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Eli Smith
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Date of Birth: 13 September 1801

Place of Birth: Northford, Connecticut

Date of Death: 11 January 1857

Place of Death: Beirut, Lebanon


Eli Smith was born into a simple farming family in western Connecticut in 1801, and brought up in a traditional pious New England Congregationalist community. His parents recognised his academic promise and sent him to study at Yale College. After graduating in 1821…

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Grafton, David D., “Eli Smith”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>

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