It is an amazing ongoing phenomenon: though dying of a respiratory illness while attending Taylor in the late 19th century, Liberian student Samuel “Kaboo” Morris’s story continues to touch lives as one of the most significant individuals to have influenced the institution since its inception in 1846.
We invite you to learn more about the Angel in Ebony: his story, the people he personally touched, and his impact still today.
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T. C. Reade
Includes publication information: First published 1896, Reprinted 1921, Reprinted 1924
All proceeds from the sale of this book will go, as they have since it was first printed, into student scholarships, a part of the endowment program of Taylor University
Foreword by Taylor President, Dr. Milo Rediger
This edition was printed to provide a suitable commemoration to Thaddeus C. Reade in whose honor the Reade Memorial Liberal Arts Center on the campus was named in 1979, and to fulfill Reade's hope and commitment of Reade to bless others with the biography of Morris
Includes pages reprinted from the 1921 publication about Taylor University
Includes an introduction about Taylor University
Includes introduction to Thaddeus C. Reade's biography of Morris - "The following is the story as told by Dr. Reade with few omissions."
Includes photo of President Robert L. Stuart at the grave of Bishop William Taylor dedicating himself to Taylor University's WorldWide Mission [inside front cover]
Includes Introduction about Taylor University
Likely printed in the early 1930s
Includes a sketch by Stephen Merritt, the Christian philanthropist of New York City
Includes excerpts from Rev. Thaddeus C. Reade's biography of Morris
Includes a letter by Rev. C.F. Yoder, a friend of Morris
T. C. Reade
All proceeds from the sale of this book are devoted to the Student Aid Fund, which was created for the specific object of assisting by loan or gift students from missionary lands to study at Taylor University
Includes "Taylor University and the Bible" [Statement of Faith]
Includes "Our Student Aid Fund"
Written during the presidency of James M. Taylor
Includes a letter by Rev. C.F. Yoder, a student at the same time as Morris
Includes a letter by the wife of Rev. S.F. Beiderwell, she and her husband were students at the same time as Morris
Includes "Taylor Students in Other Schools"
Includes multiple anecdotes about Taylor University, including the emergency need for funding for buildings/furnishings including "Memorial Hall" [Magee-Campbell-Wisconsin or "MCW"]
T. C. Reade
Includes information about Taylor University, "Taylor Touches the World"
Written during the presidency of Monroe Vayhinger
References the Faith Fund started in the interest of Samuel Morris
References other books by Reade: "The Elder Brother," and St. Barnabas the Good