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William Channing Woodbridge papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1449

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of typescripts of letters, diaries, and documents relating to William Channing Woodbridge's graduate study, including theological studies with Timothy Dwight, at Yale (1814-1817), and travels in Europe and the West Indies (1834-1844). In addition, the papers include typescripts of correspondence of other family members.

Dates

  • 1783-1905
  • Majority of material found within 1808 - 1815

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Isabel Whitney, 1986.

Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1449

Overview

The papers consist of typescripts of letters, diaries, and documents relating to William Channing Woodbridge's graduate study, including theological studies with Timothy Dwight, at Yale (1814-1817), and travels in Europe and the West Indies (1834-1844). In addition, the papers include typescripts of correspondence of other family members.

Biographical / Historical

William Channing Woodbridge was born in Medford, Massachusetts on December 18, 1794. After graduating from Yale College in 1811, he began his teaching career as a principal in Burlington, New Jersey and then as a teacher in the asylum for the deaf and dumb in Hartford, Connecticut. He devised a system for teaching geography and published a textbook on the subject. In 1831, he purchased an education journal which he published as the American Annals of Education and Instruction. He helped make the public aware of the importance of normal schools and was an early American expounder of the Pestalozzian system. Ill health forced him to travel to Europe and the West Indies, and he died in Boston on November 9, 1845.
Title
Guide to the William Channing Woodbridge Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan
Date
May 1998
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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