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John Griscom correspondence

Title
John Griscom correspondence, 1804-1851.
Author
Griscom, John, 1774-1852.

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Mixed materialPermit needed MssCol 1251Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
.3 linear foot (1 box)
Summary
Collection consists of letters to Griscom, with a few by him, concerning education, chemistry, pauperism, juvenile delinquency, and the medical properties of cod-liver oil and iodine.
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Ford collection
Biography (note)
  • John Griscom (1774-1852) was the first American educator to teach chemistry in 1803.
Language (note)
  • Materials in English, with some letters in French.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 1251
OCLC
NYPW89-A516
Author
Griscom, John, 1774-1852.
Title
John Griscom correspondence, 1804-1851.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
John Griscom (1774-1852) was the first American educator to teach chemistry in 1803. He taught at Queens College (now Rutgers University) from 1812 to 1828 and at Columbia College; organized the New York High School for Boys in 1825; was principal of the Friend's School in Providence, R.I.; and founded the New York Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, the Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents, and the House of Refuge which was the first reformatory in the United States.
Language
Materials in English, with some letters in French.
Occupation
Chemists.
Educators.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1251
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