Talk:John Lord (historian)

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I've tagged this as unverified and lacking context. Needs sources that are verifiable and this article doesn't demonstrate any information that meets WP:BIO inclusion criteria.--Isotope23 18:42, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

  • Comment, added back unverified tag. Add Verifiable sources for biographical information before removing this tag. Right now this is still completely unsourced, except for the list of his works (and even those are not completely sourced,Ancient States and Empires (1869),

Points of History (1881), & Life of Emma Willard are not sourced at all).--Isotope23 14:12, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

What do you mean by "sourced?" Except for the sentence claiming that he earned an LL.D., every statement appears in New International Encyclopedia. I read it in that encyclopedia. (Suit yourself, however). The category displays the source. I did not implace the statement relating to the LL.D. (Suit yourself, however). GhostofSuperslum 20:00, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
Comment OK, that wasn't exactly clear from reading the article. I'll add a references section and add NIE as a cite... and remove the tag, though it will be tomorrow before I get to it.--Isotope23 20:17, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Here is what appears in New International Encyclopedia.

" Lord, John (1812-94) An American historian and lecturer, born at Portsmouth, N. H. He graduated at Dartmouth in 1833 and then entered the Andover Theological Seminary, where in his second year he wrote a series of lectures on the Dark Ages, which he delivered the next fall during a tour through northern New York. After graduating at Andover he became an agent for the American Peace Society. Later, he was called to a church at New Marlboro, Mass., and then to one at Stockbridge, Mass. But in 1840 he gave up his pastoral duties to become a public lecturer. He published: The Old Roman World (1867); Ancient States and Empires (1869); Points of History (1881); Beacon Lights of History (1883-96), which contains in final form much of the material used in his previous works and in his lectures. Dr. Lord was a popular and entertaining historian and made no pretense to originality or to minute accuracy."

His biography in New International Encyclopedia mentions some of his publications. The Emma Willard biography contains the statement that: Her Life was written by John Lord (New York, 1873). GhostofSuperslum 21:01, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Someone appears to be enamored of the banner that is atop the article. There is enough proof (above) that the article is accurate. GhostofSuperslum 17:54, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
I took the main tag off, but left the Emma Willard passage with a citation needed tag. It's not sourced in the Emma Willard article either, so that isn't a good source for this statement.--Isotope23 16:43, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Nevermind, I found a source and added it.--Isotope23 16:45, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
The Emma Willard biography in New International Encyclopedia is the biography that states that her Life was written by John Lord. GhostofSuperslum 17:01, 23 October 2006 (UTC)