Eri Baker Hulbert II, D.D., LL.D. was Professor and Head of the Department of Church History and Dean of the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. His son-in-law Andrew R. E. Wyant, wrote the Foreward to a Collection of Works by Dr. Hulbert published by the University of Chicago Press in 1908, from which we quote:
"Dr. Hulbert was a simon-pure Chicagoan. He was born here July 16, 1841, at the old family homestead on the location where the Masonic Temple now stands [in 1908]. His father's store was across the street on the corner now occupied by Marshall Field's great retail establishment. The death of the father when Eri was only eleven years old left the care of the family to the mother, who devoted the remainder of her life to the bringing-up of her three boys, William, Eri, and George. When thirteen years old Eri was "baptized by A. B. Earle, at Burlington Flats, N. Y., in the stream, through the ice, February 26, 1854." With the growth of the city and advance in real estate prices, unfortunately the down-town property was sold and the family homestead was removed to Fortieth Street, near Cottage Grove Avenue, then on the far outskirts. He received his preliminary education in Chicago, and at eighteen entered Madison University, going to Union College for his senior year, where he received the degree of A.B. in 1863. He contemplated for a time the study of law, but later entered Hamilton Theological Seminary, where he graduated in 1865. The same year he received his A.M. degree from Madison, now Colgate; and the following year a second A.M. degree was conferred upon him by his alma mater, Union College. In 1880 he received the degree of D.D. from the Baptist Union Theological Seminary, and in 1898 the degree of LL.D. from Bucknell University. ... He served with the Christian Commission in Grant's army while before Richmond, and was identified with this work until the close of the war."
The 'Memorial' goes on to cite his 5 pastorates, as well as his other scholarly accomplishments, among which was an editorship of the American Journal of Theology. The picture above is the Frontispiece of the book, the title of which is "The English Reformation and Puritanism,With Other Lectures and Addresses by Eri B. Hulbert, A Memorial," Edited by A. R. E. Wyant.