Handwritten journal of David McDonald who is recognized as the first Professor of Law at Indiana University. The journal is undated but contains a transcribed article from the Cincinnati Gazette dated April 17, 1865. « less
McDonald was born in Millersburg, Kentucky and moved to Indiana when he was 14, in 1817. He eventually became a school teacher in Washington, before meeting a local lawyer who encouraged him to study law. He was licensed to practice in the Circuit Courts in 1830. He served as a member of the Indiana Legislature (1833-34) as well as being elected judge of the 10th Circuit Court in 1841, before joining the University. After retiring in 1852 he was presented with an honorary LL.D. degree. He died August 25, 1869 and is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
The journal paginated, indexed and divided into sections covering a wide variety of subjects.
Subjects covered in the journal: Anecdotes and Sayings, p.1 Natural Law, p.2 The Beautiful and the Good, p.4 Spanish Absurdity, p.5 Harvard University, p.6 Muhammadan Dialog, p.6 Divisions of the Books of the Bible, p.8 The Septuagint, p.9 Books, p.11 Anger, p.15 Prayer, p.18 Jewish Laws, Tradition, p.28 Human Depravity, p.53 The Ancient Philosophies, p.58 Fourteen pages of names and years of the following rulers: Distinguished Sovereigns and their Eras of the Roman Empire, Roman Emperors, Eastern Roman Emperors, Frankish Sovereigns, French Sovereigns, Kings of England, Emperors of Germany, Kings of Scotland, Sovereigns of Spain, p.64 Peruvian Bark-Quinine, p.78 The Deductive and Inductive Philosophies, p.79 Loss of Life in the War of Rebellion of 1861, p.82 Monasticism, p.84 The Gypsies p.87 Abelard, p.88 Martyrs, p.90 Ebionism, p.91 Is Matter Eternal?, p.92 Prophecy, p.96 An Army Moving (An excerpt from an article from the Cincinnati Gazette from April 17, 1865), p.99 A Religion without a God, p.100 A Puzzle, p.102 Rambles among Words, p.104 The Celebrated Catholic Maxim, p.137 The Mariner’s Compass, p.138 Woman, p.140 Curious Ecclesiastical Items, p.144 Sumptuary Laws, p.150 Theaters, p.152 Remarkable Facts Relating to the Occurrence in the Bible of the Names of the Deity-God and Lord-Elohim and Jehovah, p.154 Bible Names of the Deity, p.158 Resemblances between Stories Sacred and Profane, p.162 The Infinite Benevolence of the Deity, p.178 Human Sacrifices, p.187 Amazons, p.191 The Golden Rush, p.194 Fate and Predestination, p.196 Polytheism, p.202 The Essenes, p.218 Monotheism, p.222 Mahomet, p.224 Michael Servetus, p.226 The Test of Right and Wrong, p.251 Delicacy, p.258 Is the Existence of the Deity Provable by the Works of Natures, p.266 Vegetarians—The Buddhists, p.274 Superstition—Bigotry—Ignorance, p.276 Chronology, p.286 Fables and Fabulous Stories, p.298 Sacrifices, p.308 Jonathan Edwards, p.318 Anger, p.319 Resemblances between Sacred & Profane Stories, p.322 Handwritings, p.328 Wise Words, p.336 John Calvin, p.362 Martin Luther, p.374 Pythagoras, p.382 Unitarians, p.394 Apparent Death, p.400 The Catholic Trinity, p.322 Spiritualizing Scripture, p.425 Homer, p.427 Numbers of the Remaining Religions, p.429 Sacred Song, p.430 False Promises, p.448 Index, p.458