Burnside, Samuel McGregore, 1783-1850

Burnside, Samuel McGregore, 1783-1850



  • Existence: 1783 - 1850


Samuel M'Gregore Burnside (1783-1850), son of Thomas Burnside, was born in Northumberland, N.H. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1805, after which he took charge of a Female Academy in Andover, Mass., for two years. He read law with Artemus Ward (1762-1847) and was admitted to the bar in 1810. Burnside took a deep interest in public schools. He was a trustee of Leicester Academy, and for many years was a member of the Worcester School Committee. He represented Worcester in the Massachusetts General Court in 1826. He was a member of the Worcester Fire Society for several years and was a member of the Council of the American Antiquarian Society at the time of his death.

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Samuel McGregore Burnside letter

Mss 814467
Identifier: Mss 814467
Date(s): 1814-08-17
Scope and Contents

Two-page letter from Samuel McGregore Burnside in Worcester to John Wheelock, in which he reminds him of their conversation in regard to the conferring of an A.M degree on Isaiah Thomas. Writer feels that further delay might deprive the college of an advantage which might result from the honor bestowed.