Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1793-05-24
Death 1864-02-27
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Geologist and college president, of Amherst, Mass.

From the description of Edward Hitchcock letter, 1854 Jan. 5. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71129604

American geologist; president of Amherst College.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Amherst, to an unidentified recipient, 1850 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269606027

Edward Hitchcock was an eminent 19th-century scientist, minister and educator; principal of Deerfield Academy and Congregational minister in Conway, Mass.; variously professor of Chemistry, Natural History, Natural Theology and Geology at Amherst College, 1826-1864, and third president, 1845-1854. Appointed State Geologist of Massachusetts, 1830; Geologist of the first district of New York, 1836; and Geologist of Vermont, 1857. Orra White Hitchcock, whom he married in 1821, was a scholar and artist who accompanied her husband on many of his scientific expeditions and illustrated much of his work. Six children: Mary, Edward (AC 1849), Catharine Hitchcock Storrs, Jane Hitchcock Putnam, Charles (AC 1856), and Emily Hitchcock Terry.

From the description of Edward and Orra White Hitchcock papers, 1805-1910 (bulk 1811-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38905778

Parker Cleaveland worked as a mineralogist and geologist.

From the guide to the Parker Cleaveland papers, [ca. 1806]-1844, Circa 1806-1844, (American Philosophical Society)

Orra White Hitchcock, wife of geologist and Amherst College president Edward Hitchcock, whom she married in 1821, was a scholar and artist who accompanied her husband on many of his scientific expeditions and illustrated much of his work. They had six children: Mary, Edward (AC 1849), Catharine Hitchcock Storrs, Jane Hitchcock Putnam, Charles (AC 1856), and Emily Hitchcock Terry.

From the description of Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers, series 9-14, 1804-1910 (bulk 1810-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 48682626

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Subjects:

  • Ordination sermons
  • Geology
  • Minerals--Collection and preservation
  • College teachers
  • Religion and science
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Sermons, American
  • Creation
  • Temperance

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Places:

  • Vermont (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Amherst (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • New England (as recorded)