Holyoke, Edward Augustus, 1728-1829

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Edward Augustus Holyoke was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts on August 1, 1728. He attended Harvard College during his father Edward Holyoke's tenure as President and graduated in 1746. After graduation he worked for a short time as a schoolmaster before beginning to study medicine and became a doctor in Salem, Massachusetts. An active researcher, he was the first president of the Massachusetts Medical Society; he was also one of the founding members and president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1814 to 1820. Harvard honored Holyoke with the first M.D. granted by the College in 1783, and later with the LL.D. in 1815. He died on March 31, 1829.

From the description of Diaries of Edward Holyoke, 1742-1747. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 589227026

Physician of Salem, Mass.

From the description of Letter, 1792, Jan. 16 : Salem, to Rev. Doct. Edward Wigglesworth, Cambridge. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35091935

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referencedIn Dodge, Pickering, 1804-1863. Pickering Dodge Papers, 1818-1842. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Holyoke, Priscilla, 1739-1782. Diary, 1766. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Breck, Samuel, 1771-1862. Recollections of my acquaintance with deceased members of the American Philosophical Society, 1862. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. American husbandry : manuscript, [ca. 1775-1789] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Meteorological records, 1754-1865. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Silhouette portrait of Dr. Edward Augustus Holyoke, aged 100, 1828. Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
creatorOf Holyoke, Edward Augustus, 1728-1829. Edward A. Holyoke Papers, 1759. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Appleton, Nathaniel Walker, 1755-1795. Letter, 1789 October 8, Boston, Mass., to Edward A. Holyoke, Salem, Mass. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Meteorological records, 1754-1865. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Holyoke Family. Holyoke Family Papers, 1607-1905. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Paine family. Papers, c. 1721-c. 1918. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Holyoke, Edward Augustus, 1728-1829. Letter, 1792, Jan. 16 : Salem, to Rev. Doct. Edward Wigglesworth, Cambridge. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Holyoke, Edward Augustus, 1728-1829. Letter, 1792. Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
creatorOf Holyoke, Edward Augustus, 1728-1829. Medical records, 1782-1788. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1872. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Holyoke, Edward Augustus, 1728-1829. Diaries of Edward Holyoke, 1742-1747. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Osgood, Joseph, 1746-1812. Dr. Joseph Osgood Papers, 1720-1886. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Meteorological records, 1754-1865. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dodge, Pickering 1804-1863. Pickering Dodge Letter, 1842. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Recollections of my acquaintance with deceased members of the American Philosophical Society, 1862, 1862 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Historical Sketch of the Continental Bills of Credit, from 1775 to 1781, with Specimens thereof, 1840, 1862 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Spalding, Matthias. Papers, 1801-1802, England. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1872. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
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associatedWith American Academy of Arts and Sciences. corporateBody
associatedWith Appleton, Nathaniel Walker, 1755-1795. person
correspondedWith Baldwin, Loammi, 1740-1807 person
associatedWith Breck, Samuel, 1771-1862. person
associatedWith Dodge, Pickering 1804-1863. family
associatedWith Dodge, Pickering, 1804-1863. person
associatedWith Flynt, Henry, 1675-1760. person
associatedWith Foxcroft, Daniel, 1726-1756. person
associatedWith Gay, Frederick Lewis, 1856-1916, person
associatedWith Green, Joseph, 1727-1768. person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Holyoke family. family
associatedWith Holyoke Family. corporateBody
associatedWith Holyoke, Priscilla, 1739-1782. person
associatedWith Massachusetts Medical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Osgood, Joseph, 1746-1812. person
associatedWith Paine family. family
associatedWith Putnam, James, 1726-1789. person
associatedWith Spalding, Matthias. person
associatedWith Ward, Joshua Holyoke, 1808-1848, person
associatedWith Wigglesworth, Edward, 1732-1794. person
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Massachusetts--Salem
Cambridge (Mass.)
Salem (Mass.)
Massachusetts--Cambridge
New England
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African Americans
Diseases--Seasonal variations
Public health records
Physicians
Education--18th century
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
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Harvard University--Student life
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Birth 1728-08-01

Death 1829-03-31

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