Tutwiler, Henry, 1807-1884

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Tutwiler was born on 1807 Nov. 16 at Harrisburg, Rockingham Co., Va., to Henry and Margaret Lorchbaugh Tutwiler. In 1825 He entered the University of Va., graduating in 1829, being the first student there to receive the A.M. degree. From 1831-1837 he was professor of ancient languages at the University of Ala., marrying Julia Ashe in 1835, and from 1837-1839 was the chair of mathematics at Marion College. During 1839-1847 he became professor of mathematics and chemistry at LaGrange College in north Ala. In 1847 he established a private academy at Greene Springs, Hale Co., Ala., remaining there until the school closed in 1882. He was far ahead of his time in education method, forbidding corporal punishment, and using the scientific method in the sciences, rather than merely textbook knowledge. He and his wife had eleven children. He died on 1884 Sept. 21.

From the description of Letters, 1857-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122438726

First professor of ancient languages at the University of Alabama and founder of Greene Springs School for boys. Studied at the University of Virginia under George Long, who had been chosen by Jefferson to be the first professor of ancient languages.

From the description of Address to the freedmen of Alabama and correspondence, [1868], 1869, 1912, 1916. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 29733914

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referencedIn Ellis, Charles, 1817-1900. Diary [manuscript] 1835 March 10-June 25. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tutwiler, Henry, 1807-1884. Address to the freedmen of Alabama and correspondence, [1868], 1869, 1912, 1916. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tutwiler, Henry, 1807-1884. Letters concerning Henry Tutwiler of the University of Virginia and the University of Alabama [manuscript] 1830-1875. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McCorvey, Thomas Chalmers, 1851-1932. Henry Tutwiler and the influence of the University of Virginia on education in Alabama [manuscript], 1899. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Long, George, 1800-1879. Papers, 1831-1879. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Smith, Mary Stuart Harrison, 1834-1917. Letter to T.C. McCorvey, concerning his sketch of Henry Tutwiler of the faculty of the University of Virginia and University of Alabama, and concerning her son, Duncan Smith [manuscript] 19 Jan. 1900. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Robert M. (Robert Maskell) Patterson papers, 1775-1853, 1775-1853 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Minor, John B. (John Barbee), 1813-1895. Letter, University of Virginia to Henry Tutwiler [manuscript] 1876 June 24. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Long, George, 1800-1879. Letters of George Long [manuscript], 1862-1868. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tutwiler, Henry, 1807-1884. Letters, 1857-1880. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Lester, Malcolm. University of Virginia memorabilia [manuscript], 1882, 1938-1954. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hunter, R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro), 1809-1887. Letter to Professor H. Tutwiler 1875, 20 May. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Johnston, George Burke, 1907-1995. A book for General Lee [manuscript], 1980. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Fitzpatrick, Benjamin, 1802-1869. Benjamin Fitzpatrick papers, 1819-1892 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer, 1780-1832. John Meem Payne collection [manuscript], 1825-1921. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Harrison, Gessner, 1807-1862. Papers of Gessner Harrison [manuscript], 1827-1862. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hunter, R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro), 1809-1887. R. M. T. Hunter letter to Professor H. Tutwiler [manuscript], 1875 May 20. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1831 : S. Moore). Administrative files, 1831. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Tutwiler, Henry, 1807-1884. Bond of Henry Tutwiler et al. to the Court of Rockingham County, Va. [manuscript] 1827 Apr. 3. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tutwiler, Henry, 1807-1884. Papers : of Henry Tutwiler, 1838-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Henry Tutwiler Letter MSS. 2044., 1834 June 17 W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama
referencedIn Carmichael, Emmett B. Pamphlets vertical file--persons, [ca.1835]-[ca.1835]- Alabama Department of Archives and History
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associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1831 : S. Moore). corporateBody
associatedWith Birney, James G., person
associatedWith Bryan, Allen C., person
associatedWith Bryan, Daniel, person
associatedWith Buchanan, John, 1791-1868. person
associatedWith Campbell, J.A. (John Archibald), 1811-1889. person
associatedWith Clayton, H.D. person
associatedWith Cocke, John Hartwell, 1780-1866, person
associatedWith Dunglison, Robley, 1798-1869 person
associatedWith Ellis, Charles, 1817-1900. person
associatedWith Emmet, John P. (John Patten), 1797-1842 person
associatedWith FitzHugh, Thomas, 1862-1957. person
associatedWith Fitzpatrick, Benjamin, 1802-1869. person
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associatedWith Harrison, Gessner, 1807-1862. person
associatedWith Hazard, Margaret T., person
associatedWith Hunter, R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro), 1809-1887. person
associatedWith Johnston, George Burke, 1907-1995. person
associatedWith Jones, J. R., b. 1828. person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870, person
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correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
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associatedWith Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824 person
associatedWith Patton, John S. (John Shelton), 1857-1932, person
associatedWith Smith, Mary Stuart Harrison, 1834-1917, person
associatedWith Stephenson, J. C., person
associatedWith Tucker, George, person
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associatedWith Tutwiler, Henry A., person
associatedWith Tutwiler, Legrand, 1846-1930. person
associatedWith Tutwiler, Peyton, d. 1838. person
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associatedWith University of Virginia. Faculty. corporateBody
associatedWith VanRenssalaer, Stephen, person
associatedWith Wright, James W. A. (James William Abert), 1834-1894. person
associatedWith Wright, William A. person
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