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Perkins, Justin, 1805-1869 (AC 1829)



Son of William and Judith (Clough), born in West Springfield, March 12, 1805. MA, Amherst, 1832; DD, Amherst, 1843.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers

Identifier: MA.00027
Abstract The Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers contain correspondence, drawings, legal documents, sermons, drafts of published and unpublished works, printed articles, autographs, artwork, and images relating to the professional activities and some of the personal life of Edward Hitchcock, Orra White Hitchcock, and their family. The material spans the years 1804-1910, with the bulk of the material falling into the period 1820-1864. Edward Hitchcock's work as a minister and nationally noted...
Dates: 1804 - 1910; Majority of material found within 1820 - 1864

Justin Perkins (AC 1829) Papers

Identifier: MA.00153

Educator, minister and missionary to Persia beginning in the 1830s. Collection includes: correspondence with others in his field; manuscript sermons; lectures and notes; newspaper clippings and pamphlets, and seven volumes of bound manuscripts - mostly letters and journals.

Dates: circa 1830-1869

Perkins, Justin, 1844-1850, 1853-1856

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 31
Scope and Contents From the Series: This significant series reveals the breadth of Hitchcock's professional activities, career, and acquaintances. Many of the letters are to and from contemporary scientists, including one from Charles Darwin, 5 from Nevil Maskelyne, 15 from Justin Perkins, and several between Hitchcock and Edmund Blunt regarding errors in Blunt's edition of the Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris for the Year 1816. There is correspondence with James Deane of Greenfield relating to the controversy about...
Dates: 1844-1850; 1853-1856