Twining, Alexander C. (Alexander Catlin), 1801-1884

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Scientist, inventor, educator, civil engineer, and astronomer; of New Haven, Conn.; professor of astronomy, mathematics, and natural philosophy at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.; worked as railroad surveyor; after spending 10 years at Middlebury, returned to New Haven as a civil engineer and was engaged in the construction of several railways and canals for a number of years; involved during his later life in the pursuit of scientific research and also with the invention of a machine which manufactured artificial ice; abolitionist and active in temperance reform.

From the description of Alexander Catlin Twining papers, 1795-1956. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 319691730

Civil engineer and professor of astronomy, mathematics, and natural philosophy at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont.

From the description of Papers, 1795-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84491635

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creatorOf Twining, Alexander C. (Alexander Catlin), 1801-1884. Alexander Catlin Twining papers, 1795-1956. New Haven Colony Historical Society Library
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Notebook Series Misc. Shop & Lab Notebooks.
referencedIn Woolsey family papers, 1750-1969 (bulk 1811-1921) Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn United States Naval Observatory. Records of the United States Naval Observatory, 1830-1900. Library of Congress
creatorOf Twining, Kinsley, 1832-1901. Twining family papers, 1778-1934 (bulk 1845-1900) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Twining, Alexander C. (Alexander Catin), 1801-1884. Papers, 1795-1956. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. Horace Greeley collection, 1840-1872. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Woolsey family papers, 1750-1969 (bulk 1811-1921) Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867. Papers, 1768-1866 Houghton Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Alexander Dallas Bache Papers.
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
referencedIn New Haven Colony Historical Society. [Contact repository for more information].
creatorOf Twining, Alexander C. (Alexander Catlin), 1801-1884. Part of the natural channel of Otter Creek below Middlebury Falls, 1841. Sheldon Museum Research Center
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1865-1891 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn United States Naval Observatory Records, 1830-1900 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Woolsey family papers, 1750-1969 (bulk 1811-1921) Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn American Philosophical Society. [Contact repository for more information].
referencedIn Weather Bureau National Archives at College Park
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associatedWith American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the United States. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bache, Alexander Dallas person
associatedWith Boyden, Uriah A. person
associatedWith Colonization Society of the State of Connecticut. corporateBody
associatedWith Free Constitutional Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Girard College corporateBody
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Hilgard, Julius Erasmus person
correspondedWith Hoover, Jonathan T. person
associatedWith Joseph Winchell and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Judd, Eben W. (Eben Warner), 1761-1837. person
correspondedWith Lane, J. H. person
associatedWith Lesley, J. Peter person
associatedWith Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867 person
associatedWith Middlebury College. corporateBody
associatedWith Munson, Judge person
associatedWith New Haven Association for Architectural and Rural Improvements. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Charles Grafton person
associatedWith Page, Dr. (Prof.) person
correspondedWith Salter, C. J. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Twining family. family
correspondedWith Twining, Harriet Amelia Kinsley, 1829-1871 person
associatedWith Twining, Kinsley, 1832-1901. person
correspondedWith Twining, Stephen, 1767-1832 person
associatedWith United States Naval Observatory. corporateBody
associatedWith Woolsey family. family
associatedWith Woolsey family. family
associatedWith Woolsey family. family
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Vermont--Otter Creek
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Connecticut--New Haven
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New Haven (Conn.)
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Birth 1801-07-05

Death 1884-11-22

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