Caleb Sprague Henry, an American author, born in Rutland, Mass., Aug. 2, 1804. He graduated at Dartmouth college in 1825, and, after a theological course at Andover and New Haven, settled in 1828 as a Congregational-ist minister at Greenfield, Mass. In 1831 ill health obliged him to suspend his ministry, and he spent two years at Cambridge in the study of philosophy. In 1833 he was settled in Hartford, Conn. In 1834 he published a pamphlet on the " Principles and Prospects of the Friends of Peace." About this time he also established a journal called the "American Advocate of Peace," which after the first year became the organ of the American peace society. In 1835 he removed to New York, where he took orders in the Protestant Episcopal church. Soon afterward he was appointed professor of intellectual and moral philosophy in Bristol college, Pa. In 1837 he returned to New York, and in conjunction with Dr. Hawks founded the "New York Review." In 1839 he became professor of philosophy and history in the New York university. He published in 1845 a translation of the abb6 Bautain's "Epitome of the History of Philosophy," with a continuation from the time of Reid down to the date of its publication.
He has also published "Cousin's Psychology," being a translation of Cousin's lectures on Locke's "Essay on the Human Understanding," with notes and additional pieces (Hartford, 1834; 4th ed., revised and enlarged, 1850). In 1847 he became rector of St. Clement's church, New York. On account of failing health he resigned this post in 1850, and his professorship in 1852. In 1870 he took charge of St. Michael's church, Litchfield, Conn., where he continued for four years, when he removed to Stamford, where he now resides (1874). Dr. Henry has published, besides the works above mentioned, " Compendium of Christian Antiquities" (8vo, 1837); "Moral and Philosophical Essays" (1839); "Guizot's General History of Civilization, with Notes;" "Household Liturgy;" Taylor's "Manual of Ancient and Modern History," revised, with a chapter on the history of the United States (New York, 1845); "Dr. Oldham at Greystones, and his Talk there" (18G0; 3d ed., 1872); "Considerations on some of the Elements and Conditions of Social Welfare and Human Progress," and " About Men and Things: Papers from my Library Table Drawer" (1873); and numerous addresses and pamphlets.