A Consecrated Life: A Sketch of the Life and Labors of Rev. Ransom Dunn,D.D. by Helen Dunn Gates
At the urgent request of many friends this story of the life of Ransom Dunn has been prepared. He was a worker, not a record keeper, and much of his service is known only to the Master whom he served. His thought was ever for others, not of himself. His public efforts were largely extemporaneous and much of his ablest work without proper reports. But he kept at times brief journals for his convenience, and always preserved all letters received from friends. From these and the family letters, and many other sources, facts have been gathered.
For the kind assistance of numerous friends who have helped to make possible the completion of this work, our thanks are due. Also to the Morning Star Publishing House for the use of its files, to Mr. George A. Slayton for the files of The Christian Freeman, to Mrs. H. J. Carr for files of Hillsdale College publications, and to Rev. D. M. Fisk for his biographical sketch of Professor Dunn.
If this sketch may bring to the memory of the old friends who have not gone on to meet him this energetic, consecrated worker, or recall to alumni of Hillsdale College the genial, saintly professor whom all students loved, or stir some young hearts to more devoted Christian service, it will have achieved its object.