Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864

Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1779 - 1864

Biography

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 12 Collections and/or Records:

B. Silliman letter

Mss 814475
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 814475
Date(s): 1814-08-25
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.

Benjamin Silliman letter

Mss 840630
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 840630
Date(s): 1840-11-30
Abstract

In English.

Benjamin Silliman letter

Mss 836173
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 836173
Date(s): 1836-02-23
Abstract

In English.

Benjamin Silliman letter

Mss 850103
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 850103
Date(s): 1850-01-03
Abstract

In English.

David Lynn Carroll letter

Mss 836311
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 836311
Date(s): 1836-05-11
Abstract

In English.

George Ticknor letter

Mss 827481
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 827481
Date(s): 1827-08-31
Abstract

In English.

Henry Thornton letter cover

Mss 805572
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 805572
Date(s): 1805-10-22
Abstract

In English.

Levi Woodbury letter

Mss 837223
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 837223
Date(s): 1837-03-23
Abstract

In English.

Nathan Smith letter

Mss 814456
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 814456
Date(s): 1814-08-06
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)

Oliver Payson Hubbard letter

Mss 836177.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 836177.1
Date(s): 1836-02-27
Abstract

In English.