Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864

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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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referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Edward Hitchcock letter, 1854 Jan. 5. New London County Historical Society
referencedIn Phelps, Lydia R. Baldwin, d. 1872. Phelps Papers, 1843-1845, ca. 1872. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
creatorOf Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Edward and Orra White Hitchcock papers, series 1-8 and 15, 1809-1864. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Letters by and about Abbott Lawrence, 1831-1856. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881. Papers of John G. Palfrey [manuscript], 1858-1868. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Historical Manuscripts Collection, 1821-1909 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Autograph letter signed : Amherst, to an unidentified recipient, 1850 Jan. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Edwards, B. B. (Bela Bates), 1802-1852. Correspondence, 1831-1840. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Torrey, John, 1796-1873. Papers, 1818-1859. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. [Edward Hitchcock, 1793-1864 : sermons, discourses]. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
creatorOf Massachusetts. Militia. Division orders : the troops comprising the fourth division of Massachusetts Militia will parade for view and inspection in the month of October next as follows ... Historic Deerfield Library
referencedIn Handwriting samples of naturalists and others, ca. 1800-1970 (inclusive) Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Parker Cleaveland papers, [ca. 1806]-1844, Circa 1806-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Sir Charles Lyell correspondence, 1811-1882, 1811-1882 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Harvard University. Gray Herbarium. Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium, 179?-1965 (inclusive), 1840-1955 (bulk) [microform]. Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
creatorOf Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Letter, 1849 Oct. 30, Amherst, to Publishing Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, care of Jeffries Wyman, Cambridge, Mass. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Samuel George Morton Papers, 1819-1850 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Survey of Massachusetts. Accounts and correspondence of the geological survey, 1830-1846. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
referencedIn John P. (John Prescott) Bigelow papers, 1805-1896 (inclusive) 1814-1863 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers, series 9-14, 1804-1910 (bulk 1810-1864). Amherst College Library
referencedIn Cleaveland, Parker, 1780-1858. Letters, [ca. 1806]-1844. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Amherst College Inaugurations Collection, 1821-present Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Letter, 1854, March 30, Amherst, Mass., to Madam. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Phelps Papers MS 0641., 1843-1845, ca.1872 Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Edward and Orra White Hitchcock papers, 1805-1910 (bulk 1811-1864). Amherst College Library
referencedIn Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875. Correspondence, 1811-1882. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Amherst College. Inaugurations collection, 1821-[ongoing] / Amherst College. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875. person
associatedWith Maclure, William, 1763-1840 person
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associatedWith Phelps, Lydia R. Baldwin, d. 1872 person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
associatedWith Putnam, Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock, 1833-1894. person
associatedWith Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 person
associatedWith Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 person
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associatedWith Seybert, Adam, 1773-1825 person
associatedWith Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864. person
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associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 person
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associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
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associatedWith Van-Lennep, Henry J. (Henry John), 1815-1889. person
associatedWith Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835 person
associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
associatedWith Wyman, Jeffries, 1814-1874. person
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Massachusetts--Amherst
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
New England
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Ordination sermons
Geology
Minerals--Collection and preservation
College teachers
Religion and science
Lectures and lecturing
Sermons, American
Creation
Temperance
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Birth 1793-05-24

Death 1864-02-27

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