William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951 (inclusive), 1814-1912 (bulk).


Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894. William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951 (inclusive), 1814-1912 (bulk).

William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951 (inclusive), 1814-1912 (bulk).

The papers consist of correspondence, journals and diaries, writings, legal and financial papers, and miscellanea of the William Dwight Whitney family, including William Dwight Whitney (1827-1894), his wife Elizabeth Wooster Baldwin Whitney (1824-1912), his brother Josiah Dwight Whitney (1819-1896), and his father Josiah Dwight Whitney (1786-1869). William Dwight Whitney material includes several hundred letters with his wife, journals and diaries (1843-1893), and a small quanity of professional papers. Material of his brother Josiah includes a geological survey of the Upper Mississippi (1862), and correspondence relating to the first systematic exploration and mapping of the American West. Information relating to Benjamin Silliman and the National Academy of Sciences is also documented. His family correspondence includes several hundred letters with William Dwight Whitney and their father, Josiah.

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Simeon Eben Baldwin (1840-1927) graduated from Yale University in 1861, became a member of the bar in 1863, and was founder of the American Bar Association in 1878 and its president in 1890. He served as the Association's Director of the Bureau of Comparative Law (1907-1919), as an Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut, as the state's governor (1910-1914), and produced numerous articles and books. From the description of Diaries, 1851-1924 [microform...

Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908

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American educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to W. Reid, 1871 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269584399 Biographical Note: Daniel Coit Gilman was an educator and first president of The Johns Hopkins University. From the description of Daniel Coit Gilman papers, 1773-1925. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48134620 Daniel Coit Gilman: president of the University of California, 1872-1875; president of Johns Hop...

Perry, Thomas Sergeant, 1845-1928

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Perry was an American literary critic, scholar, and educator. Fay was an Episcopal clergyman who left the ministry because of poor health. He was a regular contributor of notes and reviews to The Nation and other papers. From the description of Letters to Hercules Warren Fay, 1891-1896. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122564012 From the guide to the Thomas Sergeant Perry letters to Hercules Warren Fay, 1891-1896., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard...

Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914

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Rockhill was an American scholar-diplomat known especially as the first Westerner to befriend and advise a Dalai Lama of Tibet. He was U.S. Minister to Greece, Romania, Serbia, China, Russia, and Turkey. From the description of William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612720345 From the description of Clippings and ephemera dealing with the Far East, ca. 1854-1914. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78440177 From...

Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910

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William Graham Sumner was born in Paterson, New Jersey on October 30, 1840. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1863) and studied in Europe (1863-1866). He served as a tutor at Yale (1866-1869) and was ordained as a priest of the Calvary Church in New York City in 1869. In 1872 Sumner was appointed to the newly created chair of political and social science at Yale. He retired as professor emeritus in 1909. Sumner was an educational and administrative leader at Yale, and had a substantive im...

Goodwin, William Watson, 1831-1912

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Goodwin graduated from Harvard in 1851 and taught Greek literature at Harvard. From the description of Papers of William Watson Goodwin, 1853-1929 (inclusive), 1879-1911 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77069361 Epithet: Professor of Greek at Harvard University British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000696.0x0001d2 ...

March, Francis Andrew, 1825-1911

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Professor of English. From the description of [Addresses, reprints, etc.]. 1861-1893. (Lafayette College). WorldCat record id: 52474842 ...

Ward, William Hayes, 1835-1916

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William Hayes Ward, 1835-1916, born Abington, Mass. Editor, Assyriologist, author. Educated 1856 Amherst, 1859 graduated Andover Seminary, 1885 LLD Amherst. Ordained Congregationalist minister. Associate editor, later editor-in-chief of "The Independent" (New York weekly) between 1868-1913. Director of Wolfe Expedition to Babylonia 1884-85. President of American Oriental Society. Wrote Biography of Sydney Lanier, What I Believe and Why, etc. Samuel Sydney McClure,1857-19...

Peckham, Stephen Farnum, 1839-1918

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Stephen Peckham was a professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Minnesota from 1874-1880. From the description of Stephen Peckham papers, 1874-1880. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63301089 Stephen Farnum Peckham, a chemist, was interested in the oil refining process, and particularly the occurrence of petroleum in Southern California. From the description of Stephen Farnum Peckham papers, 1865-1881. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894

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Josiah Dwight Whitney was born on November 23, 1819 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1839 (B.A.) and studied geology in Europe. He participated in the Lake Superior region survey (1847-1849) and several other expeditions through the 1860s. Whitney taught at Harvrd University and published several works on geology. He died in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire on August 19, 1896. From the guide to the William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951, 1814-1912,...

Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895

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American scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Utica, New York, to T.F. Dwight, 1865 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530661 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Ct., to E.W. Hilgard, 1877 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870623 ...

Hibben, James, 1824-1856.

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Whitney, Edward Baldwin, 1857-1911.

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Yale University.

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