Silliman, Benjamin, 1816-1885
- Existence: 1816 - 1885
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Benjamin Silliman and Benjamin Silliman, Jr. were both 19th century American chemists and original members of the National Academy of Sciences. The collection spans the years 1816-1871 and consists of 28 autograph letters from both Benjamin Silliman and Benjamin Silliman, Jr., and one eulogy of Benjamin Silliman.
Scope and Contents note The papers document Gilman's wide-ranging interests especially his travels in Europe and work as attaché in St. Petersburg (1854-1855), his years (1855-1858) at Yale, and his presidencies of the University of California (1872-1875) and the Johns Hopkins University (1876-1902)Gilman's correspondence contains a number of letters from prominent, contemporary educators, scientists, politicians, and literary figures. The collection includes a large number of photographs of Gilman's...