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John McDowell Leavitt


"Leavitt, John McDowell (May 10, 1824-Dec. 12, 1909), clergyman and educator, was born in Steubenville, Jefferson County. After graduating from Jefferson College in 1841, he studied law. He practiced a short time in Cincinnati and then attended the seminary at Gambier. He was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1848. He taught at Kenyon College and Ohio University and was president of Lehigh University and St. John's College, Md."

[William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books: Biographical Data and Selective Bibliographies for Ohio Authors, Native and Resident, 1796-1950 376 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., for the Ohioana Library Association, 1962)] [Used with the ermission of the Ohioana Library Association]


John McDowell Leavitt, Faith: A Poem, in three parts (Cincinnati: Printed at the Methodist Book Concern for the Author, 1856) [online text]

__________________, Afranius, and The Idumean: Tragedies, with The Roman Martyrs and Other Poems (New York: Printed by H.O. Houghton, 1869) [online text]

__________________, The Siege of Babylon: A Tragedy (New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1869) [online text]

__________________, Hymns to our King (New York: T. Whittaker, 1872) [online text]

__________________, New World Tragedies From Old World Life: with other poems (New York: Harper; Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1876)

__________________, Visions of Solyma (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: H.T. Clauder, 1879)("100 copies for the author.")(New York: J.R. Barnett & Co. 1887) [online text]

__________________, Faith, The Periods, and Other Poems (New York: Anson D.F. Randolph & Company, 1884) [online text]

__________________, Visions of Solyma, and Other Poems (New York: A.D.F. Randolph and Company, 1895) [online text]

__________________, Nippur and Dr. Hilprecht (Brooklyn, New York: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1903)

__________________, Our Flag, Our Rose, Our Country, Song of the Light (New York: Bonnell, Silver and Bowers, 1905)

_________________, Our Flag and Our Country (New York: Bonnell, Silver and Co., 1906)(lyrics to patriotic & gospel songs)

__________________, Our Flag, Our Rose, and Our Country, with Other Poems (New York: Bible League Book Co., 1909) [online text]


John McDowell Leavitt, The American Cardinal: A Novel (New York: Dodd & Mead, 1871) [online text]

__________________, Capital and Labor in Pictures of Fiction: Being the "Uncle Tom's cabin" of the great labor problem (Union Pub. House, 1880)([S.l.]: Edgewood Pub. Co., 1901)

__________________, Reasons for Faith in this Nineteenth Century (New York: James Pott, 1884) [online text]

__________________, Kings of Capital and Knights of Labor (New York: John S. Willey Publishing Co., 1885)(Boston: Hascall & Guething, 1885)(New York: Powers & Le Craw, 1885) [online text] (Boston: Hascall, Guething & Co. 1885)(Cincinnati: Skelton & Bulkley Book Co., 1886)(Nashville: Powers & Le Craw Publishers, 1886)

_________________, Americans in Rome, or, Paul Errington and His Struggles a novel (New York: J.R. Barnett, 1886)

_________________, Paul Errington and Our Scarlet Prince: A Book for the American People (New York & Chicago: Fleming H. Revell, 1894) [online text]

_________________, Christian Democracy: A History of Its Suppression and Revival (New York & Cincinnati: Eaton & Mains; Curts & Jennings, 1896) [online text]

_________________, Alicia a Tale of the American Navy (New York: Bonnell, Silver, 1898) [online text]

_________________, Reasons for Faith in Christianity with Answers to Hypercriticism (New York: Eaton & Mains, 1900)

_________________, Bible League Essays in Bible Defense and Exposition (New York: Bible League Book Company, 1909)(1908)