Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894
- Existence: 1827 - 1894
William Dwight Whitney (1827-1894), American linguist, philologist, and lexicographer.
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.