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Edward Hitchcock, Geologist and Theologian

Edward Hitchcock, Geologist and Theologian | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Carte-de-visite portrait of Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864), American educator and geologist. Hitchcock served as the third president of Amherst College from 1845 to 1854. He ran the first geological survey of Massachusetts and was appointed the Massachusetts State Geologist in 1830. His primary concern, however, was "natural theology," which attempted to reconcile science and religion through geology.  Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "Edw. Hitchcock. 1869 Amherst."
DESCRIPTION
Carte-de-visite portrait of Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864), American educator and geologist. Hitchcock served as the third president of Amherst College from 1845 to 1854. He ran the first geological survey of Massachusetts and was appointed the Massachusetts State Geologist in 1830. His primary concern, however, was "natural theology," which attempted to reconcile science and religion through geology. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "Edw. Hitchcock. 1869 Amherst."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:44749
Creation Date: 1869
Creator Name:Lovell, J. L., Amherst, Massachusetts
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Collection Name:Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875 : Increase A. Lapham papers, 1825-1930
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 24
Original Dimensions:2.5 x 4 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Photographer's credit on back reads, "J.L. Lovell, Amherst, Mass. Negatives Preserved." Handwritten inscription on back reads, "Prof Edw. Hitchcock - Amherst Mass." From album of portrait photographs collected by Lapham depicting scientists and artists, ca. 1860-ca. 1875. Images include portraits of geologists, botanists, sculptors, and authors.
SUBJECTS
Suits (Clothing)
School administrators
Teachers
Ephemera
Indoor photography
Men
Portrait photography
Scientists
Religion

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