AHA President, 1896


Historian and Clergyman

From the American Historical Review 5:4 (July 1900)

Rev. Dr. Richard Salter Storrs (August 21, 1821–June 7, 1900), formerly president of the American Historical Association, and for many years an eminent clergyman and honored citizen of Brooklyn, died on June 5, at the age of seventy-eight. He was the author of a book on St. Bernard of Clairvaux, and of many historical addresses.



Congregationalism: its principles and influences: a discourse delivered before the General association of New York, at their meeting in Madison, August, 1848. By Richard S. Storrs, jr. New York: Baker and Scribner, 1848.

The constitution of the human soul. New York: R. Carter & Brothers, 1857.

Our martyr President, Abraham Lincoln. Voices from the pulpit of New York and Brooklyn. New York: Tibbals and Whiting, 1865.

The study of the GospelsAn introduction to the life of Jesus Christ our Lord. Springfield, Mass.: W.J. Holland, 1868.

The early American spirit. New York: A. D. F. Randolph, 1875.

The Declaration of independence, and the effects of it. New York: A. D. F. Randolph, 1876.

John Wycliffe and the first English Bible, an oration by Richard S. Storrs. New York: A. D. F. Randolph, 1880.

Manliness in the scholar. New York: A. D. F. Randolph, 1883.

The divine origin of Christianity. New York: A. D. F. Randolph, 1884.

Bernard of Clairvaux. New York: C. Scribner’s sons, 1892.

Orations and addresses. By Richard Salter Storrs. Boston, Chicago: Pilgrim Press, 1901.