Papers II, 1830-1843.

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Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Papers II, 1830-1843.

Papers II, 1830-1843.

Treasurer's reports, various committee reports, and letters to the Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. The letters are mostly replies to invitations to deliver lectures before the Society. The respondents include Charles Pelham Curtis, Charles Wentworth Upham, Benjamin Apthorp Gould, Horace Mann, Jacob Bigelow, Edward Tyrrel Channing, Jared Sparks, Abbott Lawrence, Convers Francis, Orville Dewey, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Samuel A. Eliot, and E.S. Dixwell. Also included are letters to the Society's treasurer, Henry F. Baker.

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Francis, Convers, 1795-1863

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Eliot, Samuel Atkins, 1798-1862

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Eliot (Harvard, A.B., 1817) served as Treasurer of Harvard. Eliot was born in Boston, Mass., March 5, 1798; attended the Boston Latin School; was graduated from Harvard University in 1817 and from the divinity school in 1820; member of the State house of representatives 1834-1837; mayor of Boston 1837-1839; served in the State senate in 1843-1844; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert C. Winthrop and served from August 22, 1850, to...

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Clergyman, politician, author. From the description of Papers: of Charles Wentworth Upsham, 1835-1873 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810940 ...

Gould, Benjamin A. (Benjamin Apthorp), 1787-1859

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Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882

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Baker, Henry Felt 1797-1857

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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866

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Jared Sparks (1789-1866) was the President of Harvard University from February 1, 1849 to February 10, 1853. He was also a Unitarian minister, editor, and historian. Jared Sparks was born to Joseph Sparks and Elinor (Orcut) Sparks on May 10, 1789 in Willington, Connecticut. Sparks was one of nine children and came from a family of modest means. When he turned six years old, Sparks went to live with an aunt and uncle in Camden, New York, to help relieve the family of a mout...

Dixwell, E. S., 1807-1899.

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Channing, Edward Tyrrel, 1790-1856

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Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879

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Mann, Horace, 1796-1859

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Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855

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Biographical note: Boston merchant; Abbott Lawrence was in partnership with his brother Amos, founded and developed the textile-manufacturing city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, represented his district in Congress (1834-1836, 1838-1840), and was U.S. minister to Great Britain (1849-1852). Richard Henry Wilde (1878-1847) was an American lawyer, scholar and poet. He was Attorney General of Georgia (1811) and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1815-1817, 1825, 1827-1835). From...

Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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