Guide to the Papers of Edward Atkinson, 1870 - 1905Manuscript MS-1177

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Edward Atkinson, 1870 - 1905

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1177

Collection Dates:

1870 - 1905

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Edward Atkinson (1829-1905), economist and activist. Dartmouth College Honorary Ph.D. 1889. Contains correspondence, writings and a speech relating to his professional life.

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

The papers of Edward Atkinson contain correspondence, writings and a speech relating to his professional life as an economist and activist.

Biography

Edward Atkinson was born on February 10, 1827, in Brookline, Ma. A successful businessman and entrepreneur, he founded the Brookline Savings Bank in 1871, and was its president until 1877. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Statistical Institute as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1889, he received the degree of LL.D. from the University of South Carolina, and an honorary Ph.D. from Dartmouth College. He campaigned for Grover Cleveland, and was a member and vice president of the American Anti-imperialist League. Atkinson died on December 11, 1905.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1870-1905

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Manuscript fragment, 1870
  • Folder: 2, "An Address by Edward Atkinson, Vice President, Chairman, Section 1, Economic Science and Statistics, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the Ann Arbor Meeting, August, 1885", 1885
  • Folder: 3, Typescript speech , 1898
  • Folder: 4, Prospectus "The Anti-Imperialist", 1899
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence to Messrs. Small, Maynard & Co., 1905

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