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Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864



  • Existence: 1779 - 1864

Benjamin Silliman was an early American chemist and science educator. He was one of the first American professors of science, at Yale College, the first person to distill petroleum in America, and a founder of the American Journal of Science, the oldest continuously published scientific journal in the United States.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

B. Silliman letter

Mss 814475
Identifier: Mss 814475
Scope and Contents Letter from B. Silliman of New Haven to Prof. Shurtleff, advises addressee that he has been elected a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. Incloses printed Constitution of said Academy.

George Ticknor letter

Mss 827481
Identifier: Mss 827481
Overview In English.

Henry Thornton letter cover

Mss 805572
Identifier: Mss 805572
Overview In English.

Nathan Smith letter

Mss 814456
Identifier: Mss 814456
Scope and Contents Three-page letter from Nathan Smith of Hanover to Benjamin Silliman in New Haven, informing him that he plans to remove his family to New Haven in sprite of his friends' objections. He would like to mortgage his real property for $ 4000. (photocopy)