Dickinson, Jonathan, 1688-1747

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Jonathan Dickinson was the first president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University.) The trustees of the College appointed Dickinson as president in April 1747, and classes began in May in Elizabethtown, with a student body of eight or ten members.

From the description of Jonathan Dickinson collection, 1704-1763. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 449886675

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creatorOf Dickinson, Jonathan, 1688-1747. Jonathan Dickinson collection, 1704-1763. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Dreer, Ferdinand J. (Ferdinand Julius), 1812-1902. Papers of Ferdinand J. Dreer, 1719-1936 (bulk 1840-1890). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Dickinson, Jonathan, 1688-1747. Observations on that terrible disease vulgarly called the throat distemper : with advices as to the method of cure in a letter to a friend : manuscript, 1877 / by J. Dickinson, A.M. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, 1746-1999, 1830-1869 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Princeton University Archives.
referencedIn Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863-1943. Charles McLean Andrews papers, 1723-1967 (inclusive), 1885-1956 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Logan, Robert Restalrig,. Collection, 1671-1863. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Halsey, Charles H., 1810-1855. Newark historical sketch, 1833. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Green, Jacob, 1722-1790. Jacob Green papers, 1722-1790. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Penn, William, 1644-1718. Deed, 1718 July 10, Philadelphia, to Jonathan Dickinson. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Latta, James, 1732-1801. Sermons, 1700s-1800s [microform]. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
referencedIn Charles McLean Andrews papers, 1723-1967 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863-1943. person
correspondedWith Dickinson, Mary person
associatedWith Dreer, Ferdinand J. (Ferdinand Julius), 1812-1902. person
associatedWith Green, Jacob, 1722-1790. person
associatedWith Halsey, Charles H., 1810-1855. person
correspondedWith Howell, Theophilus, 1662-1738/9 person
associatedWith Logan, Robert Restalrig, person
associatedWith Penn, William, 1644-1718. person
associatedWith Princeton University. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Wickes, Stephen, 1813-1889, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Jersey
Medicine--18th century
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)--Presidents
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)--Trustees--18th century
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)--History--18th century--Sources


Birth 1688-04-22

Death 1747-10-07


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