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Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1827 - 1894

William Dwight Whitney (1827-1894), American linguist, philologist, and lexicographer.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

George Jarvis Brush family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 108
Overview: Correspondence, writings, lectures, notes, printed material, and other papers, principally of George Jarvis Brush (1831-1912), mineralogist, geologist, and educator; and of his son-in-law, Louis Valentine Pirsson (1860-1919), also a geologist. There are also papers of Brush's wife, Harriet Silliman Trumbull Brush and of other family members. A good deal of the papers are scientific in nature, with some relating to the early history of the Yale Sheffield Scientific School. Important...
Dates: 1834-1960, bulk 1834-1939

Hadley family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 985
Overview: Correspondence, writings, diaries, account books, and miscellanea of the Hadley family, including materials relating to James Hadley, 1821-1872, a professor of Greek at Yale University; Anne Loring Twining Hadley, 1816-1897, wife of James Hadley; Helen Harrison Morris Hadley, 1864-1939, wife of Arthur Twining Hadley, 1856-1930, president of Yale University, 1899-1921; and Morris Hadley, 1894-1979, the son of Arthur T. and Helen H. Hadley.
Dates: bulk 1839-1933, 1729-1982

Letter : New Haven, to James Hammond Trumbull, 1873 Sep 24

 Part of Collection — Box: 57, Folder: GROUP 2160, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC

Letters, 1854

 Part of Collection — Box: 57, Folder: GROUP 2160, F-4
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS to Theodore Dwight Woolsey, regarding an inaugural discourse, Jun 16, 1854; and ALS to Edward Norris Kirk, from Whitney as secretary of the American Oriental Society, Jun 26, 1858.
Dates: 1854, 1858

Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1231
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, research, notes, scrapbooks, and other materials documenting Lounsbury's personal life and professional career as an author and educator of English literature at Yale University. Correspondence with Yale colleagues, students, authors, and officials details his academic and literary interests, and activity in the areas of international language and simplified spelling. Personal materials include letters relating to Lounsbury's Civil War...
Dates: 1829-1915

Papers relating to F. Max Mueller, and related materials, 1890-92

 Part of Collection — Box: 57, Folder: GROUP 2160, F-3
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Letter to William Ireland Knapp, Mar 16, 1890; ANS to Addison Van Name, Mar 7, 1891, appended to a printed circular letter requesting contributions to a Testimonial Fund for Reinhold Rost, Feb, 1891; copy of a letter from Whitney to the editor of The Daily News, Mar 4, 1892, written in autograph manuscript in an unidentified hand, in reply to a letter attributed to Andrew Lang, Feb 19, [1892], with a clipping; and a copy of a letter to the editor of The Academy, written in autograph manuscript...
Dates: 1890-92

Salisbury family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 429
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, genealogical notes, and other papers, principally of Edward Elbridge Salisbury, philologist, orientalist, and genealogist. Included are materials on various branches of Salisbury's family gathered in his genealogical research. Also included are papers and correspondence of Josiah Salisbury (1781-1826), Abigail Breese Salisbury (1780-1866), and business papers of Samuel Salisbury (1739-1818) and Stephen Salisbury (1746-1829). In addition there are...
Dates: 1753-1904

Signature, 1885 Feb

 Part of Collection — Box: 57, Folder: GROUP 2160, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Signature with holograph quotation, dated at New Haven, Connecticut.
Dates: 1885 Feb

William Dwight Whitney family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 555
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, journals and diaries, writings, legal and financial papers, and miscellanea of the William Dwight Whitney family, including William Dwight Whitney (1827-1894), his wife Elizabeth Wooster Baldwin Whitney (1824-1912), his brother Josiah Dwight Whitney (1819-1896), and his father Josiah Dwight Whitney (1786-1869). William Dwight Whitney material includes several hundred letters with his wife, journals and diaries (1843-1893), and a small quanity of...
Dates: 1778-1951, bulk 1814-1912

William Dwight Whitney papers relating to the Atharvaveda

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1125
Overview: Autograph manuscripts relating to Whitney's research and translations of the Atharvaveda, including a copy in Sanskrit, with notes about source manuscripts; a transliteration, collated with manuscripts in Berlin, Paris, Oxford, London, and Tübingen; a draft for his Index Verborum; and unidentified drafts and notes, most apparently relating to his English translation. Drafts and notes include material by Rudolf von Roth and annotations by Charles Rockwell Lanman.
Dates: circa 1850-circa 1894

Samuel Wells Williams family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 547
Summary: The papers include correspondence (comprising over half of the collection), manuscripts of Samuel Wells Williams's Syllabic Dictionary of the Chinese Language, themes and lecture notes by Frederick Wells Williams, diaries, newspaper clippings, articles on China, maps, and pictures. The bulk of the correspondence relates to S. W. Williams, missionary, diplomat, and sinologue. The period between 1845 and 1855 has extensive correspondence with missionaries and...
Dates: 1809-1983, bulk 1809-1941