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Orcutt, Hiram, 1815-1899



  • Existence: 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.

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Hiram Orcutt account book

Stefansson 003323
Identifier: 003323
Overview Account book of Hiram Orcutt (1815-1899) in "The Student's Account Book" by Allen Lincoln, kept while a student at Dartmouth College.