Griscom, John, 1774-1852

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John Griscom (1774-1852) was an educator and early teacher of chemistry. In 1807, he opened a school in New York which was reorganized as the New York High School for Boys in 1825. Griscom sold the school in 1831.

From the description of Papers, 1808-1809, 1823. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259396

John Griscom (1774-1852) was the first American educator to teach chemistry in 1803. He taught at Queens College (now Rutgers University) from 1812 to 1828 and at Columbia College; organized the New York High School for Boys in 1825; was principal of the Friend's School in Providence, R.I.; and founded the New York Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, the Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents, and the House of Refuge which was the first reformatory in the United States.

From the guide to the John Griscom correspondence, 1804-1851, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

John Griscom (1774-1852) was the first American educator to teach chemistry in 1803.

He taught at Queens College (now Rutgers University) from 1812 to 1828 and at Columbia College; organized the New York High School for Boys in 1825; was principal of the Friend's School in Providence, R.I.; and founded the New York Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, the Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents, and the House of Refuge which was the first reformatory in the United States.

From the description of John Griscom correspondence, 1804-1851. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122455692

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creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Correspondence, 1814-1826 University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, John, d. 1855. [Collection of 19th-century matriculation tickets, lecture admission cards, schedule cards, and graduation tickets from various colleges of medicine and pharmacy.]. Library Company of Philadelphia
creatorOf Griscom, John, 1774-1852. John Griscom correspondence, 1804-1851. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to John Griscom, 1829 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf John Griscom correspondence, 1804-1851 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Griscom, John, 1774-1852. Letter, 1819 June 5, [n.p.], to George Ticknor, [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Griscom, John, 1774-1852. Papers, 1808-1809, 1823. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Carey, Lea & Blanchard. Correspondence, 1823-1849. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Griscom, John, 1774-1852. Letter, 1817. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Gould, Benjamin A. (Benjamin Apthorp), 1787-1859. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Professor John Griscom, 1825 Jan. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dwight, Theodore, 1764-1846. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to John Griscom, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers Medical College (New York, N.Y.), 1792-1973 Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Beck, Lewis Caleb, 1798-1853. Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Prof. Griscom, 1829 Aug. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Vaux, Roberts, 1786-1836. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to John Griscom, 1831 May 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter to John Griscom [manuscript], 1825 January 16. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Robert B. Haines III collection, 1793-1834. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Verplanck, Gulian C. (Gulian Crommelin), 1786-1870,. Autograph letters signed from Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, Washington, Long Island and Albany, to various people [manuscript], 1822-1854. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Sprague, William Buell, 1795-1876. Autograph letters signed (2) : Albany, to Professor Griscom, 1830 Oct. 25-1830 Dec. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Griscom, John, 1774-1852. Letters : to Benjamin Silliman, 1811-1835. Houghton Library
creatorOf Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. Autograph letter signed : Sault Ste. Marie, to John Griscom, 1831 Oct. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn C. W. (Caspar Wistar) Pennock papers, 1829-1891, 1829-1891 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Pennock, Caspar Wistar, 1801-1867. Papers, 1829-1891. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Smith, Edgar Fahs, 1854-1928. Papers and addresses, together with biographical notices and memorial services [Collected and bound together by Dr. B.F. Fackenthal]. Franklin & Marshall College, F&M
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New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Rhode Island--Providence
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
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Poor
Juvenile delinquency--New York (State)--New York
Iodine--Therapeutic use
Reformatories
Quakers
Juvenile delinquency
Scientists--19th century
Education--New York (State)--New York
Reformatories--New York (State)--New York
Quakers--Rhode Island--Providence
Education
Poor--New York (State)--New York
Cod-liver oil--Therapeutic use
Private schools
Chemistry--Study and teaching (Higher)
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Birth 1774-09-27

Death 1852-02-26

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