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Frederick A. P. Barnard letter and speech

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0113

Scope and Contents note

An address to the "Gentlemen of the Erosophic Society" in 1848 at The University of Alabama and a letter to Barnard from his brother, John G. Barnard, regarding a pass for travel in 1862.

Dates

  • 1848, 1862

Creator

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Biographical/Historical note

Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, in May 1809. A graduate of Yale University in 1828, he joined The University of Alabama faculty in 1837, where he taught mathematics, chemistry, natural sciences, and philosophy until 1854, when he left for the University of Mississippi. He was chancellor of the University of Missississippi from 1856 until the beginning of the Civil War, when he returned to the North. He was president of Columbia College (Columbia University) from 1864 until the late 1870s, shortly before his death in 1879. Barnard supported women's education, and Barnard College was named in his honor.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (2 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

An address to the "Gentlemen of the Erosophic Society" in 1848 at The University of Alabama and a letter to Barnard from his brother, John G. Barnard, regarding a pass for travel in 1862.

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Paul Murrill, 1980.

Processed by

Unknown
Title
Guide to the Frederick A. P. Barnard letter and speech
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
May 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500