Northrop, Cyrus, 1834-1922

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Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Yale. President of the University of Minnesota 1884-1911.

From the description of Cyrus Northrop letter to E. C. Stedman [manuscript], 1875 December 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 176633269

College president, educator, and public official from Connecticut.

From the description of Letter of Cyrus Northrop, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454743

Cyrus Northrop was the second president of the University of Minnesota.

From the description of Cyrus Northrop papers, 1853-1922. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63291889

Cyrus Northrop was born in 1834 in Ridgefield Connecticut. He attended Yale University, graduating in 1857, and then went on to be a clerk in the Connecticut House of Representatives and Senate, editor of the New Haven Palladium, and was professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Yale, from 1863 to 1884. In 1884 he was invited, and agreed, to become the second president of the University of Minnesota. Between 1884 and 1910, Northrop's term as president saw dramatic growth and change at the University. When he first came, there were 30 faculty members and 250 students. Upon his retirement there were 442 faculty members, and 6,038 students. The campuses of the University also increased in size and material greatly. He resigned the presidency and retired in 1910, remaining in Minnesota until his death in 1922.

From the guide to the Cyrus Northrop papers, 1853-1922, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives [uarc])

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Northrop, Cyrus, 1834-1922. Letter of Cyrus Northrop, 1862. Library of Congress
creatorOf Edgar, William C. (William Crowell), 1856-1932. William C. Edgar and family papers, 1832-1949. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Joseph Warren Beach papers, 1900-1993 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
creatorOf Political Equality Club of Minneapolis. Records, 1883-1921 Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Potter, Frances Boardman Squire, 1867-1914. Papers, 1879-1923 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Slack, Hiram Worcester, 1843-1925. Hiram W. Slack and family papers, 1815-1967. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Northrop Family papers, 1836-1923 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
referencedIn William Watts Folwell Papers, 1856-1929 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
referencedIn Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn Harlow Stearns Gale papers, 1889-1939 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Fred Beal Snyder papers, 1912-1950 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Lawrence, William Hamilton, 1875-1954. An autobiography, 1952. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Countryman, Gratia A. (Gratia Alta), 1866-1953. Gratia A. Countryman and family papers, 1861-1953. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Potter, Frances Boardman Squire, 1867-1914. Papers, 1879-1923 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969 (inclusive) Yale University Library
referencedIn James Edward Moore papers, 1882-1930 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn John Florin Downey papers, 1864-1936 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Cyrus Northrop papers, 1853-1922 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
creatorOf Sanford, Maria Louise, 1836-1920. Maria L. Sanford papers, 1851-1920. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Coast Guard. 1785-2005.
creatorOf Haecker, T. L. (Theophilus Levi), 1846-1938. Theophilus Haecker papers, 1873, 1890-1936. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Hawley, Augustine Boyer, 1833-1878. Augustine B. Hawley and family papers, 1757-1956. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Northrop, Cyrus, 1834-1922. Cyrus Northrop letter to E. C. Stedman [manuscript], 1875 December 29. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Frederick John Wulling papers, 1884-1948 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
creatorOf Shevlin, Thomas Henry, 1852-1912. Thomas H. Shevlin scrapbook, 1901. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Office of the President records, 1908-2004 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
referencedIn Robinson, Amy Josephine Cook. Amy Cook drawings, <1900?>-<1904?> University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Gordon, Hanford L., 1836-1920. Hanford L. Gordon papers, 1868-1921 Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Office of the Vice President for Business Administration papers, 1900-1970, (bulk 1938-1963) University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. William Watts Folwell papers, ca. 1856-1929. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Owre, Alfred, 1870-1935. Alfred Owre papers, 1884-1936. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Northrop, Cyrus, 1834-1922. Cyrus Northrop papers, 1853-1922. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Northrop family. Northrop family papers, 1836-1923. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf McLain, John Scudder, 1853-1931. John S. McLain correspondence, 1879-1927. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn David Ferdinand Swenson papers, 1912-1978 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Gratia A. Countryman and family papers., 1861-1953. Minnesota Historical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Beach, Joseph Warren, 1880-1957 person
correspondedWith Bristow, Benjamin Helm person
associatedWith Burroughs, Edward person
correspondedWith Conant, Charles F. person
associatedWith Countryman, Gratia A. (Gratia Alta), 1866-1953. person
associatedWith Darling, Charles W. person
associatedWith Downey, John F. (John Florin), 1846- person
associatedWith Edgar, William C. (William Crowell), 1856-1932. person
associatedWith Folwell, William Bainbridge, 1878-1938 person
associatedWith Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. person
associatedWith Frances Boardman (Squire) Potter, 1867-1914 person
associatedWith Gale, Harlow Stearns, 1862-1945 person
associatedWith Gordon, Hanford Lennox, 1836-1920 person
associatedWith Haecker, T. L. (Theophilus Levi), 1846-1938. person
associatedWith Hawley, Augustine Boyer, 1833-1878. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Lawrence, William Hamilton, 1875-1954. person
associatedWith Lester, Waldo M. person
associatedWith Lillingston, Benedict person
correspondedWith Mccormick, R. C. person
associatedWith McLain, John Scudder, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Mcneil, Mary Ann person
associatedWith Moore, James Edward, 1852-1918 person
associatedWith Northrop family. family
associatedWith Northrop family. family
associatedWith Northrop family. family
associatedWith Notestein, Wallace, 1878-1969. person
associatedWith Owre, Alfred, 1870-1935. person
associatedWith Political Equality Club of Minneapolis. corporateBody
associatedWith Potter, Frances Boardman Squire, 1867-1914. person
associatedWith Pratt, W. F. person
associatedWith Robinson, Amy Josephine Cook. person
associatedWith Sanford, Maria Louise, 1836-1920. person
associatedWith Shevlin, Thomas Henry, 1852-1912. person
associatedWith Slack, Hiram Worcester, 1843-1925. person
associatedWith Snyder, Fred Beal, 1859-1951 person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. person
associatedWith Swenson, David F. (David Ferdinand), 1876-1940 person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Office of the Vice President. Business Administration corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Washburn, Joel person
associatedWith Wulling, Frederick J. (Frederick John), 1866-1947 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Connecticut
Subject
Education
Light House Board
Occupation
College presidents
Educators
Public officials--Connecticut
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Birth 1834-09-30

Death 1922-04-03

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