Guide to the Alonzo Jackman Papers, 1830-1982, Bulk: 1843-1879
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator Jackman, Alonzo, 1809-1879 Title Alonzo Jackman Papers Dates 1830-1982, Bulk: 1843-1879 Extent 1 Box (1 linear foot) About the Collection The collection consists primarily of Alonzo Jackman’s mathematical and scientific writings. Writings on other topics are also included as are many newspaper articles, speeches, addresses, lectures and lecture notes by Jackman. Also available are scattered personal papers with details of
Jackman’s position on the Norwich University faculty. The collection also consists of biographical information on Alonzo Jackman. A fuller description of the collection can be found in the content listing.
About Alonzo Jackman
Alonzo Jackman, a native of Thetford, VT, entered Norwich University in 1835 and graduated with an A.B. degree in 1836. He earned his A.M. degree in 1840 and his LL.D. degree in 1862. Throughout this tenure at Norwich, Jackman served as math tutor, 1835-1837; professor of mathematics, 1837-1840, 1844-1849, and 1852-1879; professor of natural philosophy, 1837-1838, 1858-1867 and 1870-1879; professor of civil engineering, 1837-1838 and 1870-1879; professor of topographical drawing, 1837-1838; instructor of military science and tactics, 1837-1838 and 1848-1849; and as librarian, 1845-1846 and 1854-1862. With Josiah Swett (Norwich class of 1837), later president of Norwich University, Jackman began to publish The Citizen Soldier, a publication featuring topics relevant to state militias, 1840-1841. Together, these two Norwich alumni opened the New England Seminary in Windsor, VT, which functioned from 1841-1844. After 1844, Jackman returned to Norwich, although a leave of absence from 1849 to 1852 took him west to California and Oregon. Jackman was active in state military affairs in Vermont and New Hampshire from 1838 until his death in 1879. He was also a prolific writer on math, science and military subjects. Jackman married Charlotte Sawyer (d. 1874) in 1856 and the couple had two children, both of whom predeceased Jackman. The control file included with the
collection contains additional biographical information on Alonzo Jackman.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Jackman, Alonzo, 1809-1879
Norwich University -- History -- 19th century.
Vermont -- Militia -- History.
Norwich University -- Faculty.
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Norwich University -- Department of Mathematics.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Alonzo Jackman Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter to Alonzo Jackman from Emerson R. Wright, 23 April 1949. Alonzo Jackman Papers, file 10, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (1 linear foot) Collection Location: Archives 501
Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
Biographical Photographs and portraits of Alonzo Jackman (file 1) Death of Alonzo Jackman, 1879 (file 2) Personal Papers Music notebook, ca.1830 (file 3) Journal of an excursion to Quebec, 1838, inlcudes a published article on the journal by Gary T. Lord, 1978 (files 4-5) Roster and accounts of the New England Seminary in Windsor, VT, 1841-1844 (file 6) Appointment to faculty, 9 March 1844 (file 7) Agreement on remuneration, January 1845 (file 8) Agreement on remuneration, 18 March 1846 (file 9) 1846-1849, Correspondence relating to tuition (file 10) Resignation from Norwich, 16 August 1847 (2 variant copies) (files 11-12) Agreement on remuneration, 23 February 1848 (file 13) Journal, October 1848-August 1852. Typescript only; Norwich University does not own the original (file 14) Jackman v. Partridge, March 1849, modern printout (file 57) Recipe for jaundice bitters, 15 September 1849 (file 15) 5 December 1849, letter from Samuel Richardson (file 16) Notebook of Native American words, ca.1851 (file 17) Account with H. Sibley, 11 December 1852 (file 18) 29 June 1857, letter from Charles Tinkham (file 19) Records of Vermont State militia, ca.1859-1862 (1 volume) (file 20) Letters (2) relating to the 1st Brigade, Vermont State militia, 1860 (File 56) Letter to NU alumni soliciting contributions for Jackman, 29 September 1865 (file 56) 30 March 1874, letter to Henry Alvord (file 21) Letter to “Brother Hall” on the advantages of living in Vermont, undated (file 22) Agreement between Jackman and James Batchelder on steam engine improvements, undated (file 23) Sketchbook, undated (file 24) Building plans, undated and unidentified, repurposed for making mathematical notations (file 25) Writings and Speeches
Address on system of education, 8 February 1843 (file 26) Address on system of education, 31 July 1852 (file 27) Lecture on the polar regions, 18 March 1856 (file 28) Address on the study of history, 18 March 1857 (file 29) Newspaper piece on the bible v. science in terms of geology, 3 March 1863 (file 30) Paper regarding Jackman and the glacial theory by F. D. Larsen, 1978 (file 31) Novel telescope, undated, with article by Gary D. Parker, 1982 (file 32) Geology papers, undated (file 33) On the origin of the Anglo Saxon race, undated (file 34) Articles for the Vermont Journal on “woman manliness” and “spiritualism,” undated (file 35) Paper on knowledge, undated (file 36) Lecture and class notes, undated (file 37) Mathematical Calculations and Writings Barometrical and thermometrical observations at Norwich, VT, 8 October 1846 (file 38) Notebook with mathematical calculations, 1849 (file 39) Mathematical paradox, 1852, includes typed transcription (file 40) Circular functions (labeled volume 1) and draft version, 1870? (file 41 and file 43) Plane trigonomtery (labeled volume 2) and draft version, 1870? (files 42 and file 43) The Circle Squared, 1872-1876 (file 44) 1 November 1873, problem solution in St. Albans Messenger (file 45) Mathematical considerations, 1873, includes typed transcription (file 46) Solution to Leland’s cone problem, 1875 (file 47) Volume of a sphere, undated, includes typed transcription (file 48) The Cylandric Section, undated (file 49) Steam engine problem and solution (2 items) (file 50) Mathematics notebooks, undated (3 items) (file 51) Miscellaneous mathematical notations (file 52) Paper on geometrical proportions, undated (file 53) Geometry papers, miscellaneous (file 54) Oceanic telegraph, 1858 (file 55)
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