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Fiske, Nathan Welby, 1798-1847



  • Existence: 1798 - 1847

Nathan Welby Fiske was born in Weston, Massachusetts on 17 April 1798. He attended Dartmouth College, and he received his BA degree in 1817. He was a tutor at Dartmouth for two years and added the MA without further study in 1820. In 1820 he entered Andover Theological Seminary, graduated in 1823, and received his ordination in Salem. He was sent as a missionary to Savannah, Georgia for a year. After declining an invitation from Middlebury College to be the professor of mathematics and natural philosophy, he accepted the position of Professor of Latin and Greek at Amherst College in 1825. He became the Professor of Latin and Belles-lettres from 1825 to 1833, and he also taught some history. From 1833 to 1836 his title returned to Professor of Latin and Greek. During this period he published a translation from the German of a grammar of classical literature, which had multiple editions and wide use in other colleges.

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Nathan Welby Fiske letter

Mss 830672
Identifier: Mss 830672
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