Dartmouth College. Samuel Appleton Fund

Dartmouth College. Samuel Appleton Fund



Samuel Appleton (June 22, 1766 – July 12, 1853) was an American merchant and philanthropist, active in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Great Britain. After retirement he devoted much of his fortune to charity, including his gift funding the Appleton Cabinet at Amherst College, built to house the Hitchcock Ichnological Cabinet, and the Appleton Chapel at Harvard University. He endowed the academy at New Ipswich with a fund which secured its permanence, and founded the professorship of natural philosophy of Dartmouth College, with a gift of $10,000.

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Dartmouth College, Samuel Appleton Fund records

Identifier: DA-63
Date(s): 1852 to 1875
Scope and Contents

The collection contains invoices and reecipts documenting purchases and expenditures of the Appleton Fund.