Guide to the Papers of Benjamin Greenleaf, 1807 - 1865Manuscript MS-1108

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Benjamin Greenleaf, 1807 - 1865

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1108

Collection Dates:

1807 - 1865

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft)

Abstract:

Benjamin Greenleaf (1786-1864). Educator, author and limner. Contains correspondence, essays, a last will and testament, valedictory speeches, stereo view card, an estate account book and 12 pp. of a "Cherokee Almanac" from 1861.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Contains correspondence, essays, a last will and testament, valedictory speeches, stereo view card, estate account book and 12 pp. of a "Cherokee Almanac" from 1861. Family concerns are displayed through correspondence from Greenleaf's father, Caleb, to his son at Dartmouth as well as letters Greenleaf and his wife Lucretia wrote their daughter Lydia Sykes. Other correspondence to Greenleaf concerns his publications and scholarship related to mathematics. Also included are writings of Benjamin Greenleaf from assignments at Dartmouth College and miscellaneous documents and related to the life of Benjamin Greenleaf and his wife Lucretia, including her father's (Col. James Kimball) estate account book.

Biography

Benjamin Greenleaf (1786-1864) Dartmouth class of 1813. Preceptor of Bradford Academy, writer of Mathematics textbooks, Massachusetts state legislator (1837-1839) and limner.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1807-1865

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Loose correspondence to B. Greenleaf , 1817-1865

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    Unrestricted

  • Folder: 2, Correspondence from Caleb Greenleaf (father), 1809-1822

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    Unrestricted

  • Folder: 3, Correspondence to Lydia Sykes from Lucretia and Benjamin Greenleaf, 1862-1869

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    Unrestricted

  • Folder: 4, Writings, 1816-1864

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    Unrestricted

  • Folder: 5, "Cherokee Almanac", 1861

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    Unrestricted

  • Folder: 6, Miscellaneous items (correspondence, clippings, stereo view card, account book), 1807-1846

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    Unrestricted

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