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Adams, Ebenezer, 1765-1841

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1765 - 1841

Ebenezer Adams was born October 2, 1765 in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1791, and served as Preceptor of Leicester Academy, Leicester, Massachusetts from 1792-1806. After short teaching stints in Portland, Maine, and at Phillips Academy in Exeter, Adams in 1809 was appointed Professor of Languages at Dartmouth College. A year later he was promoted to Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. In 1812, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1817, Adams became deeply embroiled in the events of the Dartmouth College Case, and was dismissed from his position by the "Dartmouth University" trustees. Adams quietly went on teaching at Dartmouth College until the Supreme Court decision of 1819 ended the controversy. He retired in 1833. He died August 15, 1841 in Hanover, NH.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Marsh letter

Mss 820270
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Identifier: Mss 820270
Overview In English.

Ebebezer Adams letter

Mss 829455
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Identifier: Mss 829455
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Ebenezer Adams letter

Mss 829580
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Identifier: Mss 829580
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Ebenezer Adams letter

Mss 816567
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Identifier: Mss 816567
Overview In English.

Ebenezer Adams letter

Mss 820408.1
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Identifier: Mss 820408.1
Overview In English.

Ebenezer Adams papers

MS-420
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Identifier: MS-420
Overview Ebenezer Adams (1765-1841), professor of mathematics. The collection contains papers relating to his career as professor of mathematics at Dartmouth College, including a few items relating to the Dartmouth College Case membership certificates in various organizations, signed by John Adams, Isaiah Thomas, et al. extensive family correspondence, especially relating to his daughter and son-in-law, Eliza and Ira Young, and their son Charles Augustus Young.

Prof. Ebenezer Adams statement

Mss 819340.1
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Identifier: Mss 819340.1
Overview In English.

Thomas Isaiah letter

Mss 819408
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Identifier: Mss 819408
Overview In English.

Thomas White Thompson letter

Webster Mss 815413
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Identifier: Mss 815413
Overview In English.