Jacob Abbott





Jacob Abbott

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born
in Hallowell, Maine, The United States
November 13, 1803

died
October 31, 1874

gender
male

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About this author

Abbott was born at Hallowell, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820; studied at Andover Theological Seminary in 1821, 1822, and 1824; was tutor in 1824-1825, and from 1825 to 1829 was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Amherst College; was licensed to preach by the Hampshire Association in 1826; founded the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston in 1829, and was principal of it in 1829-1833; was pastor of Eliot Congregational Church (which he founded), at Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1834-1835; and was, with his brothers, a founder, and in 1843-1851 a principal of Abbott's Institute, and in 1845-1848 of the Mount Vernon School for Boys, in New York City.

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“Wherever we are posted, there we stand, come life or death, to the end.”
Jacob Abbott, Xerxes

“T he name of the father of Genghis Khan is a word which can not be pronounced exactly in English. It sounded something like this, Yezonkai Behadr,”
Jacob Abbott, Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series

“Queen Mary was very beautiful, but she was very unfortunate and unhappy.”
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