Letters and gift certificate of Noah Porter [manuscript], 1863, 1883.


Letters and gift certificate of Noah Porter [manuscript], 1863, 1883.

In a letter, 1863 December 24, to William Adolphus Wheeler, Porter sends Christmas greetings and discusses the newest edition of Webster's dictionary, particularly James Hadley's introduction on the "History, structure, etymology of the English language" and his own preface. In a letter, 1883 February 8, to John Hargreaves, Porter, as President of Yale, thanks Hargreaves for a copy of the "Breeches" Bible and encloses a formal acknowledgement of the gift signed by librarian Addison Van Name. He also declines the offer of another book as the library has a good copy and invites Hargreaves to visit.

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Wheeler, William A. (William Adolphus), 1833-1874

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Philologist and librarian. From the description of Letters to William A. Wheeler, 1861-1871. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 63167590 ...

Hargreaves, John A.

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Porter, Noah, 1811-1892

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Noah Porter: Congregational clergyman, educator, president of Yale College; B.A., Yale, 1831; studied at the Yale Divinity School with Nathaniel W. Taylor; ordained in 1836; from 1843-1846 pastor of the Second Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts; president of Yale from 1871-1886. From the description of Noah Porter papers, 1781-1889 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169079 Congregational minister, metaphysician, author, and president of Yale. ...

Hadley, James, 1821-1872

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James Hadley: philologist; B.A., Yale, 1842; spent two years at the Yale Divinity School, 1844-1845; appointed tutor in Yale College in 1845, promoted to asst. prof. of Greek in 1848, in 1851 succeeded Theodore Dwight Woolsey, holding the chair of Greek until retirement. Arthur Twining Hadley was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on April 23, 1856, the son of James Hadley, a professor of Greek at Yale. He graduated from Yale College, Class of 1876, studied at the Universit...

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Webster, Noah, 1758-1843

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American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, word enthusiast, and editor; b. in Hartford, Conn.; attended Yale and taught school in the Hartford area; moved to New Haven, Conn., in 1798. From the description of Noah Webster papers, 1786-1980. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 319706045 Noah Webster (1758-1843) was an American lexicographer, author and editor. He is best known for his spellers (early spelling textbooks) and his ...