Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894

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Birth 1827-02-09
Death 1894-06-08
Americans
German, English

Biographical notes:

Josiah Dwight Whitney was born on November 23, 1819 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1839 (B.A.) and studied geology in Europe. He participated in the Lake Superior region survey (1847-1849) and several other expeditions through the 1860s. Whitney taught at Harvrd University and published several works on geology. He died in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire on August 19, 1896.

From the guide to the William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951, 1814-1912, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Linguist, philologist and lexicographer; editor of "The Century Dictionary"; professor of Sanskrit and philology at Yale.

From the description of Letters to William A. Wheeler [manuscript], 888 February 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647995686

From the description of Letters to William A. Wheeler, 1888 February 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 68116700

Educator, editor, librarian, and author.

From the description of Letter of William Dwight Whitney, 1873 June 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015504

Josiah Dwight Whitney was born on November 23, 1819 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1839 (B.A.) and studied geology in Europe. He participated in the Lake Superior region survey (1847-1849) and several other expeditions through the 1860s. Whitney taught at Harvrd University and published several works on geology. He died in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire on August 19, 1896.

William Dwight Whitney was born on February 9, 1827 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Williams College (B.A., 1845) and surveyed the Lake Superior region with his brother Josiah in 1849. Whithey's interest in the Sanskirt language led to his graduate work at Yale and in Germany. He taught Sanskirt at Yale from 1854-1894. Whitney also published extensively in the field of linguists. He died in New Haven, Connecticut on June 7, 1894.

From the description of William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951 (inclusive), 1814-1912 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122501534

Josiah Dwight Whitney was born on November 23, 1819, in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1839 (B.A.) and studied geology in Europe. He participated in the Lake Superior region survey (1847-1849) and several other expeditions through the 1860s. Whitney taught at Harvard University and published several works on geology. He died in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, on August 19, 1896.

William Dwight Whitney was born on February 9, 1827, in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Williams College (B.A., 1845) and surveyed the Lake Superior region with his brother Josiah in 1849. Whitney's interest in the Sanskrit language led to his graduate work at Yale and in Germany. He taught Sanskrit at Yale from 1854-1894. Whitney also published extensively in the field of linguists. He died in New Haven, Connecticut, on June 7, 1894.

From the description of William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951 (inclusive), 1814-1912 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702153614

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