Abbot, George Jacob, active 1860-1870

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George Jacob Abbot was a teacher and State Department official (A.B. Harvard, 1835). He taught school in Washington, D.C., 1837-1850; headed the Consular Bureau, State Department, 1852-1864; was the American Consul at Sheffield, England, 1864-1870; and taught at Meadville Theological School, 1871-1876.

From the guide to the Letter book, 1869-1870, (Baker Library, Harvard Business School)

George Jacob Abbot, member of a prominent family of New England educators, and friend of Edward Everett Hale and Daniel Webster, served as American consul to Sheffield, England after 1865.

From the description of Papers of George Jacob Abbot, 1780-1946 (bulk 1830-1880). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122396951

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Autograph File, T, 1580-1975. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Autograph File, G. 1641-2009. Houghton Library
creatorOf Abbot, George J. Letter, 1837 May 15, Washington, to Abiel Abbot, Peterborough, N.H. / George J. Abbot. George Washington University
referencedIn Emery and Abbot family papers, 1786-1904. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library
creatorOf Abbot, George Jacob, fl. 1860-1870. Papers of George Jacob Abbot, 1780-1946 (bulk 1830-1880). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library
creatorOf Letter book, 1869-1870 Baker Library, Harvard Business School
referencedIn Papers of Professor Henry William Wilder Foote and Family, 1714-1959 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
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associatedWith Abbot, Abiel, 1765-1859. person
associatedWith Abbot family family
associatedWith Cranch, William, 1769-1855. person
associatedWith Emery family family
associatedWith Follen, Charles, 1796-1840. person
associatedWith Gilman family family
associatedWith Gilman, John Taylor, 1753-1828. person
correspondedWith Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 person
associatedWith Nicholas family family
associatedWith Throop family family
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)
New England
United States
New Hampshire


Birth 1860

Death 1870



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