Webster, Noah, Jr., 1758-1843

Webster, Noah, Jr., 1758-1843

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1758 - 1843

Biography

Noah Webster Jr. (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843) was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His "Blue-backed Speller" books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Noah Webster autograph

Mss 841527
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 841527
Date(s): 1841-09-27
Abstract

In English.

Noah Webster letter

Mss 803568.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 803568.1
Date(s): 1803-10-18
Abstract

In English.

Noah Webster letter

Mss 789355
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 789355
Date(s): 1789-06-05 and 1798-04-20
Abstract

In English.

Noah Webster letter

Mss 806167
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 806167
Date(s): 1806-02-17
Abstract

In English.

Noah Webster letter

Mss 820527
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 820527
Date(s): 1820-09-27
Abstract

In English.

William P. Vail letter

Mss 839657
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 839657
Date(s): 1839-12-07
Abstract

In English.