Little, Arthur D. (Arthur Dehon), 1863-1935

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Chemical engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Little and Roger B. Griffin founded the chemical firm, Griffin and Little, Boston, Mass., in 1886; incorporated as Arthur D. Little, Inc., in 1909.

From the description of Papers, 1884-1973 (bulk 1900-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149520

From the description of Papers of Arthur D. Little, 1884-1973 (bulk 1900-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77756012

Biographical Note

  • 1863, Dec. 15: Born, Boston, Mass.
  • 1885 - 1886 : Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1886: Chemist (later superintendent), Richmond Paper Co., Rumford, R.I. Started Griffin and Little, analytical, consulting, and research chemists, in partnership with Roger B. Griffin, Boston, Mass.
  • 1893: Death of Roger B. Griffin in laboratory accident
  • 1894: Published with Roger B. Griffin, The Chemistry of Paper-Making. New York: Howard Lockwood and Co.
  • 1900: Formed partnership with William H. Walker
  • 1901: Married Henrietta Rogers Anthony
  • 1909: Incorporated firm as Arthur D. Little, Inc.
  • 1912 - 1914 : President, American Chemical Society
  • 1916: Organized national resources survey of Canada for the Canadian Pacific Railway
  • 1917: Moved Arthur D. Little, Inc., to Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1917 - 1918 : Firm of Arthur D. Little, Inc., served as a consultant to the Chemical Warfare Service and Signal Corps
  • 1919: President, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • 1920s: Instrumental in founding school of chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1928: Published, The Handwriting on the Wall. Boston: Little Brown, and Company
  • 1928 - 1929 : President, Society of Chemical Industry, London, England
  • 1931: Awarded Perkin medal by special ad hoc committed composed of members from five chemical societies
  • 1935, Aug. 1: Died, Northeast Harbor, Maine

From the guide to the Arthur D. Little Papers, 1884-1973, (bulk 1900-1935), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Arthur D. Little Papers, 1884-1973, (bulk 1900-1935) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Clara Kathleen Rogers papers, 1860-1934. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Little, Arthur D. (Arthur Dehon), 1863-1935. Papers of Arthur D. Little, 1884-1973 (bulk 1900-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn Little, Royal, 1896-. Reminiscences of Royal Little : oral history, 1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian, 1930-1959 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Little, Arthur D. (Arthur Dehon), 1863-1935. Papers, 1884-1973 (bulk 1900-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn Savery, William H., 1865-1949. Papers, 1885-1938. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Savery family. Papers, 1835-1960. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Francis Gurney, 1850-1904. Papers, 1818-1947. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Little & Walker. "Report to Colonial Trust Company on the Plant and Output of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company of Eddystone, Pa.", 1903. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Photographs, prints, and drawings, ca. 1600-1936 (inclusive), 1861-1936 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry scrapbook, (1919-1971) Chemical Heritage Foundation, Othmer Library of Chemical History
creatorOf [Arthur D. Little, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Arthur D. Little, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Arthur D. Little, Inc. Arthur D. Little, Inc., records. corporateBody
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Du Pont, Francis Gurney, 1850-1904. person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith General Electric Company. corporateBody
associatedWith General Motors Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. corporateBody
associatedWith Lever Brothers Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Little, Royal, 1896- person
associatedWith Little & Walker. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Office of the President corporateBody
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Savery family. family
associatedWith Savery, William H., 1865-1949. person
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts
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Research, Industrial
Chemicals--Analysis
Chemical industry
Chemical industry--Massachusetts
Occupation
Chemical engineers--Massachusetts
Businessmen--Massachusetts
Inventors--Massachusetts
Chemical engineers
Inventors
Entrepreneurs
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Birth 1863-12-15

Death 1935-08-01

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