January 23, 1863, New Haven, Connecticut.

Arthur was the son of Sylvanus Dryden Phelps and Sophia Emilia Linsley, grandson of James H. Linsley (compiler of Select Hymns, 1863), and husband of Blanch Stroud. Baptized at age 13, Arthur began to preach at age 19. He studied for a year at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, graduated from Yale University (BA), then entered the Yale Divinity School.

  1. Help Me, My Lord, to Grow