Edward and Orra White Hitchcock papers, series 1-8 and 15, 1809-1864.


Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Edward and Orra White Hitchcock papers, series 1-8 and 15, 1809-1864.

Edward and Orra White Hitchcock papers, series 1-8 and 15, 1809-1864.

Correspondence, sermons, published and unpublished works, printed articles, and images documenting the professional and personal life of Edward Hitchcock as a scientist, educator, minister, college president, and family man. His Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts is well documented here, as are other of his scientific and religious works. Correspondents include Charles Darwin, Nevil Maskelyne, Justin Perkins, Edmund Blunt, James Deane, Henry Van Lennep and Benjamin Silliman.

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Amherst College

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Founded in 1821, Amherst College developed out of the secondary school Amherst Academy. The college was originally suggested as an alternative to Williams College, which was struggling to stay open. Although Williams survived, Amherst was formed and diverged into its own institution....

Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864

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Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864

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Geologist and college president, of Amherst, Mass. From the description of Edward Hitchcock letter, 1854 Jan. 5. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71129604 American geologist; president of Amherst College. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Amherst, to an unidentified recipient, 1850 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269606027 Edward Hitchcock was an eminent 19th-century scientist, minister and educator; pri...

Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

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Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), was a physician, the son of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), a poet, philosopher, and naturalist. Robert established a successful medical practice in Shrewsbury where he was known for his kindness extended to the poor. He was financially quite successful and willing to support his sons in their various endeavors. Although not a prolific writer, he was elected to the Royal Society ...

Maskelyne, John Nevil, 1839-1917

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Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863

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Amherst College. Class of 1837. Van-Lennep.

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Perkins, Justin, 1805-1869

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Blunt, Edmund M. (Edmund March), 1770-1862

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American hydrographer. From the description of Autograph promissory note : Newburyport, 1810 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270534307 Blunt was an American author. From the description of Letter, 1817. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83961482 ...

Van-Lennep, Henry J. (Henry John), 1815-1889

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Henry John Van Lennep (AC 1837), a noted 19th-century Christian minister, missionary, writer and educator, was born in Smyrna (present-day Izmir, Turkey) in 1815. In 1830 he was sent to the United States for his education. He prepared for college at Mount Pleasant Institute, Amherst, Mass., and Hartford (Conn.) Grammar School. After graduating from Amherst College in 1837, he attended Andover Theological Seminary for one year, then studied with Rev. Joel Hawes in Hartford and was or...

Deane, James, 1801-1858

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