Gorham Dummer Abbot, LL. D., an American teacher and author, brother of Jacob and J. S. C. Abbott, born in Brunswick, Me., Sept. 3, 1807. After studying theology at Andover he made the tour of the United States and several voyages to Europe, in order to examine the systems and state of public education, as well as the variety, extent, and character of the issues of the press. In 1837 he became pastor of the Presbyterian church at New Rochelle, N. Y.; in 1841-3 was travelling agent of the "American Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge"; and in 1843 commenced the "Abbot Collegiate Institute " for young ladies in New York, afterward called the "Spingler Institute." He retired from teaching in 1866. He has written "Pleasure and Profit," "Praver Book for the Young," "Mexico and the United States, their Mutual Relations and Common Interests" (8vo, 1869), and edited several educa tional and periodical works. (See Abbott.)