Orcutt, Hiram, 1815-1899
Hiram Orcutt was born February 3, 1815 in Acworth, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1842. After graduation he became a noted American Educator, running his first school, the Hebron Academy at the age of 24. Orcutt wrote "The parents' manual: or, Home and school training." After the Hebron Academy closed, Orcutt moved to Thetford, Vermont, where he was principle of the Thetford Academy from 1842 until 1855. In 1850, Hiram Orcutt, writing in the Vermont Chronicle, called for the formation of a State Teachers' Association. On October 16, 1850, teachers and friends of education met in Montpelier to organize a State Association of Teachers and "to discuss and adopt such Resolutions as express their views upon the subject of Education in Vermont." Orcutt died on April 17, 1899.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Account book of Hiram Orcutt (1815-1899) in "The Student's Account Book" by Allen Lincoln, kept while a student at Dartmouth College.
Three-page letter from Hiram Orcutt in West Lebanon, New Hampshire to Dr. Smith, telling him that he regrets that he cannot place a Miss Smith of Sanbornton Bridge, whom Smith has recommended for a teaching position. Asks Smith to recommend a young man for position of associate principle at school he is starting in Gorham, Maine.
Four-page letter from Hiram Orcutt in West Lebanon, New Hampshire to Asa Dodge Smith, acknowledging the authorship of an article on college descipline. A severe case of discipline at the Seminary.
Four-page letter from Hiram Orcutt in West Lebanon, New Hampshire to Asa Dodge Smith, informing Smith of the boisterous conduct of some of the students in West Lebanon.