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Horace Grant Underwood, British missionary.


Underwood, Horace Grant was born on July 19, 1859 in London, England, United Kingdom. Son of John and Elizabeth (Mair) Underwood.


Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1881, A.M., 1884. Rutgers College, 1882-1884. Graduate New Brunswick (New Jersey) Theological Seminary, 1884.

Honorary degrees Doctor of Divinity, 1890, and Doctor of Laws, 1912, New York University.


Ordained Reformed Dutch ministry, 1884. Pastor, Pompton, New Jersey, 1884. Missionary, Seoul, Korea, since 1885.

Teacher chemistry and physics, Royal Korean Medical College, 1887-1889. Chairman of the Board Bible translators, 1887-1911. Treasurer, 1885-1889, chairman, 1888-1890, Korean Presbyterian Mission. Correspondent secretary Korean Tract Society, 1889. Chairman Korean Ednl. Fedns.; president Korean Religious Tract Society. Professor theology, Korean Theological Seminary, since 1907. Principal John D. Wells Training School, Seoul. Foreign mission lecturer, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1908. Lecturer, Deem’s Philosophical Foundation (New York University), 1909. Author: English-Korean Dictionary, 1889. Korean Grammar, 1889. The Call of Korea, 1908. Religions of Eastern Asia, 1910. Introduction to the Korean Spoken Language, 1915.


Married Lillias Stirling Horton, March 13, 1889.

John Underwood

Elizabeth (Mair) Underwood

Lillias Stirling Horton