Sanborn, Edwin David, 1808-1885

Sanborn, Edwin David, 1808-1885

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1808 - 1885

Biography

Edwin David Sanborn (May 14, 1808 – December 29, 1885) was a United States educator. He was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire on May 14, 1808. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1832, taught for a year at Gilmanton, studied law, and afterward divinity at Andover Theological Seminary, and became professor of Latin at Dartmouth in 1835. In 1859 he became president of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, but in 1863 he returned to Dartmouth as professor of oratory and belles-lettres. In 1880 he assumed the new chair of Anglo-Saxon and the English language and literature. He received the degree of LL.D. from the University of Vermont in 1859. He was a leader in public affairs in his town and state, and was several times elected to the legislature. He died in New York on December 29, 1885.

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur Livermore letter

Webster Mss 852655
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 852655
Date(s): 1852-12-05
Scope and Contents

Two-page letter from Arthur Livermore in Plymouth, New Hampshire to Edwin David Sanborn, telling him that he has letters of Daniel Webster's which he thinks should be published.

Daniel Fletcher Webster letter

Webster Mss 852672
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 852672
Date(s): 1852-12-22
Scope and Contents

Three-page letter from Daniel Fletcher Webster in Boston to Edwin David Sanborn in which he is enclosing Ketchum's letter and asking Sanborn to reply to it. (Enclosure filed Mss 852666)

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 851455
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 851455
Date(s): 1851-08-05
Abstract

In English.

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 851481
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 851481
Date(s): 1851-08-31
Abstract

In English.

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 850667
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 850667
Date(s): 1850-12-17
Abstract

In English.

E.D. Sanborn letter

Mss 851409
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 851409
Date(s): 1851-07
Abstract

In English.

Edward Everett letter

Mss 856426
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 856426
Date(s): 1856-07-26
Scope and Contents

Two-page letter from Edward Everett in Boston to Edwin David Sanborn in Hanover, New Hampshire, telling him that he is unable, because of illness, to keep his appointment as speaker at Commencement exercises on Tuesday.

Edwin David Sanborn inspector's report

Mss 854411
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 854411
Date(s): 1854
Scope and Contents

Thirteen-page inspector's report of expenditures for building repairs and suggested improvements, especially to Reed Hall. Report addressed to the Dartmough College Trustess.

Edwin David Sanborn letter

Mss 841113
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 841113
Date(s): 1841-01-13
Abstract

In English.

Edwin David Sanborn letter

Mss 847613
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 847613
Date(s): 1847-11-13
Abstract

In English.