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Emerson, George Barrell, 1797-1881



  • Existence: 1797 - 1881

George Barrell Emerson (September 12, 1797 – March 14, 1881) was an American educator and pioneer of women's education. He was born in Kennebunk, Maine. He graduated from Harvard College in 1817, and soon after took charge of an academy in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Between 1819 and 1821, he was the tutor in mathematics and natural philosophy at Harvard, and in 1821 was chosen principal of The English High School for Boys in Boston. In 1823 he opened a private school for girls in the same city, which he conducted until 1855, when he retired from professional life. He was for many years president of the Boston Society of Natural History, and was appointed by Governor Everett chairman of the commissioners for the zoological and botanical survey of Massachusetts.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 827202
Identifier: Mss 827202
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Johann Gottfried Eichhorn letter

Mss 816459.1
Identifier: Mss 816459.1
Overview In English.