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Fiske Papers, 1824-1847
5 archives boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The bulk of his collection is comprised of notes by Fiske on Greek Language and Literature, Mental and moral philosophy and American History, in which he apparently had an interest.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Nathan Welby Fiske, the father of Helen Hunt Jackson, was born on April 17, 1798 in Weston, Mass. He graduated with high honors from Dartmouth College in 1817. From there he went to New Castle, Maine where he had charge of the Academy there for one year. After this he returned to Dartmouth where he tutored for two years. He entered the Theological Seminary at Andover in the autumn of 1820, where he spent three years, and closed his preparatory studies for the ministry in the fall of 1823. His was not a career in the ministry, however. He spent only one year preaching in Savannah, Ga., among seamen and others not connected to any organized Christian congregations. After turning down an invitation from the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to do missionary work in China, he accepted the appointment of Professor of Languages at Amherst College and began his duties in 1824. He was successively Professor of Latin and Greek Languages, 1824-25; Professor of Greek Language and Literature and Belles Letters, 1833-36; Professor of Moral Philosophy and Metaphysics, 1836-47. He died of dysentery in 1847 in Jerusalem, where he had gone for his health.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of his collection is comprised of notes by Fiske on Greek Language and Literature, Mental and moral philosophy and American History, in which he apparently had an interest.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Nathan Welby Fiske Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection


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Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

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Fax: (413) 542-2692

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Language
English.