Rev. Mr. RICHARDSON, the librarian of Hartford Theological Seminary, was close at hand, and had, as I knew, gathered material adapted for the purpose in view. It soon became apparent to me that he could do the work much more satisfactorily, both to himself and to the public, if it were entrusted almost entirely to his skill and patience. The proposal to issue a supplementary volume gave time for better results, and Mr. RICHARDSON gladly availed himself of this opportunity for perfecting the work. In view of what he has done, it is simple honesty to allow his name to appear on the title-page as author. My duty to the public is fulfilled when I have made this explanation.

Mr. RICHARDSON, in his Preface, gives a statement of his method. It seems proper that I should here express my cordial appreciation of his fidelity, persistence, and unwearied efforts to render the various lists as complete as possible. Only those who have attempted a similar task can fully understand how much it costs to secure fulness and accuracy in such a bibliography. Having witnessed throughout the scholarly spirit in which Mr. RICHARDsox has ungrudgingly given himself to this task, I cannot refrain from hearing testimony to it in this Introductory Notice. May others be stimulated to more successful labour by the abundant helps he has here indicated to them.

M. B. RIDDLE.

HARTFORD, July, 1887.

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