James Grant Wilson and John Fiske, eds., “Collins, Charles,” Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888), 1: 691.
COLLINS, Charles, educator, b. in North Yarmouth, Me.. 17 April, 1813; d. in Memphis, Tenn., 10 July, 1875. He was graduated lit Wesleyan university, Middletown. Conn., in 1837, taught the high-school in Augusta, Me., for a year, was president of Emory and Henry college, in Emory, Va., from its establishment in 1838 till 1852, when he became president of Dickinson college, Pa. From 1800 till his death he was proprietor and president of the State female college near Memphis, Tenn. He contributed many articles to Methodist magazines, and published a discourse on “Methodism and Calvinism Compared” (Philadelphia, 1849).