Alison, Francis, 1705-1779Alternative names
Francis Alison, born in Ireland, 1705. He studied at the University of Glasgow before travelling to America in 1735. In 1737 he became pastor of Pennsylvania's New London Presbyterian Church. Ten years later he opened an academy in New London. Students included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Secretary of the Second Continental Congress. In 1752 Alison moved to Philadelphia to take charge of the Philadelphia Academy. He was later appointed Vice-Provost of the newly established University of Pennsylvania, as well as Professor of Moral Philosophy. He was also assistant minister at the First Presbyterian Church. Alison died in 1779.
From the description of Papers, 1743-1871 (bulk, 1743-1780). (Presbyterian Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 48105911
Physician Joseph Carson taught medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The College of Philadelphia's Medical School, founded in 1765, became known as the University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Medicine In 1779.
From the guide to the Joseph Carson letters, 1789-1858, 1789-1858, (American Philosophical Society)
Francis Alison was a Doctor of Divinity and Vice Provost, University of Pennsylvania.
From the description of Papers, 1753-1776. (University of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122597477
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